Sonntag, November 13, 2011

Frankfurt - Hauptbahnhof



Binson - Echorec T5E 1959/60



Completely overhauled By

Eric Snowball

and Guaranteed.Full working condition.

This is a very rare pre production unit where every last part has been hand made.
It has been refurbished and converted for modern use including power socket and 1/4" jacks on the side panel.
It has been resprayed to its original gold colour, unlike over units which have that green/gold effect.
This truly is a find.

Binson are sent to us from all over the world and are apart of many musicians and studios day to day lives.
Once restored these machines if treated well will last another 50+ years

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Feines Gerät. Doch 2000€ ist schon ein Haufen Geld. Meine Binsons kosteten alle unter 1000€ :))).

Habe dann Eric angerufen der dieses 2000€ Gerät überholt hat. Und dann erzählte er von seiner Band in den 60s.

Rainer





BAND members who drove to gigs in an eye-catching yellow ambulance have been recalling the part they played in the County Town's swinging nightlife of yesteryear.
Maidstone-based band The Zephyrs were among bands mentioned in an article in The Way We Were, when Maidstone man Mike Loft was recalling just a few of the bands who played to hundreds of young revellers in the town centre in the 60s.

The Zephyrs formed in 1957 as the Sharp's Creamy Skiffle Group, according to one founding member, Maurice Reynolds, who still lives in Maidstone. He said the band was formed after the co-owner of Sharp's Toffees, Edward Sharp, needed a group to play at a dance. In the coming months The Zephyrs moved closer to playing rock 'n' roll and in 1959 became what Mr Reynolds describes as a "multi purpose group".

The line-up was:
Maurice Reynolds, the drummer; Norman Hoskins, guitarist; Allan Flood, the bass guitarist;

Eric Snowball, lead guitarist,

Sheila Baker and Les Beresford - singers

Others: Tim Hughes Rhythm, Alan Sweet Lead. Dave Webber Tenor Sax Tamborine and Vocals

The band played in villages and at venues from The Royal Star Hotel in Maidstone, to Chiesmans in Pudding Lane, Maidstone, and alongside such groups as Manfred Mann and the Swinging Blue Jeans.

Needing a vehicle to get their equipment to the various venues, they bought an old ambulance and painted it yellow, with all the members' names on.
Mr Reynolds said: "It was an area of quite a few venues. We were always very, very smart; we all went on with blue and silver suits. There were about three or four very good groups in the Maidstone area, of which we considered ourselves to be the best."

In the early days, they would take home around £10 a night, to be shared among the band, but that rose to as much as £100 a night by 1966. "We were very successful," he said. "The Big Weekend has been a big reminder of when we played at the Maidstone Carnival - it was absolutely superb."

Of the swinging nightlife in Maidstone, he said: "Maidstone was a lot livelier. The only difference from then compared with now was that everything finished at midnight." He added: "They were superb times. I think I speak for all the rest when I say that we'd never wish for anything else .W e really enjoyed it. I was really pleased when I read the article that people remember us."

Mr Hoskins, now of Aylesford, said: "I was a member of that local group and it was so nice to read that people remember us after so many years. The group played at the Kent Candy Ball in March 1962 and it was indeed a very memorable evening."
.....................by Angela Cole

20:00 Uhr



Tagesschauzeit. Ist es. Vor kurzem habe ich ganz bewußt den Roland um 2 Minuten vor 20:00 Uhr angerufen und der fand das sehr unhöflich weil doch gleich die Tagesschau kommt. Mußte sehr lachen. Morgen kommt zu mir die Welt am Sonntag. Kostenlos. Da Probeabo :)))

Die lese ich meist auch nur oberflächlich.

In Krems war in diesem Jahr im Herbst eine Musikausstellung und die WIRE berichtet, wie immer staunend und aufgeregt, darüber in seiner neuesten Ausgabe. Das ganze war in den Räumlichkeiten der Minoritenkirche in der stillen Altstadt von Stein/Krems.


Unweit davon ist die, 2 Minuten Gehzeit, ist die Ferienwohnung vom Bruckner in der ich schon oft genächtigt habe.




Krems liegt am Rande der Wachau, wo man im Mittelalter Richard Löwenherz gefangen hielt und dort ist auch das weltberühmte Kloster Melk und das weniger bekannte ehemalige KZ.

Hannes erinnert sich dazu 1946
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Auch das KZ Melk liegt auf dem Gipfel eines hohen Hügels. Ursprünglich war das Gebäude eine nach dem Freiherrn Von Birago benannte Pionierkaserne. Die meisten Baracken hielten bis zu 15000 Häftlingen zwischen den Steinmauern fest. Die Schönheit der Gegend mildert etwas die Schwere unserer Situation; Der riesige Barockpalast der Abtei von Melk und das sich vor dem Lager windende Donautal sind ein friedensverheisender Anblick. Die Donau ist gleich auch der Flur der Heimat. Es ist beinahe, als wäre ich schon zu Hause