Not only is his contribution
to vinyl quite extraordinary, Edwin can also put it down on
When performing at the Wheel,
Edwin would appear during the
night at say 3 a.m., a quite horrific hour to perform when
you think of it.
he is still renowned for his stage act, but in 1970 he was
the complete performer. 'Stop her on sight', 'Headline news'
from his Ric Tic days and a new release 'Time', made my
first night at the Wheel one
of the most memorable of my life.
was a frantic record which only the best could dance to. A
superb collaboration with Popcorn Wylie, Edwin gave it his
all on stage.
You can't buy
memories like that.
Edwin has been touring
England since the mid sixties and indeed settled there a few
years later. It would be interesting to tally up the volume
of his performances in the U.K. in the last thirty five
In that time
I've rarely heard a complaint. Astonishing.
Notes thanks to David Meikle.