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Don Golding

Arrangements for Don’s funeral: Porchester Crematorium, South Chapel, 8th October, 1.45pm Smart casual; wear a little something red, Don’s favourite colour.


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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’.