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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Johnny Heenan Band in Amsterdam

Ray Harley has kindly sent me some photos of the Johnny Heenan Band in Amsterdam taken at a wedding at the Amsterdam Hylton back in the 1980s. Line-up: Ray Harley, Gordon Marshall (tpt), Don Fairley (tmb), Norman Barkus, Arthur Mowatt, Syd Warren, Stan Coates (saxes), George ? (pno), Brian? (bs), Ollie Rillands (dms), Kay Rouselle, Johnny Heenan (vcl).
Those guys on the loose in Amsterdam?! Click here to view. Lance.

4 comments :

Hil said...

Lance please forgive me if I'm wrong...but a couple of the pics you have Billy Harpers name on, to me appear to be to be of Art?

Lance said...

Well spotted Firewoman - thanks for pointing out the error of my ways. I have corrected the items. If I'd checked the names properly I'd have realised that Bill wasn't even there!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I was taught by Arthur Mowatt & spent many an occasion playing in the local tyneside wind band with himself & most of the others featured in these photos. I'd love to know whether my favourite teacher is still alive...

Lance said...

Sadly, Arthur passed away a few years ago - can't remember the exact year. Perhaps someone will be able to help.

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