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13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Cavendish Club.











More memorabilia from Jean. On the right a reminder of how classy the Cavendish Club was and the calibre of entertainment. On the left, the resident George Ricco Quartet.Charlie Smith is the guitarist, pianist George Richardson (Ricco) is sitting, Andy Milne (bass?) is in the centre but who is the drummer?
Lance.

4 comments :

Lance said...

No less a person that George Ricco himself tells me the drummer is Billy Mordue.

Malcolm said...

The drummer is indeed Bill Mordue who is my father in law. Now sadly suffering from late stage Alzheimers but the one thing that still get's his toes tapping is good music.I also have to say that the Musician's Union have been great.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone recall GEORGE McGUINNESS, pianist/organist, playing at The Cavendish in the 60s/70s? Did Jimmy Benz have a band there?

Anonymous said...

Yes I worked with George in the late 80's till his death around 97. A great muso who didn't suffer fools gladly but would back a friend to the hilt. George could play for any artist either with or without music. A brilliant piano player George played at the 'Gosy park' when Jack Lemon stayed and Jack walked up to George and said "loved you playng friend you have a lovely touch thanks a lot" or words to that effect. Before I met George he worked with Paula People. Any one else remember George.....Geoff??

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