Freeway – brass rock music. 1972

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Freeway – A few bands called Freeway. Anyone remember this one from 1972? Joe Milligan, Clive Pearson, Mick Bradley, Dave Greenfield, Tony Savva and Tim Raven.

Janine Anne Hemsley… I wander where they all are now ?

Andy Gunton… Is that the Dave Greenfield who went on to be part of The Stranglers? It sure looks like him.

Colin Norton… Yes, that is the very same Dave ‘Stranglers’ Greenfield.

Pete Shaw… Helen Savva? Your brother?

Dave Greenfield’s pre stranglers bubblegum single… in 1975. I have not yet managed to hear the pre-Stranglers groups the Initials (pictured below), Freeway or Credo, but Greenfield’s old prog band Rusty Butler, whose name suggests a particularly arcane. https://strenglers.wordpress.com/2019/06/09/dave-greenfields-pre-stranglers-bubblegum-single/

Colin Norton… It was also pre-Rusty Butler

Harry Randall… Whatever happened to Ron Milligan?

Tim Moose Bruce… Went to a jam night party at 6 Bells at Chiddingly about 10 years ago. Dave Greenfield was there. A load of us with guitars playing different stuff, and we got Dave up on the keys and we did a version of Golden Brown. Great night.

 

Rusty Butler – The Marquee November 1973

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Supplied by Colin Norton

Colin Norton… Rusty Butler at the Marquee in London in November, 1973. It seems a lifetime ago now, maybe because it was 🙂 Top left: Dave Greenfield – Keyboards, Top right: Tony Savva – Vocals, Bottom left: Eddie Renouf – Lead Guitar, Bottom right: Colin Norton – Drums and Dave Poxon – Bass Guitar.

Rusty Butler – 1973 featuring Colin Norton on drums

An early recording by the Stranglers’ Dave Greenfield made in late Autumn, 1973. The band was called Rusty Butler and this was made at Saturn Studios in Worthing, Sussex, England.
The line-up was: Tony Savva (Vocals), Dave Greenfield (Keyboards/Backing Vocals), Eddie Renouf (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals), Dave Poxon (Bass Guitar), Colin Norton (Drums).
The song was written by David Poxon.

Colin Norton… Hey Alan, Thanks for posting!

Alan Esdaile… I remember Saturn Studios. Spend a few long nights their. Probably with Steve D’s bands?

Colin Norton…  I think that it’s called Pebble Beach now, not sure…

Anthony Ruffell… Saturn Recording studios was in teville road Worthing by the train station run by David Ruffell my dad from about 1972 to 1978 i think he sold it on, he had a trident mixing desk.