Trying to trace information on Tony Cornish

Sarah Preston… I am doing some research into finding my husbands grandfather. We know his name is Tony Cornish and he played the guitar in the support band for Tom Jones on the pier back in the 60s. Would you know anything about him or could point in the direction of someone who might. I’m not sure but I think the band he was in maybe Tony and the Condors but not 100% but he did play in the cafe regular on the pier back in the hey day and thanks again.

Can anyone help?

Richard Porter… My wife, Jacqui was there!! It was her birthday!!

Roy Penfold… An early mention of Tony Cornish is in the H&SLO of 08 February 1958 in a Skiffle group called “The Gamblers” playing washboard with John Newman on vocals and guitar, Barry Richardson; guitar and Douglas Steadman playing bass. They were apparently inspired by the Jeanagers.

Lloyd Johnson… The Jeanagers’ were our school skiffle group in the late 50s, Hastings Secondary School for Boys/ Priory Road. They won a National Skiffle Competition. I think it might have been Caroll Levis Discoveries which was a TV Talent Show. They wore Black Western shirts with white fringing and black jeans. Mr. Henshaw the headmaster let them give a concert for the whole school when they won the competition. We were very proud of them…😀😀😀😀…I remember Johnny Newman , last time I saw him was in Portobello road in the 90s. He looked like Lee Van Cleef. He use to hangout with Keith Perry and Johnny Blackman the guys that had KEPS Casuals in Hastings later in the early 60s. KEPS Casuals was just over the Road from Woolworths…

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