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Thread #95428 Message #1856586
Posted By: JennyO
12-Oct-06 - 05:37 AM
Thread Name: What is smokestack lightnin'?
Subject: RE: What is smokestack lightnin'?
Rich-joy, I'm not surprised that you don't know The Square Circle. They were just a local bunch of guys that I was friends with. They played at a place in town (in Sydney) called Suzie Wongs, downstairs off an arcade in King Street. They were actually very good - very much in the style of the Animals. I even remember most of their names - Brian was the drummer, Arthur played bass (I think), and his brother Phil played rhythm (I think). There was somebody else as well, but I don't remember who it was. That would have been 1966. I remember that year well because it was my one year of freedom before I stupidly went off and got married - not a good choice as it turned out.
I still have a lot of the records I bought around that time - including Manfred Mann (Paul Jones was very cute, wasn't he ;-)) but unfortunately they are in pretty bad condition because I was living in a flat at the time and a lot of people borrowed things, including my records and they were none too careful with them. In spite of that, I remember that period of my life with fondnes. And no, I was NOT into Cliff Richard!