RECENT MESSAGES FROM OLD ENFIELD RAVERS
THIS JUST IN FROM SPIKE (DRUMMER) GARRET (14 January 2013)
I Have just found the notes and pictures from John Bennett and was delighted to see one ear and a bass drum belonging to me in one picture - 'Spike" - just discernible on bass drum between Les Buddle and Stu’.
Also picture to left, below shows Tony Peters' wife Jean dancing at bottom right. I don't think it's Tony with her though. I remember John, Paddy and Colin getting together with us at times, in fact, Colin took over from Stu’ at the Jolly Farmers when he was called up for National Service.
I seem to remember Colin having a rather swish two-tone Hillman Minx but maybe that was a family car. Paddy and I were schoolmates at the Enfield Grammar School and also crossed paths in the RAF; he tried to get me into a station marching band when we were both stationed at Hereford but I couldn't manage to play the snare and march at the same time.
Great to see the web site expanding - it's also put me in touch with Eric Jackson again after many years.
Following is a list of musicians I remember from way back. It may bring back a few memories to you too. Regards to John if you're in touch with him again.
ENFIELD MUSICIANS FROM AROUND THE 50’s AND ON
Stuart Carter - Trumpet, Dave Gillard - Trumpet, Mike Barry - Trumpet, Colin Smith - Trumpet, Don Harrison - Trumpet (now a very well known and respected artist (painter), Mike Cotton - Trumpet, ? Nodge - Trumpet, Johnny Boon - Trumpet, Les Buddle - Trombone, Bob Roberts - Trombone, Len Thompson - Trombone, John Picard - Trombone, Len Baldwin - Trombone, John Bennett - Trombone, Alec Munday - Clarinet, Jim Hurd - Clarinet, Terry Lightfoot - Clarinet, Derek Almond Clarinet/Tenor, John Howard Clarinet/Tenor, Dave ? Guitar, Bernie Almond - Guitar, Paddy Lightfoot - Guitar/Banjo, Alan Wilcox - Banjo, Paul Gerrard - Banjo, Roy Hart - Banjo/Guitar, Greg Potter - Banjo, Roy James - Banjo/Guitar, Don Judd Banjo/guitar, Rob (Spud) Judd - Banjo Guitar, Pete Dixon - Piano/Vibes, David Peters - Piano, Mike Garrick - Piano, Benny Brice - Piano, Johnny Nicholls - Piano, Merle Piano, Gerry Turnham - Tenor/Clarinet, Johnny Almond - Tenor, Phil Day - Tenor, Brian Benton - Tenor, Brian Philby - Tenor, Johnny Almond - Tenor, Brian Cox - Alto/Tenor, Jimmy Garforth Drums, Bernie Stringle - Drums/Percussion, Spike Garrett - Drums, Alan Parker - Drums, Alan Flowers - Drums, John Bedingfield - Drums, Clive Thacker - Drums (later with Alan Price and Julie Driscoll), Keith Rollason - Drums, Clive Felton - Bass Guitar, Don Rutterford - Bass, Ray Edwards - Bass, Pete Skivington - Bass, Tony Peters - Bass, Frank Jones - Bass, Alan ? Bass/Tap dancing, Howard Saunders - Vibes.
Thanks once again Spike for this very informative missive. It just goes to show what a hot spot Enfield was/is for mussos eh.