Slim
Jim Jams
at Half Moon

 

Phantom at the Boppera
Fans lucky enough to be at Putney's famous Half Moon for last year's October gig had a bonus treat when we were adopted by a Stray Cat for the evening. Although regular fans, no doubt used to the odd unusual ghostly visitation on a Rollin'Stoned stage may not have been too surprised at an additional guest Phantom appearance. Joining the band on stage for a rocking impromptu rendering of Eddie Chocrans' "20 Flight Rock", Slim Jim Phantom of the original Stray Cats, if not stole the show, certainly borrowed it for while as he 'Spent the Night together' (stand up snare and all) jamming on several more Stones classics.
The Stray Cats were in the vanguard of the rockabilly revival of the early eighties. As often was the case, they had to leave their native U.S. to gain recognition, comming to prominence initially in London, thanks to the more receptive audiences there. This allowed them to acheive chart success with hits such as "Rock this town" and "Stray Cat Strut" leading to an invitation to open for the Rolling Stones. It was a real thrill and gas to welcome one of these true originals to our own fantasy for the evening and made for a uniquely memorable musical night.
 
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