Bournemouth Groups

Welcome to the ‘Bournemouth Beat Boom Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame’

Below is a list of groups that were active in the Bournemouth area during the sixties with members and instruments played listed where known.

If anyone can help filling in the gaps with band names, line-ups or photographs please drop me a line

Guitar (G); Bass (B); Drums (D); Keyboards (K); Vocals (V); Harmonica (H); Saxophone (S); Trumpet (T); Trombone (Tr); Flute (Fl); Fiddle (F); Banjo (Ban).

The 4 Shades of Blue:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The 4 Teens:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Amoeba:

Amoeba pictured at the Badger Bars in 1972, Left to Right: Dave Newman (V); Brian Roberts (K); Martin Holloway (B); Robert Koral (G); just out of shot Ray Baxter (D). Rod Young (K) from White Room, replaced Brian Roberts.

Amoeba, a jazz rock / blues band, that were active from 1971 through to 1975 . Rob Koral is still around today and plays with Zoe Schwarz in Blues Commotion. (Thanks to Dave Newman for the photograph and information)

Angle 4 + 1 / The Movement:

Left to Right: Phil Coward (V); Terry Snell (B); Dave Horne (G); Douglas Morris (G); Kevin ‘Spud’ Murphy (D).

Formed in 1964 as Angle 4, they became Angle 4 + 1 a few months later with the addition of Phil Coward on vocals. In 1966 they changed their name to The Movement but split in 1969.

The Actress:

Valentino ‘Tino’ Licinio (G / V); Stan Levy (D); Alan ‘Bowery’ Barry (G).

Tino and Stan were in The League of Gentlemen with Robert Fripp and Gordon Haskell, while Alan played with The Soundtracks backing the Dowlands. The band recorded a one-off single, “It’s What You Give c/w Good Job With Prospects”, for the CBS label in 1969. Photograph needed.

The Al Kirtley Three / Rockefellers:

The Al Kirtley Thee Rockley Sands 1967, Left to Right: Al Kirtley (P / V); Mike Montgomery (B / V); Roger de Souza (D).

After a long apprenticeship, Al Kirtley was left in Bournemouth after many of his former band mates had headed to the bright lights of London to seek their fame and fortune. He formed the above trio (Johnny Hammond took over on drums a couple of years later) and won residencies at the Durlston Court Hotel, Rockley Sands and the Potters Arms in Poole. In 1970 Al Kirtley left Bournemouth and the trio folded. (Thanks to Al Kirtley for the photograph).

The Andy Somers Quartet / Poll-Losers Trio:

Left to Right: Colin Allen (D); Andy Somers (G) Dave Townsend (B); Barry Curtis (K).

The Andy Somers Quartet were active during 1963, mainly playing the Blue Note Club and a number of other small jazz venues such as the Candlelight Club and the Downstairs Club. Andy disbanded the quartet when he and Colin Allen joined the Zoot Money Big Roll Band with saxophonist Nick Newell. The following year Barry Curtis threw in his lot with The Nite People. (Thanks to Colin Allen for the photograph).

Atomic Sands:

Information and photograph needed. I believe Johnny King (V) was a member.

Authority Blue:

Authority Blue line-up 1964 to 1965, Left to Right: Don Lewis (B / V); Francis Bridwell (V / G); Phil Courtenay (D / V); Earl ? (V / G).

Authority Blue 1965 to 1967, Left to Right: Pete Webb (G / V / K); Don Lewis (B / V); Micky Fudge (V); Phillip Courtenay (D / V); Jim Enness (G).

Authority Blue formed as a rhythm and blues quartet in 1964. The following year they expanded to a quintet with the addition of Micky Fudge on vocals and diversified their repertoire to include soul standards and Motown covers. In 1966 John Lee took over on bass and the band added a brass section and female vocalist. They played venues all over the south coast and toured the larger towns and cities throughout South Wales in 1966. The band split up in the summer of 1967.

The Axis:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Babarians:

Dick Barber (V); Mike Rixon (G); John Field (B); Brian Roberts (D).

Does anyone have a photograph ?

The Baloons:

The Baloons Left to Right: Sean Mayes (K / V); Mario Ferrari (B / V); Barry Pike (D); Sean Mayes (G / V).

The Baloons toured Bulgaria and Hungary in 1968 where they played to big crowds. On their return they became regulars at the Pavilion Ballroom supporting name bands.

Barry and the Tempests:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Barry and the Blue Stars:

Barry Davis (V); Mike Foster (G); Dave Langley (G); Tony Foster (B); Mike Morris (D).

Photograph needed.

The Beachcombers:

Not in order of the photograph: Clive Ballet (V); Roy Stockley (D); John Berry (?); Bob Bolan (?); Trevor Jaques (?); John Worley (?); Mike Piggott (B).

A popular and busy group that were active throughout the late sixties and seventies. Can anyone help with the line-up in the photograph ?

Big Ben and the Chimes:

Left to Right: Peter Hornby (G); Nicky Winter (B); Richard Jones (D): Reg Mathews (V); Chris ‘Gabby’ Hayes (G).

Vocalist Reg Mathews was in The League of Gentlemen with Robert Fripp and Gordon Haskell. (Thank you to Howard Jones for the photograph).

The Big Six:

Russell Hunter (D).

A soul band from 1965. Drummer Russell Hunter went on to play with The Mob and then left for London where he joined The Deviants and Pink Fairies. More information and a photograph needed.

The Blackhawks:

Left to Right: Roger Bone (B); Zoot Money (V); Pat ‘Pee Wee’ Sheehan (D); Roger Collis (G).

One of Zoot Money’s short-lived transitory bands, The Blackhawks, were active for a few months during 1960. (Thanks to Roger Collis for the photograph).

The Bluetones:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ? I believe Dave Woodfield (V) was a member.

The Bobby Bure Group:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Bones:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Bob and the K.D.C.:

Not in order of the photograph: Bob Frampton (V); Clive ‘Bunny’ Warren (G); Kenny Beverage (D); Colin Winwood (G); Dick Lee-Smith (B).

Does anyone have any more information ?

Bob Michael’s Band:

Bob Michaels (K); Tim Large (G); Bill Jacobs (B); John Devekey (D); Graham Livemore (Tr); Andy Kirk (T); Pete Sweet (S).

The Bob Michael’s Band became Dave Anthony’s Moods in 1965 with the addition of Dave ‘Tony Head’ Anthony on vocals. Does anyone have a photograph ?

The Bossmen / Archimedes Principle:

The Bossmen Left to Right: Ken Hughes (G); Brian Ward (B); Cliff Beckett (V); Chris Jenkins (D). Archimedes Principle morphed from the very popular Bossmen, formed in 1964 as a soul / r&b outfit. They changed their name in 1967 and became a psychedelic rock band, before going their separate ways in 1970. Cliff went on to form the Cliff Beckett band, who counted drummer Bernie James from Elias Hulk as a member. Ken Hughes formed Spangles then the Cincinanatti Hog Farm with Chris Jenkins (D); Tony ‘Boot’ Underhill (V); Clive Cunningham (F / V); Graham Bowman (B). (Thanks to Stephanie Ward for the photograph).

