Tonight on The Dave and Dave Show- James "Tappy" Wright "Rock and Roll Roadie
JAMES ‘TAPPY’ WRIGHT
Raconteur, speaker at “An Audience with Tappy Wright” and is Co-Author of his biography “Rock Roadie” the book.
Tappy Wright was born in a poor mining family in Whitley Bay in the North East of England, but love of music and his ability to be in the right place at the right time have lead to a fascinating life: from playing second guitar with the Animals when they began to form, to working with rock legends Tina Turner, Little Richard, Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits), Carl Perkins to Jimi Hendrix. He even did a very short tour with film legend Jayne Mansfield.
He now divides his time between Florida and his native Whitley Bay as a dealer in Rock memorabilia and famous guitars.
Tappy is soon to hit the road again through the University campuses of the USA, to begin a tour of a different sort – star of his own show “ a spoken word performance” of his life story.
As Eric Burdon, lead singer of The Animals, wrote in his 1984 autobiography…”A good road manager is as important as a good lead singer. Tappy Wright was the best in the business”.