The Tories

Music: Repertoire

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Press-clipping: Berliner Morgenpost form 1965, Nov. 11

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Every session of THE TORIES was opened by an "Erkennungsmelodie" - a theme song that the fans identified with this specific band. THE TORIES selected "Wipe Out" (The Surfaris), where the drum intro was intoxicatingly played by Ede Winter on the Tom Toms, the fans loved it. A short version of it was played as a signal that a set was over, completed with an aspirated "Thank you, we'll have a short break!"

THE TORIES' repertoire mainly derived initially from the actual British rythm'n'blues bands: The Rolling Stones ("Around And Around", "Not Fade Away", "It's All Over Now", "Tell Me"), The Pretty Things ("Big Boss Man"). They took over some of the play list of the Spandau Rock'n'Roll-Band "The Hound Dogs", who had imported the Rock'n'Roll cosmos of the early 60s to Spandau: "Good Golly Miss Molly" from Little Richard or "Skinny Minny" from Bill Haley, "High Heel Sneakers" from Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles' ("What I Say"), Bo Diddley's ("Mona") or Chuck Berry's "Memphis Tennessee" were added.

During 1964 more and more current English titles were played: "The Kinks" toped out at the charts with "You Really Got Me" and "All Day And All Of The Night", "The Who" delivered their famous "Can't Explain" and "My Generation".

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