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

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

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

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

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)








Pete and Anton



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Maureen Fairclough says...
I knew most of the group from St Cuthbert's youth club and saw them perform many times , they were great. Happy days . Xxxx
12th July 2015 11:31pm
Mary Breakell says...
I remember you Maureen - I was Mary Clapp then. I remember the group also from St Cuthbert's Youth Club, they were as you say really good- a lifetime ago!
17th August 2015 6:04am
Sue Lake says...
Are you Mary Clapp who lived at 53 Westgate Hale?
1st October 2016 8:21am
Mary Breakell says...
Yes Sue, that is me, what a memory you have. I was your sister Gill's 'best friend' at school and I remember you, your brother Richard and sister Jennifer and many happy visits to your house. I left Westgate in 1962 moving to Withington. ... Read More
1st October 2016 10:53pm
Ronnie Aston says...
Hey Maureen, is that you, this is Ronnie Aston. I was based over in Asia for over 20 years but I'm back in London / France now. Is everything good your end, was there some very sad news about Martin. It would be lovely to catch up.
24th October 2015 10:00am
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