Archimedes Principle at the East Howe youth club circa 1967, Left to Right: Jeff Phillips (S); Dave Tricksey (S); Cliff Beckett (V); Ken Hughes (G), out of shot Chris Jenkins (D); Dave ‘Muff’ Mitchell (B); Richard Hoskins (K). Other members included Ron Burrows (D); Geoff Hopkins (G); John Hollingsworth (G); Bob Hood (B).

The Brain:

Michael Giles (D); Peter Giles (B); Al Kirtley (K).

A short lived pre Giles, Giles & Fripp trio that released one single. Is there a photograph out there ?

Bram Stoker:

Bram Stoker circa 1969, Left to Right: Tony Bronsdon (K); Jon Bavin (B / V); Peter Ballam (G / V); Robert Haines (D). Other members included Tony Lowe (B); Harvey Coles (B); Shelia D’Arcy (V / B); Pat Flynn (G); Pete Rumble (D); Will Hack (D); Neil Richardson (G); Josephine Marks (B); Warren Marks (D).

Formed in 1969 from the remnants of Renaissance Faire and Freedom Village, Bram Stoker are still active, albeit with Tony Bronsdon being the only original member. They have released three albums to date.

Bunkers Brain / Almanack

Members included Chris Redwood (G / V); Chris Turner (G / V); Tubs Turner (B / V); Richard Cartridge (D) & Alan Watkins (D).

Bunkers Brain were active during the latter part of the sixties and morphed into Almanack in the early seventies.

The Bunch:

The Bunch circa 1965 Left to Right: Maurice Lake (B / V); John Sherry (D / V); John Huntley (G / V); Alan Willoughby (G / V).

The Bunch circa 1967, Left to Right: Chris Redwood (G); John King (B); John Sherry (D); Mike Berry (S); Dave Potter (S); Peter Beckett (V); Dave Cooper (K).

Formed in 1963 as a quintet called The Concordes, The Bunch consolidated as quartet in 1964 and then expanded to a septet in 1966. They released four singles but went their separate ways in 1968.

The Cavaliers:

The Cavaliers pictured at the White Buck, Burley in 1967, Left to Right: Bob Strannack (B); Terry Andrews (B); Pete Gibbs (D); David Morley (K); John ‘Joe’ Jones (V) & John Morley (G). Other members included Barry Gilmore (B); Gordon Vockins (G); ‘Sharon’ Allen (D); Martin Legname (?).

The first of many John ‘Joe’ Jones bands that were active from 1964 to 1970.

The Caxton Forunners / The Caxton:

Paul Saunders (V); John Vize (G); David Davenport (D); Tony Bronsdon (K); Dave Hollister (B).

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Chevrons:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Charles Drayton Kind:

Terry Dene (G); Gerry Fussell (B); Dudley Cook (G); Dene Fame (V); Jimmy Drayton (D).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Chocolate Elbow:

Peter Cullen (G / V); Martin Francis (B / V); Bernie James (D).

An early band for Bernie James who went onto Elias Hulk in 1970. Does anyone have a photograph ?

The Concordes:

John Sherry (D / V); John Huntley (G); Alan Willoughby (G); Maurice Lake (B); Unknown (V). Mike Rickson (S) was also a member for a short time.

The Concordes were active throughout 1964 until they changed their name to The Bunch and became one of Bournemouth’s most popular bands. (Thanks to James Sherry for the photograph)

The Countdowns:

Jon Kremer (G); Richard Berg (G).

Jon Kremer is a close friend of Al Stewart and wrote a book called Bournemouth A Go! Go!. Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Copper Spoon:

Dudley Cook (G); Alan ? (G / V).

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Corvettes:

The Corvettes in 1964, Left to Right: Richard Palmer (G / V), Paul Mead (V); Alec James (D); John Wetton (B / V). An earlier version of the band included Clive Field (B); Pete Mounty (G).

Formed in 1962, The Corvettes morphed into the Palmer James Group in 1965. (Thanks to Peter Viney for the photograph).

The Cremation:

Robert Fripp (G); Howard Pettridge (B); ? (D).

Robert Fripp’s doomed power trio lasted all of two gigs before imploding after a disastrous gig at the Royal Ballrooms in Boscombe. Does anyone know the drummer and is there a photograph ?

The Crescendoes:

Members included Dave Luboff (?); Tony Luboff (?); Dave Gumbrell a.k.a Harry Gee (G); Joe Hodgkins a.k.a Joe E. Martin (V); Kenn Westwood (D); Terry Squires (G); Pete Ballam a.k.a. Jack C. Peters (B); Keith Collins (G); Geoff Westwood (G); Dave Edwards (D); Roger Deacon-Smith (B).

Originally a Weymouth Band, The Crescendoes formed in 1963 with Dave Luboff (?); Tony Luboff (?); Dave Gumbrell (G); Joe Hodgkins (V), they gradually became a Bournemouth band as members left and were replaced. The line-up of Dave Gumbrell (G); Joe Hodgkins (V); Kenn Westwood (D); Terry Squires (G); Pete Ballam (B) recorded a single “Little Egypt and an album in Germany. In 1966 Joe Hodgkins (V); Kenn Westwood (D) recruited Keith Collins (G / V); Geoff Westwood (G); Dave Edwards (D); Roger Deacon-Smith (B) from the South Coast 5ive and became the Fadeyevsky Family in 1967.

Crispin Street Quintet:

Al Kirtley (K / V); Nigel Street (S);  Jimmy Shipstone (G); Francis Shipstone (B); Tom Costello (D).

Al Kirtley’s jazz quintet came together in 1962 after the Sands Combo hit the buffers. The Shipstone bothers went on to join The Nite People. Does anyone have a photograph ?

Dave Anthony and the Ravers:

Dave Anthony and the Ravers circa 1961, Left to Right: John ‘Jet’ Berryman (B); Tony ‘Dave Anthony’ Head (V); Eddie Parsons (D); Al Kirtley (G).

The short lived Dave Anthony and the Ravers were active during 1961. (Thanks to Al Kirtley for the photograph).

Dave Anthony and the Rebels:

Dave Anthony and the Rebels in 1961, Left to Right: Michael Giles (D); Peter Giles (B); Al Kirtley (G); Tony ‘Dave Anthony’ Head (V).

Dave Anthony and the Rebels only managed a hand-full of gigs in 1961. (Thanks to Al Kirtley for the photograph).

Dave Anthony and the Raiders:

John ‘Jet’ Berryman (B); Howard ‘Eddie’ Parsons (D); Al Kirtley (G); Dave ‘Tony Head’ Anthony (V).

Another flash in the pan with Dave ‘Tony Head’ Anthony and Al Kirtley. Does anyone have a photograph ?

Dave Anthony’s Moods:

Dave Anthony’s Moods in 1965, Left to Right: Graham Livemore (Tr); Tony ‘Dave Anthony’ Head (V); Tim Large (G); Bob Michaels (K); Andy Kirk (T); John Devekey (D); Pete Sweet (S); Bill Jacobs (B).

