ABOUT OUR NEW ISSUE
In this issue we have focus on the Home Of The Blues label from Memphis, Tennessee that operated between 1960 and 1962. It's the complete story with photos that has never been in print before. Tony Wilkinson began working on it but did sadly pass away before he had completed the article, and it has been finished by Dickie Tapp and John Broven, thanks for that. We also have "Cowboy" Slim Dortch story and an interview with Peter Ford, the son of Glenn Ford along with show- and record reviews.
Septembernumret bjuder på en superb artikel om det lilla Memphisbolaget Home Of The Blues som var verksamt åren 1960-62. Tony Wilkinson påbörjade den men gick tyvärr bort under arbetet som fullföljdes av Dickie Tapp och John Broven. Dessutom finns historien om "Cowboy" Slim Dortch och en intervju med Glenn Fords son, Peter och som vanligt massor med recensioner av skivor och konserter.
ABOUT THE MAGAZINE
American Music Magazine is published by the Swedish Rock 'n' Roll Club. We are a non profit organisation devoted to the 1950s rock 'n' roll music and our intention is to document, as far as possible, the early years of rock-a-billy, rock 'n' roll and its related artforms. The text of the magazine is in Swedish and English. Each issue is full of original photographs and discographies.
American Music Magazine är producerad av 1950s rockfans för rockfans och är en svensk tidning med både svensk och engelsk text. Tidningen utkommer med tre nummer om året och handlar företrädesvis om 50-tals rock 'n' roll, rock-a-billy och relaterade musikformer som exempelvis country och rhythm ’n’ blues. American Music Magazine drivs helt ideelt utan ekonomisk vinning.
IN MEMORIAM - TONY WILKINSON (1943-2013)
It is with great sadness we have to report that our good friend Tony Wilkinson has passed away. He fought braverly against cancer but lost the battle on February 14 this year. He is survived by his wife Pamela and daughters Tracey Leigh and Colinda and grandchildren Marcus and Rory. Tony has been a driving force behind our magazine since 1994 with his great knowledge in music, splendid writing abilities and always ready to break new grounds. Over the years he has earned a great respect from everyone as his knowledge spanned over many genres. He will be greatly missed by all us who knew him and we will remember him as the nice, witty and the friendly person he was. Tony was the gentleman of rock 'n' roll, thanks for your friendship.