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Soulful Reunion

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(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 …

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Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

3 thoughts on “Soulful Reunion

  1. Thanks for the mention, Dave! It was great to meet you and Rod and get a glimpse of what it was like for my dad and uncle “back in the day”. Here’s another website for our band, too- it’s a bit more current and there may even be a video or two posted http://www.facebook.com/jessesgirlband – and like you said – so it continues!!

  2. O.K. BEFORE ANYONE NOTICES, THIS WOULD NOT BE A PICTURE OF THE SOUL SOCIETY AT ALL,BUT OF COURSE MY LATER YEARS (complet with moustache)…AND AN EARLY VERSION OF ‘IMAGE’………
    THATS RIGHT DONT MESS WITH THE GEAR OR THE DOG’LL HAVE YER LEGS…….
    HASLEMERE 6 PORTSMOUTH 1

    never you mind dave the pictures gr8…..

  3. Phil flippin’ Freeman, it’s reassuring to see that name.

    Cheers, dude!

    Rick Fudge [these days of Battle Ground, Indiana, USA]

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