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Had a great night at the wilton last night, two or three people told me about this, and i`m only quoting, evidently at prestatyn a lad went up on the stage after the DEL LARKS set to get his demo copy signed, only to be told by sammy campbell that job opening was never demo`d, anyone throw any light on this? :thumbsup:

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Had a great night at the wilton last night, two or three people told me about this, and i`m only quoting, evidently at prestatyn a lad went up on the stage after the DEL LARKS set to get his demo copy signed, only to be told by sammy campbell that job opening was never demo`d, anyone throw any light on this? :thumbsup:

Morning H .......

The image below is from the web site / label scan archive of Anorak Records ........

I would doubt very much if they would include none - kosher scans of issues or demo issues .......

Malc Burton

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Morning H .......

The image below is from the web site / label scan archive of Anorak Records ........

I would doubt very much if they would include none - kosher scans of issues or demo issues .......

Malc Burton

Like i say mal only quoting, spoke to a mate who was on the stage withn the lad, I personally allways believed it was demo`d, lad who told me this well respected collector, who said sammy campbell said it was never demo`d for financial reasons, we discussed this for a while and came to the conclusion, that was any of the big new jersey records demo`d? robbie lawson,billy arnell, twans, don`t know myself and it came as a shock to me :thumbsup:

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well the vinyl is exactly the same on the black and silver demo as it is on the blue and

silver issue.it might be his record but i would take what sammy says with a very large

pinch of salt. unless someone wants to sell me one of those black and silver bootleg

demos for a tenner :thumbsup::thumbup:

dave

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well the vinyl is exactly the same on the black and silver demo as it is on the blue and

silver issue.it might be his record but i would take what sammy says with a very large

pinch of salt. unless someone wants to sell me one of those black and silver bootleg

demos for a tenner :thumbsup::thumbup:

dave

If there is any truth in this, then where & why were these dome? extemly scepticle over this myself, as i said just repeating what i heard never went to prestatyn myself :lol:

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can't see any reason to do this at all.Bought an issue off of john manship in the 70's for £30.who would of known it was gonna be a big rareity in those days.....nobody,so no reason to boot it.Another reason that I don't believe it is that one of the first demo's found was by John Anderson,he told me he bought it in a job lot (no pun ) in a record shop,from an ordinary bloke who brought it into the shop in a bin liner with loads of other records...I think John paid $200 for the lot and only found the DEL LARKS when he'd sorted the good from the crap.Lastly the music scene at that time was as dodgy as a chocolate teapot.So to sum up these demo's have been about since the 70's and no one could have guessed it would go for big money.If they were after a quick profit they would have booted it on a light blue label and just taken the money. Oh they did,didn't they.For my money they are as real as a real thing.

All the best tezza

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can't see any reason to do this at all.Bought an issue off of john manship in the 70's for £30.who would of known it was gonna be a big rareity in those days.....nobody,so no reason to boot it.Another reason that I don't believe it is that one of the first demo's found was by John Anderson,he told me he bought it in a job lot (no pun ) in a record shop,from an ordinary bloke who brought it into the shop in a bin liner with loads of other records...I think John paid $200 for the lot and only found the DEL LARKS when he'd sorted the good from the crap.Lastly the music scene at that time was as dodgy as a chocolate teapot.So to sum up these demo's have been about since the 70's and no one could have guessed it would go for big money.If they were after a quick profit they would have booted it on a light blue label and just taken the money. Oh they did,didn't they.For my money they are as real as a real thing.

All the best tezza

U right.

T'was booted twice in the 70's... but the Black Demo aint one of 'em!

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U right.

T'was booted twice in the 70's... but the Black Demo aint one of 'em!

OK here is the story.

Recorded at Tony Camillo's studio in New York.

Sammy (Tyrone) was working for George Blackwell and his wife and putting on Gigs at the Apollo in Harlem.

SAMMY apparently got on wrong side of Georges wife at the time of the "push" on Job Openings and she arranged to BLANK the record via all the DJ's in NYC, and it consequently bombed.

Source: Sammy Campbell and Bobby Robinson.

The silver & Black demo's are genuine.

George Greco, Edison New Jersey supplied me a number in the 70's. Now in Las Vegas, NV.

Nuff said

ALAN

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REPLY FROM KEV ROBERTS:

Interesting to read Harry Crosby's thread on the Del-Larks demo. As the first person to ever find the Black and Silver epic at Mcfarlane music, Newark, NJ in 1978, I can assure everyone it was manufactured. Sam is a dear friend but like most of us, we all forget things along the way.Recorded in 1965, Sammy Campbell literally handed out the 45 to his neighbours for contributing money towards the recording and manufacture. George Blackwell was intending toi manage the group but fell out with SC, hence the band were left to distribute the 45 locally.The Black and Silver DJ copy is Bell Sound stamped and was probably pressed in Newark or at somewhere similar such as Stan Krause' fathers plant in Little Ferry,NJ(the plant that made Robbie Lawson in '67).

I originally offered the single to Ian Clark in '78 as Ian was the only 'good letter writer' back then! However his focus that week was on the latest 'hottie' Eddie Garrigan. My price was 80, he offered 60! I kept the 45 until 1980, when Dave Raistrick purchased it for £125. A 'great' year for me as I discovered JD Bryant on Shrine and sold it for £100!

So...the Del-Larks is REAL as Real can be.On a sightly sadder note, when I eventually got the 3 remaining original members back together for SoultripUSA in April 2006, all 3 were staring at 3 originals.....and you guessed it...neither had an original nor could they afford to buy them back!Hope everyone enjoyed them in Prestatyn. They were fantastic at Soutrip.Right..must dash, I'm trying to put the Salvadors back together for Soultrip 2009!

Edited by aardvark

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Wasn't £30 in the seventies BIG MONEY? or was that the going rate for all common records back then?

I think it was the going rate - I had to pay 30 for my Lou Pride on Suemi....outrageous :lol:

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