The were many groups around in those far off days, if I listed them all out it would take quite a few pages.

 

But It must also be remembered that because of us local lads keeping the dance halls and clubs throbbing most nights the venue owners and agents were able to bring in 'guest' groups from nearby Liverpool and Manchester, groups that were beginning to make a name for themselves with a new raw R&B type sound and we got to see them first before the rest of the world went crazy over them, The Beatles, The Hollies, The Fourmost, The Undertakers, The Big Three, the list is endless.

 

Ironically we shared the stage with The Beatles the very first time they played outside of Liverpool, at the Bell Hall in Warrington on Friday 19th July 1962. We were the first to witness a musical revolution that would change the world.

 

I have happy memories of sharing a stage with the

all the above and the likes of Joe Brown, Lulu and many more.                      

 

 SO: If you have stories to tell let me know and

 they can be added to these pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of the BBC ‘Light Programme’ in the early sixties before VHF had been invented.

 

 

The Renegades, my favourite group, quite a good drummer, but there again, I’m biased.

The Flamingos, can you

name them all

 

The Vigilantes, a group we have shared a stage with many times.

 

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