My rock & roll discovery
Welcome at this site of a Dutch "rockabilly girl". It started when I was fifteen, extremely bored by disco. Desperately seeking for something else, I stumbled upon the old vinyl collection of my dad.
Vinyls with Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, The Platters, Connie Francis and some more collections. That was such a breeze! To me this was the best music ever! I wanted more!
A radio program in the Netherlands called "De rock & roll methode" was my inspiration to get to know more artists. My favoriete oldtimers are Johnny Burnette Trio and Eddie Cochran. But I also love rythm and blues like Wynona Carr and Wynonie Harris, doo wop like The Five Keys and The Monotones. There was and is so many to discover.
Growing up in the 70’s & 80’s, there were The Rubettes, Matchbox, Long Tall Ernie, Showaddywaddy, The Darts, Shakin’ Stevens and .... The Stray Cats. Wow these guys were so rockabilly! I still have the Dutch fanclubs first (and only?) magazine from that period.
I found Rockhouse & Nervous Records in a local stores sale: Restless, Blue Cats, Delta’s, Ricochets and Guanabatz were next to spend my pocket money on. Neo-rockabilly and psychobilly came into the collection. I’m a big fan of the right-up bass ever since!
The first festival I went to was at Eindhoven: the Rockhouse meeting had Joe Clay and the Flying Saucers on stage. Since then I bought many vinyls, 45’s, cd’s and our collection holds swing, jive, rock & roll, rockabilly, surf, ska, neo-rockabilly and psychobilly. I’m a great fan of Restless and The Go Getters. But Eddie Cochran and The Johnny Burnette Trio will allways be favorite.
Thanks Dad, for your great collection of rock & roll music, with this music I’ll never get bored!!!