Johnny Mars, Harry R & The Jump Jets with Samantha Fox

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The infamous photo of Johnny Mars Harry R & The Jump Jets with Sam Fox, ends up in a German magazine.

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Pete Prescott signed photo and an early collection.

Peter Shaw…..As the German caption stated…Pete as a backing singer for Sam Fox stating she was “first class” on this her first live gig..! Why do I know? I was there too!!

Phil Gill….Well at least my leg is in the picture behind Johnny….

Terry Pack…..I was hiding behind Johnny for most of this gig.

David Easton….Yes I remember it well.Got the T shirt.

Pete Prescott….somewhere in the article Sam is called “the big titted one” Colin fox was having his photo taken with Sam and looked as if he was going to make a lunge at them.her security men moved in.he decided against it ! she seemed to be a nice person.i thought she sang well.p.j .proby was in the audience.strange looking guy in a red top and fly fishing hat.Keith Harris was there.drunk swearing and a total pain in the ass ! good night ! when she signed her photo for me i asked if she could write ” to Pete.thanks for backing me !” she smiled and said “no”

Phil Thornton…..yes very nice girl – I did a session for her with Ray Fenwick producing – I didn’t know who she was at the time …….. but it was kind of obvious that she would get noticed !!

Collins & Hayes Ponswood, photos late 70’s from Pete Prescott

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Merv Kennard… Hi Pete I remember the photo of you and Bob, but can’t remember what led up to it. Bob is still around but have not seen him for ages.

Judy Atkinson… I worked as a temp there briefly in 1977

Dennis Torrance… I worked Collins&Hayes from August 68 till April 1975 had a good football team 1972 onwards .

Pete Prescott… There was a lady called Sue in cushion stuffing who was featured in the Esther Rantzen show with her unusual laugh ( think of a donkey with breathing problem). A cassette tape was primed and I was given the job of making her laugh. It worked. She was featured on the show one Sunday night. I’m guilty of hiding in those tubes and jumping out on people. I nearly gave Jim a heart attack. Naughty boy !

Pete Prescott as you never seen him before!

Pete can you let us know the story BEHIND this and who was the culprit?

Wesley Magoogan… It wasn’t me !

Andy Qunta… I’m pretty sure we’re going to see Pete’s legal team going into action as soon as the culprit is found!

Pete Prescott… ha ha ! i will never say where he is buried ! it was at clives studio about 90/91 mick burt of the lost boys was playing for a punk band.one of then showed his artistic skills.i loved it ! the punk band was the Cockney Rejects.

Equipment details Park Gates Studio Catsfield

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Martyn Baker… We recorded as Missing Persons there in 1980. Here is a playlist of Missing Persons recordings from 1980. Some wonderful songs! Written and sung by Steve Winterbottom, and played by Martin Luckhurst Ashley Pepper, Martyn Baker and Kevin Hoad.
https://soundcloud.com/martyn-baker/sets/missing-persons

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Pete Prescott… It was an amazing studio. Recorded my first single (shine it on me) there. Ray Fenwicks white lightning. Pete Shaw Terry Pack Ray and Andy Qunta. Did leaving on a jet plane there and Smoke on the Water with Ray Neil Murray and Cozy Powell. I had one or two nice times there but I often felt uncomfortable. A studio is like a pub to me. You like being in it or you don’t. I preferred other studios. It may have been that the Ray’s sessions were always tense.  Lovely buildings. So many amazing musicians.
As we left after jet plane Wings had it for a month. Macca was there the day after Lennon was killed, they said it was a strange day. He was heartbroken. I was told Marillion were there.  Andy Knight saw Billy Cobham in a nearby pub, John Ewen meet Paul Rogers there. They have been turned into private houses now. Carole and I viewed one. Brought back some memories.

Terry Pack… I agree with Pete. A great facility, but a negative ‘vibe’. I never enjoyed working there, though I wanted to do so. I usually love being in the studio, but it felt ‘cold’ there.

Phil Thornton… ! I did a couple of sessions there but it never felt like a good place to make music ! – I guess the price might have been a factor – haha !

Pete Prescott… I remember Cozy playing drums on Smoke, there were workmen working on the floor. They were banging nails in to the rhythm of his playing. I said to Ike and Ray “is his room soundproofed !? “

Terry Pack… The original track had a drum machine playing four on the floor and 16s on the hats, with me playing a Teena Marie style bass part! Ray’s idea of commercial. When he asked Cozy to put some drums on it, he insisted (quite reasonably) that the bass be removed!

Pete Prescott… I had to sing to that bloody racket ha ha !
The drums were put on after the vocals (and the bass).you played (ithink) the bass part which was removed so Neil Murray could be put on (Ray needed names to sell it ) Completely arse about face. But I did get to meet and work with the adorable Barry St John, she was wonderful ! And later on the album Mo Foster. He was brilliant and hilarious !

Alan Esdaile… Daily Mail 2010… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-1282885/Why-developing-homes-new-rocknroll.html

Pete Prescott – Loose Ends Album 7th April 2006

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Loose Ends released 7th April 2006. A semi-acoustic collection of songs written over the last 28 years. Recorded during 2005/6 at Rock Lane Studios with Paul Sinden and featuring the following guest musicians: Claire Hamill, Phil Gill, Phil Hudson, Paul Sinden, Mike Hatchard.

Pete Prescott – The Lost Boys – The Carlisle 1990/91?

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Stuart Moir….Bet u can’t do that now Pete’ ..

