Those of you who can cast your minds back to the mid sixties may well remember Chris Farlowe’s fine band , the Thunderbirds which featured amongst others the great guitarist Albert Lee and drummer Carl Palmer (later of Emerson – Lake and Palmer fame). However success for Chris didn’t come until a few years later when he teamed up with Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones’ manager, and consequently got to record some Jagger/Richards compositions that included “Out of Time”, undoubtedly his biggest hit single as it raced to number one. A string of chart successes followed, notably the Mike d’Abo (Manfred Mann) penned (and revived for Ricky Gervais & The Office!) “Handbags and Gladrags”
During his career Chris Farlowe has fronted such celebrated bands as Colosseum and Atomic Rooster and today with the Norman Beaker Band you’ll find “the white man with a black man’s voice” as he was once described, more soulful than ever
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John Wilde… Wow! He is still gigging?!
Leigh Wieland Boys… Have seen him live three times in the past few years, fantastic performer!
Andre Martin… Saw him last year and he was still as good, if not better, than June 1966 when I first saw himn live in action on Hastings Pier [ we really did lead the way] a great vocalst.
Colin Fox… You can hear Jagger singing backing vocals on Out Of Time. Mike D’Abo I believe was from Bexhill his brother Noel played bass with some local bands. The band I was with supported Chris Farlowe in the 60’s at the Catacomb club in Eastbourne. Great entertainers.
Andre Martin… Noel was with Tony & The Defiants for a while, the d’Abo family leved in Bexhill Old Town and both Carol and Noel went to Hastings College and all the ususal haunts in the mid 60s – bothin Hastings 7 Eastbourne. Remember the Catacomb Club.