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Joe Meek’s Bike Anthem of ’64

Hey, just in time for summer:  here’s a catchy bicycle-themed dance step “Bike Beat” from 1964 that was actually a work-for-hire product by Joe (“Telstar“) Meek for Raleigh Bicycles and was only released on flexi-disc!

Providing the backing track are Joe Meek’s house band, The Outlaws, disguised as “The Rally Rounders” – with lead guitar work almost certainly supplied by future Deep Purple guitarist, Richie Blackmore, dude:

Bike Beat (Pt. 2)”

The Rally Rounders (a.k.a. The Outlaws) 1964

Dance steps provided below –

Be the first on your block to learn the “Tandem” and “Brake”!

Bike Beat sleeve


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