3 members of The Likes Are Us from the 1960’s through to 2019

supplied by Peter Horton

Chris Burt ( Base Guitar ), Bob Laurie ( Lead Guitar ) and Pete Horton ( Rhythm Guitar )

Pete Horton… Completing our 3 pier project. We all went to Hastings Pier in 2017, Bournemouth Pier in 2018 and now Southend Pier in 2019. Please find attached a photo from each visit by 3 former members of ” The likes Of Us “.

The Likes Of Us – 25th June 1966 supplied by Peter Horton.

The Likes Of Us Photo 1.

The Likes Of Us Photo 2.

The Likes Of Us Photo 3.

Likes Of Us Play List.

Peartree Lane Practise.

all photos supplied by Peter Horton

Peter Horton… Photo 1 shows us playing at The Swedish Students Party at Glyne Hall ,Sackville Road, Bexhill-On-Sea. Left to Right:- Ian Rolls ( Manager ), Chris Burt ( Base Guitar ), Ted Barnes ( Vocals ) & Pete Horton ( Rhythm Guitar ). Photo 2 shows the same evening:- Left To Right:- Chris Burt ( Base Guitar ), Ted Barnes ( Vocals ), Pete Horton –  (Rhythm ) &  Bob Laurie ( Lead Guitar ). Photo 3 shows the same evening:- Ian McGilvray   (Drums ).  Photo 4 shows our play list for that evening 25th June, 1966 at The Glyne Hall, Sackville Road, Bexhill-On-Sea. Photo 5 shows three of us at our practice at a garage in Peartree Lane, Little Common, Bexhill-On-Sea:- Left To Right:- Chris Burt ( Base Guitar ), Bob Laurie ( Lead Guitar ) and Pete Horton ( Rhythm Guitar.

Geoff Peckham… Thanks for these, Peter. I never saw the band, but was mates with Ted Barnes’ younger brother, Steve. Through him I met Bob Laurie and another brilliant Blues guitarist, Patrick Gaffney. I played bass in some jams at the Barnes residency around ’67, ’68 and that’s where I fell in love with the Blues.

Ian McGilvray… Love the jacket the Drummer is wearing !

Robert Searle…  Why do people. play in front of the drummer . You’re right Mac ,what a great jacket ,you must have got hot wearing that.

Mick O’Dowd… Well Robert Searle haven’t you already realise that the drummer likes sitting at the back ‘cos that is where they’ve always been!

Geoff Peckham… A great set list. Only wish I could have heard them playing it. Bob Laurie was a great guitarist but was uncomfortable with public performance. He taught me one or two things about Blues guitar when I was about 15 including the use of the 9th chord.

Gaynor Duke… Ted Barnes is my brother in law and is still singing and plays good guitar now.

Alan Esdaile… Hi Gaynor Duke, please pass on the photos to Ted Barnes and it would be good to get some comments from him and other photos if he has any. Thanks.

Ted Barnes (Via Gaynor Duke)… The Swedish Student gig took place on his 17th birthday, he had seen the photos before but the set list triggered memories!

Chris Burt… Well done Pete. Different Times! I played BASS guitar – probably not very well!

Peter Fairless… Nice playlist!

The Likes Of Us at The Den 1960’s

supplied by Bob Laurie

Peter Horton… A new pic has just come to light and has been sent to me by Bob Laurie. It shows Bob Laurie, Chris Burt and myself photograped at our ” Den ” in Peartree Lane near Little Common. It was taken at the same time as another one already sent to you sometime ago. We were in ” The Likes Of Us ” at the time and the the pic was taken by Chris Burt’s dad known as Joe. I can’t remember seeing it before.

Geoff Peckham… The original garage band?

Dave Nattress… Very sharp Mr Pecksniff!!

Geoff Peckham… Cheers, Neggle! And a Happy New Year to you!

The Likes Of Us & Morning Dew

Mick O’Dowd… Looking for info/pics on the groups “The Likes of Us” and “Morning Dew”. Both at one time included Pete Horton (Deep Purple) in their line-up.

We have one photo on the website of ‘Morning Dew’ but anyone got any others?

Geoff Peckham…. used to have Blues jams with some guys older than myself around ’67,’68 in Bexhill. There were two excellent guitarists – one was Patrick Gaffney and I’m sure the other was Pete Horton. There was also an impressive singer/harpist called Robin Musket (?). They, and a guy called Teddy Barnes spoke fondly of a band they were involved with called “The Likes of Us”. I always thought it was a great name! That’s all I recall except I think it was short-lived and they played at the Sailing Club around ’63,’64. Does that jog any memories?

Mick O’Dowd….RE: Likes of Us. Now have lineup: Bob Laurie(Lead guitar), Pete Horton(Rhythm),Chris Burt (Bass), Ian “Mac” McGilvary (Drums) and
Ted Barnes (Vocals). The manager was Ian Rolls. Update on Morning Dew. They morphed from The Springbeats and if you look at the pics of both groups on web  you can see likeness.