Letter: Brummie beat.
AS a young commis chef at the Midland Hotel back in the '60s I was able to go to the Odeon and watch the old '60s package tours - to name a few, Beach Boys, Gene Pitney and Scott Walker.
Then there was Barbarella's nightclub where saw Raymond Froggatt and Del Shannon, who were regulars, and the Birmingham beat revival at the Belfry where Roy Wood was in most of the bands (my hero!).
The first band I ever saw was the Applejacks at a school fete in Shenstone, Staffs, on the back of a trailer and also the Swinging Blue Jeans in Sutton Park supported by a band in my class at school called Tomorrow's Creation.
PAUL STANTON Braunton, North Devon