Hippo Band – early line up

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supplied by Gerry Fortsch

Gerry Fortsch… Remember the Hippo band, this is a very early line up, comprising of Brian Reeve guitar, Peter Parson guitar, Graham Blanch drums, Peter Webb lead guitar and me on bass. We may not have been the best band in the world or even Hastings but we had some bloody fun. The band was run like a business and when on band business we always ended up drunk. This is the line up that supported the Glitter Band and Mungo Jerry on the Hasting Pier, Graham stayed loyal to the Hippo Band until he joined Brian on the stair way to heaven, they are both greatly missed.

Yvonne Cleland… Look familiar

The House Shakers or The Frantics – 1964/1965

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supplied by Gerry Fortsch

Gerry Fortsch… I think we were called The House Shakers or The Frantics, it was a long time ago. The band was Paul Ritchie drums, Graham Bradley guitar, Rob Keely guitar, I think the guy singing was Wil Tate and me on bass. This would have been1964/5.