The Portsmouth Music Scene
Known at first as the For-tunes, then The Original For-Tunes, and then the Rampant, these guys are having annual re-unions.
Taken outside The George on Portsdown Hill, they call their meets a PDR, which stand s for Pre Death Re-union!
At the Kings Theatre NEWS Guide Awards 2010, a gathering of old musos.
Here's two people responsible for these pages and all the research.
oh no, not again,.......
Here's two people hogging the limelight again.
The Renegades reunion gig at the Hilsea Lido 14th May 2011
Rod Watts(centre) with Phil Freeman(right), and brother Roger Freeman at the Fountain, Rowlands Castle in 2011
The Parkas in 2011
at the Eastney Crusing Association, under the name of Limited S at the Christmas Party.
The Pleasurama Reunions 2012
Here's Viv and Mick first meeting for about 25 years.
The Kings Theatre 8th July 2012 Reunion Performance 2012
left to right back,Mike Creamer (Vinyl Tap), Ian Campbell (Parkas/Limited S), ‘Nobby’ Glover (VT), Dave Allen (Reet, Petite & Gone), Nigel Baker (VT), Shep Woolley, Keith Summerfield (P/LS), John Summerfield (P/LS), Alan Christmas (VT)
After the show
After the show, above we have, John Clark (Morgan’s Camel Train, Coconut Mushroom), Mick McGuigan (Coastliners, St Louis Checks, Mushroom) and Graham Barnes (Klimaks, Coconut Mushroom) – pic by Alan Williams (St Louis Checks etc).
Coconut Mushroom re-union
The Coconut Mushroom who were able to meet up with their singer Colin Carter (left) for the first time in 40 years. Colin lives Stateside now as does original guitarist Roger Griffin and as he couldn’t make it Colin brought an up-to-date pic and email message. Others (L-R) John, Graham, Mick & Terry and also present Mick Dillon who now lives near Coventry but back in the day managed Inspiration, wanted, Gilbey Twiss etc.
Barbara and Jacqui’s ex-backing group, The Boyfriends, together again after 47 years in 2012.
Mick meets Mike, On the left Mick Cooper. And on the right Mike Glover.
“I ventured to Hayling Legion to see a gent I last saw as a youth, perform with his trio in about 1961 on the lawn outside Paulsgrove School. A strapping young Elvis look and sound-a-like, and I was hooked ‘I wanted to do music'.
In the Legion,
The Renegades reunion 7th December 2012, sadly Dave and Don and Alf couldn't make it but with Marc, Pete and Colin is Mick and Dave plus Colin Read
Here's one from 1988Nigel Grundy found this - from Christmas 1988. Back row left is 'Joe' Brown, drummer of Steel Mill and father of Ashley, one of the leading figures in Pompey's Supporters Trust. Then with tie, Mick Eveleigh who you can find on page 100 of Pompey Pop Pix as a member of the Storms, then yours truly Dave Allen. Mick and I shared vocals in Steel Mill's "Hard-edged R&B" (it's what the News said) - nice to see them mention Friday nights at Charlie Hurdle's. Front row shows the late Keith Matthews (sax), Bob Manley (bass) and the guitar twins Steve Cole and Jim Zimmer. With Mr Tench replacing Mr Brown, this band became the nucleus of the Reds who performed regularly for Mr Greedy and 'Hot Rod' Jim Lawrence at Basins at the Tricorn a few years later.
19th January 2013
Arnold Gutbucket and Humphrey Camelfoot, together again at the Rifle Club, Goldsmith Ave,
A Cadillacs re-union
The Scheme re-union, Band line-up was:
Left to Right – Terry Bragg (Bass, Dynamos) Dave Boltwood (aka Danny Raven) Don Golding (Rhythm for both bands) Alf Pink (Drummer both bands) Steve Stevenson (Dynamos) Tony Dawes (Original drummer both bands) Marc Tuddenham (Lead guitar both bands).
Mushroom re-union 2014, left to right Graham Barnes, Terry Threadingham,
Three Smiling Hards and one Blackout(Bill Carlton)
Coconut Mushroom from 1972, re-united for a gig at the Dockyard Club, July 2015
And yet another gathering in September 2018 at the Crown, Emsworth
Pete Cross and Ricky Martin and then
Jan (Mrs Cross) Ricky, Sarah (former KM Entertainments Secretary), Phil Bond (Ricky`s friend) dj Andy Tullett and the premature grey vintage dj Pete Cross!
The Groovy Kind, as they were and as they are now
Former Shazam members, Paul Haines, Christopher Hill, Louis Barrell, Andy Stetchman.