POMPEY POP

You want me to sing as well?

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Great photos of Colin Wood, bass guitar star of the late ’50s. Two more shots and he could be modelling for Fry’s Five Boys

Colin 1

Colin 2

Colin 3

Oh, you were kidding! OK …

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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 “You want me to sing as well?

  1. Nice, Still the best looking bass ever made and man look at the shine. Must have been brand new at the time?

  2. I was working with your dad at the time Pete, and was part of the camera club he had going. I think I took these pics at Colin’s house in Lower Derby Road (?) using an Ilford ‘Sportsman’ camera! So this would be around 1962. We (Renegades) had all just travelled up to a shop in Romford to get two sunburst strats and Colin’s bass. I seem to remember my strat cost £120 then. (equivalent to around £2,400 today)

  3. Actually I did sing once. I mumbled ” skinny minny” to a shocked audience. Never again !!!

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