And mention of the Ballads & Blues club signals the early days of the Pompey folk scene:
Wed 1st June: Pedrian Club move to ‘Star’, Lake Road. Band played well.
Sat 4th June: Special jazz session at Fareham with Vieux Carre in fine form.
Wed 8th June: ‘Vieux Carre’ at ‘The Star’. Played very well with Ted Owen on alto sax.
Wed 15th June: Fine session at the ‘Pedrian Club’ with the ‘Vieux Carre’. Fine clarinet player in Lewis style from Edinburgh, also guest banjo.
Thurs 16th June: Tried the ‘Ballads and Blues’ club, new Frank Hurlock venture and heard some goodish folk music.
Wed 22nd June: Session at The Star . No clarinet in Vieux Carre group.
Thurs 23rd June: Recording session for Vieux Carre with Ted Owen clarinet, Graham Patterson piano. Very good session at The Star Inn.
Fri 24th June: Vieux Carre entered ‘Jazz in June’ competition at Brighton and came first. Judged by Sam Charters, Bill Colyer etc **
Wed 29th June: Last session with ‘Vieux Carre’ at The Star before they left for Holland.
Thurs 30th June: Went to ‘Ballads and Blues’ club at The Star.
** Bill Colyer brother of Ken Colyer. Sam Charters from USA recorded many blues singers, wrote the book The Country Blues and a few years later was record producer with Vanguard Records and recorded the albums by Country Joe & the Fish.