But in 1966 – two rather special things. I went to Broderick Hall in Gosport wherever that is, where I sang with a full electric band for the first time. I think I sang “Got My Mojo Working”. It didn’t lead to much – I was with my pal guitarist Pete Gurd and we went back to doing some stuff as a duo for a little while although maybe this was the genesis of Harlem Speakeasy. I’m not sure, but he was in it at the start.
Then in the evening I came back to Pompey and met up with my mate Brian Jones. His dad Vic used to encourage us to listen to jazz, and that evening – Sunday 5 June 1966 – we went to the Cambridge (back of Handleys) and saw the great British/Jamaican saxophonist Joe Harriott. He fronted a typical quartet I think, but I know no more about it. He came back to Pompey three years later for one of those nights at the King’s with Indo-Jazz Fusions.