1994 at The Marquis Of Ormonde, Codnor with Joy 2009 at John Bridges retirement party with the Dukeries team
2002 at Shadowmania with The Vibratos
The Cavern, Liverpool 1997 when I was with Boy On A Dolphin
Private wedding in Totley, the night Pricess Diana was killed.
With Boy On A Dolphin standing in for Pete who had hurt his back.
Cary Baylis also played that night. This is where Acoustic Angels was born. Great memories eh ?
This is THE Strat on which Hank played Apache on the 1960 single.
How cool is it to have had a play on that ?
What can you say, Pete Stringfellow helped us form our band back in the day.
Andrew Morley as Buddy Holly
I used to go and watch MAGIC back in the 1977 era at Dial House Club in Sheffield whenever they were appearing on our nights off. They were a 'groups' group, we all aspired to be able to sing and play as tight as they were back then and one standout member for me was Stan Fuller, their bass player and 'high voice'. His Rickenbacker bass was a delight to hear and later he bought the Roland Synth bass, playing it with equal panache blending with his superb vocals. One night much later, around 1990, I went to see Magic at Sheffield Lane WMC and he was no longer with them. I was gutted, it was like watching The Shadows without Hank, or The Beatles without Paul.
I asked the band where he was but they were very economical with the truth so I left, as they were not a patch on the band I had grown to admire.
Fast forward to 2016 at the funeral of my agent and friend John Bridges. By a quirk of fate it was at Bishop Auckland Crematorium and at the wake, at a local club, this couple joined us at our table. I asked the guy if he was an agent too, as I seemed to recognise him, but it turned out to be Stan - I'd found him after not knowing what happened all those years ago. We immediately got on and he told me that he knew of our band, culminating in an invitation to join us on the theatre shows - the rest is history.
God bless John Bridges, this was a parting gift that money could never buy.