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Old 27-08-2008, 19:29   #16
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Remember Dougie Mitchell, big guy, like a pint if I remember, I'm not sure but didn't he take on a Thwaites dray horse in a drinking bout and won, lived somewhere near the Polic/fire station in Accy
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Old 28-08-2008, 07:57   #17
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Re: ACCY POP GROUPS 1960s

I had a cousin from Clayton who was singer in the Dappers, his name was Billy Drinkwater, he was a joiner, and worked at Lancashire bar fitters, he worked with a bloke called Geoff Whiteside.
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Old 28-08-2008, 09:40   #18
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I had a cousin from Clayton who was singer in the Dappers, his name was Billy Drinkwater, he was a joiner, and worked at Lancashire bar fitters, he worked with a bloke called Geoff Whiteside.
the sundowners became the dappers or vice versa.
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Old 28-08-2008, 10:52   #19
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I seem to remember Atarah, had some photos of pop groups some time ago, the sundowners etc, I looked at accrington uncovered, looks like they've been removed. be good to see them again.
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Old 28-08-2008, 11:20   #20
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I had a cousin from Clayton who was singer in the Dappers, his name was Billy Drinkwater, he was a joiner, and worked at Lancashire bar fitters, he worked with a bloke called Geoff Whiteside.
Good old Billy Bean, Billy and Sam Scott, put the first bar in Ossy Con around 1964, I as on the committee at the time and can remember talking to them at the time, and it wasn't long after that I got a job there too. Think Billy's brother played Cricket for Enfield
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Old 29-08-2008, 07:58   #21
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He has three brothers Jaysay,Anthony, Raymond and Jeff, actually Jeff has just made contact after 40 odd years, he now lives in Peterbourgh and Billy ( Bean ) lives in Worcester.
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Old 29-08-2008, 11:13   #22
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He has three brothers Jaysay,Anthony, Raymond and Jeff, actually Jeff has just made contact after 40 odd years, he now lives in Peterbourgh and Billy ( Bean ) lives in Worcester.
That name Billy Bean was a stage name he used when he fronted a band, it was Billy Bean and the ?????????? can't for the life in me think of the name.
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Old 30-08-2008, 07:15   #23
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Billy Drinkwater ( Bean ) and the Dappers.
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Old 24-09-2008, 22:46   #24
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Beechy - I remember now you mentioned the name George - he did play drums for a short time while I was not playing. I remember he had a Premier (?) kit - much better than mine and I had an occasional go on it while it was left in John Cunliffe's front room at 45 Willows Lane. I'm very sorry about Haircut Geoff. He was a good guy. Such a shame some people took against him - we had to have a police escort out of Bacup after playing at the Irish WMC there when someone decided they disliked him enuf to attack.
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Beechy - I remember now you mentioned the name George - he did play drums for a short time while I was not playing. I remember he had a Premier (?) kit - much better than mine and I had an occasional go on it while it was left in John Cunliffe's front room at 45 Willows Lane. I'm very sorry about Haircut Geoff. He was a good guy. Such a shame some people took against him - we had to have a police escort out of Bacup after playing at the Irish WMC there when someone decided they disliked him enuf to attack.
Whatever happened to John Cunliffe? him n haircut were in my class at school.
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Old 27-09-2008, 02:11   #26
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Talking about the groups Mr C, any chance of getting Roy Tayor or Mick Sturzaker to give us a bit of history of thier time in the groups they were in, In that great decade. It would be historically significant for the history of Accrington for generations to come and not just to focus on Jon Anderson & the Warriors.
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Talking about the groups Mr C, any chance of getting Roy Tayor or Mick Sturzaker to give us a bit of history of thier time in the groups they were in, In that great decade. It would be historically significant for the history of Accrington for generations to come and not just to focus on Jon Anderson & the Warriors.
doubt it alan, Roy never talks much about it,plus don't see him that often, Mick aint n internet man, but will ask him fer any tales next time our paths cross.
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Old 27-09-2008, 09:33   #28
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I like the Accy Rockers, they're well worth a look if they're in your neck of the woods, they do a lot of charity gigs and its usually a good night out
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Does anyone remember the James Boys? Apparently they narrowly missed out to Freddie & The Dreamers for an Opportubity Knocks spot in the 60's. I'm told they were good but don't know anyone outside of my immediate family who ever heard of them.
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Does anyone remember the James Boys? Apparently they narrowly missed out to Freddie & The Dreamers for an Opportubity Knocks spot in the 60's. I'm told they were good but don't know anyone outside of my immediate family who ever heard of them.
sorry mate new un on me, will ask some old local band guys i see on friday nights.
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