The Del Rios

Around approximately 1962 in Salford, a local group called The Del Rios used to play frequently at Lower Broughton British Legion,on Great Clowes St, opposite the old army barracks building, when I was a 13 year old star struck youngster going to youth clubs.

Can't remember any of the names of the musicians but think they may possibly have taken their group name from a play on words of a top Salford group of the early 60's called The Con Brios.

Can remember The Del Rios always went down well with us youngsters but cannot recall any of the numbers they played.
Old age and memory lapse am afraid.

Does anybody out there remember this group?  Somebody must.

Dave Anderton
Drummer in The BeatLeague and The PrincipalsĀ 

How suprised am I to discover this enquiry.

My name is Dennis Morris and I was the drummer with the Del-Rios. 

The original line up when I joined as the baby of the bandĀ  was Les Bailey (guitar vocals), Jeff  (lead guitar) and Tony Brough (bass). I cannot for the life of me remember Jeff's surname.

Anyway. Les and Jeff left the band and Tony and me reformed with Pete Cottam on lead guitar and vocals.  We had a good run as a three piece doing weddings clubs and pubs with a very enjoyable stint as resident band at The Spinner on Oldfield Road Salford.

I left when I moved out of the area in 1967. I don't think the lads continued after that.

Dennis Morris

Hello Dennis, I too was surprised to see this page, glad to hear your still alive and kicking.

Those were happy days indeed, as you suspected, we did break up after you left. I went on to form a Caberet band called Jamie and the Deltones, the line up was Jimmy Power, vocals, Jack Shaughnessy, bass, Phil Wood of Piccadilly Radio fame, drums, and myself on lead guitar and  vocals. I've not seen or heard from any of guys since with the exception of Phil Wood, so if any of you are still around, post your comments.

We played the Caberet scene mainly Manchester and Yorkshire for about 4 years and had reasonable success. I then left the group and the business and concentrated on my career in finance, Local Government, (still there part time). I still have my instruments at home just to keep my hand in, I could never give up music, play keyboards more these days rather than guitar.

Peter Cottam

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Comments (11)

Topic: Del Rios
Geoff Graham says...
Surprised to hear from you Dave Anderton nice to see you remembered us. I was lead guitar in Del Rios had some great gigs while I was with the lads,nice to see Dennis is still about - I will try and contact him.I didn't think it was so long ago ... Read More
10th April 2014 7:28pm
tony brough says...
mobil no is 07711I558869 IF YOU WOULD RING
13th June 2015 2:18am
tony brough says...
please ring 07711558869
14th June 2015 6:43am
Les Bailey says...
Hi Tony, Geoff and Dennis Great to hear you are all Smile still alive and well. Would it be possible to meet and see if we can recognise one another,and go through old times cheers. Les & Ann
15th June 2016 7:35pm
Dave Anderton says...
Geoff, I vividly remember you guys from the British Legion on Gt Clowes Street, Lower Broughton. I lived diagonally opposite the Legion on Gordon St as a youngster and was always in the Legion on teenage nights to see local groups. Pete and The ... Read More
8th July 2016 3:28am
Geoff Graham says...
Hi Dave thanks for the messge its nice to hear from people who remember them good old days, I hope your ears didnt get too much damage lol.I hope your still listening to music I am in to heavy metal now ha ha.Take care stay well. Geoff
10th July 2016 8:05pm
Peter Thwaites says...
There used to be a builder's yard on Rosslyn Rd in Moston, near where I used to live, where a van with "Jamie & The Deltones" on the side would be parked, so I'm guessing one of the group used to work there? To be honest, at ... Read More
2nd March 2015 2:17am
Tony Brough says...
Hello Dennis, Pete Geoff and Dave. My name is Tony Brough, bass with the Del Rios, it's good to hear about you all. I later played rhythm with a band from Bolton called Rockin Revival, still running a garage business at the time. I have just ... Read More
8th June 2015 7:27am
david collins says...
i too remember the del rios i used to sit in the legion on a monday night while they practised dennis let me have a bash on his drums and dismantle them for him i used to work with dennis|brother alan at greengate and irwell rubber company thats how ... Read More
13th April 2016 7:24pm
Les Bailey says...
My Phone no 07958042195
15th June 2016 7:37pm
Geoff Graham says...
Hi guys just to let you know that I met Tony ,Les and Anne and we have finally found Dennis our drummer and hopefully we will have a get together soon. Once again guys thanks for remembering us after over half a century it makes us feel that we left ... Read More
2nd July 2016 7:27am

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