The Renegades info courtesy Peter Havery/Dave Hill
bass guitar (replaced Rod)
guitar (replaced Paul)
"The group was formed in Crumpsall about 1961 and did its first gig at St Matthews Church Hall, Crumpsall.
Later went to Germany and played the American army bases with Wayne Gordon as vocalist. On their return, the group split as other bands were coming to the fore.
Bass player Terry Betts joined The Chaperones with Lorraine Grey.
I went to Lee Paul and the Boys.
Other singers came and went in those early heady days including Viv Stocks (a little Brenda Lee), .Jimmy Reekie. a wee scot.
The first paid gig (5.00 punds) was at the now demolished Balmoral Hotel on Rochdale Road, Collyhurst. I remember it for the fact that we stowed our gear in the luggage space on the 26 bus and the long seats at the back. Happy crazy days. "
As I remember, Rod Stocks (Viv`s brother) was the original bass player before I joined. Rest of line-up was Paul Choularton (who went on to become a "head" on the Irish showband scene, Pete Havery, Dave Hill, Viv Stocks, and Jimmy Reekie.
Stuart Agnew was manager, later replaced by Bill Ashley, and Mike Parker used to be roadie. Paul was replaced on guitar by Mike (Rochdale Cowboy) Harding.
I then joined Lorraine Gray, along with Dave Tomlinson (St. Louis Union), drummer Trevor Morais who later left to join The Peddlars (replaced by Ronnie Pearson) and Keith Gresty.
I later joined up with Paul Choularton again, playing with The Internationals, went on the cabaret scene with The Three Days, before joining with Paul again to start The Carnival with Bill Woods from The Silvers. I am now retired and living in Durham city.
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Hiya Pedro, If you send me your number we`ll have a chat, or you can get me on 07525848922. I`m still standing, 71 in May, and living in Chester le Street Co. Durham.Been in touch with George Lowes (Little Rikki) just before christmas, and he`s ... Read More
Hiya Pedro, If you send me your number we`ll have a chat, or you can get me on 07525848922. I`m still standing, 71 in May, and living in Chester le Street Co. Durham.Been in touch with George Lowes (Little Rikki) just before christmas, and he`s doing fine too. Fancy a reunion, cos we`re all still standing. Terry
Rikki, you haven`t replied to my e-mail in which I gave you my mobile number I hope this doesn`t mean you are unable to.I would love to get in touch again, so if you are ok, e-mail me and let`s get in touch again. Terry.
in 1962 I moved from Liverpool with my job.I auditioned for the Renegades 1963 after 3 hours each night 4 nights and many songs I lost my voice,Jungfrau was my first gig,the band played mainly in Yorkshire but we where resident at the Oasis on every ... Read More
in 1962 I moved from Liverpool with my job.I auditioned for the Renegades 1963 after 3 hours each night 4 nights and many songs I lost my voice,Jungfrau was my first gig,the band played mainly in Yorkshire but we where resident at the Oasis on every Tuesday ,I was asked by Tony Stuart to go solo but never did,over the next 18 months we played with great bands the list would be to long so I will name a few. Dave Berry DEKE RIVERS JOHNY PETERS HERMANS HERMITS FREDDIE AND THE DREAMERS THE IVY LEAGUE SCREAMING LORD SUTCH LANCE PERCIVAL JOHNY PRESTON FIRE BALL XL5 BO DIDDLEY I GOT MY ALBUM SIGNED. ON THE 8TH DEC 1963 WE DID 1964 AT LARGE FOR BBC TV AT THE OASIS WITH HONOUR BLACKMAN. GREAT TIMES.IM 71 NOW BUT TWO WEEKS AGO I TOOK MY THREE GRAND DAUGHTERS TO A60S NIGHT AT THE SOUTHPORT THEATRE. O I NEVER TOLD YOU THAT I MET DEL SHANNON. I SAW BUDDY HOLLY BOBBY DARIN DUANE EDDY THE BIG BOPER RICKY VALANCE. I WENT TO THE CAVAN TO PLAY WITH WAYNE FONTANA AND THE MIND BENDERS ALSO DENNISONS.I COULD GO ON FOR EVER. 20 11 2014
hi Rikki, I am arty davies of Artysmerseypedia on Liverpoolbeat.com..I do line ups of bands from the 60s Merseysound. as you are a Liverpool guy I would like to be able to include you. could you contact me.cheers Arty