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Old 04-08-2007, 10:56   #166
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the guy called steve, shaz, could well be an old mate of mine,who died recently.
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Old 04-08-2007, 19:49   #167
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He was a pretty stylish mod back in the 60's. Remember chatting to him on the Deck and admiring his full-length leather coat...a very desirable item back then.
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Old 04-08-2007, 20:20   #168
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I'm remembering there was "sub-group" amongst the folks who used to hang out on the deck , and they were the lads who went to the Grammer school on Blackburn rd. think one was Ian Alveston? , Graham Greenhalgh and others whose names I forget
I remember one year (67 or 68) meeting up with a bunch of them on a camp site near Dunkirk Belgium , me and a mate were 'hitching' to Spain but made a wrong turn at Calais , and ended up living on mussels and chips for a week,
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Old 04-08-2007, 21:54   #169
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Don't recall Ian Alveston ever going to the Grammar School. Are you sure you aren't thinking of Tunny or Ernie Lee?
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Old 04-08-2007, 22:07   #170
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Probably am , just thought he was one of that bunch , as you said in another post its 40 years ago now, there is no chance I would put money down on being able to pick out anyone from a line-up

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Old 05-08-2007, 07:25   #171
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seem to remember ernie lee playing a good blues guitar
along with alveston back in the sixties ?
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Old 05-08-2007, 15:11   #172
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the guy who stopped the buses was "Joseph" a polish guy who lived down clayton, a few stories relate to his manner,was something during the war i believe, the guy with the pens etc, i remember - but forget his name.
Don't think this is the same guy Cashman, but do you ever remember a man who used to go up Accy Con .. looked polish and possibly called 'Jo' ? Don't think he ever spoke. Can see him in a grey suit and always leant against the windowsill bottom left of the ballroom. Was older than most of the punters ..mainly danced on his own all night, but would suddenly come up to you and dance without asking.

Was always there. Perhaps you're too young .. bet Mez remembers him. Dark straight greasy hair with a beak nose.
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Old 05-08-2007, 21:16   #173
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seem to remember ernie lee playing a good blues guitar
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Yep, Ernie was one mean axeman and formed his own blues band in the 70's. Don't think they ever got very far.

As for Ian Alveston, arguably the best guitar player ever to come out of the Accrington area. Apparently, he still plays in a folk club up Ossy.
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:46   #174
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As for Ian Alveston, arguably the best guitar player ever to come out of the Accrington area. Apparently, he still plays in a folk club up Ossy.
I work with Ian Alveston's sister-in-law and he went to St. Mary's College, he used to play once a month for St Mary's club in Ossy, but she thinks he still plays now and then over Sowerby Bridge way. He still has numerous guitars.

He is a retired Art Teacher, taught at St. Hilda's in Burnley and now lives in Ossy up Fielding Way area.
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:09   #175
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Thanks for the info, Kate. Nice to hear he's still playing.
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Old 06-08-2007, 18:47   #176
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has been noted to jam occasionally up "Lock Street,with a couple of guys i know, never been -great guitarist no question, just cant stand him.
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Old 06-08-2007, 18:56   #177
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Thanks Cashman, sorry about your old mate. Was there a John Duffy do you know?
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Old 06-08-2007, 19:42   #178
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has been noted to jam occasionally up "Lock Street,with a couple of guys i know, never been -great guitarist no question, just cant stand him.
Cashy -do you think my son is better ? - (honest opinion required - no offence will result)
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Old 06-08-2007, 21:40   #179
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Margaret, very taken with your lad's guitar-picking and his band in general. Difficult to compare him to Ian Alveston, as the two have different styles. Also, very impressed to see they're on at the Colne R&B Festival. You've gotta be the business to get on the bill there.

I know you asked Cashy his opinion...hope you don't mind me putting my two pen'th in!
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Old 06-08-2007, 22:07   #180
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has been noted to jam occasionally up "Lock Street,with a couple of guys i know, never been -great guitarist no question, just cant stand him.
Don't know him myself Cashy, but my friend does describe him as being a little eccentric .. I personally love eccentric people, maybe you could think of him this way ..

Live across the road from a George Duffy ('bout your age) who has been known to play drums in local bands, again not sure if the same person you have mentioned previously, as don't think has any brothers .. can go and ask if you are interested.
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