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What happened to the Leesiders?

greg stephens 07 Nov 12 - 04:43 AM
Will Fly 07 Nov 12 - 05:01 AM
banjoman 07 Nov 12 - 05:56 AM
greg stephens 07 Nov 12 - 06:03 AM
GUEST,bigJ 07 Nov 12 - 06:52 AM
GUEST,Bob Lambert 04 May 13 - 01:16 PM
greg stephens 04 May 13 - 01:20 PM
terrier 04 May 13 - 05:18 PM
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Les in Chorlton 05 May 13 - 06:13 AM
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Harmonium Hero 06 May 13 - 12:59 PM
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banjoman 09 May 13 - 05:21 AM
GUEST,speedtriple 16 Jun 13 - 07:54 AM
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Subject: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: greg stephens
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 04:43 AM

What happened to the Leesiders, Wirral (?) folk group in the 60's? Any recent sightings?


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 05:01 AM

Well - here's Bob Buckle...


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: banjoman
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 05:56 AM

No mention of Pete Douglas on Bob's web site


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: greg stephens
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 06:03 AM

Intriguingly, no mention of the Leesiders either in the CV on the website.


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 07 Nov 12 - 06:52 AM

There was Pete Douglas and another Pete whose surname I can't remember but was called "Red Haired Pete" for obvious reasons. Very popular in their day, but that day must have been getting on for fourty years ago if not more.


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: GUEST,Bob Lambert
Date: 04 May 13 - 01:16 PM

I knew Pete Douglas back in Liverpool in the 50's but lost touch over the years. The last I heard of him was 3 or 4 years ago through Johnny Silvo at a folk concert in Troon Scotland. He understood that Pete had settled in Sweden but I do not have any confirmation of that.
Anyone know any more?


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: greg stephens
Date: 04 May 13 - 01:20 PM

Bob Buckle sighted in Penkhull leading a primary school children's singing workshop. No sign of Leesiders.


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: terrier
Date: 04 May 13 - 05:18 PM

A little bit of info Here


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: terrier
Date: 04 May 13 - 05:28 PM

The only red haired Pete bigJ refers to that I can think of was Pete Hayes. More Here


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 05 May 13 - 06:13 AM

Great Link Tom terrier, trust you are both well?

Much enjoyed The Leesiders Club - Sunday Night in Birkenhead. Missed The Watersons and I think Paul Simon but much enjoyed Leon Rosselson and Pete Stanley & Brian Golbey/Wizz Jones amongst many others.

I think Pete Hayes left to form another group - a bit more trady - can't remember their name though


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: terrier
Date: 05 May 13 - 04:38 PM

Les, Pete Hayes linked up with Bernie Davis and A.N.Other(name escapes me at the moment)for a while in the late 60's, they called themselves Phoenix, they ran a folk night (calling it "The Inferno") at "The Lamb" in Wavertree. I've not heard anything about Pete after that.
I was told Pete Douglas had married his Swedish lady and moved to Sweden to live (but that may just have been rumour). I bet Harmonium Hero would know if he resurfaces.


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 06 May 13 - 12:59 PM

Yes, I can vouch for the fact that Pete Douglas married his Swedish girlfriend and moved to Sweden. Can't remember exactly when, but late '70s. The Leesiders - Pete and Bob when I saw them perform- split up in the early '70s, I think. Never really knew Bob (although Tom and I were featured on his Radio City folk show once), but Pete was MC at the Strand Ceilidh Club with the Radstock Band (me, Tom, Steve Burgess, Ross Ward and Charlie Brice) and the Acme Band (Mike Linden et al - still going strong) and resident caller the late Ray Cope. This ran for a few months in about 1972 or '73; proper ceilidh club with song spots from Pete, The Wakes (me and Tom) and floor singers. Pete was also MC/resident at McTavish's Kitchens in Oban for a few years in the '70s. Last time I saw him was in Sweden, in early 1979. I was there with Bill Bracken and various McTavish's musicians and dancers, doing a tour of Sara Hotels. We were in Boras for the first couple of nights, and Pete, who lived locally, came along and introduced us. We also met the aforementioned Swedish Wife. Haven't heard anything since, but Billy Bracken might know more. I'll ask.
John Kelly.

....Oh, yes; Pete sang one of my songs - Horse and Waggon (it's on my first CD, which, of course, you've all got) on Two-Way Family Favourites, on BBC Radio, around 1970.


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 08 May 13 - 02:17 PM

No, Bill doesn't know any more than I do.
JK


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: banjoman
Date: 09 May 13 - 05:21 AM

Pete Douglas lived in Stainburn Avenue Norris Green just round the corner from my Mum's house.Knew him well but mainly after he parted company from Bob. He did a couple of spots for us at the PUNCA Club in the Old Fort Prescot Street.
Glad to hear that Mike Linden & Co are still going strong. The Acme band played for our wedding in 1972 at the Cattle market Hotel where Old Rope ran the Ale House folk club.
Ah such memories - seldom get as far as Liverpool these days


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: GUEST,speedtriple
Date: 16 Jun 13 - 07:54 AM

used to be a group in Cork city in mid late 70 same name [SL]


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: GUEST,Nick Wall
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 06:19 AM

There is now a website which answers this question - http://www.leesiders.com/ . From this, "Bob Buckle is still singing, playing and recording. Peter Douglas is retired, but can be seen doing a guest appearance once in a while at special occasions."


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Subject: RE: What happened to the Leesiders?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 05 Aug 13 - 09:46 AM

Blue clicky to the site?


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