Take a walk down "Memory Lane" & share your favorite story of meeting Chip or seeing him in concert.
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Years ago, Chip was in Tennessee doing a few shows. I owned a small investment firm and wanted to host a client appreciation event. I booked Len and a local band backed him up. A friend of mine was invited, and he told his mother that Chip Hawkes was playing. She went wild. She was a fan from her college days. She came to the event and loved it. It was a very good show.
As my teenager years were the 60s I fell in love with the music of that decade which I still think is the best. When I left school I went to work in a record shop around the time The Tremeloes had their big hits Here Comes My Baby and Silence Is Golden and immediately became a big fan of theirs enjoying all their songs and the guys themselves especially Chip who became my teenage idol, that beautiful smile, eyes of his and the voice. I was fortunate to see The Tremeloes late 60s but never got to meet any of them back then. While working in the record shop I used to pester the record rep each time a new single or LP was released asking him if he had it on him if not when would he have it. I never thought I would be lucky enough to meet Chip but back in 2010 he appeared on a Sixties Gold tour and I made sure I had a front row seat and to find out that he would be out selling CDs and signing in the interval I couldn't believe my luck I was out of my seat like a shot as soon as the 1st half finished and was first down to see him. This photo was taken that day and although it may not be the best I have of me and Chip it was a very special moment. Since then I have seen and met him several times at different gigs and always try and say hello and get a photo if he agrees and go and see him as much as possible.
I've only met Chip and The Tremeloes once. That was in Latinos nightclub 1968. I was 15. They were all fantastic. I had all their autographs. Haven't got them now. Chip's smile was to die for. Can't wait to see him again in June then November.