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Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player

GUEST,beachcomber 23 Jan 00 - 01:41 PM
Micca 23 Jan 00 - 02:00 PM
BanjoRay 23 Jan 00 - 07:25 PM
GUEST,John Wood 23 Jan 00 - 08:43 PM
GUEST,John Wood 23 Jan 00 - 08:49 PM
GUEST,GUEST: beachcomber 24 Jan 00 - 05:26 PM
Jim Martin 12 Jul 05 - 09:42 PM
GUEST,Greycap 13 Jul 05 - 04:20 AM
GUEST,guest 13 Jul 05 - 01:24 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 13 Jul 05 - 04:52 PM
Jim Martin 13 Jul 05 - 05:46 PM
Dave Hanson 14 Jul 05 - 01:51 AM
GUEST,Greycap 14 Jul 05 - 05:15 AM
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GUEST,GirlBanjopicker 16 Jun 09 - 10:10 PM
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GUEST,Girlbanjopicker 18 Jun 09 - 10:23 PM
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GUEST,Glenn Stanley 30 Oct 09 - 06:31 AM
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GUEST,Roger Knowles 24 Mar 11 - 04:31 AM
GUEST,John Beecher 06 May 11 - 02:14 PM
GUEST,Andrew 18 Sep 11 - 09:34 PM
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Subject: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,beachcomber
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 01:41 PM

Who knows Pete Stanley, one of the finest Banjo players in the uk? I often heard him on Wally Whyton's BBC Radio folk programmes years ago, He often played with blokes like Johnny Silvo and Dave Moses,and maybe even the Chad (something ) group. There was a Malcolm someone too ? I wonder if they still play. Heard Pete Stanley last time in a pub in Highgate, I think.?


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: Micca
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 02:00 PM

He was taking a course in making Banjos and their history at London Guildhall University( used to be London College of Furniture) a few years ago and became a splendid maker, He is, and has been one of my heros since I heard him play with Wiz Jones in the 60s. His first (personally made) Banjo when he strung it up for the first time was amazing and he played a"Flatt and Scruggs" medley on it for me. he has got to be one of the UKs best banjo pickers and now a serious Historian of the Banjo and maker too.


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: BanjoRay
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 07:25 PM

Pete Stanley regularly appears at UK bluegrass festivals, often with Brian Golby on guitar. Pete does really cool three finger picking without using picks - it can be done, banjo players!

Cheers

Ray


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,John Wood
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 08:43 PM

HI Beachcomber.
In case you didn't know.......
Johnny Silvo lives now in Stavanger,Norway.
The Malcolm you mentioned is Malcolm Price.He now lives at Etterstad,Oslo.
Johnny is still pretty active musically.I met him at the Fløra Festival(west coast of Norway)and again at the Skagen Festival(Danmark).He has recently released a solo CD.
We don't see so much of Malcolm........don't think he plays much at all now,but we're working on that one!

Greetings John.


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,John Wood
Date: 23 Jan 00 - 08:49 PM

PS:I've got Quite a few black and white photos of Pete Stanley and Wizz Jones taken on one of their many trips to THE FOLK COTTAGE in Cornwall in the late sixties.
JW.


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,GUEST: beachcomber
Date: 24 Jan 00 - 05:26 PM

Many thanks John,Micca and Banjoray, What brings all those guys to the Scandanavian climes??? Are'nt there any appreciative "folkies" left around London nowadays? Still it was great to hear of those musicians, from days of my youth, I believe I heard some of them at Cecil Sharpe House also.


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: Jim Martin
Date: 12 Jul 05 - 09:42 PM

See article in "Camden New Journal" 21/1/05 "Artist Rises to Scrapheap Challenge"


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 04:20 AM

Pete's fine, living in London NW5, at least he was last Thursday when I spoke with him,I played a trio with him 'n' Brian Golbey over at Nottingham a couple of weeks ago.
Roger Knowles


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 01:24 PM

Hi greycap, I remember you and Pete staying with me and my wife (Tony and Val) after your gig at RAF Bruggen ( The Borderers folk club) Germany in 1975ish. It was Pete who inspired me to play Banjo which I still do. Best wishes to you both. PS I still have the original poster from the club advertising the gig. Tony.


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 04:52 PM

Yes, He's fine, playing at a pub just off Euston Road in London right now as he does every Wednesday evening.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: Jim Martin
Date: 13 Jul 05 - 05:46 PM

Good to hear about Pete.

