Portsmouth Music Scene


The Portsmouth Music Scene
The Drummers


There's an old rude saying, that drummers are people who play with musicians.
To be honest, we'd be lost without them, so here is our tribute to them all.

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Roger Mahoney, dated 1948. His first resident gig every Fri, Sat and Sunday night at the Fratton Trades Hall with The Mrs True Duo.
piano & drums.(Three nights.15/- !!) No pic of Mrs True I'm afraid. She was a Winnifred Attwell style player.
Roger went on the play in the Benny Freedman Band at the Savoy Ballroom

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Russ Mahoney

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Jeff Walker drummer and music shop owner

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Ken Hughes, drummer with the For-tunes from 1962 at Paulsgrove Sec Mod School

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Mike King drummer with Five by Five 1964

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Dave Pittard was drummer for Barry & Zodiacs, Chapter 6, Rosemary, Springhill, Dawn, Informers, throughout the 1960's

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Tony Hawnt drummer with Kiev 1974

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From the Portsmouth NEWS 24th March 1977.
Roy's Drum Pad, owned by legendary drummer Roy Huggett was in Elm Grove, close to the traffic lights.
The tall man in the photo is Roy and the gent with dark hair is drummer Roger Mahoney.

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The late Roy Huggett, played with so many bands over the years

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The three ages of Terry Threadingham


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Bryan Hatchard of the Cadillacs


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The late Malcom Bailey, played with a number of bands in the 60s including The Rivals and Grass. The photo was taken at Vospers social club.

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Pete Light, formerly with the Renegades.

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Anthony Rollinson, author of 'Twenty missed beats'

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Phil Briggs of Big Band Theory

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Nobby Glover with The Shadders at the Heroes, Waterlooville

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Alan Williams with the St Louis Checks on and 1960's beat cruise


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The three ages of Phil Tilbury.

As a 14 year old(left), as a thirty something, and then more recently(right)


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Dave Houghton on drums and then with Mark Andrews and Phil Campbell.


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Jim Armstrong at the Honky Tonk Bar around 1975


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Tony Ransley and Alan Gordon


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Alf Pink of the Renegades


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Robbie Clarke, who you can see in Pompey Pop Pix drumming with Morganís Camel Train, is making the most of retirement by returning to drumming.
Hereís a pic from his first gig in 44 years with the Angie Haynes Blues Band at the Kingís Head, Wickham.


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Chris Hughes in the recording studio, previously with 'Something for the weekend' and in 2013 with 'Hat Trick'

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Ray Shepherd


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Bernie Fox


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Kenny 'Fonzi' Morgan


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Malcolm Burns


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Danny Rowlands


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Graham Hunt

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