Vintage Rock Issue 51 (June/July 2021) Ritchie Valens
In the latest Vintage Rock we celebrate the life of Ritchie Valens, speaking to his family plus Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips who played the young star in big screen biopic La Bamba.
We return to the world of Joe Meek via legendary drummer Clem Cattini and heartthrob actor/singer John Leyton for two separate must-read interviews.
As it celebrates its 50th anniversary of opening to the public, Vintage Rock steps inside the threshold of Elvis Presley’s birthplace in Tupelo and we also pay a heartfelt tribute to much-missed rockabilly favourite Ray Campi.
Elsewhere, there’s tips on collecting 50s vinyl and we meet those at the heart of the Wild Records success story. There’s also a deep dive into the 60s and 70s studio LPs of Bo Diddley and our latest classic album feature looks at Dale Hawkins’ swamp-rock debut Oh! Suzy Q.
We reveal all about lost Billy Fury songs recorded for the BBC, a remarkable haul of Eddie Cochran’s personal items that will amaze his fans, while our packed reviews section features Elvis, Chuck Berry, an all-star tribute to Peter Green and much more.