Thank you to Ian Ross who
Bungy's Beat Club
"Here is a copy of my 'Bungy's Beat Club'
Membership Card. You'll see, from the back of the card, why I
"I was in London on a course in December 1964,
staying at the Russell Hotel. On our very first night, I spotted
Gene Vincent sitting in the Lounge Bar, dressed all in black leather with
gammy leg (motorbike accident) stretched out in front of him. He was with
a very nice 60s 'chick' dressed all in white leather. Anyway, he was very
happy to autograph my Bungy's Card.
The Gamp and The
"I wasn't too keen on Bungy's. When I
discovered The Gamp, I never went back to Bungy's.
We all went to The Place as well, but it was
just a bit too frantic there. I remember the condensation pouring down the
walls on a Saturday night. Saw Jimmy James and the Vagabonds there.
Gamp was smaller, more intimate and much
friendlier. I even went there on my own, a couple of times. I would
never have done that at The Place!
"My favourite bands were:
Avengers (Kenny Charleson was in my class at
Ian McCalman of The McCalmans was also in my
class at school."
Ian Ross, Craigentinny, Edinburgh: May 6, 2010