Brian was a friend of Roger Eagle‘s and it was Brian who photographed many of the artists appearing at: The Twisted Wheel, at the Free Trade Hall and other places.
The list of photographs of these artists ties in with their performances at ‘The Wheel’ and you can see the complete list below.
Now, the photographs that Brian took in the 1960’s are to appear in the book:
That title must have something to do with John Lee Hooker who appeared several times at the first, Brazennose Street ‘Wheel’.
FEATURING : Johnny Guitar Watson, Big Joe Turner, Chuck Berry, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, Hubert Sumlin, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, The Rolling Stones, Carl Perkins AND MANY MORE. However its been in the pipeline for years and no sign of it?
Brian’s pictures featured in Roger Eagles R&B Scene.
Publication due in May 2015.
Ties in with the acts that appeared at THE TWISTED WHEEL:
Millie Small (“My Boy Lollipop”) with Roger Eagle 1964. Photo (c) Brian Smith, Brian sent me lots of his photographs for use within my various Soul / Twisted Wheel websites.
The story about a Mod going to the Twisted Wheel throughout it’s complete period 1963 – 1971 is told in THE MANCHESTER WHEELERS.