This Blog has survived, up-and-down, for a few years and sometimes I wonder what might come next. The Cream ‘mystery’ was handy, and I really enjoyed it, but it occurred to me in a quiet moment this afternoon that I might construct an A-Z, with a new post every now-and-then.
So here goes
The ACTION were not from Portsmouth of course, but only the Vagabonds played at the Birdcage more often, and they did a few other local gigs too (incidentally, this is 1967 but Procul Harun never came, although that was the correct, original spelling.)
AIR BALLOON: Gone now, but once a regular venue for local/semi-pro bands
ARUNDEL STREET: The Locarno (Mecca) and the Cobden Arms (Traditional jazz)
ABSENCE: Formerly In Grandma’s Absence, I’ll name them under I
ACADEMY: Marc Tuddenham (G/V), Graham Barnes (BG), Rod Watts (K), Graham Hunt (D). Photo below of course, Marc & Rod still playing in Tuxedo Junction
APEX FOUR: I know nothing
AUBREY SMALL: Alan Christmas (V/G), Pete Pinckney (G/V), Rod Taylor (K/V), Dave Yearley (BG), Graham Hunt (D). Alan, Rod and Dave are still going and recording.
Any more nominations?
Yes here’s one, from drummer Graham (cheers):