Terry Rawlings benefit gigs

by Modculture 5 July, 2009


Rather than my words, here are the words of Gary Crowley on Terry Rawlings and the upcoming benefit gigs for the man:

'I first met Terry Rawlings back in early 1979. Over 30 years ago! Jeez, where did that time bleedin' go? We were both music obsessed teens, hip deep into the Mod Revival scene, who also just happened to love Punk. Especially the Clash and the Buzzcocks. I guess that was our connection. That, and the fact we both loved an occasional tipple! Terry then replaced me as the office boy at Decca Records and we were both up and running and went on to become life long buddies.

I made a living out of playing and talking about music, whilst Terry wrote a series of acclaimed books on his heroes: Brian Jones, the Rolling Stones, Small Faces, Ronnie Wood, and the Buzzcocks' Steve Diggle, amongst others… as well as writing definitive books about his two main passions – British beat groups and all things Mod. These forthcoming gigs, and the range of people offering their services, are testimony to how well loved Terry is by all of us. They'll be celebrations, certainly, and hopefully in the process we'll be able to raise as much dosh as possible to help Terry and his family through this very difficult time…

After all that's what you do for your muckers isn't it?'

The details of both London gigs are now in the events sections of Modculture, taking place on Sunday 19th July and Sunday 26th July. See below for links to the flyers and news of who will be appearing.

Terry Rawlings Benefit at the Rhythm Factory, London E1

Terry Rawlings Benefit at the 100 Club, London W1

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