photo supplied by Jon McCallion. Hotel Ad from 1969.
Muller & The Town Council possibly? supplied by Jon McCallion. Anyone help on this one? Its definately Brian(Bear) glasses, Steve Kinch and Jon McCallion but not sure about the two guys in the middle.
Advert from 1972
Steve Kinch….”Just seen this on the SMART page – One of the earliest shots of me (2nd from left) playing guitar on stage, aged 14 or 15. You could probably count the number of gigs under my belt on the fingers of one hand . Pic courtesy of my old friend John McCallion, seen singing far right.”
Phil Gill….Three guys in the middle – I spot a bass player between Steve Kinch and the bloke with the white shirt and beard.
Steve Kinch….Well spotted Phil – looks like a Burns Nu-sonic bass – in which case, it’s probably Iain Cobby. The drummer’s left handed, so pretty certainly Steve D. No idea who the two chaps in the middle are.
Paul Dove… yes steve Ian replaced me when i formed 3 on ice with nigel dance & jed,,!!Dont know who the other two were !!
Pete Fisher….Iain Cobby was in Black Ash, with me and Bernie Jeffery… 1970…my first band!
Tony Court-holmes….i was there
Chris Baker….The chubby chap is Pete (Bill) Willshire not sure of the others. Bill used to deliberately mispronounce his words a lot. Elvis Presley became Alfie Prescott, Dave Dee & Co became Dave Dee, Dozy, Sleazy, Dirty Bitch etc. Great fun to watch the audience doing double-takes.
Alan Esdaile…..Thinking back to some of the early local groups I saw, the most popular covers they played were ‘Hush’, ‘Knock On Wood’ and ‘Ride Your Pony’. Anyone remember any others?
Jon McCallion… Paul, 3 on ice was before Muller, you left to form Candy Stripe with Jed and Nigel Dance. Ian Cobby is in this photo behind the guy with open shirt and Steve D is definitely playing .
Iain Cobby… well spotted young Mr Gill & young Mr Kinch, ’twas me and the Burns.
Sparrow Baker… Very not the Town Council although Bear was in it. Iain Cobby was blond wasn’t he ?
Jon McCallion…Haven’t seen this in a while, great times. Yes definitely Iain Coby Steve D & Steve Kinch remember it so well at the Executive Club Wellington Square Hastings