There was a healthy rockabilly / psychobilly scene around us in Surrey. Lots of colourful quiffs, bleached jeans and sleeveless tee shirts. Bands like The Meteors and King Kurt were very popular. Not really our thing, there was however also a more indie side, that produced bands like Terry and Gerry. Their album, ‘From Lubbock To Clintwood East’ was popular in Our Price Woking where I worked, among staff and customers alike. They’d been on tv. a few times too, so I decided to book them.
Here they are performing live on seminal tv show ‘The Tube’ in 1985.
It was freezing in early 1986. I got a call at work on the day of our Terry and Gerry gig to say that there was too much snow on the roof of The West End Centre and they couldn’t open the venue that night. By luck a larger venue, also in Aldershot; The Princess Hall, was free and we were able to hold the gig there. This turned out to be very lucky as more people than we could have fitted into The W.E.C. turned up. We were happily able to accommodate them all at The Princess Hall. It was the first time we made money! I can’t remember how much, maybe £100.
Buzz Club regular, Philip ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson got in touch with me in August 2018 to say he had found loads of Buzz Club photos and live recordings at the bottom of his garden shed. Here are his extensive Terry & Gerry photos from that night!
Support came in the shape of Guildford buskers Inspector Tuppence and the Sexy Firemen. Here are a couple of photos captured also by Hutch.
I’ve had the live recording from that night for a few years now – recorded on his hand-held Sony Walkman by Dave Driscoll.
Here is ‘C.A.R.S.’ recorded live at The Buzz Club on 16th February 1986.