R & B Scene – Roger Eagle

1964 saw the first ever FANZINE for Blues and Soul music and its artists. Started by Roger Eagle, with a little help from his friends. Roger was the eclectic DJ at Manchester’s Twisted Wheel club: the epicentre in the North of England for Mod culture, Blues, R&B and Soul music. The club and its music play list inspired by Roger became the birthing centre for what we know today as Northern Soul.

Guy Stephens London Scene club DJ and Sue records manager was a pal of Rogers. Roger Fairhurst and importantly Brian Smith (photographer) contributed to the magazine that Roger sold for a shilling at the ‘Wheel’ and the nearby coffee bar: The Cona.

Brian Smith with Screaming Jay & Henry the skull

RNB-SCENE - Twisted Wheel Advert

R n’ B scene: Twisted Wheel advert

Little Richard

Some of Brian Smiths(c) Photos:

Brian Smith’s book-  BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM: pictures of the artists at the Twisted Wheel and others: see Brian Smith Fan Photographer.

Brian with Bo Diddley: