Portsmouth Music Scene

The Portsmouth Music Scene
Roll of Honour

There are an ever increasing number of those friends who have now left this world.
We wanted to record the names of those we knew, here, but possibly will have missed a few out.
If you can add any to this list, please contact us.

john ainsworth

John Ainsworth at Angel Radio

John Ainsworth in 2011, musician and broadcaster

Ray Andrews, DJ, 24th January 1960 - 15th December 2018

Steve Aspin, DJ, ???? - 1980


Roy Baker

Bryan Baker in 1989 Furys Bass guitar.

Jo Baker, jazz vocalist, ??? - October 2016

Roy Baker 1942 - 2010

Ted Ball in 1974 Furys drummer.

Dave Barratt folk singer 11th November 1945 - 5th September 2016.

Adrian 'Ade' Bartholomew 1943 - 2007, guitarist with the Dynachords.

Barry Barron guitarist 1937 - 23rd June 2018.

Michael Beacon (aka Mike Devon) 1944 - 2008,
of Mike Devon and the Diplomats,
also with The Arthur Ward Band.

Donald Bonser, vocalist with the Dynachords

Pete Bugg, from Whiskey River.


John Bullock

John Bullock, bass guitarist, Talismen & Lace.

David Carter age 93 1925? - 28th May 2018 trombonist with Gosport Silver Band

Bill Cole pianist/vocalist 2nd February 1920 - 11th June 2002

John Reginald Clark of Coconut Mushroom and Morgan's Camel Train,
11th April 1945 - 20th October 2018

Peter Cradock, Havant Symphony Orchestra founder
24th May 1936 - 14th October 2017

Ade Cull, singer/guitarist 25th April 1955 -- 23rd December 2018

Roy 'Red' Cresdee of the Redman Set.
1923 - 20th December 2013

Ernie Davis saxophone player.

Paul Dawkins guitarist with Kingbeats & TV21, 12th April 1964 - 14th July 2018


Paul Dawkins

David Diaper, of Brothers Scarlett, 1945 to 19th March 2017.

Stan Emptage 1917 - 28th August 2013,
Trumpet player with the Benny Freedman Orchestra.

John Evans, of The Sailmakers.

Steve Farrow, 1st May 1947 - 19th April 2006, guitarist of Travis Raymar,
Generation, Tangerine Slyde and Rosemary.

Dave Field, bassplayer with The Crestas and The Hunters.

Keith Francis of the Diplomats ? - 2013

Benny Freedman, Bandleader, musician and teacher.

Malcolm 'Nobby' Glover 1946 -2018 drummer with Heaven and many other bands/groups

Don Golding, 14th April 1944 - 12th September 2018 guitarist with the Renegades and others.

Alan Gordon, drummer with Hector ?? - 2018.

Steve Grant, drummer.

Florence Greaves, organiser of the Portsmouth Competition Music Festival 1947 - 1975

Pete Gurd, from Harlem Speakeasy.


Graham Hunt

Brian (Rod) Hare in 1997 Furys drummer.

Jack Hawkins 1932-2015 Bandleader at the Mecca Portsmouth


Nick Hug

Ricky Hayes, Emptifish bass player.

Bob Hemmings trumpeter with the Mecca Band and the Dave Pearson Big Band 16th Dec 1939 - 13th Nov 2018.

Roger Hollis, San Cella Sound drummer.

Nicholas Richard Hug 54 years, 12/1951 to 6/2006

Roy Huggett, drummer 1949 - ?.

Graham Hunt, drummer, (1943 1997)

Frank Hurlock 11th July 1926 - 5th November 1994

Tony Hutchings, guitarist of The Crestas and The Hunters.

Fred Illingworth of The Four Jacks and the Gee Dees.


Brian Iredale 1944-2018,
drummer with the Cheese Doctors.

Jon Isherwood,
folk singer. ??? - 2002

Bob Jenkins, DJ at the Sound Barrier, 1949-2012.

Phil Jones, saxophone player with Image and with Harlem Speakeasy.

Jean Kelly of Angel Radio - ??? - 2017.

Brian Kemp keyboard and bassplayer of Inspiration and Heaven.

Ted Laker ??? - 13th January 2019 age 85
Trumpeter and Angel Radio Presenter.

Anita Lockhart nee Liddell, of the Honeys singing sisters, 1934 - 11th May 2019.

Dave Loney, guitarist of The Paramounts, and The Hunters.

Geoff McKeon guitarist of the Diplomats.

Charlie Massiah born 1960 died April 27 2011

Ross Mitchell DJ, 1967 - 2015

Barry Monkcom drummer with The Paramounts and The Hunters. Saxplayer with The Redman Set

Bert Parker, aka Billy Storm 1944 - 2013, vocalist with Stormriders, Crescendos and Talismen.

Gerard Orzabal bass gutarist with the Avengers 1946 - 2017.

Colin Pearce one half of folk duo The Pearce Brothers ?? - 26th March 2018

Nelson Peters, double bass player with Bill Cole and others.

Tony Power, DJ.
He ran the Co-operative Deartment Store,
Fratton Road record department in the 1960's and later
presented for Quay Radio.


Colin Quaintance


George Race

Sarah Pritchard jazz singer
18th February 1957 - 10th September 2017

Colin Quaintance, guitarist, died 20th July 2011.

George Richard Race, percussionist
10th June 1932 9th April 2011.

Simon 'Blue' Robbins, 1967 - 31st August 1994
of Church Daubers and Radical Dance.

'Shakin' Jimmy Russell' 1962 -- 1996.

Chris Ryder, singer with the J Crow Combo


Shakin Jimmy Russell

Stewart Savage in 1983 Furys drummer.

Andrew Scarisbrick guitarist of Heaven.

Nigel Shannon bassplayer with Hector.

Ray Shepherd, drummer with Terry Flynn Band,

Trevor Nabarro Quartet, Sid Hayward Band 1960's

Roy Smith, Musican & Artist August 9th 1928 - January 14th 2017.

Paul Spooner (aka Tony Wyell), singer also with the Classics.

Barry Sutton in 2011, bass player.


Mick Waldock

Mick Thompson, vocalist with Five by Five 1947 - 10th April 2018

Phil Tilbury drummer & DJ, 14th May 1944 --- 23rd April 2019.

Mick Waldock, guitarist/singer

Arthur Ward drummer of the Arthur Ward Band.

Reg Wassell, musician and teacher

Greg Watkins of Truffle,
No fixed abode, The Mighty 45's and Mafia ? - 2016

Douggie Wheeler, trombonist and arranger

Richard Whichello April 9, 1933 - April 29, 2008

'Ginger' Woods, keyboard player from St Louis Checks.

Fred "Young Fred" Wyllie saxophonist 19th February 1923 - 17th December 2017


The Agents;-

Chris Lynn, from Lancing in Sussex.

Len Canham, from Avenue Artistes
in Southampton.

Robin Ford, from Haslemere,
but a Portsmouth area resident.


Dave Carson, Agent and Radio Victory broadcaster.


The Managers/Roadies;-

Pat Hatch with Truffle

Les Tuddenham 1914-1978 for Danny Raven and the Renegades

Dennis Upton with Dragonfly


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