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    I've never followed trends or listened to music just because the masses were listening to it..........I've always listened to Elvis since as long as I remember.
    At 17 (might have been 16) I hung around with a fella nicknamed 'Monkey' who played slap bass in a rockabilly band, together we travelled from London to Dawlish in Devon to collect his mate 'John Dumper' aka Johnny Earle who wanted to move to London and join the band. We all become good mates over the years but the showbiz thing didn't work out for Monkey but John went on to have a fantastic musical career, TV, record deal etc spanning over 25 yrs and even regularly toured with Elvis's backing band the Jordonaires. Here he is way back then with the Jordonaires on a British TV show of that time.

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    It seems everyone's trying to play the ukulele like someone else............the only real way is your own way.

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    Then we all go and get older grrrrrrrrrr Lol .......

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    It seems everyone's trying to play the ukulele like someone else............the only real way is your own way.

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    jon was listening to a lot of Aussie underground bands and American alt/country.
    and michelle shocked.

    oops!!! edit to add that we also learnt another Michelle Shocked song today
    but we ended up recording it with two guitars instead. Here's the link if you're interested!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WyyzcMJnXA
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    oh, and thank you for hosting this week Steve!
    this one...we just turned the camera on and were going to record an improvised song, but then we started talking and it went somewhere else.
    (free TLW CD for anyone who made it through the 12 minutes haha!!! :P )

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    Seventeen for me was that time between classic Rock n Roll and the Beatles - so you can guess my age if the grey hairs don't give it away. Tops were Everley Bros in their Warner days, Roy Orbison was getting into his stride and loads of Buddy Holly compilations. There are a few British acts who I don't think really made it across the pond, (though some might have done later) which I might look up for old time's sake.
    Geoff Walker

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    at least, not yet.

    I also play some blowy things and a squeezy thing

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    Turned 17 towards the end of 1971.
    Tea for the Tillerman came out the year before but the songs were getting airplay like mad for a couple of years.
    I really liked Cat Stevens. Still do.

    1971 we moved from Sydney to Newcastle. New school for year 11 and 12.
    Here's my class of 1972 I think. Still 17 for most of that year. That Karmann Ghia was bought for my mum but I drove it mostly. It would be worth about $30K if we still had it. That's me standing up and my mate Darcy in the boot. I don't think my shirt ever stayed tucked in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tootler View Post
    Seventeen for me was that time between classic Rock n Roll and the Beatles - so you can guess my age if the grey hairs don't give it away.
    I reckon Philip Larkin has the answer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Larkin in This Be The Verse
    ... 1963
    Between the Chatterley ban and the Beatles' first lp.

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    Off to a great start, especially the Jon & Joo chat show. Well worth watching.

    I will be adding my comments to the videos themselves, but not duplicating them on this thread - too much cutting & pasting & scope for errors.

    If anyone finds that their video does not get added to the playlist, just shout. I'm good at getting things wrong.

    And don't forget we still have nearly 24 hours of Season 255 to go.
    www.365ukesongs.co.uk - 365 songs in 365 days, raising funds for SolarAid

    Soprano - KoAloha KSM-00, Maccaferri Islander....Concert - Barron River Mahogany, Barron River Cypress, MyaMoe Koa, Johnny Marvin "Tenor" ....Sopranino - Rob Collins Cigar Box...all with Worth strings...and a few chords

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    What was I doing at 17?

    Gonna have to have a hard think about that - after all, it was almost 50 years ago!!!

    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.
    Formerly known as uke1950.

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    I am sure I listened to U2 when I was seventeen, this is one of the songs that was released on Rattle and Hum. Which was released not to long before I became 17. Here is another take on Pride:
    My youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/xommen
    My soundclouds: https://soundcloud.com/wvommen, https://soundcloud.com/uke22live
    The band: http://www.uke22.nl
    My ukes:
    Soprano: Black Korala, Bach Spruce top, Mahalo Steel String Electric
    Concert: Epiphone Les Paul, Ohana CKS-15E, Makawao UK 40
    Tenor:
    Hudson HUK-T.
    Bass: Harley Benton Kahuna CLU Bass.

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