The Portsmouth Music Scene
There are an ever increasing number of those friends who have now left this world.
John Ainsworth at Angel Radio
Steve Aspin DJ, ???? - 1980
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.
David Carter age 93 1925? - 28th May 2018 trombonist with Gosport Silver Band
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
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
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.
Don Golding, 14th April 1944 - 12th September 2018 guitarist with the Renegades and others.
Alan Gordon, drummer with Hector ?? - 2018.
Steve Grant, drummer.
Pete Gurd, from Harlem Speakeasy.
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 - ?.
Tony Hutchings, guitarist of The Crestas and The Hunters.
Fred Illingworth of The Four Jacks and the Gee Dees.
Brian Iredale 1944-2018,
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.
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, 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
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 Thompson, vocalist with Five by Five 1947 - 10th April 2018
Mick Waldock, guitarist/singer
Arthur Ward drummer of the Arthur Ward Band.
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
Chris Lynn, from Lancing in Sussex.
Len Canham, from Avenue Artistes
Robin Ford, from Haslemere,
but a Portsmouth area resident.
Dave Carson, Agent and Radio Victory broadcaster.
Pat Hatch with Truffle
Les Tuddenham 1914-1978 for Danny Raven and the Renegades
Dennis Upton with Dragonfly