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Friday, August 11, 2017

Identity Parade

This photo is of a session that took place at the Rising Sun pub, Wallsend, in April 1981. 
Pictureed (left to right) are: Ian Stronach (guitar); Tony Coe (looking out of the window); John Stevens (drums); unknown trumpet and bass guitar; Ian Carr (flugel); Unknown keyboard player.
John Etheridge was present (guitar headstock to the left of the picture) also Nigel and Germaine Stanger and, no doubt, others.
Can anyone help me identify the three unknowns and how they came to be playing at the Rising Sun?
Lance.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

That was the evening gig held to complement a series of jazz workshops held in Newcastle that year Ian S was at that time studying music and was actually one of the workshop attendees and caught the attention of John Etheridge and was asked to play. The bass player was Lewis Evans another local musician studying music at the time. The keyboard player was Michael Garrick.

Adi said...

Just came across this....... knew Ian Stronach well in the mid to late 70’s. A regular at the Glebe Folk and Blues club and jam sessions at the Derry in Sunderland. Even as a teenager he was the most amazing guitarist and totally self taught. Native of Ryhope. Great lad. Lost contact in the mid 80’s.

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