Rory Records was a DIY label. It managed one single by Rory Blackwell, 'Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast'. It had a catalogue number of SJP-763, which is part of a series used by the Fair Deal studio of Hayes for records on its Stuart Johnson Productions label. The Rory label was similar in design to that shown on the Stuart Johnson Productions page, being of a rather plain design in blue with silver printing. There is no date on the single, but records with catalogue numbers close to that came out in 1976. Rory Blackwell released an EP on the equally fleeting 'Stryka' label, again in the 1970s. Distributed By Rory Records. Rory Blackwell (born 22 June 1933 in Battersea, London) is a British former rock and roll musician, bandleader of The Blackjacks, singer, drummer and songwriter. Blackwell founded the first British rock and roll band, and put on rock and roll at Studio 51 in September 1956, and at the The 2i's Coffee Bar and on 24 January 1957 gave his very first job to Terry Dene, then Terry Williams, fronting him at the Razzle Dazzle Club billed as 'the new' singing sensation Terry Williams'. Rory and his Blackjacks starred in the 1957 film Rock You Sinners. Directed by Dennis Kavanagh, it also starred Art Baxter, Jackie Collins, and Tony Crombie. In 1959, Blackwell spotted the 16-year-old pianist Clive Powell (Georgie Fame) in a summer holiday camp in Wales, where he offered him a job as a piano player with The Blackjacks. In the 1980s, Blackwell worked as the Entertainments Manager at the Welcome Family Holiday Park, Dawlish Warren, Devon where he continued pleasing the crowds and breaking drumming records. According to a 2008 local news article, Blackwell is now retired and living in South Devon.Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.
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