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Posted By: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
25-Oct-09 - 09:02 AM
Thread Name: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Subject: RE: Liverpool Folk Club 1970
Yes gang, Les is right. Barry's still hard at it, (Apoco Music) and playing soft rock and country. Married to Connie for many years (the sister of my old friend Paul Norbury) and Connie's the author of the "Munro The Mole" children's books.
R&B Inc. were having regular reunions a few years back, at the Royal Clifton Hotel. Pete Kelly, the consumate showman, came back to resume vocal duties once and John Conroy was on drums, with Chris Holmes (Music Students, Timebox) on keyboards. Lee Curtis, members of the Undertakers & Dominoes were onstage too. Wonder why they discontinued these events?
Apart from Barry and Pete, R&B Inc had John McCaffrey on bass (My spouse Jean still fancies him!) and Mike McKay on rhythm guitar - I haven't had news of them for years. Alan Menzies the original drummer used to play with The Bootles - maybe still does and lives in Denmark.
Barry's first band was the Diplomats. He replaced George Eccles in R&B Inc. in 1963 and their 'Louie Louie' cover got to no.40 in the charts - we still have a scratchy worn-out copy.
Sorry if this has got away from a 'folk' thread - or has it? Discuss!!!!