Founded in 1965, Dave Anthony’s Moods moved to London in 1966 and recorded a single before relocating to Italy in 1967 where they released two more. The DAM’s expired in 1969.

Dave Anthony and the Plague:

Tony ‘Dave Anthony’ Head (V).

Tony ‘Dave Anthony’ Head’s band before he joined Les Fleur De Lys in 1968. Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Dave La Kaz and the G Men:

Dave La Kaz and the G Men, Left to Right: Dave Woodfield a.k.a ‘Dave La Kaz’ (V); Al Stewart (G / K / V); Derek Scammed (D); Terry Squires (G); Bev Strike (B). Other members included Mike Piggott (B); Bill Napier (V).

Another local group for Al Stewart, he was with them from 1963 to 1964.

The Deputies:

Don King (G); Barry Vacher (V / H); John Easter (B).

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Dictators / Infantes Jubilate:

Not in the order of the photograph: Keith Pearce (G); Bob Foster (B); Terry Avery (D); Dave Longley (G).

Infantes Jublate released one single, “Exploding Galaxy c/w Take it Slow”, on the Music Factory label in 1968.

The Dominators:

The Dominators, Left to Right: John Austin (B / V); Alvin ? (D); Mike Whitfield (G / V) & Peter Bowers (G / V). Other members included Doug Eyre (D); Norman Elphinstone (V).

Active in the mid-sixties, can anyone help with more information ?

The Dowland Brothers and the Drovers / Soundtracks:

The Dowland Brothers and the Soundtracks circa 1962, Left to Right: Roy Phillips (G); Gordon Dowland (V); David Dowland (V); Michael Giles (D); Peter Giles (B). Other members included Barry Southgate (B); Chris Warman (D); Gordon Haskell (B); Alan Barry (G); Mike Piggott (B); Johnny Hammond (D).

The Dowland Brother were a going concern from 1960 to 1966. They recorded eight singles with Joe Meek and had a number thirty three hit with a cover on The Beatles “All My Loving” in 1963. Roy Phillips formed The Peddlers, Mike and Pete Giles and Gordon Haskell were all in King Crimson.

The Dynosonic Jerks:

The Dynosnic Jerks, Left to Right: Tony Haberfield (G); David Hitchings (D); Dean Fane (V); Eddie Hodges (B); Roger Downton (G).

The Sandstorms in all but name. Roger Downton formed the Dynosonic Jerks as a r&b side project in the mid-sixties. (Thanks to Roger Downton for the photograph).

Eddie Stevens and The Valiants / The Valiants:

Eddie Stevens (V); Bob Frampton (V); Mike Williams (G); Richard Cartridge (D); Eddie Roberts (G); Keith Kenyon (G); Bob Brunning (B); Ted Rawles (B); John Devekey (D).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Elias Hulk:

Elias Hulk circa 1969, Left to Right: James Haines (B); Neil Tatum (G); Pete Thorpe (V); Peter Grenville ‘Gren’ Fraser (G); Bernie James (D). Bill Napier (G) was with the band for short time at their formation.

A hard rock band from 1969 / 70 who released one album, “Unchained”, in 1970. (Thanks to Bernie James for the photograph).

Elias:

Elias 1970, Left to Right: James Haines (B); Bernie James (D); Phil Clough (G / V)

A short lived trio that grew from the ashes of Elias Hulk in 1970. (Thanks to Bernie James for the photograph).

The Embers:

Alan Parsons (B); Tim ? (G); Terry ? (V).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Fadeyevsky Family:

The Fadeyevsky Family circa 1967, Left to Right: David ‘Eddie’ Edwards (D); Joe Hodgkins (V); Kenn Westwood (V / D); Geoff Westwood (G / V); Keith Collins (G / V); Roger Deacon Smith (B / V). John Goldsworthy-Higgs (G) was also a member but is not pictured.

Formed from the ashes of the South Coast 5ive and The Crescendoes in 1967, performed locally and in Germany but split in 1968.

The Falcons:

Jim Gregan (G / V); Mike Domay (B); Bill Nims (D).

Jim Cregan’s school band, he went on to fame and fortune with Cockney Rebel and Rod Stewart.

The Feel:

Pete Ballam (G); Rob Haines (D); Ian Clark (B).

Pete Ballam and Rob Haines went on to form Bram Stoker in 1969. Does anyone have a photograph ?

Finnias Fogg:

Steve Foster (S); Mick ? (V).

Does anyone have anymore information and a decent photograph ?

The Flake / The Flower People:

The Flower Power, Left to Right: Keith Harding (G); Richard Parsons (D); Richard Clemons (G / V); Peter Hann (B).

Does anyone have anymore information ?

Freedom Village:

Freedom Village in 1968, Left to Right: Robert Haines (D); Ian Clark (?); Ian Prentice (?); Peter Ballam (G); Richard Oliver (?).

Pete Ballam and Rob Haines band before they joined Bram Stoker in 1969. Ian Prentice went onto design and build Axis amplification.

The Freebooters:

Bev Strike (B); Barry Vacher (V); Don King (G); Derek Scammed (D); John Easter (G / V); Gary Rice (K); Martin Francis (B).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Free Love:

Peter Grenville ‘Gren’ Fraser (G); James Haines (B).

Fraser and Haines joined Elias Hulk in 1969. Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Freewheelers:

Tim Mycroft (K / V); John Langdon (?); Pat Mynchin (?); Roger Bethel (D); Andrew Field (?).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Four Ales:

Zoot Money (V); Mike ‘Monty’ Montgomery (B); Pete Cox (D); John Goggin (G).

Zoot Money’s skiffle band formed while he was at Porchester school. Does anyone have a photograph ?

The Furies:

John ‘Jet’ Berryman (B); Howard ‘Eddie’ Parsons (D); Al Kirtley (G); Les Fisher (V); Tony Head (V).

Another early Al Kirtley and Tony ‘Dave Anthony’ Head group. Does anyone have a photograph ?

The Golden Arrow Showband:

Back Row Left to Right: Peter Fry (K); Martin Lowry (D); Jimmy Mathewson (V); Front Row Left to Right: Brain Clements (B); Robert Emery (G).

A quintet formed by former pupils from Wareham Secondary Modern School in 1968. Does anyone have a decent photograph ?

Goodrat:
The Grasshoppers:

The Grasshoppers circa 1966, Left to Right : Steve Lane (G); Tom Marsh (?); Paddy Lowry (D); Bob Haskell (B); Terry Bennett (G). Past members included John Pryor (B); George Godden (D).

Does anyone have anymore information ?

The G Men:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ? I believe Derek Scammed (D) was a member.

Harmony Grass:

Left to Right: Michael Knight (B); John Lee (G); Micky Fudge (V); Lavina Smith (V); Colin Smith (D).

This group came second in the Bournemouth Regatta Beat Group competition in 1968. They were also contracted to perform at Omar Sherif’s night club The Flying Cocotte in Beirut, Lebanon in the same year.

The Harvey Wells Soul Band:

Pete Thorpe (V).

Thorpe joined Elias Hulk in 1969. Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Hors D’Oovres:

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ? I believe David Millar (?) was a member and a chef, hence the name.

