Rockin' 'n' rollin' away in La Carihuela
Following the success of the ‘Rockin’ Race Jamboree’ in February, the sounds of the 1950s returned to Torremolinos last weekend, with the celebration of the new European Rock ‘n’ Roll Meeting.
The music festival took place on the beach in La Carihuela last Friday and Saturday.The acts on stage included two bands from Finland, The Toreadors and The Lonely Dreamers, and an Italian Quartet called Roll Drive plus a Spanish group.
Funding for the event came from the Ministry for Education and Culture in Finland, whose aim was to allow their national bands to take their music to other countries.
The first edition of this festival proved to be a great success. Locals, expatriates, tourists, and die-hard rock and roll fans who had come from as far as Seville and Granada attended the free music festival.
The Toreadors performed good old-fashioned rock and roll, while their compatriots, The Lonely Dreamers, got the crowd jiving to their 1940s ‘Doo Wop’ style of rhythm and blues.
For their part, Roll Drive turned the clock forward slightly to the 1950s with a repertoire that included classics songs by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Chuck Berry.
Red Rombo, a group of musicians from Barcelona who are based in Malaga, closed the festival on Saturday evening. The event organisers are already planning the second edition for next year.source svm