Nottingham Bands in the 60s


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Sons of Adam in about 1965 at Rainbow Rooms. The occasion was the lead singer's (Troy) birthday and that girl baked him a cake! Members of the group were from the left .... Harry Barnes, Roger Ly

Yes there was most definitely Robert Hirst.  He called himself Spence at that time because he loved The Spencer Davis Group. And he adored Sam and Dave. He wasn't in the best of health Davi'sW in 2013

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Yes there was most definitely Robert Hirst.  He called himself Spence at that time because he loved The Spencer Davis Group. And he adored Sam and Dave. He wasn't in the best of health Davi'sW in 2013.  He had Parkinson's Disease.  He fought hard and ended up in a care home in Scalford near Melton Mowbray.  He sang some Elvis to the residents and danced a bit of rock and roll with the staff too.  He made them all very happy and himself too after he had battled with depression and anxiety on top of the stages of Parkinson's for the last 20 years.  He very sadly passed away on January 30th 2021.  He was only 74.  He was my dad.  And boy, what a voice!  Rock on Dad! Love you xxxx

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Sorry to hear about Robert . A great singer and brings back memories of The Beachcomber Club where they played regularly .

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Very sad to hear. A great and memorable voice.

Robert Hirst and the Big Taste!!!

I really rated them and would always go to the Beachcomber when they played there.

I do recall some excellent all nighters when they did several sets.

 

I preferred RH+BT to The Family from Leicester ..........used to go and see them too.

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Thanks for pointing that out mr rob t.  I did a bit of editing on the original post and didn't realise the name had disappeared completely !

 

The band's name was Orphan.  I've now amended the post.

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On 7/13/2013 at 10:03 PM, hippo girl said:

Did Steve Saxon play with the carpetbaggers ?

 

On 10/24/2013 at 9:04 AM, mudgie49 said:

Do you remember Steve Saxon Chrissie?He was an old school mate at Beeston Fields, lived in the Rylands.

I bumped into him at the Ladbrooke grove festival when I lived in London around 77/78. He looked rough and told me he was going through a bad patch.

Took him home, he stayed a week and left, never heard from him again.Then his name came up on the thread.Funny old life innit.

Was it the same Steve who fronted Cisco who used to play at The Imperial on Sunday evenings? We used to chug a heap of beer, watch Cisco (Steve and his Cocker moves) and then off to Maid Marion Way for a Chicken Vindaloo. Next morning we could crap through the eye of a needle and it stung like crazy. Didn't stop us fronting up for it all the following week.

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Anyone remember Norman "Spider" Sullivan from Calverton. Played gigs most nights with his missus up front. He played drums. I worked with him for four years at British Fermentation (a yeast and bakery ingredients firm). He drove the HGV. We all used to go out boozing Monday evenings, I'm talking 1976/1977 mostly, and then go for a stupidly hot curry. Tuesday mornings Spider would say we were shitting through the eye of a needle and told us, when we farted, to "Wipe your arse and call that one a shit". I believe he drummed for Paper Lace, but wasn't taken with them to their one-hit wonder: Billy don't be a hero." Lovely guy. Last caught up with him in about 1991 - had a few pints around Arnold and Calverton. After BFP, he went down the pit.

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Just read that Wiki page.

 

For info on two of the musicians mentioned.  Mick Vaughan was a somewhat 'precocious' guitarist with Clive Carrington's band 'Lambs of the World', before joining Paper Lace. Clive was known as 'Nottingham's Lord Sutch' back then. We frequently books 'Lambs' into the 360.

 

Graham Wyville is an old school friend. I was at High Pavement with him and his older brother Bob, who is no longer with us. Graham started out with his brother in The Hound Dogs..also featuring Richard 'Rik' Kenton who went on to play briefly with Roxy Music.

Graham was also a member of 'Highly Likely'...the band put together by the BBC to promote the hit theme tune from 'Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads'.

Graham went on to a stint with Paper Lace and last I knew was playing bass in the Billy Fury Story tribute band.  We are still in touch.  Lizzie also knows Graham.

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Anyone remember Ivan Jay And The J-Men, they were quite popular playing around Nottingham for many years in the 60s,they later went on to be called 10 Years After.

The name Clive rings a bell, a friendly tall blond lad he used to sing around the traps with a few bands.

At the Sheds Beeston he used to put on a long black wig and do a terrible copy of a  Screaming Lord Sutch song.

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On 5/10/2021 at 5:09 PM, Dick said:

Anyone remember Ivan Jay And The J-Men, they were quite popular playing around Nottingham for many years in the 60s,they later went on to be called 10 Years After.

The name Clive rings a bell, a friendly tall blond lad he used to sing around the traps with a few bands.

At the Sheds Beeston he used to put on a long black wig and do a terrible copy of a  Screaming Lord Sutch song.

Hi Dick, the playedinaband site has some excellent information.

Regards,Will2017

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One very popular solo entertainer around in the 70's--80's was Jimmy Willan, I always looked forward to seeing him on my many trips back to Nottm.

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