The Ides of March:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Impacts:

Bob Foster (B) was possibly a member.

The Inpacts are pictured here in the Beat Room at the Royal Ballrooms in Boscombe. Does anyone have anymore information ?

The Initials Beat Combo / The Initials:

The Initials circa 1964 Left to Right: Vernon Whitfield (G); Richard Jones (D); Cedric Thomas (V); Pete Hornby (G); Geoff Adams (B). Other members included Dave Willingham (B); James ‘Fats’ Powell (D); Bill Nims (D).

A popular group that specialised in pop and ballads.

The Interns:

The Interns Left to Right: John Rostill (B); Peter Brooks (D); Kevin Drake (S); Roger Collis (G). Other members Michael Giles (D); Peter Giles (B).

John Rostill left The Interns in 1963 and replaced Brian ‘Licorice’ Locking in The Shadows. Peter Giles took his place and Michael Giles came in for Brooks, but the band split up shortly after. (Thank you to Susan Thompson of the John Rostill website for sending in this photograph).

The Inner Circle:

The Inner Circle circa 1965 at the Pavilion Ballroom, Left to Right: Roger Downton (G); Unknown (V); Teddy Moore (V); Barry Carter (G); Trevor ? (D); Tony Blake (B).

Another side project for Roger Downton of The Sandstorms. (Thanks to Roger Downton for the photograph).

The Indigoes:

John Eaton (G); Andrew McCulloch (D).

John Eaton joined The Web and Andrew McCulloch was in the Lizard era King Crimson. Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Interlects:

The Interlects at the Moordown Congregational Church Hall in 1964, Left to Right: Roger Shore (B / V); Bert ‘Rod’ Bush (G / V); Steve Woods (D); Gary Proctor (G).

This group were a bunch of schoolboys aged fourteen to fifteen years old from the Moordown and Winton area. They were active from late 1963 when they were called The Volts, through to early 1965. They played locally in church halls such as the Congregational hall in Moordown, the Epiphany hall in Castle Lane and the Holdenhurst village hall where they would also rehearse. Like most groups in those days they only had one amplifier between them and had to hire the rest from either Don Strikes or Eddie Moors. Gary Proctor was only with them for a short period and they carried on as a trio after he left, see below. (Thanks to Roger Shore for the photographs)

Jerome:

Roger Collis (G); Brian Roberts (D)

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Jimmy Pennel and the Jumpmen:

Jimmy Pennel (V).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The John Gary Group:

John Gary (V).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Johnny Ghost and the Phantom Four:

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Joe Grundy:

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Johnny King and the Raiders:

Johnny King and the Raiders circa 1960, Left to Right: Peter Giles (B); Graham ‘Wes’ Douglas (G); Michael Giles (D); Johnny King (V); Roger Collis (G).

Formed in 1959, split in 1961. (Thanks to Roger Collis for the photograph).

Johnny and The Giants:

Alan Barry (G); Mike Piggott (B); Johnny Wylie (V); John Penhale (D).

Singer John Wylie joined the Navy in the mid-sixties which brought about the groups demise. Does anyone have a photograph ?

The Johnny Quantrose Five:

Johnny Quantrose (V); Geoff Robinson (G).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

John Brown’s Bodies:

Graham Bowman (B); John Bowman(D); Steve Warner (?); John Starkey (?).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The John Mark Three:

From Left to Right: Phil Courtenay (D); Pam ? (V / K); Mal ? (V / K).

The John Mark Three were active from 1969 to 1972. They played mainly summer seasons at holiday camps, Rockley Sands in Hamworthy and Pontins in Christchurch, plus hotels for holiday makers. In the winter they reverted to the social club circuit.

The Kapota All Stars:

Tony Edwards (G); Tony Ringrose (D); Chris ‘Fergie’ Ferguson (D); Pete Ballam (B); Alan Shepp (G); Tony Ricard (Ban).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Karakters:

Barry Thomas (K).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The King Pins:

Annie Christopher (V).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Krabs:

The Krabs in 1966, Left to Right: Terry Lowe (B / V); Lenny Parratt (G / V); Terry Dickerson (D), fourth member Steve Edge (G) is not pictured as he took the photograph.

Short lived band from Shapwick, Steve Edge became the guitarist in The Room. (Thanks to Steve Edge for the photograph).

Lavina and the Lavelles:

Not in order of the photograph: Brian Vincent (G); Terry Keyworth (V / G); Lavina Smith (V); Colin Smith (D); Tim Langrish (B).

Played the last gig at the Bure Club before its closure in January 1967.

The League of Gentlemen:

The League of Gentlemen circa 1965, Left to Right: Stan Levy (D); Valentino ‘Tino’ Lucinio (G / V); Reg ‘Tony’ Mathews (V); Robert Fripp (G) & Gordon Haskell (B), later members were Terry Squires who replaced Fripp (G); Tony ‘Dave Anthony’ Head (V).

Robert Fripp and Gordon Haskell’s second band after The Ravens.

Lee Peterson and the Defenders:

Lee Peterson (V); Bob Brunning (B); Mike Broomfield (G); Joe Binks (G); Linda Kent (V); Roy Young (S); John Gibson (D).

Bob Brunning was Fleetwood Mac’s first bass player. Does anyone have a photograph ?

Lisa and the Brethren:

Not in order of the photograph: Lisa Firth (V); Terry Firth (B); Ken Nash (G); Rod Legge (G); Mick Gill (D).

Formed in 1964, they reached the semi-finals of the 1966 ‘Melody Maker Beat Contest’ held in Brighton. Does anyone have a decent photograph ?

The Living Trust:

Kevin Oakes (B).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Lyn Star and the Saturns:

Lyn Star (V).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Marzipan Lawn Mower:

Left to Right: David Nott (D); Graham Archibald (V); John Buckmaster (B); Richard Aldous; (G).

A group formed by pupils from Canford School. Does anyone have a decent photograph ?

The Master Sounds:

Left to Right: Graham ‘Wes’ Douglas (G); John Stevenson (D); Ted Roberts (B); Eddie Stevens (V) sat on drums.

Formed in 1964, Eddie came from The Valiants and Wes moved onto The Trackmarks. Does anyone have a better photograph ?

The Metro Beats:

Lorraine Cousins (V); Jimmy Drayton (B); Roger Curley (D / H).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Metropolitan Boot:

The Metropolitan Boot circa 1968, Left to Right: Bob Bowling (G / V); Ian Preece (B); Mike Gething (D), a second guitarist, Chris Methyll, left soon after their formation.

The Metropolitan Boot were three Bournemouth School sixth former’s from Southbourne who came together in 1968 and split the following year. Bob Bowling went on to join Orange Box. (Thanks to Mike Gething for the photograph).

Mike Allard and the Tremors:

Mike Allard (V); Dave May (G); Barrie Dee (B); Johnny King (D); Barry Jay (G)

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Mike Allard and the Shades:

Mike Allard (V)

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Mob:

The Mob circa 1966, Left to Right: Paul ? (G / V); (G); Rex Arnold (B); Russel Hunter (D); John Dickenson (K / V).

