Kathy and the Boleros was formed by Jack Whitehead and Kenny Beddoes in Little Hulton in the early 60s and proved to be a very busy band.
The equipment line up was very impressive with Jack Whitehead alone possessing a pink Strat, Vox AC30 super twin (with the separate head and top boost) and a Binson Echorec 2.
Kenny Beddoes had a Fender Dousonic and a Selmer Selectertone amp and Copycat.
Original bass player Kenny's brother Harry had a pink Fender Jazz bass and Selmer Croc bass combo and the drummer whose name was Jim, had a Stratford kit. I have never seen one of these since.
Kathy Barnwell completed the line up on vocals.
When Harry left I replaced him on bass and Jim Brierley was a later addition as male vocalist.
We did the usual round of church halls, talent contests, weddings, corporate doos and the obligatory Ward and Goldstones gig. In 1964 I left to form the Blue Chips and later joined the Gonx and Outrage.
The Boleros changed their name and became a 3 piece with Brian Grant on drums. He later joined Hells Angels.