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- (Melody Maker September 22, 1979)

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IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON.

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 1

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

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Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00 -10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish. CANCELLED! Back on October 8

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk.

FRIDAY 2

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk. SOLD OUT!

Lee Bates - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. A Blind Pig Blues Club event.

SATURDAY 3

Emma Wilson Blues Band - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop.

SUNDAY 4

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Tel: 0191 691 7090. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quintet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop. The band’s 25th anniversary celebrations!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Leo Harwood Memorabilia

Leo Harwood, still blowing tenor sax at 88 years old, sent me these photos and memories via his daughter Angela Penwarden.
Many of the photos are of Leo and the Mighty Joe Young Band with whom he spent three and a half years playing at various venues as listed below. Some of the photos need names added.
April 3, 1959  - Jazz Club, Grand Hotel Tynemouth for 4 weeks.
May  1959 - Peter Deuchar's Club, Nelson St, Newcastle.
May 30, 1959 to Nov 1962 - every Saturday at New Orleans Club.
March 25, 19 60 to Sept 1961 Downbeat Club.
Sept 1961 Nov 11, 19 62 Club Agogo every Sunday.
Numerous other gigs at clubs. parties, dances, jazz band balls etc. Alnwick Castle and Durham Castle.
Previous post re Joe Young Band.     
Link to Photo Album
Lance.                

4 comments :

Lance said...

Colin, our man in Hong Kong, has added a couple of names to the jam session photo.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lance, the alto player on the jam session is Charlie Lovell. I recognize the dark hair and the raised shoulder.

Jude

Lance said...

OMG Charlie Lovell! The reeds I sold him when I worked in JGW. With Charlie L you got paid in cash with an half an hour of conversation thrown in.
He had some wonderful (I almost said Lovelly) stories to tell from days of yore. What a character - come to think about it they were all "characters" on that photo!

Steve Andrews said...

The guitarist on the left of the Porthole picture looks like Eric Gamblin to me.

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