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Anyone remember this band?1975 at Coulsdon anniver

Phil Edwards 20 Sep 10 - 10:52 AM
Phil Edwards 11 Oct 10 - 06:01 PM
Alan Day 11 Oct 10 - 06:55 PM
Bonzo3legs 12 Oct 10 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,Working Radish 12 Oct 10 - 11:59 AM
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GUEST,Paul Thomas 07 Feb 16 - 04:05 PM
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Subject: Anyone remember this band?
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 10:52 AM

The time: 1975. The place: Coulsdon, outer south London suburbia. The event: a pageant held to celebrate Coulsdon's 1300th anniversary, no less, the place having been found in Anglo-Saxon records under the name of "Cuthraedesdune".

But who were the band? There were three of them; one (M) played guitar, one (F) played guitar and sang, and one (M) played flute, whistles and bongos, and sang. I thought they were just the coolest thing ever in the world, particularly the lead singer/flautist/skin-basher. At the time, I sang (when walking the dog) and played flute (at school); the leader of this band demonstrated that it was possible to do both, and supply the rhythm when needed, and be cool. He rapidly displaced Peter Gabriel to become the #1 Person I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up. I even went out and bought a pair of bongos, although from that day to this they've never actually been out in public.

Vital statistics again:

Time: 1975
Place: the South-East
Lineup: guitarist (M), voc+guit (F), voc+flt+bngos (v. cool) (M)
Material: not entirely sure (it is 35 years ago); in my mind they're playing the Gower Wassail after the style of Steeleye Span on Ten Man Mop (only with added bongoes), but that may not be accurate.

(Very under-rated instrument, the bongoes. The name doesn't help, though - for years I insisted on referring to mine as 'hand-drums'.)


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember this band?1975 at Coulsdon anniver
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 06:01 PM

I guess that's a No, then!


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember this band?1975 at Coulsdon anniver
From: Alan Day
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 06:55 PM

Sorry Pip can't help you although I was near to it then.
May I suggest you approach Coulsdon Library and look up the local paper of that time. Most Libraries have an archive department and are very helpful even supplying photos of the event.
Al


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember this band?1975 at Coulsdon anniver
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 10:32 AM

Don't forget to take a parking ticket from the machine and display it in your car or the little man on a scooter will give you a parking ticket!!!


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember this band?1975 at Coulsdon ann
From: GUEST,Working Radish
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 11:59 AM

Coulsdon Library have a little man on a scooter? They've come up in the world since my day!


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember this band?1975 at Coulsdon anniver
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Oct 10 - 01:15 PM

waddon pete might know.
could be mr and mrs rule and another.


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Subject: RE: Anyone remember this band?1975 at Coulsdon anniver
From: GUEST,Paul Thomas
Date: 07 Feb 16 - 04:05 PM

Although I lived in Coulsdon and remember taking part in the Cuthraedesdune 1300 celebrations just after my O levels, afraid the band eludes me.


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