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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2010 17:42:47 BDT
Gordon Dent says:
But Lonnie Donegan died eight years ago. NC's description makes it sound like the person she's looking for is still alive.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2010 18:25:22 BDT
Yes, you're right Gordon, so must be Chas McDevitt!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2010 10:50:58 BDT
nocheese says:
It is Chas McDevitt, Schiz. The hit song was 'Freight Train' sung by Nancy Whisky.

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 19:47:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Oct 2010 19:49:44 BDT
South London born keboard player/vocalist, first came to attention as an original member of a very succesful New Wave band in 1976. He left after appearing the band's first two albums unhappy about his own songs not getting recorded. A few solo singles followed and then he co-founded a band with a former Prog Rock guitarist, taking a more dance orientated direction. After one album this group broke up and he went on to form another band with other ex punk/new wave musicians (film director Michael Mann was a big fan of this group and used some of their songs in two of his films and the Miami Vice series!). Despite breaking up in 1988, he has revived the band in 1992 and 2000. He has also appeared in other bands and recorded with David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Glen Matlock amongst many others. He is also a sculptor and cabinet maker when not playing music.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2010 21:14:51 BDT
Gordon Dent says:
Chaz Jankel?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2010 13:48:07 BDT
Not he Gordon.

Posted on 12 Oct 2010 20:24:40 BDT
Ben Basing says:
Jools Holland? I know Deptford is South London and Squeeze seemed to be regarded as New Wave in about 1979 or something, and after that I rather lost interest!

Posted on 12 Oct 2010 22:23:48 BDT
No not Jools, but as a bit of clue, he was born in or near the London SE27 area.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2010 10:28:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Oct 2010 10:29:10 BDT
nocheese says:
Paul Manzanera of Roxy Music? (Sorry, just re-read the description, you're not looking for a guitarist.)

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2010 10:42:47 BDT
No not him. As you say, he was a guitarist. The guy I'm looking for was a keyboardist (organ in his early days), born SE27 London, a founding member of a New Wave band signed to Virgin records in 1977. Left after first two albums. In 1980 co-founded band with one of the greatest guitarists of the Progressive rock era!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2010 12:18:25 BDT
Ben Basing says:
David Byrne? No, I'm guessing!

Posted on 13 Oct 2010 12:32:46 BDT
Gordon Dent says:
Okay, when Schiz says "one of the greatest guitarists of the progressive rock era!", he means Robert Fripp. So this must be Barry Andrews of XTC, who later played with Fripp in The League Of Gentlemen. And he was born in West Norwood (SE27).

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2010 13:16:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Oct 2010 13:16:29 BDT
You got it Gordon! Fripp and Andrews a strange pairing if ever there was one. Interestingly one of his solo singles which gained air time on Annie Nightingale's show back in the mid 80's was called 'Rossmore Road' written about a Marylebone Street which is just round the corner from me.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2010 13:21:41 BDT
Ben Basing says:
Back in the sixties my (late) father was one of the architects who 'did' Rossmore Road. (Really true! and the only reason I noticed the record in my mate's collection).

Posted on 13 Oct 2010 20:47:28 BDT
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Gordon Dent says:
Possessor of arguably the worst haircut in UK music history, this singer was born in Ireland but grew up in Coventry, where he joined a ska-rock band after giving up on the idea of becoming a policeman. After the demise of this outfit, which gained little recognition outside the west midlands, he formed a new band which, following a renaming in 1983, went on to record two gold albums. He had a brief and relatively unsuccessful solo career before reinventing himself as first a presenter and then a producer on satellite/cable television.

Posted on 13 Oct 2010 22:37:34 BDT
Vambo says:
Is it THE KING?

......................... Paul King

Posted on 13 Oct 2010 22:38:46 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2010 10:41:30 BDT
Gordon Dent says:
Sure is, Vambo. I managed to miss pretty much all of King's chart-topping career by working abroad for a year. They (he) had been and gone by the time I came home.

Your turn.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2010 09:47:41 BDT
nocheese says:
Looks like Vambo has disappeared. It would be a shame if this game sank without a trace. I suggest Gordon or Schiz get us going again. Or anyone else with a good story up their sleeve.

Posted on 18 Oct 2010 12:48:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Oct 2010 21:59:16 BDT
Gordon Dent says:
Born on the same day as me, this vocalist was invited to join a local group by its two founders, who had spotted her dancing in a club. She was 17 years old at the time. The group went on to become highly influential during the nineteen-eighties, recording nine albums - five of which reached the UK top 20 - before breaking up in 1997. She herself engaged in numerous musical collaborations, most notoriously with a singer-songwriter who also died in 1997.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2010 14:57:32 BDT
Toffeeman says:
Kylie!? Michael Hutchence died in 1997. The goup reference doesn't make any sense but it's a good excuse to mention her name...

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2010 17:09:58 BDT
Gordon Dent says:
Toffee - You're flattering me by suggesting I'm the same age as Kylie Minogue. The person I'm looking for is five years older than Kylie and from the opposite side of the world.

Posted on 18 Oct 2010 17:21:14 BDT
Kylie!!!! Cooorrrrrrrrrrrrr!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2010 17:22:25 BDT
Gordon Dent says:
She wouldn't.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2010 21:35:03 BDT
Toffeeman says:
Its a tad difficult to assess people's age from their typing! And she might (in a very very weak moment)
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