1966. Fleur De Lys.

  Anoth­er shot of “Fleur De Lys.” Left to Right: Phil Sawyer (who left to replace Ste­vie Win­wood in the Spencer Davies Group), Chris Andrews (who played Oliv­er Twist on Broad­way in Lon­don) Kei­th Gunter (founder of Fleur De Lys), Gor­don Haskell (Ruperts Peo­ple, King Crim­son). I’m stand­ing on the far right with a leather coat on. […]

1966. Fleur de Lys “Circles” Atlantic Records.

1966, some­where in Eng­land. Fleur de Lys…me 2nd from left, the sec­ond Eng­lish band I played with for a bit. We played most­ly Motown style music. I played piano with this band. We once opened for Eddie Floyd (Knock on Wood) in Lon­don, and Bri­an Epstein (Man­ag­er of the Bea­t­les who was pro­mot­ing the show) dropped by our dress­ing room with a bot­tle of Champagne.

1965. The Sons Of Fred. “On The Level”. Parlophone Records. London, England.

This mag­a­zine got things a bit wrong…we nev­er had any­thing at all to do with the group, “Odyssey”. I’m sure they were a won­der­ful band. FI began play­ing bass and a lit­tle key­boards with the Sons of Fred in 1963…we turned pro in 1964. We record­ed at E.M.I (lat­er Abbey Road) in Lon­don for the E.M.I. Parlophone […]

1965. The Sons Of Fred. “You Told Me”. Parlophone Records. London, England.

  I don’t recall why we had cig­a­rettes stick­ing out of our mouths…thought it looked cool I sup­pose 🙂 I began play­ing bass and a lit­tle key­boards with the Sons of Fred in 1963…we turned pro in 1964. We record­ed at E.M.I (lat­er Abbey Road) in Lon­don for the E.M.I. Par­lophone label, and toured all over playing […]

1964. The Sons Of Fred. “Sweet Love”. E.M.I. Columbia.

  Pho­to tak­en in “Selmer Music” on Char­ring Cross Road, Lon­don. Buy­ing all new equip­ment and gui­tars. Just after the “Sons Of Fred” turned Proffe­sion­al and signed to Columbia/E.M.I. “Sweet Love”. Our first sin­gle, writ­ten by Alan Bohling.   “Sons Of Fred” YouTube Videos. I began play­ing bass and a lit­tle key­boards with the Sons […]