Time & Place 28/6/69
Above: L-R Dave Bowker (Bass /Vocal), Dave Melia (Drums)
Martin Tetlow (Organ) Alan Faulkner (Gtr/vocal)
I joined Money on lead vocals, seemingly as the money was running out. A fter minimal rehearsal (probably none!) my first gig was a heavy duty working mans club - possibly in Bradford or some where.
It was one of Money's regular gigs and the crowd had not seen me there before. The "Committee" definitly did not like my singing and did not want that " bloody new singer" to go back onstage, so I remember the lads just played 'Time Is Tight' by Booker T and the MG's, which seemed to last forever. God was I glad to get out of there!
Shortly after, the bass player (Greeb?) left and I hopefully had settled in a bit better by then. We became a 4 piece, with Dave Melia on drums. I played bass and sang till the Money finally ran out and I ran off, joining Sponge in the Bahamas as a replacement for Jack Lancaster.
David Bowker's gigs with Money:
3 March 1969, Hagfold WMC Atherton
5 March 1969, Salford University (Dinner Time)
8 March 1969, Edgehill Collage Ormskirk
13 March 1969, Burton Manor Sports Stafford
14 March 1969, The Place Hanley
15 March 1969, Normal College Bangor
16 March 1969, Country Club Warmingham
19 March 1969, Dolphin Club Colne
22 March 1969, Tech College Sunderland
26 March 1969, Denbigh College Wrexham
28 March 1969, County Carlisle
29 March 1969, Castle Club RAF Conningsby
5 April 1969, Cricket Club Newton le Willows
8 April 1969, Top Rank Hanley (last Gig) .....
The booking was worth 21 pounds, we got 1 pound each, 2 pounds on petrol, 4 pounds 10 shillings on van repair and 10 pounds van repayment. NOW that's what I call wages!!!!!
Dates courtesy Alan Faulkner