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    Default List of famous bands from Liverpool

    This is a list of famous music groups:
    Of course this list is incomplete; can you help?


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    I'm tired and it's past me bed time so youz'll have to fill in the blanks.
    Gaz and the Groovers
    Bosa Nova Duo.
    Merseybeats.
    The Roadrunners
    Nick Crouch.
    The Bar Room Boys.
    The Undertakers.
    Jackie Lomax.
    Swinging Blue Jeans.
    Hy Tones.
    Wes Paul.

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    Mojo Filter, anyone remember them? played a lot of Beatles music,good band. i used to watch them a lot

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    Deaf School...who I'm going to see tomorrow on the Academy...yeah!

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    And of course THE MUFFIN MEN and THE WIZARDS OF TWIDDLY
    A fine bunch of (scouse) musicians

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    Just found this old thread and couldn`t believe nobody had mentioned the
    Merseysippi Jazz Band. They are still playing now. I saw them in 1956 at the
    Liverpool Stadium on the same bill as the great Louis Armstrong and his Allstars. It cost me 1/5s and that was to stand up at the back of the arena.
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    "Mojo Filter"....oh yaeahhhh, good music!! I loved the guys!
    I must confess I miss "Frank goes to Hollywood"!The tragic fate of Holly Johnson! :-(

    Ahhhhh Colin Vearncombe aka Black.....he is a great musician and a nice fella. He left Liverpool many years ago and is now living in West Cork. Last time I have seen him was in 2004 live on stage in the Stanley Theatre.

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    Default Wot about Bilbo Baggins

    Remember them from the CI club in late 60s well before the lord of the rings was well known - cover band but good - box tops, bee gees etc. You had to be a mod.

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    The Searchers, Big In Japan, Lawnmower - now there's eclectic!

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    Shadowfax
    Bilbo Bagins
    Slaughter House
    Ibex
    Mumble
    No Exit
    Supercharge
    Northwest One
    Joker
    Fancy Dancer
    Taxi Annie
    The Touch
    Connie Lush and Blues Shouter
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    the harlems 70s soul band big in the northwest an come second on opportuniy knocks with hughie green i think cy tucker an the friars won

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    Quote Originally Posted by pabsdabs View Post
    the harlems 70s soul band big in the northwest an come second on opportuniy knocks with hughie green i think cy tucker an the friars won
    Yes, I remember the Harlems with Vinnie Ismail and Alan Sephton.
    Also the Gems, The Chants, Derry Wilkie, Sugar Dean, L8 Connection, Colin Aryeety, The Buzz Brothers (formerly the Shuffler Sound) - lots more, can't think off the top of my head.

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    Nobody has mentioned Rage/Nutz. My mate john mylett was the drummer he was killed in a car accident just after they split up. He had a club named after him that used to be in St Johns precinct. Anyone that has any memories or even better photos please post them on YO!

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    I've got a photo of inside Milo's in the 80s on here already somewhere.
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    The Klubbs
    Spider
    Blue Vein
    The Blackwells
    Cook Da Books
    The Check
    Colonel Bagshots I B B
    Delta Maid
    Merseybeats
    Strider
    Up and Running
    Wah
    OMD
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    Blue Vein would play on the clock in salisbury st on thursdays, we got the more plush weekend dates

    Cook da books were around when we were too, they had a good chart entry, the video was shot in Gerard Gardens.

    Wah/mighty Wah - The story of the blues.

    Up and running out of afraid of mice/two's company (Phil Jones) used to watch them on the Star & Garter.

    Do you remember a group Gnasher, about 6 of them, played i the Cumberland and used to do a song called/or had the lyrics - 'Little red bottle I love you' ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Blue Vein would play on the clock in salisbury st on thursdays, we got the more plush weekend dates

    Cook da books were around when we were too, they had a good chart entry, the video was shot in Gerard Gardens.

    Wah/mighty Wah - The story of the blues.

    Up and running out of afraid of mice/two's company (Phil Jones) used to watch them on the Star & Garter.

    Do you remember a group Gnasher, about 6 of them, played i the Cumberland and used to do a song called/or had the lyrics - 'Little red bottle I love you' ?
    Larks in the Park With Cook Da Books and the Check.
    We played The Royal Court with Blue Vein(my last night with The Touch 16/12/83).They played again there with Up and Running.Blew them both off the stage.
    What year for the Cumberland? Could it have been North West One?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davship View Post
    Nobody has mentioned Rage/Nutz. My mate john mylett was the drummer he was killed in a car accident just after they split up. He had a club named after him that used to be in St Johns precinct. Anyone that has any memories or even better photos please post them on YO!

    Davship


    Hello Davship..

    and all musos that shopped at Hessys on Stanley Street..


    Theres a bit of a special event coming off soon in Liverpool...
    I have the official press release and will be putting it on here soon..

    Tony Bolland is organising it... it is to do with Hessys where Tony Managed..
    Everybody who shopped in Hessys is invited... and a lot of faces mentioned on this thread will be there..

    I'm the official photographer... and the group get together shot will be on the steps of the St Georges Hall..
    it will be a great day, some BIG people are involved to make this a great Hessys re-union..
    a meet up is arranged for later for everybody to get pis.sed at..


    A book will follow from Tony Bolland about Hessys....

    I'm now in the process of contacting the likes of Phil Jones, Jimmy O'Brien.. Geoff Nugent.. Wylie blah blah blahhhhh and others to let them know about this get together....
    I'll put more info on very soon.. EVERYBODY is invited.
    pass the word around you muso's to any muso that shopped in Hessys ..



