Joy James

Musters Club West Bridgford

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Don't give up Mr Mills I did show my 90 year old Father your photos which jogged some memories & stories from him, I'm surprised Joy James as not back on she's the Musters Club specialist, I have found if you have anything interesting on Nottingham to post try around 5pm all the word/game gang nip off for their afternoon nap, anything good posted early morning will be buried. 

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Thanks for giving me some encouragement.  I'll repost my photos.  If you like them please click the heart icon on the right

 

Here's a pic of RoRo Terry. Someone mentioned her.

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I know that the pianist on the left is Bob Taggart, the Trumpet is Reg Driscoll (father of Julie Driscoll), Eddie was the sax player, but who are the rest?

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Denshaw; Oh yes I remember Peter Lea well; he was slightly disabled, but never let that define him. He had a remarkable wit and a wicked sense of humour. He was at The Musters after Roger L'Idiot and until 1976.  I've searched my stuff and I don't seem to have a picture of him.

But while searching I found these:

 

Tammy Jones - from Opportunity Knocks; reached #5 in the charts with 'Let Me Try Again' in 1975.  She was at the Musters at the same time as John Paul Joans (#25 with 'Man From Nazareth' in 1970-71). They both lodged in the Hotel for a while.

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Cliff; nor to be confused with other towns called Nottingham - in the US and Canada :-)

I just found a photo of Chris Peters (1935-2012). He was the Compere from May 1876 to 1978 (ish).

 

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Here's a list of the artistes who appeared at the Musters from the end of 1975 through 1976. It is transcribed from the programme leaflets that I have kept. What it does show is the amazing amount of talent around then.

1975
Jun 15-21    Jimmy Crawford
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Nov 16-22    Andy Wade, Ven Tracey, Jackie Kelly (vocalist)
Nov 23-29    Pat Mills (comedienne), Mike Adams (vocalist)
Nov 30- Dec 6    Chris Peters, Joanne Leslie (vocalist), Morris Clarke (vocalist)
Dec 7-13    Joey Simca, Rickey Allen & Paula Bentley (vocal duo)
Dec 14-20    Jackie Brown, Jay Jay Williams (vocalist), Chuck Richardson (guitar vocalist)
Dec 21-27    Roy Leslie (Comedy Illusionist), Jeff Vickers (vocalist), Jo Peters (vocalist)
Dec 28 - Jan 3    Bill Edwards (Comedy Impressionist), Carol Foster (vocalist), Jeff Vickers (vocalist)
1976 
Jan 4-10    Duggie Small
Jan 11-17    Martin Jackson, Dave Manders (vocalist), Jay Jay Williams (vocalist)
Jan 18-24    Johnny Leggs Burton, Tambourine (vocal duo)
Jan 19      Bernard Manning
Jan 25-31    Jimmy Crawford, Linda Dunn (vocalist)
Feb 1-7        Tony Addams & Granddad, Jack Swann (vocalist)
Feb 8-14    Gerry Aiden, RoRo Terry (vocalist)
Feb 15-21 -not listed-
**The Musters Musik - Gordon Verne, Warren William, Phil Sutton **
**Residents: Peter Lea (compere), RoRo Terry (vocalist) **
Feb 22-28    Colin Price, Sammy Jay (guitar vocalist)
Feb 29 - Mar 6    Chapman Brown, Ben Rogers (guitar vocalist)
Mar 7-13    Nicholas + Nickleby, Dickie Pleasant
Mar 14-20    Tony Kent, Eva Maria (vocalist)
Mar 21-27    Peter Robinson, Abbe Leyland (vocalist)
Mar 28 - Apr 3    Les Bryan, Valady Summers (vocalist)
Apr 4-10    Brian Carol, Sylvie & Roy (vocal duo)
Apr 11-17    Steve Ford, Danny O'Hara, Dave Manders (guitar)
Apr 18-24    Mike Powell, Ivan (Talent Show Winner)
Apr 25 - May 1    Duggie James, Billie St George (vocalist)
**Residents: The Musters Musik, Chris Peters (compere), RoRo Terry (vocalist) **
May 2-8     Ann-Marie & Toni (vocal duo), Al Monti
May 9-15    Billy Kelly, Paul Newman (vocalist)
May 16-22    Johnny Roberts, Randee & Pepper (vocal duo)
May 23-29    Allan Mills, Karen Love (vocalist)
May 30 -Jun 5    Johnny Allen, Mitchum (guitar vocalist)
Jun 6-12    Roger Morey, Steve Ellis (guitar vocalist)
Jun 13-19    Joanne Bennett (vocalist)
**Residents: The Musters Musik, Chris Peters (compere), RoRo Terry (vocalist), Paul Emmanuel (vocalist) **
Jun 20-26    Gentle & Giant, Sally J. Jones (vocalist)
Jun 27 - Jul 3    Finn & Jones, Clayton J. Elliott (vocalist)
Jul 4-10    Roy Jay, Dave Smith (vocalist)
Jul 11-17    Dudley Doolittle, Linda Dunn (vocalist)
Jul 18-24    Ian Sands, Lorraine Francis (vocalist)
Jul 25-31    Venn Tracy, Jason Dane (vocalist)
Aug 1-7        Jimmy Crawford
Aug 8-14    Johnney Lancaster, Lynn Stanley (vocalist)
Aug 15-21    Ivor Davies, Ron Rylands (guitar vocalist)
Aug 22-28    Denny Hodge, Dave Barry (vocalist)
Aug 29 - Sep 4    Tony Parker, Steven J. Ross (guitar vocalist)
Sep 5-11    Jackie Brown, Vic Odin & Louise (illusionist)
Sep 12-18    Barry St Ives, Dave Manders (guitar vocalist)
Sep 19-25 -not listed-
Sep 26 - Oct 2 -not listed-
Oct 3-9     Carlo Santana (not Carlos Santana)
Oct 10-16    Duggie Small, Billie St George (vocalist)
Oct 17-23    Olga James, Johnny Lomax (vocalist)
Oct 24-30    Les Bryan, Two Much (vocal duo)
Oct 31 - Nov 6    Bruce Thompson, Toni Rose (vocalist)
Nov 7-13    Dave Betton
Nov 14-20    Duggie James
Nov 21-27    Venn Tracey
Nov 28 - Dec 4    Gerry Aiden, Justine St.Clair (vocalist)
Dec 5-11    Tony Kent, Joanne Bennett (vocalist)
Dec 12-18    Billy Kelly, Sammy Jay (guitar vocalist)
Dec 19-24    Dave Sooley, Clayton J Elliott (vocalist)
Dec 26 - Jan 1    Shaunie Andrews
Jan 2-8     Joey Simca, Paul Newman (vocalist)

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Hi all, my first post here. I was reading through here and noticed a couple of references to the Pilkingtons, Eric, Gael and Roddy (definitely not Robin!). Unfortunately Roddy passed away in approximately 2000 (possibly on the night of the millennium) and the last I saw of his elder brother Gael was at Roddy's funeral and the wake at The Wolds on Loughborough Road afterwards. He was a lovable rogue from a family of them! Gael's son, Shane, did indeed die young after serving in Rhodesia too. 

I have extremely fond memories of them all, especially Roddy. Incidentally, I went to the West Bridgford High School, right next door to the Musters too!

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My Grandad is Roger L Idiot. Unfortunately he passed away around five years ago. Cee, his wife who used to perform with him still lives local :)

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