The 59 Club – 60th Anniversary Collection

Celebrate the historic 60th Anniversary of the 59 Club with the official 59 Club CD album release from Veetone Records, featuring 30 rock n roll classics and rarities, all originally issued on UK labels in the 1950’s and early 60’s.
When the Reverend Bill Shergold rode his motorbike across London in 1962 to the iconic Ace Cafe, he had one goal in mind, to try and entice some likeminded motorcyclists to join his youth club based in Hackney.  Little did he realise that he was laying the foundations for what was to become the largest and most famous motorcycle club in the world!
As a motorcycle enthusiast himself, Father Bill set out to recruit the Ton-Up Boys into his youth club.  They had found a home at the iconic Ace Cafe on London’s Old North Circular Road, an all-night cafe with a great jukebox and large car park where riders could gather.
The 30 track CD album, ” The 59 Club – 60th Anniversary Collection”,  features 30 original UK 7” issue recordings by artists including Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Duffy Power, Jack Scott, Frankie Ford, Johnny Carroll, Dion, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley, Carl Perkins, Tommy Sands, Billy Fury, Vince Taylor plus many more.
This is the soundtrack of the Ton Up era, the subsequent Rocker culture, and of the establishing of the club that welcomed motorcyclists, the now legendary, 59 Club!
Available from Friday 6th September 2019, as part of the annual Ace Cafe Reunion, at the cafe and online (+ P&P)
Soon to feature on Ace Cafe Radio