Being nick named "Imperial" brings some privileges. Here's a terrific picture of Bill Allen and The Back Beats wearing home made shirts. In 1958, they cut the terrific "Please Give Me Something" issued on Imperial X5500. Frantic warbling on wild rockabilly blues ditty wrote The Billboard team on them March 31, 1958 edition.
“A nice shot of the Wolf caught in action... howling ! But let me tell you that in the 60's, The Wolf was a lot bigger and a lot more impresive ! Saw him live once in London in the cellar of a Soho club ! I guess it was late 67 or early 68 and I had never seen anything like it before ! The guy was HUGE ! I was living in Africa some years before... even though I had never seen such a "black mountain" alive ! I went up to him, raised my head up high, and said something like "I never though mountains could move by themselves" He had a laugh and walked away !”