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Thread #114675   Message #2454498
Posted By: Will Fly
01-Oct-08 - 03:12 AM
Thread Name: Jugular Vein (1960s trio, South London)
Subject: RE: Jugular Vein (1960s trio, South London)
From Splott Man"

"had a quick look at the LP this morning, here are the basic details.


Titled Waterloo Road, issued 1978 on Plastic Fantastic, No 3001. Recorded at Abbey Rd no less.

The line up in this instance was:

Mike Deigham (? - sorry, can't read my own writing!) - V, Uke, Gtr, Bj, Kz.
Max Emmons - V, Uke, Gtr, Cornet, Harmonica, Kz.
Tom Edwards - Bs, Bs Bj, Backing Vocals.
Barry Murfet - Fryco Jug, Conc, Swanee Whistle, Recorders."

Mike Deighan was the guy you're thinking of. I used to gig and jam with him in Lancaster (where we both lived) in the mid-60s. He was and is a tremendously talented string player. I was just starting out on guitar when we met up and he taught me a huge amount. He also broke me, the hard way, into getting used to the musician's weird, often wicked and off-the-wall sense of humour... Mike played guitar and wrote songs for a 60s band from Blackburn called the Four Pennies. He played banjo with various mainstream outfits and moved down to London about 1966. He played with Caleb Quaye (as a duo) for a while, then with a guitarist called Dave Duker (a member of the Duechar brewing family), and is now living in Hampshire and playing banjo with the current version of the Temperance Seven. Mike wrote "Waterloo Road" and many other fine songs. Catch him if you can.