Saturday night dances

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Saturday night dances

Postby Heather » 28 Sep 2011, 15:02

Does anyone remember Les Wheelers band at the Majestic ?
Thats where I met my Husband 50+ years ago
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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby lincslad1 » 28 Sep 2011, 16:29

Yes, and they wouldent let you jive up there!!!! :D
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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby Heather » 29 Sep 2011, 10:19

I was there the first night they roped an area off for R&R segregation at its best
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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby Mivalanchi » 06 Oct 2011, 19:42

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c1950s with Les Wheeker on Piano, Ivan Dunbabbin on Bass, Stan Watson on Drums at the Majestic and the White baby grand.
Can anyone put names to the other musicians? please

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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby Mivalanchi » 07 Oct 2011, 07:18

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Circa 1950s Bert Murrays Band.
Stan Watson on Drums.
Can anyone name other musicians please, and the venue?
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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby EWW » 07 Oct 2011, 09:13

I do not know who the other band members are but nice to
see a picture of Sticks (stan) Watson. Myself and Kevin Sharman
used to help down his chicken farm at Santalena many moons ago.
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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby delbert » 07 Oct 2011, 09:54

Sticks (stan) Watson. Myself and Kevin Sharman


giza clue eww :smt006
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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby Mivalanchi » 07 Oct 2011, 19:43

Couple more of Stan Watson.
Circa 1940 Possibly at Blackfriars Hall
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Circa 1970? Not sure of the band, but singer could be NIKKI ??
I think this may have been at Cozens (Mildenhall) hotel
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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby EWW » 07 Oct 2011, 19:54

Yes that flock wallpaper looks very Cozens to me Miv.
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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby Mivalanchi » 07 Oct 2011, 20:05

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Unknown Trio and venue with Stan on drums
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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby EWW » 07 Oct 2011, 20:17

The last picture is showing him like I remember him Miv. He must have
played at every venue around here for miles. The last time I saw him
playing was at the Regis rooms many years ago. I cannot remember
seeing him since then. When he had the chickens, we used to put them
to bed, and then go have a pint just up the road at the Sandboy pub.
He had a powder blue ford consul that I had a hankering for but never
did get one.
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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby apollonine » 07 Oct 2011, 20:39

Unknown Trio has George Acourt on Bass..he taught me a thing or two on how to play a bass guitar, he had the patience of a saint.. :)
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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby EWW » 07 Oct 2011, 22:33

delbert wrote:
Sticks (stan) Watson. Myself and Kevin Sharman


giza clue eww :smt006


No Del, there's a full stop after Watson :)
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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby delbert » 08 Oct 2011, 10:43

:oops: sorry
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Re: Saturday night dances

Postby Mivalanchi » 10 Oct 2011, 09:05

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More recent pic, possibly at Crown Gayton?

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Jumping and Jiving at the Majestic

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