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Thread #114675 Message #2487456
Posted By: GUEST,Barry Murfet (muff the mad jug player)
07-Nov-08 - 08:19 AM
Thread Name: Jugular Vein (1960s trio, South London)
Subject: RE: Jugular Vein (1960s trio, South London)
Glad to see so many of you remember Jugular Vein.A short history.We started playing in 1966/67 mainly around Uxbridge,Southall,Hayes, as well as The Nags Head.In fact there were two pubs in the Clapham area that we played in called the Nags.I think the one most of you refer to would be the Nags in York Road Battersea.The other, now a wine bar was in Clapham Old Town.The original line up was myself on jugs and swanee whistle,Richard Bartrum on guitar, mandolin and vocals,Max Emmons on cornet,guitar,ukulele,harmonica and vocals,Pete Turner washboard,tin whistle,guitar,and vocals.After a few years Pete and Richard left and were replaced by Mike Deighan.The J.V.stayed as a three piece for a few years until we were joined by Tom Edwards on bass and vocals.We played on a regular basis until 1979.Since then we got together a couple of times a year.for many years we made an annual appearance at the Battersea Beer Festival.Our last appearance there was 2002.We have talked about a band reunion at some time but so far nothing definate thas been fixed.The L.P. mentioned was recorded at Abbey Road in 1976 but was not released until 1978.There was a previous L.P. with the old line up which was recorded by Bill Leader.It was never issued.I think Richard Bartrum still has a copy of the tape.Max and Mike are still playing on a regular basis.Tom is living in Cardiff and still plays from time to time as well as being Sec.to the south wales M.U. Pete is living In Cornwall and is still very much involved in music.Richard still plays and lives near Ely and is a highly regarded maker of guitars and other stringed instruments.I still play a little concertina and mondolin, mainly for my own amusment and to upset the cat.