I had spent the last 4 months of 1968, and the first 2 months of 1969 in Beirut Lebanon - see Kirk St James
On my return to Manchester with the proverbial tail between the legs, I joined the band 'Money' thanks to the recommendation of my old organist from the Big City Blues Martin Tetlow .
Money were about to become bankrupt forever and sadly the gig barely lasted 2 months. Miracoulously another gig came along right out of the blue. The phone rang and I was asked by 'Sponge' who had recently lost Sax man Jack Lancaster to Blodwyn Pig if i was interested in going to Bahamas doubling on bass and sax , with the possibility of me joining permanently, and recording for Deram when we got back..
Well, whadaya think? Off I went for 2 months of sun and madness and ego tripping from all concerned. I did not become a permanent member after this weird little backbiting trip but it was a nice holiday though and we got paid!
After we got back from Bahamas , I split from the band and stayed in London , later to join O' Hara's Playboys in Sheffield.
Sponge later changed their name to Pacific Drift and recorded one album on Deram.