ROCK 'N1 ROLL: The Dene & the Bishop


"They think I'll be good for recruiting," said the flabby, long-haired teenager. "Look what a lift the American Army is getting because Elvis Presley* joined up." Thus, last January, Terence Williams, known as Terry Dene to millions of British rock-'n'-roll addicts, donned an army uniform and set out to do his bit for Blighty. Result for Britain's army: a nuisance, men, a ruddy nuisance.

Singer Dene's soul-searing experience as Rifleman 23604106 began the first day, when "I was standing up there with my tin tray, having my bit of food...

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