Formed in 1964, split in 1966. Their main claim to fame is Russell Hunter who moved to London and became the drummer with The Deviants and the Pink Fairies. (Thanks to Russell Hunter for the photograph).

Mystic Tangent / Manky Kat:

The Mystic Tangent, Left to Right: Steve Page (D); Mike Pike (B) and kneeling Pete Dashwood (G); Mark Austen (V); Jim Bellamy (G). Other member Mark Eden (B).

The Mystic Tangent were best known for a mass fainting at Pokesdown Youth Club. They were playing at the club when a strobe light caused a small number of over heated teenagers to collapse, some needed medical attention. The story made the national dailies. In 1971 Mark Eden replaced Mike Pike and the Mystic Tangent became Manky Kat. There was a brief reunion in the nineties of the original line-up, but that was brought to an end with the untimely death of Mark Austen. (Thanks to Mark Eden for the photograph).

The Newcomers:

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Newgate Calendar:

Alec James (D); Steve ? (G); Chris ? (G).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Nightriders:

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

(The) Nite People:

The Nite People, Left to Right: Patrick Bell (S); Francis ‘Gordon’ Shipstone (B); Chris ‘Fergie’ Ferguson (D); Jimmy ‘Warwick’ Shipstone (G / V); Barry Curtis (K). Other members included Tubs Turner (B); Nigel Street (S); Martin Clarke (B); Scot Kirkpatrick (B).

Formed in 1964 by Chris ‘Fergie Ferguson, The Nite People released eight singles and one album before imploding in 1970.

The Nite-Lites:

A r&b and soul band from Hamworthy. Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Onyx:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Orbits:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Orange Box:

Bob Bowling (G / V).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Outcasts:

Gordon Baylie (B); Dave Bush (V); Brain Read (G); Jack Alner (D); Rob Watkins (G).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Pack:

Tony ‘Arny’ Arnold (G).

Tony ran Arny’s Shack recording studio in Penn Hill for may years. Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Pandora’s Box:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Pat Dawson and the Vulcans:

Pat Dawson (V).

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Palmer James Group:

The Palmer James Group circa 1965, Left to Right: Richard Palmer (G / V), John Wetton (B / V); John ‘Hutch’ Hutcheson (K); Alec James (D); Paul Mead (V). Other members included Dave Till (S); Derek Power (S).

Formed from the ashes of The Corvettes in 1965, the Palmer James Group lasted until 1967 when Palmer, Wetton and Hutcheson formed Tetrad with Bob Jenkins (D). (Thanks to Peter Viney for the photograph).

Pegasus Two:

Mike Griffiths (G); Tony White (D); Phillip Prowles (V); Mike Paul (B).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

People’s People:

Steve Adams (G); Richard Cartridge (D); Graham Lumb (B); John Story (D).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Pentagon 5:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Phantoms:

Lee Kerslake (D).

Lee Keslake’s first group. Does anyone have anymore information ?

The Pill:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Pinemount 5:

Graham ‘Wes’ Douglas (G).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Plough:

John Culshaw (G / V); Sharon ? (Fl)

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Plunkett / Quadlings Delight:

Rod Young (K).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Prayer of Hades:

The Prayer of Hades, Left to Right: Mark ‘Eden’ Howells (G); Paul Strange (D); Dave Rees (K); Peter Hiscock (B).

Active from 1968 to 1970, Mark Eden went on to Mystic Tangent before setting up Misty Studios. (Thanks to Mark Eden for the photograph).

The Profile:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Push:

Bernie James (D): Fred Fry (G); Phil Bridle (K); Terry Lowe (B); Mick Whitlock (V).

Bernie James joined Elias Hulk in 1969 and Fry, Bridle & Lowe went on to Team Dokus. Does anyone have a photograph ?

The Raltones Jump Band:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Ragtimers:

Geoff Howard (B); John Green (G); Tony Newman (S); John Phillips (D).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Ravens:

Robert Fripp (G); Gordon Haskell (B / V); Valentino ‘Tino’ Lucinio (G / V); Graham Whale (D); Chris ‘Fergie’ Ferguson (D).

Robert Fripp and Gordon Haskell’s first band. Does anyone have a photograph ?

Roger and the Rallies:

Roger Downton (G).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Renaissance Faire:

Tony Bronsdon (K); John Vize (G); Dave Davenport (D); Phil Saunders (V); David Hollister (B).

Tony Bronsdon joined Bram Stoker in 1969. Does anyone have a photograph ?

The Rhythm Section:

Tony ‘Dave Anthony’ Head (V); Nick Newell (S).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Roadrunners:

The Roadrunners 1963, Left to Right: Unknown; David Edwards (D); Unknown; Keith Collins (G / V); Mo ‘Dickie’ Etherton (G); Mike Fielding (H / V). Other members included Dave Hawkins (B); Spud Taylor (V / D).

The Rockamars:

Rex Poulton (G); Gene ‘Stew’ Stewart (G); Brian Bond (B); Tony Sword (V); Terry Sparks (D).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Rock Circus:

Kevin Drake (S); Dave ? (G / V); Malcolm ? (B / V); John ? (D / V); Mark Austin (V); Colin ? (K).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Rockets:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Roy Wisdom and the Wisemen:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Rockravers:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

(The) Room:

Chris Williams (G / V); Jane Kevern (V); Roy Putt (B); Steve Edge (G) & Bob Jenkins (D), other members included Pete Redfearn (D); Roger Hope (V); Scott ? (G); John ‘Hutch’ Hutcheson (K).

Former One Way Out guitarist Chris Williams formed The Room in Blandford in 1968. They recorded a highly prized album, Pre-Flight, in 1970 and went their separate ways the following year. (Thanks to Steve Edge for the photograph).

The Royal Blue Rockers:

Roy Phillips (G); Johnny Hammond (D; Barry Southgate (B).

Roy Phillips first group. Worked for Reg Calvert and went on to back the Dowland Brothers becoming The Drovers and the The Soundtracks in the process. Roy switched to organ and formed The Peddlers in 1964. Does anyone have a photograph ?

The Rubber Soul:

Rubber Soul, Left to Right: Tim Langresh (G); Nick Marks (T); Terry Keyworth (G / V), Steve Hill (S). Other member Rodney Bush (G).

The Sands Combo:

A number of musicians went through the ranks of The Sands Combo inlcuding Zoot Money (V / K); Tony Head (V); Pat ‘Pee Wee’ Sheehan (D); Roger Bone (B); Al Kirtley (K); Nigel Street (S); Graham ‘Wes’ Douglas (G); Fergie Ferguson; (D); Michael Giles (D); Peter Giles (B); Kevin Drake (S).

The house band at the Pavilion ballroom with an ever changing line-up during 1963.

The Sandstorms:

The Sandstorms, Left to Right: Dean Fane (V); Roger Downton (G); David Hitchings (D); Mike Brown (B); Tony Habberfield (G). Other members included Joss ? (V); Eddie Hodges (B); Dave Woodberry (K); John Hutcheson (K).

