"Rock's greatest photo"

mike wilson m.9.wilson at ntlworld.com
Tue Nov 12 04:02:25 EST 2019

> On 12 November 2019 at 04:51 Mark Roberts <postmaster at robertstech.com> wrote:
> Dale H. Cook wrote:
> >On 11/11/2019 6:41 PM, Larry Colen wrote:
> >
> >> 78RPM?
> >
> >Larry -
> >
> >You must be a young whippersnapper. Paul said vinyl, and 78s are almost 
> >always shellac. The major exceptions were 78s pressed during and shortly 
> >after WWII, when shellac was in short supply, and some were pressed in 
> >vinyl. :-)
> Those shellac discs were notoriously fragile. For example, if you were
> to be at a party and accidentally sit on a pile of 78's by the famed
> Scots accordionist Jimmy Shands you would certainly earn the wrath of
> Richard Thompson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eNbmcVXtRM

Shands is plural, for the more-than-one-discs.  The person was (Sir)Jimmy Shand.  And his band.
Records produced by (Sir) George Martin, he released a single a month for a while in the 1950s whilst gigging the UK on a daily basis until the early 1970s.

Why the Richard Thompson link?  Apart from the music, Jimmy was a very keen motorcyclist....

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