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Hi I was the bass player in the group. Andy Scutt was the Drummer. Brian Cooper was on rhythm. Dave Monks on lead. Stuart Edwards vocal. Dave and I worked together at Taylor Brothers in Trafford park as apprentices and we talked music constantly as we both played the guitar (me very poorly).My life long friend who I had known from our first day at school was Andy Scutt and he had a drum kit and was a brilliant drummer so we three got together Dave brought along his friend Brian with his guitar. Stuart joined us as singer.His brother was married to my cousin.
Over the moon to find this page and the photographs of my late father David Monks with the band. My Dad died in 1972 in a car accident when I was seven. My Mum, formerly Jan Monks is equally delighted at this blast from the past. If anyone has any other info/photos about the other bands he was involved in we would be so grateful!
Pleased to see your comments about the group and nice to hear about Jan. l am at present in Australia but when I return to Spain in May I will post details and photos of STAGE 4 which was the next part of the group history.
Hi Stuart I have tried to find you on facebook as i have been in touch with Dave Monks other Daughter Kirsten and she was wanting any photos of her dad as she has only just found a photo of the group she has the one where we are all sat with girls on our knees her mum included. I am going to pass on this link to her if you can give her any info about her father she will be over the moon.Any way after all this time how are you it has been a long time since we last met.Margaret and I married in 1968 we have 3 children and 7 grandchildren 1 great grandchild with another on the way.I hope you are well and keep in touch.Andy became a Methodist church minister and he is on my Facebook friends list.As for Brian I have not found him yet, hope to get a link from this page.Best wishes to you and your family.
Hi Martin. I am so sorry to hear about your father and mother.Over the years I had lost all the photo,s of the group so I was so pleased when my wife found a picture posted by Kirsten Lewis and then found this site, this week. If you have any other info from that time I would be so pleased to see it. you can contact me via Facebook if you wish.
My self and my mum are so pleased to come across these pictures of the boys. Im one of David Monks grandsons and due to the nature of his early death none of the three daughters that survived him had access to this side of his life until now. Thanks so much
I was pleasantly surprised to see details of the Boys of Chavington, may I correct the details you have. I was the lead singer and Andy Mc was bass, Brian Cooper, rhythm, Dave Monk was lead with Andy on drums. Sadly Dave was killed in motorbike accident and we all went different ways in the Mid 60's. I went onto The Blackpool scene and joined Grooveyard.
Pleased to see a page for the Boys of Chavington on the site. I grew up in the same road in Winton as David Monks and we learned the guitar together (remember Lonnie Donegan?) Brian Cooper from Peel Green was a school friend of David's and I got to know him well. As I remember things, Dave played lead guitar, Brian was rhythm and Jan (Ian Stewart) was on bass. I didn't know the singer and drummer very well at the time they were together. I found out in a chance phone call to Dave's wife in 1974 that Dave had died tragically in a road accident a couple of years earlier.