Monday, 21 September 2020

The Powerhouse


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Members
 
Roy 'Tiddy' Gibbs (aka TD Backus) - vocals 
Kelvin 'Spud' Hudson - lead guitar
Jack 'Ripper' Unell - bass guitar
Alan 'Alby' Greenhaigh - tenor saxophone
Mike 'Belt' Belton - baritone saxophone
John 'Feef' Firth - drums
Darrell Ogden - Hammond organ

Barry 'Baz' Townsend - bass guitar
Stuart Murray - baritone saxophone
Bernie Hetherington - baritone saxophone
Dave Cakebread - bass guitar
 
 
Formed in Manchester.
Also known as The Powerhouse Six. 
Managed by Ian Hamilton.
There was a previous band called The Powerhouse Six that were also managed by Ian Hamilton. After they broke up the name was given to this band.
 
 
UK Singles
 
1966 Chain Gang/Can You Hear Me?                                                                               Decca F 12471
   (Released 12 Aug 1966)
1966 Raindrops/La Bamba                                                                                                Decca F 12507
   (Released 21 Oct 1966)
 
 

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Ronnie Hancox and His Band

 
Members

Ronnie Hancox


Known Gigs

16 Apr 1963 Stafford, Borough Hall. Stafford J.N.F.U. presents an Easter Ball.

Barrie James and the Strangers























 

Members

Barrie James - vocals
Tony Collier - guitar
Sandy Lane
Fred Funnel (Brian Oram) - bass guitar
John Baker - drums

Johnny Watson - drums
Shirley Gaye
John Baker - drums
Pete Jackson  - bass guitar

Formed in Southampton in the early 1960s.
Managed by Len Canham.
Barrie James was 'discovered' when he entered a Carroll Levis Show talent competition in 1956 and won.
The Strangers were formed specifically to back Barrie James as part of a variety package called 'The Barrie James Show', during which there were jokes and impressions to compliment the rock 'n' roll and ballads that Barrie sang. Members of The Strangers changed regularly.

Known Gigs

29 Dec 1962 Torquay, Town Hall, Devon. Supported by Frank Kelly and the Hunters, Tanya Day, and Gary & Lee.
25 Feb 1963 Stafford, Borough Hall. Supported by Tanya Day, and Gary & Lee. The 'Barrie James Show'.


The Garden

 

Members

Jon Lord - keyboards


Jon Lord was previously in The Artwoods.
Jon Lord was later in Deep Purple.
 

Gary and Lee

 

Members



Gary & Lee were brothers.
They sang vocal harmonies in the style of the Everly Brothers.

Known Gigs

29 Dec 1962 Torquay, Town Hall, Devon. Supporting Barrie James and the Strangers, Frank Kelly and the Hunters, and Tanya Day.
25 Feb 1963 Stafford, Borough Hall. Supporting Barrie James and the Strangers, and Tanya Day. The 'Barrie James Show'.

Wayne Gibson and the Dynamic Sounds





















Members


Wayne Gibson (Edward William Allen) - vocals (Born: 15 December 1942 - Died: 1 April 2004)
Mick Todman - lead guitar
Ray Rogers - bass
Pete Gillies - rhythm guitar
Larry Cole - drums (Died: October 2011)

Peter Cook - keyboards, piano (Peter was blind)
Danny Raider (Ken Hooker) - vocals

Formed in South London.
Previously called Danny Raider and The Tornados, with Ken Hooker on vocals as Danny Raider.
Managed by their agent Terry King.
Played in Germany from November 1962 at the 'Top Ten Club' in Hamburg and then the 'Top Ten Club' in Hanover from January 1963. Also played at the 'Tabu Club' in Cologne in February 1963.
Had a residency contract with BBC's 'Beat Room' which was extended for a third time in Oct 1964. They backed other artists on the show, like Millie Small.
Toured the UK with The Hollies, The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, and Jess Conrad with The Hi-Fi's. Marty Wilde stood in for The Dixie Cups for the Huddersfield gig. The tour started on 23rd October 1964.
Appeared in the film 'It's All Over Town (1964)' starring Lance Percival, Willie Rushton and Frankie Vaughan.
Disbanded in 1965.
Wayne Gibson later went solo and was represented by Starlite and King Limited agency.
Peter Cook later recorded as Peter London.
In May 1966 Gibson released a version of The Rolling Stones' 'Under My Thumb'. At that time it was not a hit, but in 1974 it was re-released and became a Top 20 hit in the UK charts and a favourite on the dance floors of the Northern Soul clubs. 

Known Gigs

23 Oct 1964 Tunbridge Wells, Essoldo. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
24 Oct 1964 Norwich, Theatre Royal. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
25 Oct 1964 Boston, Regal. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
26 Oct 1964 Haslemere, Rex. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
27 Oct 1964 Watford, Gaumont. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
28 Oct 1964 Ipswich, ABC. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
29 Oct 1964 Cannock, Danilo. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
30 Oct 1964 Dunstable, California. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
31 Oct 1964 Scunthorpe, Baths. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
1 Nov 1964 Leicester, De Montfort Hall. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
2 Nov 1964 Dartford, Granada. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
3 Nov 1964 Aylesbury, Granada. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
4 Nov 1964 London, Granada, Grantham. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
6 Nov 1964 Huddersfield, Essoldo. Supporting The Hollies. With Marty Wilde, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
7 Nov 1964 Birmingham, Plaza, Handsworth. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.
8 Nov 1964 Coventry, Coventry Theatre. Supporting The Hollies. With The Dixie Cups, The Tornados, Heinz and the Wild Boys, Jess Conrad with the Hi-Fi's, and Larry Burns as compere.


Friday, 14 August 2020

Christine Campbell



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Name: Christine Campbell
Born: 1940 (estimated) Birmingham, England.
Groups: The Merry Macs, Solo