I saw him once or twice in the 80's at the "Cellar Upstairs" Folk Club in Camden Town which I believe Sheila Miller still runs, very enjoyable evenings.







Jim Martin


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 14 Jul 05 - 01:51 AM

Roger Knowles, did you once play with the great mandolin player Nick Strutt ?

What happened to him ?

eric


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,Greycap
Date: 14 Jul 05 - 05:15 AM

Hey, Eric the Red,
'Course I played with Nick, opened for Willie Nelson at the London Palladium with him, among other things. Nick was at the same gathering ( it was Brian Golbey's 25th wedding anniversary ).
He's living near Great Yarmouth.
Hi, Guest Tony, I suppose Bruggen is now closed. I used to love those Forces Folk Federation tours. Best wishes to you and Val,
Roger


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jul 05 - 05:21 AM

A friend of mine still owns a Gibson B45-12 that he bought from Malcolm Price back in the early 70s. I've often wondered what happened to Malcolm, and now I know.

Must try to see Pete Stanley sometime soon. If one can have a favourite banjo player, he was mine, way back when.

What's the appeal of Norway? Booze is staggeringly expensive and its dark for half the year! Must be the wimmin!!

Alan


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,GirlBanjopicker
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 10:10 PM

Pete started me on banjo when we went out in 1960. He wrote out the main licks (which I still have). Wizz, Pete & me exchanged loads of letters from all over Europe as we went busking-and I still have them. I have just started playing again, lots of jams- would love to contact them. P.O. box or agent would be OK- write, phone or e-mail. Maria-Los Angeles.


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: cptsnapper
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 03:32 AM

Wizz's web site is http://www.wizzjones.com/


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 03:42 AM

Pete Stanley's email: petestanley.banjos@virgin.net
I hesitate to post his phone number on a public forum.
Join up and I'll PM you.


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 05:51 AM

A friend of mine says that Pete usually plays at a pub by Sadlers Wells Theatre on Thursday evenings. Number 1 Arlington Way.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,Girlbanjopicker
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 10:23 PM

You guys are marvelous! Thanks for the help in contacting. I always wondered why neither one ever visited the U.S. They had an open invitation to a couch. Guess fame and fortune kept them home!


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 05:16 AM

If Pete has never visited the States, then there was an incredible look alike/sound alike playing at Galax last year. Probably still there on you tube.

Hoot.


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,Glenn Stanley
Date: 30 Oct 09 - 06:31 AM

Pete's very much alive and pickin' - I was on the phone with him on Tuesday this week (I'm his son).

He's travelled to the US many times, on his most recent trip in August 08 he opened the Fiddler's Convention in Galax:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKsIAuZvWF0

Hope this helps!

Glenn


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,Richard
Date: 23 Mar 11 - 09:14 PM

Great to know Pete, Brian Golby and Roger Knowles are still making music. Haven't seen any of you for a long time- Bluegrass by the Shore at the Brighton Centre is my best memory!! Once made the journey from Eastbourne to the Ideal Home Exibition with my LP of Pete and Roger playing Dualing Banjos- got it played on the old Radio London radio station which was broadcasting from there- they had a country program hosted by a man ( I thik his surname was Powell, Bob perhaps?
Great musicians all of you- thanks for all the great memories you gave me.


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,Roger Knowles
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 04:31 AM

Hi, Guest Richard, thanks for the nice comments.
I spoke with Pete on Monday, 14th. March 2011 'cos it was his birthday. He's fine.
Cheers,
Roger


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,John Beecher
Date: 06 May 11 - 02:14 PM

If John Wood reads this please contact John at Rollercoaster Records
john@rollercoasterrecords.com
We are planning to release a live recording of Wizz & Pete at the Folk Cottage and would like to have a look at your photos which you mentioned and perhaps use them in the booklet.
john


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,Andrew
Date: 18 Sep 11 - 09:34 PM

He played on the song "Three Angels" from Chris Rea's first album...great song, great playing


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,Diane Stanley
Date: 07 Sep 14 - 09:57 AM


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Subject: RE: Help: Any News of Pete Stanley,Banjo player
From: GUEST,Dave Lacey
Date: 30 Jun 18 - 05:24 AM

I remember Pete & Brian at Stanford Arms in Brighton from mid 1960's and lived just a short walk away
Can not remember exactly if it was Pete or Brian that mastered a fiddle or violin in one week
I was impressed
We shared a love of Jimmie Rogers old records
Those were magical times


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