Mr Smith and Sum People

Mr Smith and Sum People was a Middleton band, formed from the basis of Shaun and Sum People.

Stewart Mills Drums
Jeff Hanlon Lead guitar
Roy Wilson Bass Player/ Vocals
Graham Smith Lead Vocals

30 Jan 1965

Jeff Hanlon  is now a major impressario with offices in London and New York.


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Topic: Mr Smith and Sum People
Linda Gorton says...
I have just read the retirement tribute to Jef Hanlon, his family must be very proud. We were friends in the 60's and even then it was obvious with his talent and qualities he was destined for a successful career. When not working Jef could be found ... Read More
11th March 2014 8:10pm
Jef Hanlon says...
Linda Thank you very much for your kind words.
Guess what I am going to see Graham Smith (Mr Smith) this coming weekend and it will be the first time we have met in 48 years.
3rd September 2014 3:50am
linda says...
It must have been amazing to see Graham after such a long time. I have lost touch with everyone from the old days, but I will try and contact a few people as I am just waiting for my Australian visa to be granted, then I am going to live in Perth ... Read More
13th September 2014 6:16pm
scott jones says...
Hello. May i ask if there are any photos of Shaun and sum people. My dad Steve Jones was Shaun, who i believe was replaced with Mr Smith My dad talked fondley of the group and it would be wonderful to see a picture of him in the band I his youth. ... Read More
16th September 2014 6:36am
Jef Hanlon says...
Scott, The answer re: photos of Shaun and Sum People is I am not sure - I am at my home in Spain presently until the end of September, but I promise I will have a look through my boxes when I get back to my house in UK and let you know either way. ... Read More
17th September 2014 12:10am
scott jones says...
Hello Jef. Thank you so much for your response and taking the time to see if you have any photos. I recall many years ago my dad had 2 45rpm singles the SASP recorded, but alas, they did not survive the rigours of time. I hope Spain is warm. ... Read More
18th September 2014 4:04am
Jef Hanlon says...
Scott, As promised I looked for photos of Shaun & Sum People So far no success. The search is driving me crazy because I know they have not been thrown away, BUT I have about 9 big filing cabinets and 2 cupboards of papers and stuff from my 40+ ... Read More
26th November 2014 11:58pm
scott jones says...
Hi Jef.

Thanks for the update. I'm sure you would have a lot of memorabilia to remember the good old days of rock n roll. Smile Thanks once again for taking a look, and fingers crossed.
28th November 2014 7:16am
scott jones says...
Hello again Jef.

Just to let you know, i have entered some words on the Shaun and Sum People page on Manchester Beat if you get a chance to read them. Its a brief account of what my did after leaving the band :-)
18th September 2014 4:11am
Frank Renshaw says...
Hey Jeff, how are you. Where in Spain are you. I'm living in the Canaries.
27th November 2014 7:57pm
Jef Hanlon says...
Hi Frank, Alice and I now have an apartment on the Esplanda Espana in the city of Alicante overlooking the Port and the Marina.We moved from Ibiza to the mainland 5 years ago after deciding it was time to get my hair cut and act my age. We had big ... Read More
28th November 2014 5:17am
linda Gorton says...
Hi Scott. Sorry for your sad loss.
but I am unable to help you, I think maybe Jef Hanlon may be the one to help. Good luck with your quest
17th September 2014 2:00am
scott jones says...
Hello Lynda.

Thank you kindly for your reply.

Jef has been in touch and is going to see if he has any photos of SASP. Brilliant.

Thank you again
18th September 2014 4:07am
Frank Renshaw says...
Jeff Hanlon was our Roadie, Wayne Fontana & The Opposition. We used to call him Spider.Grin
8th October 2014 3:56am
Jef Hanlon says...
Hi Frank Rena
Spyder eh ! that's a new one to me
and not what you called me when you couldn't hear the P.A.
How are you and where are you?
Good to know you are still around.
Best regards. Jef
27th November 2014 12:02am
Frank Renshaw says...
Jeff, Send me an email address. You can find my contact details at:
28th November 2014 2:49am
Michael Morris says...
I was the drummer from 1965 onwards. I did the 2nd trip to West Germany with replacement Bass player 'Ronnie Howard' who emigrated to Australia shortly after. I'm still in touch with Graham and also bumped into Jeff a few months ago at a ... Read More
24th November 2014 4:20am
James Helps says...
I just wondered if Graham Smith is the same person I worked with at Erskine Heaps in Broughton in the sixties.
James Helps
24th December 2014 10:17pm
Graham Smith says...
Hi Paul . in reply to Graham Helps query . He must have an unbelievable memory . Yes I was an apprentice engineer working at Erskine Heap. My first job straight from Hope Hall School

Regards Graham Smith
11th January 2015 1:56pm
james helps says...
Are you still going around saying Milky Bars are on meSmile
28th September 2015 8:26am
Graham Smith says...
Hi James you must have a far better memory than me but it does sound like something I would say . Best widhes and Regards Graham
12th October 2015 6:59am
Mike Newton says...
Hi Roy Wilson and I were apprentice compositors (printers)with Fletchers Printers in Blackley Village. Remember them at the Oasis night Club, went on before the Beatles in the early 60's. Happy days.
14th April 2015 11:21pm
Graham Smith says...
Hi Mike wondered if might know the whereabouts of Roy Wilson ? Please
24th April 2015 4:55am
Mike says...
Sorry Graham
Not seen him since the 60's. Often wondered myself what happened to him. Anyone else help?
26th April 2015 1:58am
mickward p.t. says...
used to whatch these on st marks on waterloo street they were on all the time excellent band, learnt a lot.mike.
24th April 2015 5:04am
scott Jones says...
Hello Jeff.
I wondered if you did manage to find any photos of the band. Not to worry if its a lot of trouble seeking any out.

Thanks again if you managed to take a
look but could not find any.
14th October 2015 6:05am
Jef Hanlon says...
Scott, No luck yet with photos of Sean & Sum People. BUT i have not had time to clear my attic yet so still posible i might find some. I won't forget you if I do. I am very busy just now with a massive new project have a look at ... Read More
17th October 2015 5:10am
Frank Renshaw says...
Hi Jef,
If you find your old Fender Strat up in the attic, let me know :)

Cheers, Frank.
10th November 2015 8:12pm
scott Jones says...
Hello Jef.
Thank you for the update on the pics request. Much appreciated. I took a look at the link you sent. Looks exciting. That'll keep you busy alright :-)
Good Luck with the project.
Thank you very much again.
11th November 2015 8:47am
Jef Hanlon says...
If anybody who knows me is interested I have un-retired to work on an amazing show project. If you are curious goto, www,

For the full story
17th October 2015 5:12am
Linda Gorton says...
Hi Jef, We are so disappointed your show has been postponed. I was going to meet up with Loretta & Ray Weedall at the Arena. We have not see each other for more than 40 years. My move to Australia has also been postponed. If we are all still ... Read More
13th May 2016 10:18pm

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