Pete Prescott… if i did that now the earth would shake ! that was at the carlisle around 90/91. It’s our very last gig on dec 21st at the Carlisle where it all started, sad. God I wish I could do that now ! I’d need a crane and medical staff involved!

Mark Mackenzie… me too

Michale Wilson… Great times and great gigs at the Carlisle

Shaun Cramp… Got a sneaking suspicion that you where playing jump lol , good days

Janet Rennie… Wow. Lift off

Peter Houghton… That’s pretty cool

Chris Cozens… Was the mic stand suddenly ‘live’?

Stuart Moir… Age catches up with us all Pete’

Pete Prescott… Lost Boys live at the Black Horse Festival YouTube

Willie Wicking… Great Memories so so good

Gary Thomas… I used to watch them at the James Burton pub, down the stairs “Walk like an Egyptian”

 

Andy Qunta, Terry Pack & Tony Bird – Wing Studios 1981

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Phil Thornton… wow ! – I know all 3 of these splendid chaps, never expected to see them all in the same room together though !

Peter Millington…I  didn’t realise this dynamic duo did a version of “I Go Ape”

Terry Pack… 1981: Recording backing vocals (and ‘dancing’) on a session of Pete Prescott’s with the marvellous Andy Qunta at Tony Bird’s Wing Studio

Amber Young…  LOL, love it (the dancing).

Pete Prescott… My first attempt at recording songs “wot I rote”. They were not very good. The boys (with Pete Shaw on drums and Andy Caine who played wonderful guitar) played well, fun day. I have them on tape. I play them once every five years or so then find a quiet place point North and howl for ten minutes. Seemed a good idea at the time. Now a GOOD one to hear is my very first band VILLAGE (with Andy holiday who runs the p.a. At Beatles day on bass) on our first time in a studio. I was 16/17.  My daughter Poppy used to beg me to put it on.  She used to scream with laughter (yes THAT good) I remember the guy left the talk back button on. I heard him say to Andy “yes I can put reverb and echo on . . . And it will still be out of tune with reverb and echo on it ! ” followed by “yes sounding good Pete ! Lets try it again !” That tape is buried in a secret place and no I can’t remember where it is ! I wake up in cold sweats when I remember it. Village did get better by the way.

Nick Hibberd… So, you were a Village person then Pete?

Phil Gill… “I’d, errm, give it a couple of minutes before going back in there, Ray….”

Chris Baker… I’m guessing the Funky Chicken?  

Lucy Pappas… Action pics! Wonderful x

Pete Prescott… We were recording at Tony’s studio. The guy’s were wonderful. The songs were my first attempt at recording anything I’d written…nuff said ! The vocals I did were bloody awful listening to them now. But a good time was had by all. One day I’ll re record one of them. Don’t they look young ! I think one was recorded live with Andy on piano at his sister’s house (?) You can hear birds in the background. I remember driving to Park Gate Studios that day with Andy C to pick A guitar amp up. Jack Bruce and Robin Trower and Reggie Isodore were there recording. There was a crate of whiskey in the hallway for Jack Bruce.

Terry Pack… I love these photos. We had a lot of fun recording those songs, as you can see.

Catherine Ireland… Are you sure you were trying to dance?

Terry Pack… Mmm. I’m not sure that ‘dance’ is the best verb for it, I agree, but that was the intention. It seemed to help us sing in tune and in time, though. I’m a little puzzled by the fact that, if Andy Caine was on this session, as Pete’s comment above suggests he was, he wasn’t singing instead of me…

Stuart Moir… That gas bottle by the window looks decidedly dodgy

Terry Pack… I like the miscellany of objects in the room: Andy‘s Wurlitzer, the gas bottle, the mugs of tea on the flight case… Do you still have the recording Pete?

Pete Prescott… I have it on a cassette somewhere and I have the original master tape. I wonder if its still playable ? I could ‘re do the vocals.

Jacquie Hinves… Park gate studios. Kevin was playing there with a Paul McCartney and Wings at the time . We would all meet up at the White Hart in Catsfield with some fabulous friends.

Jan Warren… WOW. all so young!!

 

Tich Turner’s Mish Mash Band, The Jukes, Liane Carroll & Roger Carey, The Goodfellas featuring Pete Prescott – 22nd October 1989

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Tich Turner… I’ve only just seen this poster. Pretty sure it wasn’t 1985. I was still in The Ya Yas then. I believe the MM Band started in 1989 and we played last night. Another year!

Alan Esdaile… Thanks for correction Tich. Have updated from 1985 as that was a Tuesday. 22nd Oct 1989 would have been a Sunday.

Ernest Ballard… Still good whatever year Tich ha ha. Perhapes getting confused in his later years ah ha ha ha

Liane Carroll… Yep. 1989 I think. Rog and I weren’t together till 1987. I will ask him asap. Happy new year!! Xxxx

Pete Prescott… I was in Switzerland in 84/85 and 86.this was 89 or 90.I’ll check it out when I get home. Can’t remember much about this gig. It would have been fun with that line up I imagine.

Pete Prescott & Rick Pentecost – The James Burton 1992

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Natasha Kaschevsky… Wow, on the wall behind I recognise a Poster for the Summer Exposure Exhibition, must have been about ’91 or ’92, I exhibited some photos along with Bob Mazzer there!

Pete Prescott… It is around that time. We were at Porters. 25 years ! Where did that go ?

Natasha Kaschevsky… I can’t believe how time has gone either…it only seems like yesterday to me!

Pete Prescott… The one at the top is Porters.