• Short Summary

    A 26-year-old London music student, Ray Du-Val, holder of the world drumming record of 30 hours, set out Sept 21, to smash his own time -- by a further 51 hours.

  • Description

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    MV. Du-Val at drums - compere counts down from 5 secs to zero - teenagers jiving.
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    CU. Dancers feet.
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    CU. Dancers.
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    SV. Du-Val beats and slows down as man speaks to him.
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    CV.PAN. From girls to Du-Val in slow tempo.
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    CU. Drum track to Du-Val receiving food (banana).
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    Initials ANH/JF/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A 26-year-old London music student, Ray Du-Val, holder of the world drumming record of 30 hours, set out Sept 21, to smash his own time -- by a further 51 hours.

    Ray -- making the attempt in a smoke-filled basement club in Berwick Street, London -- heard recently that another musician had created a record of 80 hours. This new time is unofficial, but in case he has lost his title, Ray wants to reach 81 hours.

    While beat-drugged teenagers give to the pounding drums, Ray keeps going on cigarettes, milk, wine and fruit. From time to time friends come round to accompany him on other instruments -- and help him stay awake. If his new bid is successful, Ray will lay down the drumsticks on September 24 -- at midnight.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA831HQZYU2Q3LNEVAGHGDDSWXH
    Media URN:
    VLVA831HQZYU2Q3LNEVAGHGDDSWXH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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