THE 2019 DUANE EDDY CIRCLE CONVENTION
Sunday May 26th (1.15pm – 5.30pm) at The Polish Club Amersham
Doors open for access to Polish Club Bar at 12.45 – please do not take any
food or drinks of your own into the Club.
Early Bird Tickets and e-Tickets (order by post or e-mail from DECUK until May 16th) are
£6 single & £10 double; along with each Early Bird Ticket you will receive a £3.00 discount voucher to spend at the Circle Shop.
Full price tickets (£10.00 single & £15.00 double) will be available by post
after May 16th, and will also be on sale at the door.
During the opening sets, we will be concentrating on Duane’s 2018 UK tour, but there’s so much more to present this year. And as at every Convention, the Twang Gang will take to the stage to bring the day to a very special close - and of course we will take a moment to remember our “Lost Friend”, the one and only Spencer Scott, who appeared in our tribute band from our second Convention in 1979, right through to last year.
In the earlier part of the Convention we will be looking back to the 1980 Convention, as it was at that Convention that Duane introduced us to a previously-unheard gem titled FATA MORGANA a tune composed by Duane & Lee that was the theme from a feature that Lee Hazlewood developed for Swedish TV that won “The Golden Rose” at the Montreux Festival in 1979. The segment includes the finalised version of the theme, a cover of DANCE WITH THE GUITAR MAN and some off the wall clips – try to imagine Lee riding a space ship for example!!
You can also preview some snippets of another Convention video that we have in store for you on the Circle’s Facebook Pages, where Jim Grant has posted another, previously unseen, clip: https://www.facebook.com/duaneeddycircle/videos/2024423167647947/ - it’s from Duane’s appearance on THE MUSICAL TIME MACHINE in 1975.
As always, we will have a raffle and if there’s time we will try to also include a Mastermind Quiz. A full list of the prizes will be in the May issue, but here’s a preview of one item.
Hans Stroth travelled over from Germany for Duane’s Manchester concert and showed me this shoulder tote bag that he obtained from a music store in Germany; Duane & Deed loved it as soon as they saw it, and immediately Duane grabbed a pen and signed it so that it could be a totally unique prize for the Convention. Many thanks to Hans & Duane!!!