Warren Davis Monday Band – Hastings Pier 15th June 1968

No show for Reparata and The Delrons.

Mick O’Dowd… Probably they ran off with the captain of the ship!

John Warner… When the pier was run by the council we used to spend hours on the phone winding up the manager. When a group were due to appear who had an organist we had him tearing his hair out telling him that he would have to cut a hole in the stage and hire a fork lift truck to raise him up through the stage. Nutty days

Wendy Wells autograph book – Amen Corner, Kippington Lodge, Episode Six, The Spectrum, Warren Davis Monday Band. Hastings Pier

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all cuttings supplied by Wendy Wells

Alan Esdaile….Had they just changed their name from Episode Six to Episode, that’s why its crossed out?

Wendy Wells…..Yes that’s right.

Mick O’Dowd…..They were still a ravin’ little soul band though!

Barbara (then) Watling… Remember seeing Kippington Lodge (Tell Me A Story) on Hastings Pier – must have been 1966 or 67. Barry, who soon after joined Vanity Fayre, bought me a drink!

David Miller… Note Roger Glover and Ian Gillan (later of Deep Purple) at back left and right of the Episode (Six) pic.

Annette Arber… Was the organist Keith Burberry with The Warren Davis Monday Band? I’m his sister and trying to find out information on his earlier life. He died in 2010 .

Derek Paramor… Annette, Lovely to hear from you. Keith (Burberry) joined the Warren Davis Monday Band when we returned from a chaotic tour of Naples in August, 1967, and David foster, now a famous musician and Producer in Canada and the States and our guitarist decided to leave us. We also hired Paul Petts and Paul Brett from the Overlanders (“Michelle) We made a number of recordings at this time which never got past the demo stage, (I still have them) but there was a great Story in the Daily Sketch billing us as the new Monkees in a forthcoming tv series which never came forth. Keith and I were sharing a flat in Finsbury Park, N. London at the time and then in February/March 1968 we did a 5 week tour of Munich and Turin, at the end of which Keith and our baritone sax Player, Martin Grice, decided to join the Patrick Sansom Set in Turin and I never saw Keith again. i still have a couple of Georgie Fame l.p.s he left behind in London- I’ll never Forget the day his organ was repossessed just before a gig in _Witham, nr. Chelmsford in December, 1967. Oh , how we laughed!

Nick Warburton… Hi Del – do you still have the demos?

Del Paramor… confirm that I’ve got the WDMB demos

Katharine… I am Keith’s daughter I would love to be able to hear any of those demos ?!
In fact to be able to hear anything of your early years together ! Del are you still there ?
K

 

Warren Davis Monday Band – 1967/1968

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all photos supplied by Del Paramor

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Played Hastings Pier 10th February 1968 – cuttings supplied by Wendy Wells

Del Paramor… Main photo shows (l. to r.) Keith Burberry, Del Paramor, Pete Mole, Martin Grice in centre: Paul Brett who had left and been replaced by Tony Ollard (guitar) . Front: Paul Petts, Max Spinks (Warren Davis) left next day for months tour of Turin and Munich. We were going to make a Monkees type tv series but that never came to fruition.  We did a lot more demos after “Love is a Hurtin’ Thing”, but none were ever released.  I am still in contact with Martin Grice and Max Spinks (Warren Davis). Lost 2 of band, merged with “Still Life” and broke up around May, 1968. “Still Life” consisted of Jim Toomey (dms), Stuart Cowell (gtr) Tom Tierney or Con Byrne (B.gtr) and a very good organist whose name I forget.  Roger (baritone) and I were sacked in May, 1968 and the band staggered on for a few months more before Warren himself left, i gather.

Nick Warburton… Del Paramor went on to Sonority I believe.

Del Paramor… I’m very sorry to inform you of the very sad news, that our drummer Pete Mole, died a couple of days ago. We and our wives had met up again in Kent in July after a gap of many years.

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Alan Esdaile… Very sorry to hear your news Del. Our thoughts are with Pete Moles family and friends at this sad time.