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frank allen, cornwall march 14th 2009

With Amanda and Scarlet (7 months) getting her first guitar lesson
With Amanda and Scarlet (7 months) getting her first guitar lesson
and with my 1961 Fenton Weill Deluxe
and with my 1961 Fenton Weill Deluxe
My Guyatone LG50/ Star EG 80 with, evidently unusually, a straight neck!
My Guyatone LG50/ Star EG 80 with, evidently unusually, a straight neck!
With my much appreciated Grimshaw .....bass, of course!
With my much appreciated Grimshaw …..bass, of course!
"Holding the baby!" ....with Scarlet and Amanda
“Holding the baby!” ….with Scarlet and Amanda
Where it all began ....with the Skyways at Eastcote 1959 and Cliff Bennett's Futurama Grazioso , Brian St. George with Frank's Hofner club 50--and 5 years before The Searchers!
Where it all began ….with the Skyways at Eastcote 1959 and Cliff Bennett’s Futurama Grazioso , Brian St. George with Frank’s Hofner club 50–and 5 years before The Searchers!
Posted in Brian St George, Frank Allen, Skyways

paul day, guitarist, guitar author, journalist and collector…

The Downtowns in 1964 featuring Paul Day and his white Burns Vibra Artists - sold in 1965 but recovered in 2008!
The Downtowns in 1964 featuring Paul Day and his white Burns Vibra Artists – sold in 1965 but recovered in 2008!
Paul Day 2006 signing my copy of "The Ultimate Guitar Book" which he wrote with Tony Bacon
Paul Day 2006 signing my copy of “The Ultimate Guitar Book” which he wrote with Tony Bacon
Posted in Paul Day, The Downtowns

frank allen, guitar collector, author and bass guitarist of the searchers since 1964…

With Frank Allen, Saturday 30th August 2008, Truro
With Frank Allen, Saturday 30th August 2008, Truro
The Searchers - Frank's enormous Burns Bison bass seemed to dwarf him!
The Searchers – Frank’s enormous Burns Bison bass seemed to dwarf him!
Frank and his early 50s Fender Precision replica specially made by Norway's Martin Olsen
Frank and his early 50s Fender Precision replica specially made by Norway’s Martin Olsen
Part of Frank's guitar collection
Part of Frank’s guitar collection
Posted in Frank Allen, The Searchers

alan lovell, lead guitarist, swinging blue jeans…

The Limits 1964 Alan, bottom right, with Watkins Rapier and Keith with Alan's Dallas Tuxedo
The Limits 1964 Alan, bottom right, with Watkins Rapier and Keith with Alan’s Dallas Tuxedo
Solid Gold Tour and John Leyton
Solid Gold Tour and John Leyton
Swinging Blue Jeans and Ray Ennis
Swinging Blue Jeans and Ray Ennis
Alan Lovell
Alan Lovell
Posted in Alan Lovell, John Leyton, Ray Ennis, Swinging Blue Jeans, The Limits

john leyton….

John Leyton with a fan Milton Keynes 1996
John Leyton with a fan Milton Keynes 1996
That £1M cheque  but why didn’t John Leyton sign one of his own??
That £1M cheque but why didn’t John Leyton sign one of his own??
At Babbacombe, Devon 14th June 2008 ... with The Flames
At Babbacombe, Devon 14th June 2008 … with The Flames
With Sally and Porgy
With Sally and Porgy
Posted in John Leyton, The Flames