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It’s Off

I was asked to post something recently called
at the Library.
I’ve now been told it’s been cancelled. No idea why.
PS: APPARENTLY poor bookings

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Memories are made of this


Be part of our City of Stories project and share your musical memories at our reminisence sessions hosted by Pam Nockemann.

North End Library, Wednesday 19th September, 2-4pm

Central Library, Thursday 20th September, 2-4pm

Central Library, Saturday 22nd September, 12.30-2.30pm

Free, but places are limited so please book via your local library or telephone Portsmouth History Centre on

023 92 688046.

E: portsmouthhistorycentre@portsmouthcc.gov.uk



Don Golding RIP

More sad news – I’m very sorry to report his death, he had been poorly for a while. Don was a guitarist/bass player and a bit of a local legend, having played from the late 1950s to the very recent past. This photo shows him (on the right) in the original Renegades around 1960:
Next came the Dynamos who reached the Final of ITV’s ‘Ready Steady Win!’ (1964?) and had a track on the album of the show (again on the right):
Dynamos 1964 2
There were other bands too (eg the Boyfriends) and the final photo shows him just last year and his special number “What’d I Say” with the reformed Danny Raven & the Renegades. He was a lovely bloke who will be missed:
Don Golding


Count Prince Miller RIP

Sad news for all of us of a Birdcage vintage. Count Prince Miller the ‘showman’ and second vocalist with Jimmy James & the Vagabonds has died – in fact a couple of weeks back, but there is an obituary in today’s Guardian. He was also Vince in the sitcom about the barber’s shop ‘Desmond’s’.


Did You Go?

Many thanks to Lenny for reminding us that this weekend is the 50th Anniversary of the first Isle of Wight Festival that ran over Saturday evening and into Sunday morning. Topping the bill were San Francisco’s Jefferson Airplane, plus a bunch of UK acts including Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Fairport Convention, Pretty Things, the Move and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Plus MC Rikki Farr of course.

(And no I didn’t. I was on a series of weekend gigs in the Stockport/Manchester area with Harlem Speakeasy)