Author Archives: ianbone
The Rocking Berries line up originally included Christine Perfect on piano and subsequently of Fleetwood Mac. Later they descended into Barron Knights/Black Abbotts comedy impressionists of excruciating awfulness. Which is a shame. Their big hit was ‘He’s in Town’ in 1964. Here they are on the Warner Holidays cabaret circuit in 2011 singing the same song. Singer Geoff Turton who must be about 70 gives a brilliant vocal performance – falsetto and all – and with his eyes closed gives it full whack where he might have gone through the motions. The tubby comedy impressionist alongside with tambourine looks suitably in awe at the end. As a comment underneath says ‘ the vocalist is a class act’. So this one’s for all them old bands giving it their all on the holiday camp circuit – but especially for you Geoff Turton.
One of the unexpected things that happened last night was that a Finnish resident of the rich door apartments came out and invited to take us inside. She is a temporary resident and was disgusted when she found out the separate doors. The police who had been battling a very strong and combative mob for control of the doors all night were now forced into a humiliating climbedown as they had to admit a class warrior and photographer to be escorted round by Redrow security into the rich side.
Here we see the grilled door which separates rich and poor areas at ground level. Cheers Finland.