Popular group in the early to mid-sixties, guitarist, Roger Downton’s father opened and manged the 45 Club at the Triangle. (Thanks to Roger Downton for the photograph).

The Santones:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Scarborough Fair:

Left to Right: Sally Allard (V); Yvonne Dufall (V); Bert ‘Rod’ Bush (G / V); Peter Hiscock (B / V);

A four part harmony group that were active in 1971.

The Sceptres:

Rick Pickett (?).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Senators:

Mick Sadler (?); John Fell (?); Paul Allpress (?); Keith Johnson (?); Max Hyde (?).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Sinnermen and Sara:

Sinnermen and Sara, Left to Right: Bob Toop (G); Annie ‘Sara’ Christopher (V); Ian Clarke (V); Ray Cartwright (B); Tony Giles (G). Other members included Cyril Faulkener (D); Ruth ‘Sara’ Faulkener (V); Bernie Adelus (B).

In existence from 1963 to 1969, Sinnermen and Sara were Bournemouth’s answer to The Seekers, they released two singles and an album on MGM. (Thanks to Annie Christopher for the photograph)

The Shades:

John Jacobs (?).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Shame:

The Shame 1967, Left to Right: Greg Lake (G / V); John Dickenson (K); Malcolm Brasher (B); Bill Nims (D). Jon Pettersen (G) was in an early line-up.

A Greg Lake band, they released one single in 1967.

Shy Limbs:

Shy Limbs 1968, Left to Right: Andrew McCulloch (D); Greg Lake (G / V); John Dickenson (K). Other members included Malcolm Brasher (B); Tony Sword (B); Alan Barry (G).

Greg Lake’s last local band before he joined The Gods. They released two singles but Greg only appeared on one, drummer Andrew McCulloch was on both before he joined King Crimson.

The Sidewinders:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Spencer Mac:

Paul Spencer McCallum (B): Mike Morris (D); Joe Gillingham (K); Tony ‘Archie’ Paul Wood (V); Micky Fudge (V).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Stool Pigeons:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Sound by Five:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Sounds Unique:

Lennie Wright (D); Don Fay (S); Kenny Beveridge (D); Tony Edwards (G); Dick Lee Smith (B); Chris Eaves (G); John Eaton (G).

Sounds Unique became The Web in 1966. Does anyone have a photograph ?

Sound System:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Soul Foundation:

Paul Spencer McCallum (B); Bob Jenkins (D); Kevin Drake (S); Mike Gillingham (K).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

South Coast 5ive:

The South Coat 5ive pictured at the Ritz, Left to Right: Dave ‘Eddie’ Edwards (D); Unknown (G / V); third left Keith Collins (G / V); Unknown (G); fifth left Roger Deacon-Smith (B). Other members included Kenn Westwood (D / V); Barry Barnes (D); Geoff Westwood (G); Mike Domay (G).

The South Coast 5ive were a pop covers group that lasted from 1964 to 1967.

Spangles:

Ken Hughes (G); Dick Shutler (K); Graham Bowman (B); John Bowman (D); Tony Sword (V).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Spontaneous Combustion:

Spontaneous Combustion, Left to Right: Gary Margetts (G / V); Tristain ‘Tris’ Margetts (B); Tony Brock (D). Other members included Mike U’Dell (V); Jode Leigh (D); James Jay Sharkey (D); Peter Taylor (G).

Formerly The Transit Sound, they became Spontaneous Combustion in 1970. Recorded two albums in 1972, Spontaneous Combustion and Triad then a third as Time in 1974 after Tony Brock left.

Squad 5:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Squiers:

John Wetton (G).

John Wetton’s first band.

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Stairway:

Left to Right: Peter Hiscock (B); Paul Strange (D); Liz Addison (V); Dave Rees (K); Bert ‘Rod’ Bush (G / V).

Stairway were active from 1969 to 1971.

Star:

Brian Roberts (K).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Statesmen:

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Stormers:

Zoot Money (V); Mike Montgomery (B); John Goggin (G), Al Kirtley (G); Tommy Mouland (G); John Penhale (D): Andy Somers (G).

Another short lived Zoot Money band before the formation of the Big Roll Band. Does anyone have a photograph ?

Stovepipe No. 4:

Dave Fernbach (K); Mick Bryan (G / H / V); Johnathan Leather (G); Pete Brown (D); Roger Cole (G); Andy Fernbach (G).

Andy Fernbach branched out on his own as a blues artist and recorded a highly prized album.

The ST Three:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Sundowners:

Alan Morgan (?); Derek Hill (?); Marianne Kelly (V); John Bennington (?).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Surfin’ Gremmies:

Surfin Gremmies circa 1965 Left to Right: Paul Newman (G / V); Pete Newman (D); Mike Phipps (B / V). Thanks to Annie Christopher for the photograph)

The band eventually shortened their name to The Gremmies.

Svensk:

Svensk 1967, Left to Right: Roger Hopkins (G / V); Jason Paul (V).

Recorded two singles for the Page One label in 1967 then went their separate ways.

Systems Go:

Left to Right: Graham Lumb (B); John Storey (D); Lee Peterson (V / T); Graham Rock (G / S); Rodney Mutloe (G). Other members included Charles Chaffey (V / T); Wendy Stanley (V); Paul Spencer MacCallum (B).

The group played in Germany in 1967 and won a Top Rank beat contest.

The Tallmen:

The Tall Men, Left to Right: Al Shepp (G); Tubs Turner (B); Ed Roberts (G); Tony Rickard (G); Chris ‘Fergie’ Ferguson (D). Other members Eddie Evans (G); Alan Grant (G).

The Tall Men rose from the ashes of the Kapota All Stars in the early sixties.

Team Dokus:

Team Dokus circa 1969, Left to Right: Terry Lowe (B); Fred Fry (G); Stephen Hall (G); Phil Bridle (K); Royston ‘Roy’ Stockley (D); Roger Hope (V). Other member Doug Lane (D).

Formed in 1969 when Roger ‘Dokus’ Hope left The Room. They made one album, Tales From the Underground, but spit in 1972.

Teddy Valour and the Valiants:

Bob Brunning (B).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Tetrad / Ginger Man:

Tetrad 1967, Left to Right: Richard Palmer (G / V), Bob Jenkins (D); John ‘Hutch’ Hutcheson (K); John Wetton (B / V).

1967 band featuring Bob Jenkins who went on to The Room, Richard Palmer James who joined Supertramp and became a lyricist for King Crimson and John Wetton bass player with Mogul Thrash, Family, Wishbone Ash, Roxy Music, Asia etc. (Thanks to Peter Viney for the photograph).

Teak and the Smokey:

Not in the order on the photograph: Tony Sword (V); Brain James (B); Terry Sparkes (D); Trevor Parry (G).

This group appeared on Opportunity Knocks with Hughie Green in 1967. Does anyone have anymore information and a better photograph ?

The Tension:

Jack Hall (V); Rod Randall (B); Peter Newman (D); Tony Dallard (G); Roger Scott (G).

