Music Memories and Memorabilia

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THE LEVI SET

 

 

I was involved with The Levi Set for a couple of years, until the Mike Vernon audition in 1967 which ultimately led to Jeremy Spencer joining Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac. Below are a few items of correspondence, a copy of the Decca letter replying to Phil Smith, and a pencil drawing of me (in later years) by Jeremy. Some more of his brilliant artwork will be shown further down the page

 

 

 

 

THE POKEY HOLE (1969)

 

 

 

 

BIG BEAR RECORDS

 

 

 

 

EARTH / BLACK SABBATH

(more Sabbath stuff in the Pokey Hole 1969 and Tramp sections)

 

 

 

 

TRAMP ENTERTAINMENTS

 

 

 

 

NECROMANDUS

 

NECROMANDUS WERE THE GREAT 'VERTIGO BAND WHO NEVER WERE'. IN THE RECORD COLLECTOR ISSUE OF OCTOBER 2005, UNDER THE HEADLINE 'THE NEXT BLACK SABBATH?' THEY WERE CALLED A BAND WITH A 'GREAT IMAGE, HEAVY SOUND AND GREAT CONNECTIONS' 'A HOT UP-AND-COMING NEW BAND' THEIR DEBUT ALBUM WAS NEVER RELEASED, AND THE BAND WERE CONSIGNED TO HISTORY.

 

ON THE 30th MARCH, 1973, THEIR AGENT, NORMAN HOOD, WENT WITH THEM TO A GIG AT THE CASINO CLUB IN BLACKPOOL, AND STUCK AN ORDINARY CASSETTE RECORDER UNDER HIS CHAIR TO TAPE THE GIG. THE RESULTANT RECORDING WAS STORED AWAY IN HIS LOFT FOR THE NEXT 32 YEARS, UNTIL IN EARLY 2005 AUDIO ARCHIVES BOSS PETE SARFAS HEARD ABOUT IT. THE QUALITY OF THE TAPE SURPRISED EVERYONE, AND WAS SO GOOD THAT WITH A LITTLE TWEAKING IT HAS PRODUCED THAT RAREST OF COMMODITIES - A TRUE LIVE RECORDING OF ONE OF HISTORYS FORGOTTEN GIANTS.

THIS NEEDS TO BE HEARD....AND LISTEN OUT FOR LEGENDARY SINGER, THE LATE BILL BRANCH, CALLING OUT TO NORMAN DURING THE SET!

 

 

 

JUDAS PRIEST / FLYING HAT BAND

 

 

 

 

HENRYS / MOTHERS

 

 

 

 

OTHER PROMOTIONS

 

 

 

 

POKEY HOLE 2016 - 2018

 

 

 

 

JEREMY SPENCER

 

 

 

 

GENERAL STUFF

 

 

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