LEE CURTIS & THE ALL-STARS
LET'S STOMP! THE BRITS ARE ROCKING, VOL. 5*
BEAR FAMILY RECORDS
When Lee Curtis and the All-Stars finished 1962 as runners-up in the Mersey Beat Poll and then shortly thereafter secured a Decca recording contract, they must have felt as though they could be on the verge of a national breakthrough.
Concerts and contracts notwithstanding, Lee's film star good looks and the presence of former Beatle Pete Best on drums were potentially a record company publicist's dream but mismanagement by Decca and ill-timed Star-Club jaunts saw Lee's homeland profile diminish rather than increase. As with our earlier series subject King Size Taylor, Lee found his audience in Germany where he performed with great success until a car crash effectively halted his career in 1967. Selected from more than two albums worth of material including tracks cut for both Decca and Star-Club, ‘The Brits Are Rocking Volume 5’ focuses on Lee Curtis. Let's stomp .....