Fitz and Startz

Group came from the Boothstown, Farnsworth area. Jimmy Bridge came from Bolton. Originally known as The Daltons

Line-up early 1964

Keith Fairhurst Vocals/Harmonica
Terry Fitzharris  Rhythm Guitar
Brian Hindley Lead Guitar
Mike Wroe  Bass Guitar 
Jimmy Bridge Drums

Line-up September 1964

Terry Fitzharris  Rhythm Guitar
Brian Hindley Lead Guitar
Mike Wroe  Bass Guitar 
Jimmy Bridge Drums

Line-up 1965/1966?

Terry Fitzharris  Rhythm Guitar
Brian Hindley Lead Guitar
Mike Wroe  Bass Guitar 
Graham Evans Drums

Line-up 1965?

Following the band split

Terry Fitzharris  Lead Guitar
John Knowles Rhythm Guitar
Mike Wroe  Bass Guitar 
Graham Evans Drums

Wroe, Terry Fitzharris and Jim Isherwood formed The Colours

Graham Evans joined The Big Sound

Keith Fairhurst joined The Chosen Few

Above: at Bolton Palais


Fitz & Strartz brick in the Cavern Wall of Fame

 

Vocalist Keith Fairhurst outside "the big Tudor pub" in Walkden. The group rehearsed in the upstairs room on a regular basis.


Above: promo handout

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1965 line-up with Graham Evans at the
Peppermint Lounge, Liverpool




This gig is listed on the sheet below

   


30 Jan 1965


30 Jan 1965





   
   

Discography
Parlophone RS 216 (UK)] Released : 1965
I'm Not Running Away / So Sweet


Memorable for the dazzling introduction disputedly by Jeff Beck and the guitar work of “Big Jim” Sullivan.     

Below: This great record of gigs in May/June 1965. Many muso's will well remember many of the gigs. Did you get as well paid as the band?

Memories

I saw them many times at "The Flamingo Club" in Farnworth, with Eddie Earl compering. They were great. Was very sad to learn of Mike's passing a few years ago. Watched him in "The Colours" at "The Welcome" in Little Hulton just before he passed away.

Graham
1/3/10

The big Tudor Pub was the Stocks in Walkden and Stan Wood was the landlord. The group rehearsed in the big club room and Stan's daughter Bev would listen in, being their biggest fan

Anon
12/8/12

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Topic: Fitz n Startz
Paul webmaster says...
Just added image of single "I'm not running away" - thanks Keith
1st June 2014 8:52pm





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