The Majority – Witch Doctor 15th October 1966 and coming soon Cryin’ Shames

Stuart Huggett. Cryin Shame, Classic Joe Meek!

John Scaife… Checkout ” The Strange Story Of Joe Meek” BBC 2 Documentary, Joe Meek’s 2 Brothers favourite Joe Meek produced records was “The Crying Shames – Please Stay”

Mick O’Dowd… 3 great bands! I think I went to see the Cryin’Shames not to be confused with The Cryan Shames who I believe were American

Dave Nattress… Didn’t see this – too young, knew of The Witch Doctor but just an intriguing name and place, far too young to go when it was in it’s heyday, but I do remember hearing the band name “The Coloured Raisins” – mid-late 60’s as this advert confirms?  There is a bit about them on the www.  Maybe they got the odd play on the fledgling Radio 1?

Mike O’Dowd… They had quite a few plays on the pirates and their only album came out on Major Minor. They were a good little band.

King Rod and Co every Thursday & Tony Stark & Colin Bell – Regent Discotheque & Bonitas 1970

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October 1969

Mick O’Dowd… Ah The Regent. Grand memories!

Peter Gladwish… FAB……and so cheap!

Andy Qunta… Yes, I remember seeing King Rod & Co at the Regent! Inspiring.

Rober Searle… Played there with Easy Street,remember seeing Shaft there with Dave Shaw on vocals.

Von Ryan’s Express – Gaiety Cinema & The Beatles Help, Curzon Cinema September 1965

Dennis Torrance… Always liked Frank not only a great cool singer but made some good films to

Patrick Lewis… Saw them both in ‘65’ when they came out.

Coco Pops… You’ll get the Iron Cross For This Von Ryan!!!!

Tony Court-holmes… saw then as well

Ides Of March – Witch Doctor St Leonards – 4th September 1965

Anyone confirm if this was the same Ides Of March?

Mike Vawdrey… Having checked – I will own up to being totally clueless otherwise ! – it’s unlikely that the two are one and the same. The Ides Of March depicted on the cover of a Warner Bros single was an American band which had a hit with the aforementioned Vehicle in 1970. That band existed in 1965 but I have not seen any report of them touring in the UK … Subject to correction of course if anybody knows better ! Sorry to add on to my own previous comment but a clincher might be that in 1965 the American Ides Of March were still calling themselves The Shon-Dels. The Ides name was not adopted until the following year ( based on the famous quote from Julius Caesar – well it would be in both cases I guess! )

Will Powell R.I.P. – Willfest, an event to celebrate a life well drummed. The Duke 26th October 2019.

Supplied by Paul Huggett

Mike Waghorne… Drummer of Footloose!

John Williams… I am shocked I worked with this man he also played in our band for some time RIP will

Andy Qunta… RIP Will.

Mick O’Dowd… RIP Will. One of life’s good guys!

Martin Curcher… RIP Will, Remember the Jam sessions, when I was about 15/16 years old, rehearsing “Sultans of Swing”.

Paul Huggett… Hope as many SMART people as possible will come along and support the event, run on behalf of Will’s family and two wonderful organisations

Iain Cobby… Great memories of Will and the gigs we did in Footloose all those years ago. Such a lovely guy who was always smiling, shine on you crazy diamond.RIP

Kevin White… Can’t believe he’s passed.He was a lovely guy, always smiling as IC says. I worked with him for a while on Anglian Windows in the 80’s, he was always willing to share his carpentry skills with me. He was a great drummer too. RIP Will

Neil Landon & The Burnettes 29th August 1964, Alexis Korner 30th August 1964- Witch Doctor

Andre Palfrey-martin collection

Andre Martin… From The Witch Doctor in 1964, one of the bands that Neil played with before the Lonely Ones.

Gerry Fortsch… I was very impressed with this club, I was never very trendy in truth I looked more like a hairy beatnik. I did catch the Small Faces though.

David Edwards… I’d have been 13 at the time so no chance of getting in but I do remember him being the house band on I think it was 5 o’clock Club a kids programme on the telly, which was quite surreal really.

The Kinsmen? plus The Motion – Witch Doctor 19th August 1967

Should this read The Kingsmen of Louie Louie fame, or a completely different band?

Mick O’Dowd… I think it is the Kinsmen. Don’t remember The Kingsmen actually touring the Uk as they were an American outfit and I think I would have gone to see them if they did.

Andre Martin… THE KINGSMEN were a group from Portland Oregon.Louis Louis was released in 1963 and held the no 2 slot on the Billboard chart for 6 weeks. Re-released again in 1966 it did chart, but much lower down.

Jump The Gun – The James Burton early 90’s

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supplied by Karen Sweatman

Karen Sweatman….Not seventies, but thought you might be interested in these from early nineties – Jump The Gun. Think I took these downstairs at The James Burton. Happy days of light moshing!

Mick Mepham….Ernie Ballard behind the kit, I think.

Karen Sweatman….Guy on bass is somebody called Clive. Guitarist and singer – Dave Woods

Mick Mepham….Blimey, didn’t recognize Dave!! Good player.

Barty…..What ever happened to dave clive & ernie?

Ernest Ballard… We are all alive and kicking. If we can find Clive we will get the band back together