cuttings and photo © Peter Alland
Peter Alland… The ‘REBELS’ played several times at the Florida Rooms in 65-66 with their first visit on Easter Sunday 1965 where the ‘WHO’ had headlined the night before with huge crowds that were still around for our gig which numbered at least 1,000+ and created an electrifying atmosphere(great memories). I have no photo’s for that occasion but here is a copy of a poster advertising another of the times we played there. We also played at the Starlight Rooms see photo with L-R Mick Nixon (bass guitar) Pete Alland (lead vocals) Colin Norton (drums) Rob Vynall (lead guitar) & Nigel Willis (harmonica)-this set up was probably the best R&B sound we had particularly with Nigel’s brilliant harps playing. The New Barn was another great venue where we played on a number of occasions (see poster).
Colin Norton… Thanks for posting this, Alan! Colorized version of the photo above.
Alan Esdaile… looks good in colour but your can’t beat the black and white image.
Stuart Moir… Harmonica player had to be good or he would have been on half pay, I should have taken up an instrument other than drums with all those cases and hardware .
Stan Malandain… Great picture of me mate Mick Nixon.