Inside the Harborne cafe there is a joyful absence of rowdy bigbeat
music, just gentle Edith Piaf-style tunes.
sound defined an era, so the numerous hits here evoke all sorts of fond memories.
MUSIC: Jerry Lee Lewis's sister Linda Gail-Lewis, billed as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, heads the line-up in this Operation Bigbeat
Doug Darroch, of Operation Bigbeat
which has organised the show, said: ``Elvis had got in touch with James Burton about being part of the famous 1968 TV special, but he was unavailable, so then Elvis recruited him as lead guitarist for his new band in 1969.
Just as it is when every so often I have a terrific need to take my "clapperboards" to some smoky club and just play blues, or three-chord bigbeat
Room Three - probably the Speakeasy in the Student's Union - is for Independiente's American import Deejay Punk Roc, at the forefront of the BigBeat
p MORE information about Mary Jean can be found from her management Operation Bigbeat
Operation Bigbeat is presenting a triple bill featuring local legends Karl Terry and the Cruisers and the Clayton Squares.
Bigbeat reaches a climax with Christmas Special on December 18 when The Bootles will be supported by the Fabulous Lee Curtis and Nicky Crouch's Mojos.
has other events lined up for this year, which celebrates 50 years since Elvis recorded That's AllRight (Mama), regarded by some as the first rock and roll record.
For three friends, who run the promotions firm,Operation Bigbeat
,are planning to celebrate 50 years of rock and roll with a series of events and concerts.