Johnny Dixon and The Semi-Tones info and pix courtesy Keith Leigh
Timperley based, the group later changed its name to The Semi-Tones.
(cousin to Kevin Heywood of The Lancastrians)
Rhythm Guitar and vocals
On stage at Glossop Town Hall the night we bought new Vox amps from Barratts.
John with Bedford van
Elizabethan Ballroom, Belle Vue
(I think we supported Mindbenders that night)
18 Dec 1964
The band sat on top of the van - looking cool!
You used to play at the Timperley Labour club & then the Stamford Hall in Altrincham on Saturday & Tuesday nights.
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I went to Wellington Road School with Roger Heywood. His Dad was a referee in the Altrincham football leagues.It was a pity that they lost a Talent contest to Hermans Hermits in Sale as the Hermits went on to much greater things.
I used to work with Mike Smith of the Semi-Tones at Henry Boots in Altincham.If I remember correctly he made a mammoth Base Amp in the joiners yard.How he managed to transport it in his Mini I'll never know.