Formed in early 1964, it was reported in the Bournemouth Times that they were going to release a single called “It’s Much Too Bad” written by Pete Townsend in the spring of 1966, but I don’t believe it ever came to fruition. Does anyone have anymore information and a better photograph ?

Thursday’s Child:

Tim Mycroft (K / V).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Time Checks:

Greg Lake (G / V); David Jenes (G); Bev Strike (B); Tony Batey (D).

Greg Lake’s second band. Does anyone have a photograph ?

Tony and the Ramrods:

John ‘Jet’ Berryman (B); Howard ‘Eddie’ Parsons (D); Al Kirtley (G); Tony ‘Dave Anthony’ Head (V).

Yet another early Al Kirtley and Tony ‘Dave Anthony’ Head combo. Does anyone have a photograph ?

Tony Blackburn and his Swinging Bells / The Sabres / The Rovers:

Tony Blackburn (V); Bob Brunning (B); Ed Roberts (G); Al Stewart (G); Barry Barnes (D); Geoff Westwood (G), Pete Ballam (B); Richard Webb (G); John Penhale (D).

Tony Blackburn went on to a long career as a DJ, Bob Brunning was the first bass player in Fleetwood Mac, Pete Ballam joined Bram Stoker in 1969 & Al Stewart was, well, Al Stewart. Does anyone have a photograph ?

Tony Saturn and the Planets:

Lee Kerslake (D); Tony Letts (V); Bill Jacobs (B); Tim Large (G).

Formed in 1963, became The Trackmarks the following year. Does anyone have a photograph ?

Tony, Howard and the Dictators

Tony Howard and the Dictators circa 1964, Left to Right: Alan Francis (B); Keith Pearce (G); Howard Gordon (V); Howard “Red” Lewis (D); Tony Moore (V); Dave Till (G). Other members included Ron Armstrong (D); Bill Nims (D); John Paul (G); Bob ‘Tony’ Foster (B); Bob Brunning (B).

Formed in 1962, Tony, Howard and the Dictators recorded two singles for the Oriole label but slimmed down to just The Dictators in 1966 when Tony and Howard left.

The Topics:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Trackmarks:

The Trackmarks circa 1964, Left to Right: Bob Michaels (K); Tony Letts (V); Graham ‘Sid’ Austin (G); Lee Kerslake (D); Bill Jacobs (B); Tim Large (G). Other members include Gary Rice (K); Ted Rawles (B); Graham ‘Wes’ Douglas (G).

Formed in 1964, The Trackmarks changed line-up in 1965 when three members left to form the Bob Michael’s Band who went on to become Dave Anthony’s Moods. The band split up in 1967 when Lee Kerslake left to join The Gods.

Transit Sound:

Transit Sound Left to Right: Tristain ‘Tris’ Margetts (B / V); Steve Evans (G); Tony Brock (D); Gary Margetts (G / V).

The quartet was active from 1968 until Steve Evans was edged out in 1970. The remaining trio won the 1970 Bournemouth Regatta Beat contest then became Spontaneous Combustion.

The Traitors:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Trappers:

The trapper pictured at the Bransgore Village Hall in 1963, Left to Right: Barry Barnes (D); Al Stewart (G / K / V); Geoff Westwood (G), Pete Ballam (B); Tony Barrett (V) kneeling. Keith Collins (G / V) replaced Al Stewart.

Originally formed in 1963 to back Tony Blackburn, The Trappers struck out on their own after falling out with the future DJ over money issues. Al Stewart left at the end of year and was replaced by Keith Collins.

Trendsetters Ltd:

Trendsetters Ltd, Left to Right: Al Kirtley (K / V); Mike Blakesley (T); Peter Giles (D); Bruce Turner (G / V); Michael Giles (B). Other members Allan Azern (K); Geoff Robison (G / V).

Formed in 1964, Trendsetters Ltd. released four singles before slimming down to the four piece Trend in 1966. (Thanks to Al Kirtley for the photograph).

The Trend:

The Trend, Left to Right: Michael Giles (D); Peter Giles (B); Mike Blakesley (T); Allan Azern (K).

In 1966 Trendsetters Ltd. slimmed down to a quartet and recorded one single for Page One.

Trio 45:

Dave Till (G); Chris Potter (K); Brian Roberts (D).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

Tubs in Crowd:

Tubs Turner (B); Chris Turner (G / V); Colin Kjniffe (K); Steve Kjniffe (D); Jenny Wilson (V); Hazel Cooper (V); Ann Christopher (V).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Underdogs:

Paul Nigel (?); Patrick Flynn (?).

The U. D. Set:

Paul Nigel (?); Patrick Flynn (?).

Unit 4:

Not in the order of the photograph: Greg Lake (V / G); David Jenes (G); John Dickenson (K) Kenny Beveridge (D); Roger Deacon-Smith (B).

Greg Lake’s first band lasted from 1963 to 1964.

Utopium:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

The Vipers:

Tom Costello (D); Tone Edwards (G); Francis Shipstone (B); Don Fay (S)

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

The Volts:

Bert ‘Rod’ Bush (G / V); Roger Shore (B / V); Steve Woods (D).

The Volts formed in 1964 and became The Interlects in 1965. The photograph above is of the Interlects just after they had changed their name.

The Viscounts:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Web Donworth and the Zephrys:

Does anyone have any information and a photograph ?

Wild Country:

Not in the order of the photograph: Terry Keyworth (G / V); Kevin ‘Spud’ Murphy (D); Simon Tedd (G); Danny Balkwill (B); Michelle Fisher (V). Other member John ‘Joe’ Jones (G / V).

Wild Country were formed in 1969 and released one single in 1970.

Wild Honey:

Richard Croft (B); Tina Hughes (V); Tony Paul (G); Gerry Fussell (G).

Does anyone have anymore information and a photograph ?

White Room:

Left to Right: Rod Young (K); Terry Brackstone (B); Bert ‘Rod’ Bush (G); Martin Jackson (D).

White Room won the Bournemouth Regatta Beat Contest in 1969. Does anyone have a better photograph ?

The Zoo:

Paul Spencer McCallum (B / K); Bob Jenkins (D); Kevin Drake (S); Mike Gillingham (K / V); John Wetton (B / K / V).

The Zoo were a short lived band formed by Paul McCallum in 1967 to support Helen Shapiro and Tony Bolton on a tour of Europe. Does anyone have a photograph ?

Zoot Money and the Big Roll Band MK 1:

Zoot Money (V); Roger ‘Rocky’ Collis (G); Al Kirtley (K); Mike Montgomery (B); John ‘Johnny’ Hammond (D).

Does anyone have a photograph ?

Zoot Money and the Big Roll Band MK 2:

Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band 1962, Left to Right: Roger ‘Rocky’ Collis (G); Kevin Drake (S); Zoot Money (V / K); Peter Brooks (D); Johnny King (B). (Thanks go to Al Kirtley for the photograph).

Zoot Money and the Big Roll Band MK 3:

Zoot Money (V / K); Andy Somers (G); Colin Allen (D); Nick Newell (S); Roger Bone (B).

Where did these bands come from, were they local? Get in contact if you can help.

