The Hi Spots

David Hughes guitar
Pete Harwood bass
Ray ??? drums
Jerry de Rosa. vocals

They gigged (like many) all over the northwest and most of the venues others have listed but I know they did several years for Bernard Manning as the house band between the Palladium, the Embassey and a third club he ran. They also won (at least once) some kind of band competition in Blackpool (I think on one of the piers).

I believe they appeared on Opportunity Knocks and may have signed with Decca.
My grandparents owned the Grove Inn on Regent Rd which was popular with musicians.

My Dad left the group in 1965 to go to London. Not sure what happened after that although I think that Graham Gouldon may have been a member at some point.

I have attached some pics - not sure of the venues. It would be great to know if anyone remembers them and what ever happened to Pete Hawrood.

Simon Hughes


Above and below: onstage at the Cad, Salford



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Topic: The Hi Spots
Paul webmaster says...
Just added some great pics of Salford's The Hi Spots - info and pics courtesy Simon Hughes
31st December 2015 11:33pm
Colin wright (Salford) says...
Hello I was the drummer in the pictures you have, thanks for sharing it would be nice to hear from tou
1st January 2018 7:32am
Darren Storey says...
My Dad is/was Jerry de Rosa! Love this article
14th February 2018 10:04am
BRIAN STOREY (manchester) says...
My stage name was Jerry de Rosa I helped form the group Dave was a briliant lead guitarist,Pete on bass,Joe on rythum,and a fantastic drummer Colin I named the group and got the suits made up from material I bought on Eccles Market.
19th February 2018 2:55am

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