photo: Fontana Records Ad, location unknown
Mick O’Dowd… All I can say is Zabadack!
ad supplied by Sarah Harvey and autographs supplied by Colin Bell.
Sarah Harvey… January 13th, 1968. I still have the single Xanandu!
John Mcewen… So have I! On a blue Fontana label!
Andre Martin… This was the start of the promotions by John Schofield [ lover of Hattie Jacques] Strand Entertainments – great guy to work for.
John Storer… I actually preferred the band’s post-Dave Dee work, (when they were billed as DBM&T) especially the excellent “Mr President”, a very minor hit in 1970 – very influenced by the first Crosby, Stills & Nash album – the band even looked as if they were from the West Coast
Nigel Ford… me too & Zabadak, others maybe too somewhere?
Mick Knights… Saw them at the Witch Doctor as well!!!!
Sarah Harvey… Dave Dee started out life as a Policeman before forming DDDBMT in 1961 and became a JP in his latter years before dying of Postate Cancer during 2009.
Andy Qunta… I believe Dave Dee was also an A & R man for a record co. for a while. I seem to recall he came to check out Factory at a gig in Brighton at some point. What a great name for a band, btw! Made some good records too!
Eddie King… I read that Dozy (Trevor Ward-Davies) passed away.
John Storer… DD,D,B,M&T was actually “Dozy”‘s band
Alan Esdaile… Yes Eddie. Here is the report…
photo bbc news
Pete Fisher… Dave Dee was head of A&R at WEA in the 70s, and apparently signed AC/DC, Boney M and Gary Numan!
Mick O’Dowd… Zabadak!
Mike Curtis… I was there. Dave Dee walked through the pier to the theatre in a colorful afghan coat as far as I remember.
Chris Baker… Ha! Pete (Bill) Wiltshire, used to announce any song by them as “Dave Dee’s Dopey, Sleazy, Dirty Bitch!” As long as children weren’t around! Fun times
supplied by Andre Palfrey-martin collection
Jim Breeds….Goodness me! The Floyd *did* play the pier.
Pete Fairless….it was Pink Floyd, Syd’s last gig!
Mick O’Dowd….Ads like this make us remember why we were all sad at its demise. Such memories and such great diverse music too! Sadly a time passed that will not be seen again(well not for 50p a shot)!
Fortunes autographs from Colin Bell and pity he didn’t get Pink Floyds autographs but only Pete Drummond who presented it.
supplied by Colin Bell
Paul Kilford… love all the old flyers and stuff.