Morning reading I…
… by Mo Foster My own seventeen-watts’ worth of Watkins Dominator, acquired 1961, is still with me in the DGM Warehouse. At the Stapehill Village Hall, it carried The Ravens’ lead and rhythm guitars plus vocals, all werning away through it. I used to carry it on a double-decker Hants & Dorset ‘bus, with guitar and leads, to gigs and rehearsals in Bournemouth. It went under the stairwell in the baggage space. When I added a Watkins Copicat
to my gear, early-gigging life became more complex. More stories could be told and, one day, maybe a few of them will.
The Ravens at Wimborne Youth Club, Church House on Friday, 1st. September, 1961 I…
… (L>R) Tino Licinio (vocals, rhythm guitar), Gordon Haskell (bass), Graham Wale (drums), RF (lead guitar). My amp was for this was most likely a Watkins Westminster, my very first amp.
At Church House, the Rev. Stanley Epps is front row, third from right, and who told my Mother: Make sure your son keeps up his Latin.
A noon-meeting with local pal Guy, to store his paintings while he is abroad.
A 12.30 viewing of possible office space.
Minx Lunch, e-flurrying and into the Cellar for an afternoon practising.
Supper 17.50 and a walk across the fields to Wick…
… with a spontaneous visit to our local pals, formerly of the haunted house across the Square.
… to final-computerising of the day, in preparation for the BBCTV Four camera team visiting tomorrow.
21.05 Done. Gentling time is here.
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