Dr Hook’s Ray Sawyer dies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46724288

Jeanette Jones… Saw Him at Cropredy a few years ago now. Not my music, but He made me laugh out loud, a real entertainer, didn’t take himself too seriously! Stayed around to have His photo taken with fans, & really looked as if He was enjoying Himself.

Gerry Fortsch… Another one has left us then, Dr Hook became my favorite band in the 70s and early 80s. I saw them several times, Ray and Dennis worked together so well with the band. I was not keen on the discoish later albums but Ray always did a nice country style track or two so I still purchased them. Rest in Peace & Love Ray

Wendy Weaver… You realise how old you are when your favourite singers pass away and they were a similar age to you

Chris Jolly… COLAC provided PA & lighting for Dr. Hook at their Rainbow gig in 73 ish. He was a nice guy and really friendly and respectful to the crew. RIP Ray.

 

Lord Caesar Sutch and The Roman Empire – Hastings Pier 24th December 1966

photo sourcehttp://storyofsavages.blogspot.com/2010/10/lord-caesar-sutch-roman-empire-december.html

Ben Gallop… Is that richie blackmore 3rd one in i know he played with lord sutch if so did he play the hastings pier does anyone know

Alan Esdaile… Looks like him

Peter B’s Looners – The Witch Doctor Sat 1st January 1966.

poster supplied by Peter Millington

Bruce Eder biographer – Peter B’s Looners (also sometimes called Peter B’s) were formed by Pete Bardens and Mick Fleetwood in 1966, following the breakup of their previous band, the Cheynes. The original lineup, in addition to Bardens and Fleetwood, included Dave Ambrose (ex-Steampacket) on bass and Mick Parker on guitar. An instrumental outfit, they were signed to EMI’s Columbia label, but Parker had exited before they got around to recording their sole single release, “If You Wanna Be Happy” b/w “Jodrell Blues,” with guitar chores on that record were handled by Peter Green in his debut recording. Despite the impressive names involved, Peter B’s Looners proved a transitional vehicle for all concerned and the group had split up by the end of 1966. Ambrose became a member of Brian Auger & the Trinity, while Green moved on to John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. There, he hooked up with John McVie, and was later joined by Fleetwood, and together they formed Fleetwood Mac. Meanwhile, Bardens moved on to form Shotgun Express, passed through the lineup of Them, and a solo career that ultimately led to his forming Camel.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/peter-bs-looners-mn0001893500/biography

Alan Esdaile…. some people here will remember Pete Bardens Camel.

Mick O’Dowd… Didn’t he also have Pete Bardens Express?