    Thanks all..




    Gerard..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard Fleming View Post
    Hello Davship..

    and all musos that shopped at Hessys on Stanley Street..


    Theres a bit of a special event coming off soon in Liverpool...
    I have the official press release and will be putting it on here soon..

    Tony Bolland is organising it... it is to do with Hessys where Tony Managed..
    Everybody who shopped in Hessys is invited... and a lot of faces mentioned on this thread will be there..

    I'm the official photographer... and the group get together shot will be on the steps of the St Georges Hall..
    it will be a great day, some BIG people are involved to make this a great Hessys re-union..
    a meet up is arranged for later for everybody to get pis.sed at..


    A book will follow from Tony Bolland about Hessys....

    I'm now in the process of contacting the likes of Phil Jones, Jimmy O'Brien.. Geoff Nugent.. Wylie blah blah blahhhhh and others to let them know about this get together....
    I'll put more info on very soon.. EVERYBODY is invited.
    pass the word around you muso's to any muso that shopped in Hessys ..



    Thanks all..




    Gerard..



    Testing.. one two.. testing.
    ..

    Just testing the 'bump'



    This post will be 'bumped' a lot..
    its a forthcoming event in Liverpool that deserves to be known about..


    Bye-eeeeeeeeee..


    Have a nice day..



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    Quote Originally Posted by GNASHER View Post
    Larks in the Park With Cook Da Books and the Check.
    We played The Royal Court with Blue Vein(my last night with The Touch 16/12/83).They played again there with Up and Running.Blew them both off the stage.
    What year for the Cumberland? Could it have been North West One?
    I think you're spot on with North West one Gnash as it's ringing bells. It would have been 81-83.

    Our gig venues were Daleys Dandelion, The Mayflower, Throstles Nest, Mitre, Schooner Inn, Whispers, The Clock, The Dorchester/Pembroke club, Kenny Fields, Windsor Castle aka Bents, Red Star club, Henglers Circus to name but a few. We sometimes played 5 nights a week and I was earning well in excess of my day job

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    We were always in Hesseys and Curly music - then around to Probe, Backtrax and The Magical Mystery Store - then a couple of years later we'd go to Cavern Mecca after MMS closed down.
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    Tony Bolland... with Albie Donnelly of Supercharge...




    Tony was manager of Hessys for about 7 years..
    then managed Curly Music for 10 years..
    he then owned River City Sounds on Seel Street for 5 years..
    In the 70's Tony was a well respected drummer on the Liverpool Music scene..
    He later went on to become a music teacher teaching in colleges..
    and was music teacher at Hard City Records on Benson Street...

    He now writes books about the Liverpool music scene..
    Plug In One, the forgotten years..... and Plug In two, the forgotten years....
    2 fantastic books from the man in the know on everything musical about Liverpool...
    just had a gab on the phone 10 minutes ago with Tony for half an hour..
    he's doin' just fine.. !.... and is loving the Cheshire country life lark..
    am looking forward to out latest 'Batman and Robin' adventure... ??...

    It will be a good laugh Tone... mate..


    Gerard....





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    Ged,Whispers.What a t**t of a carry.Couldn't loadout untill they started kickin'(literally) out.With it being a 'wine bar' no ale.We would stock up in the Newington,plastic bottles filled with ale.The bouncers were always trying to find it.The Manager,?,liked his bitter and would bum some.Had a few good stay behinds.He was also at Rudy's in Cumberland St,same owners?.That was another regular gig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard Fleming View Post
    Tony Bolland... with Albie Donnelly of Supercharge...




    Tony was manager of Hessys for about 7 years..
    then managed Curly Music for 10 years..
    he then owned River City Sounds on Seel Street for 5 years..
    In the 70's Tony was a well respected drummer on the Liverpool Music scene..
    He later went on to become a music teacher teaching in colleges..
    and was music teacher at Hard City Records on Benson Street...

    He now writes books about the Liverpool music scene..
    Plug In One, the forgotten years..... and Plug In two, the forgotten years....
    2 fantastic books from the man in the know on everything musical about Liverpool...
    just had a gab on the phone 10 minutes ago with Tony for half an hour..
    he's doin' just fine.. !.... and is loving the Cheshire country life lark..
    am looking forward to out latest 'Batman and Robin' adventure... ??...

    It will be a good laugh Tone... mate..


    Gerard....










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    omg ...
    " The Touch "
    That brings back memories , i remember Andy well,
    He used to go out with a friend of mine , who is also named Karen



    Karen x
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    Did she have something to do with catering?

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    yes
    Karen

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    What about Rage/Nutz. John Mylett the drummer was my friend. He was killed in a car crash on hoilday abroad just after the band split up. He had a club named after him in St Johns precinct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davship View Post
    What about Rage/Nutz....


    I'm assuming you never noticed post 19 davship ?...

    If you want info on Keith Mulhollannd and the lads from Rage/Nutz that fans I think would love to see.. just say so and I'll put it on here....
    if you dont want to see this then just ignore this.. I'll get the message..
    it really is no skin of my nose either way...


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    That would be brilliant Gerard. Most of my friends have a go at me for "living in the past" but class will always be class. Anything you could provide would be gratefully appreciated.

    Davship

    ---------- Post added at 09:14 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:09 AM ----------

    Ged thanks for the link ive just spent over an hour going through all those pictures, some great memories, some i'd rather forget! but brilliant anyway. Cheers again Davship

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    There's nothing wrong in living in the past when the current is so much sh1tter davship.

    Experiences and Memories are what helps to shape us.
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