Lally bought himself a Jaguar in the seventies, but one fateful day he borrowed his mothers moped and was knocked off and killed while on an errand in Prescot, not sure of the exact year but I think it would have been approx 1975/6. Lally's version of Chirpy was slower than Middle of the Road's.
I was with a band called 'Mammies Darlings' I remember Wimple Winch well, we were together at the Sinking Ship, happy days!!!!!!!!
Mike Carr was one of the nicest guys I had ever met ... he made a huge success of his coffee bar at a time when "mods" were looking for a place to go.
Good music ... good company.
Unfortunately he met an early death in a tragic motor accident - everyone was totally shocked! Wimple Winch - BRILLIANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mike was very much missed at the time.
Yea - Dave Buck was a great drummer--as well as Mammies Darlings, he later played with the Mike Curtis Set (an underated cabaret band)
So tight (money as well as drums) Buck and I were to play many a gig together - best of mates and still are.
I'm pleased to read his comments re "Wimplewinch" - the best band I ever played with!!!
Yea old Buckarroo, its me---BAZZA ASHALL--bass player extroardinaire. Listen to anything this guy says - he's real--worn the teashirt!!
The wimplewinchophile is certainly worth a look at--fond memories for me--working on a couple of more releases at the momement--Larry unwell--may need some drumming skills young buck--gerrin touch--regards to all--ARRY BASHALL--a-WHOO--EE--a-WHOO--EE
Cheers Barry, I'm still at it doing the comedy thing ...but still hittin the drums now and the. Give me a ring yer get!!!!!!!
A blast from the past. Wimple Winch were a great band went to every gig they did a big fan. My brother-in-law Derek Whyment was the road manager for a while. He sadly isn't with us anymore. It was great to listen to the singles.
Yvonne Andrew. nee Openshaw
I remember Bazz Ashall as one of Eccles's top bass guitarists - I was the other one! Cheers, Barry lad!
This extra on Youtube.
This was recorded at Eccles, nr Manchester in 1963 as part of an unreleased acetate EP, one take vocals and backing & by the group at Granada TV for a series of plays of the same name as they did for many TV progs.
Written by Derek Hilton Granada MD, all Four Just Men & Just Four Men recordings featured Larry King (drums), Dee Christopholus (rhythm), Keith Shepherd (bass) and John Kelman (lead guitar).Other EP tracks: La Bamba, Sticks and Stones & self written instrumental Law & Order. All done in under an hour.
I used to play in a trio with Keith Shpepherd - called Rrainy City Band with another Keith on drums. We did a gig with Helen Shapiro and believe it or not Screaming Lord Sutch and the Raving Savages at a big complex near Blackpool/Fleetwood.
Wow, Barry Ashall, great bass player from Eccles, Bernard Morris remember the days in the Dayburns from Eccles, doing the Threllfalls circuit working for Arnie.
Lally Stott was in a fatal crash on his own small mototbike on the Jubilee Weekend of 1977.
The correct address is Shaw Lane - not Shore Lane He left these shores for Hamburg Germany, as did the Beatles and many other groups from Liverpool at that time, and then on to Rome.
I played lead guitar for a couple of months when Barry Ashall was bass player. Can't remember what year, but I remember the repertoire of Frank Zappa songs, and having a great time.
Just a little more history on Lally. We began as the Bachelor Boys in the early sixties before being renamed the Vacqueros prior to our appearance in the film " Gonks Go Beat. The director of the film , Robert Hartfors Davis, gave is the name and also put us on BBC 2 TV, Beat Room where we appeared with Tammy St. John, The Rocking Berries, Screaming Lord Such and the Hollies. Lally sung a Little Richard song and I performed a drum solo. We also cut a record at Dekka Recording Studios. We worked together for three years before breaking up. Later Lally went on to Italy and I to Germany. Also with the Vacqueros where Gary Roberts on rhythm and Alan Liptrot on bass.
John Kearns, drums.