all photos supplied by Martin Page.
photo 1 Tony Burns and The Niteshades. Left to right: Dennis Smith, organ; Martin Page, lead guitar; Tony Burns, vocals; Brian Ward, bass guitar; Ian Gilbert, drums; Ken Hollingsworth, rhythm guitar.
photo 2 Parkers Mood. Left to right: Ian (Bonky) Bellamy, vocals; George Jensen, bass; Martin Page, lead guitar; Ray Wells, drums; Dave Martin, Hammond Organ.
Martin Page…Tony Burns and The Niteshades played The Witch Doctor on Saturday 20th February 1965. I did play at the Witch Doctor again on 27th August 1966 with a different band, Parkers Mood, were the support band. Three guys in Parker’s Mood (from left: 2, 4 & 5 played in the Tony Jackson Group at the Witch Doctor on 5th August 1967. I was later in The Gass Company and we had one record released in early ’68. Bill Hurd, the organist and songwriter went on to find fame with The Rubettes.
Anyone remember seeing Tony Burns and The Niteshades, Parkers Mood or The Tony Jackson Group at The Witch Doctor?
Clara Reulbach… Does anybody know Ian Bellamy?