Are these guys with a young Geoff McKeon? Anyone know?
For those that can’t face Facebook, Pete, way across the pond in Florida has very kindly downloaded the photos and sent them. I’ll do a few at a time (and try to complete Ted Laker’s diary too
Was the Right Time
From Graham (thanks). Apart from once doing a gig at Nero’s I only ever went to one of these – guess which (!)
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At Last! Vinyl Tap are coming out to play at The George – Purbrook, with some new numbers from The Byrds, ELO and Elton John! Kick-Off around 8:30PM
Wed 6th July Mixed group at Pedrian Jazz Club with some of S.C. L. Band.
Thurs 7th July Ballads and Blues Club. Couple of good guitarists featured.
Mon 11th July Had a blow with Frank and Paul (banjo) also played washboard.
Wed 13th July Summa Cum Laude band at Pedrian club. Played very well.
Thurs 14th July ‘Ballads and Blues’ club with Frank playing piano, boogie style.
Wed 20th July ‘Le Vieux Carre’ back at the ‘Star’ in a good session. Ted Owen clarinet, Kenny Robinson guested.
And mention of the Ballads & Blues club signals the early days of the Pompey folk scene:
Wed 1st June: Pedrian Club move to ‘Star’, Lake Road. Band played well.
Sat 4th June: Special jazz session at Fareham with Vieux Carre in fine form.
Wed 8th June: ‘Vieux Carre’ at ‘The Star’. Played very well with Ted Owen on alto sax.
Wed 15th June: Fine session at the ‘Pedrian Club’ with the ‘Vieux Carre’. Fine clarinet player in Lewis style from Edinburgh, also guest banjo.
Thurs 16th June: Tried the ‘Ballads and Blues’ club, new Frank Hurlock venture and heard some goodish folk music.
Wed 22nd June: Session at The Star . No clarinet in Vieux Carre group.
Thurs 23rd June: Recording session for Vieux Carre with Ted Owen clarinet, Graham Patterson piano. Very good session at The Star Inn.
Fri 24th June: Vieux Carre entered ‘Jazz in June’ competition at Brighton and came first. Judged by Sam Charters, Bill Colyer etc **
Wed 29th June: Last session with ‘Vieux Carre’ at The Star before they left for Holland.
Thurs 30th June: Went to ‘Ballads and Blues’ club at The Star.
** Bill Colyer brother of Ken Colyer. Sam Charters from USA recorded many blues singers, wrote the book The Country Blues and a few years later was record producer with Vanguard Records and recorded the albums by Country Joe & the Fish.
British singer Joss Stone has performed at a bar in North Korea, as part of her effort to play in every country in the world.
My ambition is to play every venue in Pompey before I’m finished. Recent additions include St Simon’s Church Hall and the Emporium on the corner of Elm Grove.
No not Teresa – Ted’s 1960, with lots of Frank Hurlock round-and-about and a couple of “last nights”.
Mon 9th May Went to Summa Cum Laude jazz club. Band played well. Poor crowd. Folk group with Frank Hurlock also played.
Wed 11th May Jazz at The Cobden ‘Vieux Carre’ in good form. F. Hurlock tuba.
Mon 16th May Summa Cum Laude club. Poor crowd. Band played well.
Wed 18th May Last night with ‘Vieux Carre’ at ‘The Cobden’, Arundel St. Move talked of to the ‘Star’, Lake Rd.
Mon 23rd May Last night of ‘Summa Cum Laude’ club. Band played well, also guests featured.