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Johnny and the Hurricanes: Stormy Weather

Bill Millar, The History of Rock, 1982

Although they scored four Top Thirty hits in the USA, Johnny and the Hurricanes doubled that figure in Britain, where they sold almost as many records as Duane Eddy or the Shadows. Their mechanical but once highly-marketable instrumentals may sound quaint and unimaginative to post-Hendrix ears but nothing evokes the sound of late-Fifties British youth-clubs so well as a corrosive blast of 'Red River Rock', 'Sheba' or 'Sandstorm'.

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