Ritz – early 80’s Chatsworth Hotel. photo Paul Dengate.

539997_449847485031077_683981152_nphoto Paul Dengate via Martin Stringer

Ritz playing a Christmas gig at the Chatsworth Hotel.  Paul Dengate, bass guitarist Martyn Baker is to the right, out of picture, Judith vocals and Martin Stringer and Andy Knight.

John Wilde…..That woman forgot to get dressed. Its Xmas for Christ sake, where is her skirt?

Chris Pook…..Looks like Judith singing. Post Beez Neez!

Diane Knight…..where’s Paul Dengates razor blade ????

Martin Stringer… Oh yes, I remember it well.

Peter Bridger… Brilliant band – used to go see them all the time

Mick O’Dowd…. Good old Judy!

Pete Shaw… Why has Andy upturned his bass drum front skin? Had he been to Australia? Doh!!

 

 

Kenny Lynch R.I.P.

photo: isobeleve

more information https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50836579

Eugene Hughes… RIP Kenny. A lovely man.

Anne Murray… RIP Kenny Lynch

Mike Raxworthy… Sad news – he was a lovely guy! RIP Kenny

Robert Searle… A real shame he was a great singer and songwriter RIP Kenny

Wendy Weaver… RIP. I really liked Kenny. He was s good all round entertainer.

Nicola Dobson… Can’t believe he was 81..RIP

John Kingdon… Another loss to bear. RIP Kenny.

Dennis Torrance… Remember him growing up in films and music rest in peace Kenny

Gerry Fortsch… Another character sadly gone.

Nigel Chorley… A total talent and a very sad loss. Time to put his soul track in to this week’s shows.

Alan Esdaile… very sad, a great all round entertainer.

Pauline Richards… Up on the roof!

Eugene Hughes… Always remember him with Jimmy Tarbuck

Alan Pepper… So sad he was one of our great all rounders . You only have to listen to Movin’ away check it out !

Mick O’Dowd… One of the original nice guys!

Pete Brazier… He was a great funnyman too! Sadly Missed! R.I.P. Kenny

Neil Partrick… Yes, very sad. He came across as very warm and very kind. He was also funny.

Happy Christmas and very best wishes for 2020

Happy Christmas and Very Best Wishes for a Healthy 2020. 

A Very Big Thank you to everyone for the great support during the year and especially to the people that regularly post and keep the  SMART page alive. Also to everyone that turns up at our coffee meets and all the guests and listeners to the radio show. Another good year for SMART but for it to continue, we always need more old photos and cuttings that would be of interest and haven’t been posted before. Time to look in that box in the loft, have a look through your photos albums and ask the relatives. One small photo shared, can be so special for lots of people. It is a sad time for many but I hope some of the postings keep the happy memories alive.  Limited posts and replies to emails over the Christmas period. I wish you all A Very Happy Christmas and A Healthy New Year.

Jeanette Jones… Thank You Ez, for all Your work & keeping us all in touch. A Happy Christmas & A Healthy New Year to You too

Pete Brazier… We Wish you A Merry Christmas🎶 Too (hope you don’t mind but I nicked your pic!

Alan Esdaile… my dad painted it.

Andy Qunta… Thanks, Alan & the SMART gang! Seasons Greetings to you too!

Colin Norton… Wishing you and yours the same, Alan. Have a happy and healthy New Year!

Mick O’Dowd… Happy Christmas all you SMARTIES! What a great year for the group. Bought to you by our incredible leader Mr Alan Esdaile Johnny Mason. As usual you have done us all more than proud with the website, FB page & Meets. You have a peaceful and relaxing Christmas & New Year as we want you fresh a revitalised in 2020!

Pauline Richards… Happy Christmas to you too alan x

Karen Sweatman… Merry Christmas Alan and thanks for all the hard work you put in. All the best for a fabulous 2020.

Jacqueline Marsh… Bac at ya xxx

Pat Burgess… What a great picture

Wendy Weaver… A Very Happy Christmas to everyone and a Prosperous New Year and thanks to Alan for his hard work. from Graham and Wendy xx

Jacquie Hinves… Thank you for all your postings. You have made an old lady very happy. Happy Christmas and a fabulous new year. Xx

Josie Lawson… Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year Alan. Brilliant SMART group. Glad found you and everyone.

Steve Amos… Happy Christmas to you too, Alan. Hope to see you at the next meeting

Dan Large… Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Iain Cobby… Hi Al , Merry Christmas and a healthy new year from Bellerophon. Keep on the good work!

1066 Sound… Merry Christmas and a happy New year to Alan and all the SMARTIES

Jan Warren… Happy Christmas to you and all at SMART Group! 🙂xx

Monica Bane… Happy Christmas Alan! Best wishes Monica x

Graham Belchamber… Happy Christmas Alan and thanks for your efforts with SMART.