There was one occasion when we went to see the Beatles who had just released ‘Love me Do’ at the Playhouse Theatre, Hulme. Jack had a relation who worked there and had got us tickets.
On the night our lead guitar Jed didn’t want to come he had already seen them so we had a spare ticket.
The place was under siege by girls with no tickets. Jack walked calmly over to a few hundred of them who were trying to break into an exit door and ask if any girl would like a spare ticket. He suddenly disappeared under an attack of females. The ticket ended up like confetti torn to shreds.
We thought afterwards what he could have got if he had been a bit more discreet and asked one he fancied was it worth a date, happy days.
For all of us this was our very first band a place where we cut our teeth. Mike Delaney joined The Scorpions after the break-up of the Sundowners releasing a string of hit records on the continent.
I joined the Scorpions in 1977 when there was a revival of the band in Holland due to DJ’s playing there biggest hit ‘Hello Josephine’ see (The Scorpions) on this site. Before that I had been a member of the Ivy League but that’s another story.
With reference to Dave MacDonalds history on the Sundowners and his comments that he didn't know what happened to Jed Lennon. Even I don't know what happened at that precise moment in time -- and I've often pondered on it.
Of course I was courting at the time so that interfered with my presence in the band - got married in 1963- a quick burst of having three children one after the other.
Formed a band called Big Herms Rock-kats - with lead singer Herm Derbyshire playing rock n roll revival stuff - playing various pubs and clubs.
We were resident for a while at a Bier Keller in Manchester, then drifted out again -till the 80s and had a just few more sessions with Herm Derbyshire.
In conclusion - retired from playing altogether.
I would love to hear from Dave Macdonald and Brian Hayes - my email address is glennon42(at)btinternet(dot)com