1984

3rd Stone From the Sun

The Adamantine

All of Us

The Bobby Gibson Group

Boanerges

The Cellar Rats

The Chain

Chapter IV

The Chosen Few

The Circles

The Clockwork Orange

The Coalition

The Committee

Concrete Trousers

The Crazy Paving

The Disturbance

Dual Purpose

The Elite

The Emotions

The Evil

The Expression

The Fifth Progression

The Five Suns

The Fraternity

The Froot

The Furze

The Fusion

Green Steam

Hideaway

The Hour

The Humbug

The Hyp

The Ignition

The Innovation

The Jentet

J. J. Preston Sound

The Just Men

Latent Image

The Lemon Peel

The Lemon Tree

The Little Darlings

Little Nicola and the Unknowns

The Magistrates

Modern Mixture

The Motion

The Motivation

Mowye

Mrs Gillespie’s Refrigerator

The Nascent Void

Nathan’s Wave

The Network

The Playground

The Power

The Profile

The Programme

The Promise

Royston’s Forge

The Safety Catch

The Scheme

Sebastian Lodge

The Seconds Away

The Scotch

The Sierras

Simplicity Soul

The Sky

Soul Supply

Sounds Around

The South Beats

The Sneakers

The Spectrums

Sunday St Petersburg

The Switch

The Technique

The Title

The Toast

The Track

The U. D. Set

Unique Sounds

The Unruly Members

The Untouchables

Velvet Lime

The Verdict

The Voids

29 thoughts on “Bournemouth Groups

  1. The Mob:

    Keyboards & Guitar John Dickenson
    Guitar Dave ??
    Rhythm Guitar Paul ??
    Bass. Rex Arnold
    Drums Russell Hunter

    Can’t remember the surnames of either Dave or Paul on guitar (Dave came after Paul)
    In 1967, I (Russell Hunter) moved to London, became drummer for The Deviants & then The Pink Fairies. The Mob then changed their name to The Shame, Greg Lake came in to play bass and sing, and Andy McCulloch to play drums.

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    1. Hi Russell, thanks for getting in touch. The Mob have now been inducted into the ‘Bournemouth Beat Boom Hall of Fame’ where they belong. I have looked you up on the internet and would like to add a page of your own on my website. I will be in touch, John

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      1. Excellent site.
        Re: The Sandstorms picture. Roger Downton is 2nd from the left! With Tony Haberfeild far right.
        All the best
        Roger Downton.

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      2. Thank you for the positive response Roger and correcting the line-up. I’m glad you approve of the site and if you have any stories or photos you would like to add, please get in touch. By the way I have read your entertaining book on The Sandstorms and enjoyed it immensely. Regards, John

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  2. Hi John.Any news,on The Copper kettle..1984…Pandoras Box,as I remember these bands mostly playing in local churches.

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    1. I haven’t come across any of those bands so far, although I did find The Copper Spoon recently who I remember from back in the day. John

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    1. Hi You asked if anyone has a better photo of Authority Blue. I have the originals that were taken prior to our tour of South Wales in 1996. Also I have a photo of the original set-up of when I first started Authority Blue in 1965. Plus I have a couple of photos of The John Mark Three 1969-1972. Do you want these copies? Regards Philip Courtenay

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      1. Hi Phillip, yes I would be very interested, I’ll drop you an email later this morning. John

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      2. Thanks 😊 Phil,yes soon as I read it 👍Your correct,brilliant,I was only 15yrs old then.
        Also Acremedies Principal was a very good live band.

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  3. A couple of quick points on the excellent page above.
    a) It was Johnny and the Giants, not Johnny King and the Giants. Johnny King was never part of the group. The singer’s name was Johnny but I can’t remember his surname.
    b) in the Trendsetters Ltd. pic the names of Mike and Pete Giles are mixed up. It’s actually Pete in the middle and Mike on the right.

    Hope that helps. This site is a great record of those exciting times.
    Al Kirtley

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    1. The singer in Johnny and The Giants was called John Wylie. He left to join the Navy around 1964-65 and returned some years later, but I lost contact with him in the early seventies.

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  4. Hi John
    Just found this fantastic site bringing so many memories of the sixties in our town
    I played bass with Mystic Tangent/Manky Kat together with Steve Page(D) myself,Mike Pike(B)
    Pete Dashwood (G) Mark Austin (V) Jim Bellamy (G)
    I also have some more pics.
    The band played together late sixties till 70/71 at most of your venues listed playing all over England and South Wales before disbanding
    We actually reformed in 94 as Tangent with all original members after realising we were all living in the town again till sadly the passing of Mark after which it was never the same. Pete and Jim are still playing locally as Still Breathing?
    Anyway good to get in touch and keep up this fantastic memories/site
    Kindest Regards
    Mike

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to get in touch Mike, it’s always great to hear from somebody who was there at the time. I remember seeing the Tangent at the time and knew Steve Page on nodding terms, as he lived just across West Howe common from where I lived. John

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  5. Hi , a really interesting site , love the pic’s with people and names I recognise . I played guitar and sang in a number of the bands . I have a couple of pics you may like to post of Scarborough Fair , who played regularly on thur evenings at the New Fox in Terrace rd Bournemouth in early 70’s . Also Stairway , local band who worked in Bournemouth /Poole and across the south coast .

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    1. Hi Rodney, Thanks for getting in touch, I am interested in anything you can supply, I will send you and email, John

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  6. Hi. With regards your picture of Freedom Village… I joined up with Ian Prentice (The Prof) around 1969/70 and began making sound equipment with him (Amps, Speakers, Stacks and Mixers). I understand that he built some of the equipment that Supertramp first set out on the road with and I do have a picture of them using it. He was incredibly inventive when it came to creating electronic equipment. In the early seventies, we went on to provide PA equipment to bands all around Bournemouth and beyond even acquiring some old, and very large Pink Floyd Bass Bins as part of our PA equipment offering. Unfortunately Ian had a serious underlying medical condition and died before his 30th birthday.

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    1. Thanks for filling us in on the Prof David. I was aware of him at the time and I believe John Wetton used Axis amps when he was playing around Bournemouth. Such a pity he died so soon, John

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      1. That’s interesting Nick, I wonder how that came about. I only ever remember Rory using Vox AC30s and Fender Tweeds and latterly Marshalls. Does anybody out there know the story behind Rory using Axis amps built locally by Ian Prentice ? John

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    1. Hi Ray, Photographs are very scarce of groups playing the Pavilion in the sixties, if anybody out there has any, please get in touch. John

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  7. Thanks for taking the time. Great and interest site. Sorry I don’t t have any pictures of Tony Saturn and the Planets (don’t think cameras were invented then!) Keep up the good work. Tony Letts. (Latter years: Happy Medium; Majesty (me, Kenny Langdown Keyboards. Brian Lincoln Lead Guitar/keyboards. John Hammond Drums later: Steve Sanger. To date: I’m now singing solo:The B1G TL

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    1. Thank you for getting in touch Tony, I am always pleased when somebody who was actually there makes contact. Have you read the Lee Kerslake and Dave Anthony Moods pages as well ? I would be interested to know if what I have written is correct. John

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