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EUROPEAN TOUR 2006

 - Private Collection -

(cameos and out-takes)

"Thank You to all the people of Holland, Germany, Belgium,

France  & UK for your warm hospitality during our visit.

I hope that we see you all again in the near future."

 - VJ King Jr

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Essential Equipment Will it all fit
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Sydney International Terminal – Check In London Heathrow – in transit to Amsterdam
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London –  Heathrow Amsterdam – a big relief to see this item of baggage arrive
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Ready to meet up with the Wolf Mail Band Amsterdam Airport – Vehicle Rental Desk – Chris Russo / VJ / Wolf  Mail / Leo
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Amsterdam Airport – Vehicle Rental Desk – VJ and Wolf Mail Leo's Den – VJ inspecting Leo's Zipppo lighter collection
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Day 1 – Rotterdam Hotel carpark Michel and Esther's home – Emerick DE en route to Schortens DE
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flanking move while off guard – trying to make friends with Michel and Esther's dog

Wolf Mail – Chris Russo – VJ King Jr – Michelle & Esther

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Fair Cafe – Schortens DE – tuning Wolf Mail's 1957 Telecaster before the gig
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Fair Cafe – Schortens DE
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a rare sight for us to see the sun in Europe
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Therapy Power Nap
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Groenedijk Motorcycle Loft Hotel - Oudenburg BE
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Oudenburg BE
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Oudenburg BE
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Oudenburg BE
Groenedijk Motorcycle Club - Oudenburg BE
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Eindhoven NL
Wilhelmina Cafe (Eindhoven) - larger building left of centre – stayed at Hotel Benno - white building on right
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Eindhoven NL VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Eindhoven NL
Wilhelmina Cafe Wilhelmina Cafe
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Strasbourg FR VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Lyon FR
Dining at Strasbourg FR Getting directions to the hotel from James Cafe - Lyons FR
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | James Cafe | Lyon FR VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | James Cafe | Lyon FR
James Cafe - Lyons FR James Cafe - Lyons FR
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Jack's Blues Cafe | Nice | FR
Jacks Blues Cafe – Nice FR
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Jack's Blues Cafe | Nice | FR
Jacks Blues Cafe – Nice FR
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | La Guinguette | Nice | FR VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | La Guinguette | Nice | FR
Dinner at La Guinguette before the show Pizza Specialθ
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Bowls | Nice | FR VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Jack's Blues Cafe | Nice | FR
Sand lot bowling – Nice, France Arsen Shomakhov – Jack's Blues Cafe
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Jack's Blues Cafe | Nice | FR
Wolf Mail - VJ - Little Jimi – Jacks Blues Cafe
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Jack's Blues Cafe | Nice | FR VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Jack's Blues Cafe | VJ King Jr & Little Jimi | Nice | FR
Hard to keep your eyes open at this hour of the morning Little Jimi (Marseille, FR with VJ – backstage
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Landgastof Hotel | Braubach DE
Hotel Landgastof – Rhine River (Braubach) DE – en route Nice to Amsterdam
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Marksburg Castle | Braubach DE

Marksburg Castle

Marksburg is the only hill castle on the Rhine that has never been destroyed.

It has been lived in for over 700 years and thus represents an ever-changing and

developing building complex that has been growing into its present shape over the centuries.
On the Rhine's right bank, upstream from its junction with the Mosel, the hill rises above the town of Braubach

VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Landgastof Hotel | Braubach DE
Hotel Landgastof – picture taken of our hotel through one of the Marksburg Castle's telescopes
VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Gary Moberley | Haddenham UK VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Geoff & Eileen Strachan | Buntingford UK

VJ with Aussie ex-pat and original 50s Ramrods' keyboardist, Gary Moberley

Haddenham Bucks UK

Gary toured with The Bee Gees and Little Richard among other high profile artists

Geoff and Eileen Strachan

Buntingford Herts UK

Geoff is the CEO of Shadowsland and Eileen a great Cliff Richard fan

VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Guy Fawkes night | Stoke on Trent UK VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | John Coverdale | Kew UK

VJ ready to celebrate Guy Fawkes' notorious 1605 treasonous (but unsuccessful)

Gunpowder Plot to blow up King James 1st and the Houses of Parliament

Wilson Residence – Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs UK

Jazz and Blues guitarist John Coverdale with VJ

Royal Botanic Gardens – Kew UK

JC and Peter Andrews (VJ's guitar tutor) played together in London in the 70s

VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | 2i's Coffe Bar | 59 Old Compton Street | London UK

the 2i's – as it once was

VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | 2i's Coffe Bar | 59 Old Compton Street | London UK

the 2i's – as it now is

The 2 i's  –  An Australian Connection

British Rock 'n' Roll was pioneered in London's 2I's coffee bar in Soho, where, from 1956, a number of cafes became the springboard for an organic pop music culture in Britain.

These coffee bars served as meeting places for youth subculture and the only ground for nurturing and testing young aspiring artists with musical ambitions.

The 2Is cafe on 59 Old Compton Street lays claim to launching the countries biggest stars of the time – Tommy Steele and Terry Dene – and hosted regular performances from what was to become the new generation of popular musicians, performers who were inspired by American

Rock 'n' Roll, and who established an indigenous brand of the new music form in the UK.

At a time when Rock 'n' Roll was booming, the 2i's became an extremely lucrative business.

Originally owned by the two Irani brothers (hence the name), the 2i's was sold to two flamboyant Australian professional wrestlers, Doctor Death (Paul Lincoln) and 'Rebel' Ray Hunter who transformed the languishing establishment into a thriving icon of the Rock 'n' Roll era.  The downstairs basement housed a battered old piano, a small riser (stage) and a couple of power points. Here, in this very modest of showcase venues, there emerged future household names. Among them, Ian Samwell, Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin and John Rostill (Shadows), Cliff Richard, Carlo Little, Gary Glitter, Ritchie Blackmore, and Tommy Steele.  While the 2i's mainly featured Rock 'n' Roll many other influences, such as blues and skiffle, co-existed there and in many other coffee bars around Soho, London.

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The Drifters (1958) - (left to right)

Terry Smart, Harry Webb (later, Cliff Richard), Ian Samwell, Norman Mitham

downstairs in the cellar beneath the 2i's Coffee Bar

Monday, 27 September 2006 at the unveiling of the 2i's plaque

Brian Bennett, Cliff Richard, Bruce Welch, Liquorice Locking

Charles McDevitt and Wee Willie Harris

VJ King Jr | Wolf Mail Euro Tour 2006 | Heathrow Shopping | London UK

VJ King Jr, duty free shopping at London's Heathrow airport

prior to his 10 November flight home to Sydney, Australia

photos by

SwapRat

acknowledgements

Wolf Mail

(Euro Tour Host & Headline Act)

www.wolf-mail.com

Chris Russo (drums) - Michel Mulder (bass) - Leo (Road Assist)

Andrew & Judith Wilson (hosts in Stoke on Trent UK)

Geoff & Eileen Strachan (hosts in Buntingford UK)

Johan Rutjens at WaterLand Productions (backline hire in Venlo NL)

Johan Rutjens – WaterLand Productions

(supplied VJ's Fender Twin amplifier)

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Waterland Productions

Venlo NL

"... the best in backline equipment rental ... "

Rainbow Line

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