Passion Waggon

Line-up included  
   
Anton Mannion vocals
Pete Duncan lead
Malcolm Randles keyboards
Adam Woods drums
Brian Whysker bass

We used to play Altrincham Ice Rink, it was a block booking of 4 sundays in a month for £40.00 so it was regular work after giging up north on the Friday and Saturday nights, and yes it was cold and we did wear coats but fortunately we only had to do 2 x 30min slots or 3 x 20min which we invariably cut short so we would not get frost bite.

Info courtesy Malcolm Randles

We played at alot of venues in Manchester but mainly all over the country. Up and down Shap every weekend - nightmare travelling, not much motorway then.

Met most Manchester bands at Forton services.

I'ive settled down now but still have guitar and keyboards. Hope to hear from anyone who remembers us.

Bryan Whysker
1/2/09

Peter Duncan, Adam Woods and  possibly Anton (Yony?) Mannion went to Xaverian College (as I did) and that's why they were probably based in Rusholme. Very nicely decorated van as I remember !!!

George Borowski
19/6/10

Peter Duncan, RIP, lived in Didsbury.
Anton Mannion lived in Withington.
Adam Woods in Withington
Brian Whysker  in Withington.
Malcom Randles in Rusholme.

Peter got killed in a motor bike accident. I have no idea how Adam and Anton are getting on but me and Malc Randles are doing fine.

I live in Wythenshawe now and Malc in Levenshulme.

Guitar and keyboards now my main passion, pardon the pun.

Best regards to all musicians out there and listerners

Brian Whysker
6/11/10.

Don't know if you guys remember me, I was the roadie for the last year. Me thinks you still owe me a quid for the final night at Wigan Casino. I ended up in the military until 1981.

I now live in Australia, but try and get back to UK once a year.

Any news from Adam or Anton? I do tend to run into Pete's brother, Mike occassionally. Great days even though I was only 15, but god you taught me to drink!

Andy McQuade
16/11/10

I was Pete's girlfriend for a while. I met the group at the ice rink. I was a member of the speed skating team. I travelled with them in the van to various gigs. I have some black + white photos taken at the ice rink. It was Brian that came to my house in Stretford to tell me that Pete had been killed on his motor bike. Pete worked for BT (GPO at the time) and so did I. Adam had the nickname 'bollocky'. I'm so pleased that I have found this info on the internet. Those were good times and it's nice to remember the guys. I will never forget their version of Hotel California. Pete was excellent on lead guitar. Thank you for providing this info. Great memories! xxx   

Jill La peche (nee Stevens)
11/5/13

 

 

 


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Anton Mannion says...
Just stumbled across this website! Good to hear yersels,Malc,Bryan an Andy are OK.Jill,thanks for pics,I haven't seen a couple of em before,wouldn't mind a copy,as can't remember the sixties that well!Mary an Maureen,thanks for the kind ... Read More
9th October 2015 3:46am
Malcolm Randles says...
Anton, the missing link, so great to hear from you, I remember your father's Bechstein very well in your front room on practice nights, all really good times and memories, I'm still playing a keyboard having progressed to a Korg so if you ... Read More
10th October 2015 6:24am
Anton Mannion says...
Great to hear from you an it would be great to meet up.Anton.
10th October 2015 6:34pm
brianwhysker says...
hi anton, it would be grate to have a meet again with you and malc, you must let us no how to get in touch to arrange it. do you remember nigel. he vanished. we allways said to him have you got everything, for a laugh wanger.
28th October 2015 4:27pm
graham says...
hi.brian i am in China give me your phone give youba call.etc.friend just brought me a strat back.from the USA nice guy take care my skyp is scully9726
12th August 2015 4:22am
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