(Update – see comment from Phil – many apologies, this is Image not Soul Society)
I went to the Fountain in Rowlands Castle last night to see the Dolphins who include Mick McGuigan (St Louis Checks/Coconut Mushroom) and Alan Christmas (Sons of Man/Aubrey Small). Sons of Man were the first group I ever saw at the Rendezvous (supporting the Moody Blues) and another Pompey group who played support there were the Soul Society (pic above).
Last night Phil Freeman their singer came over to the Fountain with his brother Roger who was SS’s roadie (“because I had a van”) and also worked backstage on many Guildhall gigs. Phil is now a backstage man too as he runs lighting for big events and tours (next up 10CC). At the Fountain, they met up with Rod Watts who played organ in SS – apparently there’s still an unfinished home-made Hammond Leslie Cabinet somewhere and a photo of Ernie Sears flyposting for the Rendezvous!
Phil and Roger came with their daughters – Roger lives in Georgia USA these days and his daughter sings in a band – check out http://www.myspace.com/jessesgirlband and hear “I Want Candy”. Phil’s daughter came with her young man who just happens to be the son of the much missed Steve Farrow, lead guitarist in Travis Raymar, Tangerine Slide, Rosemary etc
And so it continues …