Another Glossop band you could list was Three Speed Walking Stick. Cant remember the names of the members, but I do remember them appearing on Opportunity Knocks. Perhaps someone out there remembers them.
They certainly did. I remember their drummer saying they were given that name by the producers - they thought it was a cool name. It wasn't, not even in 1969!
I remember this band from the late 60's when I was at school. They played a gig in St. Helens at West Park Grammar, I suppose I must've been about 15 at the time.I was very taken with the singer, Beverly Pattison Moss and we kept in touch for quite a while. He lived on Sheffield Road I think, and had a brother called Ashley who wasn't in the band.
The name of the band had nothing to do with Opp. Knocks, they were called that already; when I saw them it was months before the TV thing. On the TV they wore girls dresses; I remember Bev telling me about their shopping trip.Don't know what happened to them; I know Bev did the club circuit for a while, he was at The Garrick on the Wirral I think, and I remember he did a stint in Izmir, Turkey not long after, but I don't know if it was the same band.
Three Speed Walking Stick, was formed by Phill Strange.& myself, as Mommies Darlings had finished. Finding Bev Moss was wounderful,top turn. We drafted in Marshall Archer.ex Mommies Darlings and the band was formed.
The name was given to us after we auditioned for Opp Knocks, so there!!!!!
Later I worked with Marsh in a band Grisby Dyke, doing lots of good stuff & later with Bev in the North Stars, comedy band.
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Hi. Bev Moss is my Dad and he's still active on the music front (despite hitting 70 in a week or two). He did the clubs for years and has been in a few shows/plays/pantos. He took up the guitar a few years ago (and more recently the ukulele) and recorded an album of his own songs last year. He always has something on the go and there is no stopping him! I'd love to see that photo of the band, by the way.
I remember them on Opportunity Knocks. They played Jimi Hendrix's 'Fire'. Just before they got the clapometer score, Hughie Green said they were the act I would never forget in all my life. I haven't either.
Phil Strange is my cousin. Before, during or after the Opportunity Knocks episode they enlisted Fred (?) and Keith Hull as singers. Their duet rendition of Mr Moonlight was to die for. And whenever I hear the multi-performed Save the Last Dance for Me, I melt. No band every did a better version.I have a photo somewhere of the band in about 1968. Keith Allcroft was "the manager", he is in the photo. Phil seems to have a fag permanently glued to his mouth. Love him to bits.