Friday, 16 January 2009

Rustiks - Hallo Anne

Rustiks - Hallo Anne (Decca F 11960. 1964)

Here's a cool beat ballad from the other side of the Tamar. Paignton, Devon to be precise.

After entering a Beat competition on the regional ITV 'Westward TV' they were offered a deal with NEMS by one of the competition judges, Brian Epstein. Epstein lined the band up with Decca where they recorded two 45s "What A Memory Can Do/Hallo Anne" and "I'm Not The Loving Kind/Can't You See", both of which failed to set the world alight and the band dissapeared from sight.


thebeatstalker said...

good song , i remember i liked the A side of this single "what a memory can do" they did record another single but can't remember what it was called.

Anonymous said...

I like it, they had a good sound. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I know the drummer from the band, great bloke.

Anonymous said...

I was living in Paignton when they won westward tv beat competition. We all thought that Torbay would take off as a music centre, like Liverpool, didn't happen.