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Live performances, Skype Video & live interviews with radio and promotions personality, Jim Slade.

Baby Boomers Rock Adelaide in July with Col Joye, Carole Sturtzel and More!
The Million Dollar Quartet - Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.

Founder of Baby Boomers Rock Adelaide (BBRA) , Jim Slade, is once again presenting another fabulous evening's entertainment with high achieving rock and roll performers and celebrities to entertain and provide interesting interviews and entertainment during his 3-hour live program.

The program will feature live entertainment with The Party Cats - Peter Tilbrook and Davvo who will also be accompanying SA's Queen of Country, Carole Sturtzel.

During the 60's & 70's when Jim Slade was a disc Jockey in Adelaide and Melbourne and he interviewed many of the stars of those times; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Gene Pitney, Roy Orbison, The Bee Gees and many more. In 1980. when Jim was a DJ in Melbourne, he begun to interview various artists with a similar idea to what he is doing today, but he never had the support of the radio stations in Melbourne.

In early 1980, Jim interviewed The King of Rock-a-Billy, Carl Perkins on reel-to-reel tape (how many of you can remember the reel -to-reel? Well, from Jim's Rock 'n' Roll archives he will be playing Part One of this interview with Carl Perkins during this Baby Boomers' Rock Adelaide event.

Carl's music had a huge effect and influence on many musicians and performers over the years. In the early years of rock 'n' roll Elvis had a tremendous hit with Blue Suede Shoes and caused a commotion in 1956 with his hip shaking performance on national US television. Paul McCartney said without Carl Perkins there would not have been The Beatles. The Beatles went onto record three of Carl's songs, Everybody's Trying to Be my Baby, Honey Don't, and Matchbox. Rick Nelson, George Harrison, Dave Edmunds, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton acknowledged the influence Carl's music had upon them.

Carl Perkins died in 1998, but the most important part was it culminated with the Million Dollar Sessions. This legendary recording session made news in a Memphis newspaper in December, 1956 reporting, "History is made in Memphis." It all began with Carl Perkins and his band cutting some new records with Jerry Lee Lewis playing piano, and Johnny Cash looking on. The trio had a surprise visit from Elvis, who had called in to see his friend Sam Phillips. It wasn't long before the Million Dollar Quartet was jamming together with the recording machine switched on.

Carl was putting an injunction into Sun Records on that release, because they (Sun) were about to doctor the jamming sessions with additional musicians with voice over. Carl insisted they keep it as it was originally recorded, otherwise he would sue Sun Records.

Jim will interview via Skype on video, Col Joye AM (Order of Australia), an integral pioneer of Australia's Rock 'n' Roll history. In 2015 Col celebrates 55 years in the music and entertainment industry.

Col is the Winner of two Arias, three Logies and four Mo Awards (Including two Gold). In 1959 he had three consecutive No 1 hit records Bye Bye Baby, Clementine and Oh Yeh, Uh, Huh). In 2000 he was the Olympic torch bearer and his image appeared on the Australian stamp.

Jim will also be interviewing on stage, Carole Sturtzel and Jessica F. Young.

Who is Jessica F. Young, you may ask? Well besides being Bob Gardiner's (The Harts) fiancée, Jessica comes from Jackson, a part of Tennessee, that has a strong history of being a melting pot of blues, gospel, country and rock 'n' roll with other neighbouring towns like Nashville and Memphis. Something else these three towns share is their appeal for being sung about in so many popular songs.

Jessica has led a fascinating life involving her passion for music. She was co-owner of a music publishing company, Leather and Lace Music and was owner of Sun Ray Records. She was also the owner of Caught in the Webb Productions.

Baby Boomers Rock Adelaide in July with Col Joy, Carole Sturtzel and More!
Jessica F. Young.

Jessica has travelled the world, and met many people in all areas of life. Being also involved in politics, she has on many occasions chaired large civic and community fundraisers, using many of the entertainers that she has met along the way. She will share several stories with us, such as Elvis Presley working as a truck driver for her father in Memphis, and her working with Carl Perkins, "the grandfather of Rockabilly" for 20 or more years on fundraisers.

Carole Sturtzel is no stranger to South Australians with her powerful voice and 'Wanda Jackson growl' combined with her exciting and entertaining presence on stage and her wicked sense of humour.

Baby Boomers Rock Adelaide in July with Col Joy, Carole Sturtzel and More!
Bruce Packer, Alex Innocenti, yours truly and Jim Slade, regular rockers rockin' on at BBRA. Photo courtesy of Sue Hedley.

She has appeared extensively on television on such programs as Bandstand, Adelaide Tonight and The Country and Western Hour. During the 1980's Carole toured SA with her band Wild Oats and teamed up w ith her daughter, Beccy Cole. Their duo recording of Mother Knows Best was nominated for a prestigious Gold Guitar.

Carole was inducted into the Avenue of Honour in Barmera and has placed her hands in Tamworth's Hands of Fame Park.

Carole along with Marlene Richards and Jenny Loftes are well known for their unforgettable harmonies of the Andrew Sisters in their show Not The Andrew Sisters, which has proven to be very popular with audiences in SA. Well worth checking out!

During the program The Party Cats will provide the entertainment and will also accompany Carole Sturtzel with some great songs from the sixties. So be prepared for some great rock 'n' roll music and a lively good time!

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Why? Meet and listen to some of our artists of the 60's & 70's as they share some of their fond memories of that exciting and progressive period when so many local musicians created music that was popular Australia wide and overseas. Also, live rock music
When: 6.30pm - 9.30pm Thursday, 16 July, 2015
Phone: Jim Slade 0416 145 156. Email: if you wish to reserve a table.
Where: The Norwood Hotel, 97 The Parage, Norwood.
Cost: $15.00. Drinks available at the bar. Snacks from $5.99.
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