|Bill Davidson (Scotland)
|Dougie Stewart Ireland)
|Mickey McGeedy Ireland)
|Brian Rayner (Blackpool)
|Joe Dutton (Blackpool)
|Pete Shelton (Manchester)
They originally played for Paddy McGuigan - the father of boxing champ, Barry McGuigan.
They were called The Big Four and had a hit called the 'Hawaiian Wedding Song'. Then became six and off to America.
Originally an Irish Showband going to tour Irish American Ballrooms, but because of the English boom (Beatles), they decided to become an English Rock Band.
They lasted in America about 8 months ... I stayed for 14 years.
I know you said that you like pix of bands with instruments here's a few pix of us in America.
We went out there as the 'Klan', but because of you know who...? (Ku Klux Klan) the record Company changed the name - from a 'K' to 'C', but when they released the record, we became the 'Robin Hoods' (What a crap name). These are a few pix from Chicago. The band didn't last long (about 8 months), but we created a hell of a stir in Chicago.
We opened at the 'Whiskey-A-Go-Go' nightclub. They were the largest chain of clubs in America. We did a total of 16 weeks (2 on and 2 off). On the opening night they took $30.000 over the bar. A record that was never beaten until the club closed in 74...people lined up around the block to get in - being English so to speak, we were creating quite a stir.
We filmed in Miami in a Rock Musical with Dion and The Belmonts, Brook Benton and a few a can't remember.
We also did a TV Commercial at MGM studios in California for a Mars Candy bar called 3 Musketeers.