Jo Jo Laine & The Firm – When The Boys Happy 1980

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A few local people played on this one as The Firm including Phil Gill, Steve Demetri, Andy Caine, Wesley Magoogan, Ray Fenwick.

Phil Gill….The first session Steve and I ever did for Ray.  Some good tales about McCartney and Jimmy McCulloch,  John Perry (from Grapefruit, a Beatles signing to Apple) had some great stories about Cliff Richard and Alan Tarney – John was in Cliff’s backing band at the time and sorted us out with tickets for a Cliff show. Jo Jo spent about £60 on t-shirts from a gift shop on the sea-front. We nailed it first take, Wes was a complete pro, Ray paid us for the session and it made the Radio 1 playlist, so I heard it it on my car radio – double result. The b-side was my favourite.

Andy Caine.…Hi Chaps,I don’t have any photo’s I’m afraid! Remember the session though. She was quite a character.

Muller – September 1969

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supplied by Jon McCallion                        

 Paul Wiseman, Paul Dove, Jon McCallion, Steve Demetri.

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Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection

Andy Qunta….Factory did some gigs with Muller! They were good! I think it was them who did a great version of Deep Purple’s Flight of the Rat. Steve D. especially outstanding on that! We did do a gig or 2 with Muller, or maybe I just saw them play. Wasn’t Steve Kinch with Muller at some point btw?

Steve Kinch….I’m in Oslo, it’s 3:30 am, I’m a bit the worse for alcohol, and I probably should not be on FB right now… but, that WAS Muller, and (I think) I replaced Paul Wiseman on guitar… and Phil’s right – I had a sunburst ‘crapocastor’ and we probably played Summertime Blues.

Paul Dove.…Yes that was Muller,were did this photo come from,!! early Muller yes Steve you did replace paul wiseman and yes we played a couple of times with Factory , I remember going up to london to record our one & only record i think it was called fooling around,long time ago ,but didnt we have fun, great memory s

Silverhill Tavern – after recording at ‘The Box’ studios.

Richard Turner asked… anyone remember the box a rehearsal room in silverhill ?

Pete Prescott.…first place i sang in in hasting with steppin out sep 77.tich wes kevin hoad roger hubbard martin baker and a guitar player i cant remember.played loads there.met ray there.he was producing the band.met andy caine there.the toilet didnt work.it was full to the brim with s#+t.the smell ! loved it there ha ha !

Here’s Steve Demetri, Tony Qunta, Phil Gill and others at The Silverhill Tavern after a recording session.

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Chris Meachen photo