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MUSIC FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF POP - 50s, 60s and 70s CLASSICS

In the interests of brevity, we have only shown a few of the bands in which these fine singers/musicians have appeared. They have all been in many outfits!

(September 2013 – January 2015)

 

RUSS CHANT  (Vocals/Rhythm guitar) - The Spooks, Sounds Around, Peter and the Wolves  and The Back Track Band.


KEN (LEFTY) LEFTWICH (Guitar/Vocals) - The Phantoms, Klimax, Flashbax and Shazam.


JERRY NATHAN (Drums) - Free Spirit, Beyond Redemption, Snake Oil and Shades of Grey.


VIC COLLINS (Guitar/Pedal Steel/Vocals) – The Cardboard Orchestra, The Kursaal Flyers, Hunt, Runt Shunt and Cunningham and The Ugly Guys


JOHN BOBIN (Bass guitar) - The Phantoms, The Fingers (AKA Daddy Lindberg), (Mickey Jupp’s) Legend, Salty Dog, In 2 Deep and Hunt, Runt Shunt and Cunningham.

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 (July 2017 – August 2020)

 

Our dear friend and a co-founder of Da Management, Lefty, was very ill in the last few months of his life. Sadly, he passed away, in September 2017. A friend of ours had been covering for Lefty for a few months, and in September of 2017, he formally joined Da Management. This gentleman was:

 

CHRIS STOCK (Guitar/Vocals.) - The Avengers, Dyna Mo, The Luminors and Willie and The Wallies.

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(January 2015 – July 2017)

 

Russ Chant left to form a band playing Crosby, Stills and Nash material. He was replaced by:

 

BILLY B (Vocals/Harmonica) - Mo Shorty and Dave Chancellor and The Exchequers. He then spent many years with The Alvin Jones Band, a very successful functions group. He also sang with The Hard Blow Blues Band, and In 2 Deep.

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(August 2020 – Present)

 

Chris Stock, Vic Collins and Jerry Nathan left the band for personal reasons. They were replaced by:   

 

BOB MUNDY (Vocals/Guitar) - Freddy Mack Extravaganza, an eight-piece Tamla Motown/Soul band, and was a professional session musician, for Pye Records. Bob was also a member of The Deadbeats Soul Band, Granny, The Chaos Brothers and The Boomers, as well as going out as a solo performer. Bob is taking a break from gigging at present. (Bob needed to take a break recently. He will be returning!)

 

PAUL MILLIGAN (Vocals/Guitar) – Skint, The Heaters, Small Town Rumour, and he then re-united with ex-Skint band members, Bob and Dave, to form The Boomers, playing 60s pop and rock classics.

 

DEK ROBINSON (Drums) - Animal Farm, Plimsoll Sandwich, and Tangent. More recently, he has been a part of Krackers, Willy and the Wallies, Rave On, Just Backdated, and the Luminors.

 

In May 2022 we welcomed Les Titford into the band:

 

LES TITFORD (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboard) - Thomahawk, The Acme Music Company and Spot The Dog. Les was also the brains behind Kids Choir 2000 and also their MD.

A Trip Down Memory Lane ...

Bob Mundy in The Spectres on the left

John Bobin

John Bobin, right, in Legend. Holding the ropes is Bill Fifield who went on to play with T Rex (changing his name to Bill Legend)

Billy B

Billy B in The Alvin Jones Band - middle second row

Dek Robinson

Dek Robinson in Tangent, bottom left

Bob Mundy

Bob Mundy in Sardharker

Chris Stock

Chris Stock in The Avengers

Les Titford

Vic Collins and Les Titford in Thomahawk - Vic is first from the right, Les second

Paul Milligan

Paul Milligan in Skint

Dek Robinson

Dek Robinson in Plimsoll Sandwich, second from the left

John Bobin

John Bobin, back right, The Fingers

Russ Chant

Russ Chant in Peter and the Wolves, front right

Bob Mundy in Jokers Wild

John Bobin

John Bobin in Legend second from left

Bob Mundy

Bob Mundy in Granny second from the right

Bob Mundy in Skint

Vic Collins

Vic Collins - Kusaal Flyers, the onion seller!

Paul Milligan

Paul Milligan at the time he was in a band called Edgehill

Chris Stock

Chris Stock in The Avengers second from the right.

Jerry Nathan

Les Titford

Les Titford when he was in Thomahawk

 A fascinating history of bands in Southend from our era - you may even find our names amongst all the different line-ups!

 

(This was compiled by Pete Frame in 1975.  Imagine what it would look like now! Click on the image for a larger format.

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