The Ivan Brothers (Tom and Me) decided to take on a permanent drummer called Sandy Byers (yes you've guessed it.... Scottish) A bleeding nutter! What a great guy.
"Sandy came down from Scotland in the early 60s with the Corvettes, featuring Johnny Rich. They were signed to Decca. Sandy also backed Cherry Rowland for a while and later became Billy J Kramer's drummer. He recalled numerous adventures and fights and would be the first to admit he was a nutter."
We changed our name to Apple tree, bought a bigger van, fitted three bunks over the gear, and off we popped for a year or so.
We disbanded in'73/'74.
Ivan now goes under the name Ivan Du-Pree. Still going strong - a good act.
Have a look for him around Blackpool, he appears there regularly all season.
More info can be found on www.bigbonghick.com along with some great original music for download. Worth a visit.