Golden World story does not end in 1968.
Within a couple of
years, the label and it's subsidiaries were
beginning to attract attention on the other side of the Atlantic, in
the working class towns of Northern England.
Some clubs were
clinging to the sound of sixties Soul Music and a search for
unknown 45's was developing which would have done Sherlock
The Ric-Tic label in
particular seemed to cast a spell over people on this
underground scene which was soon to be dubbed
Indeed, most Ric-Tic artists
would eventually travel to the U.K. to play Northern clubs
in front of thousands of fans.
Edwin Starr even
made a good living from hundreds of performances, after
moving to England in the seventies.
Rose Battiste and
Little Ann made their debuts in recent years and both were
overwhelmed by their reception.
It is amazing that these two artists, unknown in their own
country, receive such adulation in a foreign land.