We used to work in a very rough place called The Clues Restaurant on Cross Lane Salford till very late in a morning six nights a week.
It was very near the docks so we use to get in the place all the different nationalities of the ships that used to come up the Manchester Ship Canal.
We then went touring Germany in 1967 for six months and when we returned, we decided to go our own different ways.
The band started life as "The Blue Lords" with Dave Smith (drums), Keith Bailey (bass),Chippy Chapman (vocals), Ray White (guitar). I joined as guitarist in 65'.
The band changed name (prior to the German contract) to Zepardy's Crowd (god knows why - Blue Lords was a good name with a good reputation)with a lineup of Dave Smith (drums), Chippy (lead vocals), George Chapman (bass & vocals), Roy (guitar & vocals) and myself on guitar.
Our roadie was Alvin Foulkes. I may be wrong, but the venue in Salford was called the Cluban. I remember the German contract being very hard work and great times.
It would be nice to hear from any band members.