Amber World rose from the ashes of the MBQ [Modern Blues Quintet] and had just finished a summer season at the Central Pier, Morecambe supportig such luminaries as Ten Years After, The Who, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple and many more.
At the end of our season we began working with Don Read [Ian Hamilton Organisation]. The lineup then was Will Wilkinson (drums), Glen Knowles (bass), Terry Norman (keys), Sam Read (later became MD for Andrew Lloyd Webber for Joseph's ATDC), Stan Vernon (tenor), Mick Sanderson (trumpet), Tom Lydiatt (baritone) and Barry Griffin (lead vocs).
It was around this time the management decided we needed a name change and so Amber World were born.
After several months of touring the brass men tired of the road and Don left the IanHamilton crew so Stewart Littlewood [good guy by the way] became our manager. The brass section was replaced by Lennie Zax [who I'm sure needs no introduction] and Delwyn Edwards on trumpet. We also joined forces with Milton James at this time and he and I became good mates.
We continued touring for about a year and had some outstanding times. We then went the way of many other bands - scattered to the winds!!!
I'm still in touch with Will (recently retired), Lennie, Barry, Sam, Stan and Sandie but to the best of my knowlege I'm the only one still gigging.
PS I'm trying to get hold of some old photos which I'll forward if successful.
Cheers and best regards
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Hi Glen Knowles ,regarding Lenni sax ,I go to see him each year he is now residing in a nursing home in Llanfairfechan ,just off A55 wales coast road in The village. I go there with Patricia Young ,widow of Paul Young(Toggery five/sad café/Mike and ... Read More
Hi Glen Knowles ,regarding Lenni sax ,I go to see him each year he is now residing in a nursing home in Llanfairfechan ,just off A55 wales coast road in The village. I go there with Patricia Young ,widow of Paul Young(Toggery five/sad café/Mike and the mechanics)