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Fact #73249


Short story:

The Zombies, The Shangri-Las, The Nashville Teens, The Shirelles and others come to the end of ten days of shows at The Brooklyn Fox, New York City, USA.

Full article:

Rod Argent (keyboards, The Zombies) : We'd been put in this hotel in Brooklyn, The St George, which had obviously been very grand in the 1890s but was now badly run down, full of ancient people in the foyer, like a surreal film, old people just looking at us.

We would go to bed to the sound of gunshots. Colin and I went for a walk round the block after we booked in and this policeman … we must have looked weird to them in those days with hair down to our ears which meant to them that we must be outrageous gays or whatever … so this copper stopped us, but when he realised we were an English beat group he got really friendly and took us off and bought us a cup of coffee. It was a weird mixture of experiences.

Colin Blunstone (vocals, The Zombies) : One night, Patti La Belle and the Bluebelles invited me for a drink in their dressing room and, while I was there, Cindy suddenly had an epileptic fit, shaking and rolling on the floor. She had her hairbrush clenched in her teeth and it was quite terrifying. Then they just cracked up laughing. They took us in one by one, and she would do it every time.

Rod Argent : We were effectively imprisoned in the Brooklyn Fox because in the wake of Beatlemania you went outside at your peril. Paul went out once and had the shirt ripped off his back. It was like that.

The other downside was that you only did two numbers. After you finished playing you went to the back of the stage and danced about behind the other acts. Everybody did it. You remained on stage and did this weird bit of choreography.

When the Shangri Las were doing Give Him A Great Big Kiss I was chosen as the one who had to walk up and be kissed by Mary. It was toe-curling, but that was the sort of thing you had to do. And they had their motor bike.