The Sandstorms - A well spent Rock-n-Roll youth
A Talk by Roger and Sandra Downton
The refreshing, amusing, nostalgic journey, revealing the creation and short lived, dynamic life of The Sandstorms rock group. This talk reveals the real buzzy life of a south coast rock band of the Duane Eddy, Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Beatles era. It’s a brilliant study of the aspirations of a group of young eager teenagers who, with stars in their youthful eyes, and bags of drive, for a while, succeed to bring their burning ambitions of being a working rock group to fruition. The Sandstorms’ talk stirs many memories of those ‘fab’ times, and for those who weren’t around, or are simply curious, it fills in the mystery of what it was like to be in a local band back then. It’s a story that had to be told, and now it has. Projected photographs of The Sandstorms during the era and memorabilia are presented. Another absorbing, important element: the talk is punctuated with tasteful examples of live instrumental music and songs (by Roger and Sandra) demonstrating and depicting the creation and development of the late 50’s/early 60’s sounds. Their book, with foreword by Duane Eddy, is available.
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