It was hand carved as a copy of the Fender Jazz bass, a really beautiful instrument.
The Clevelanders Skiffle Group taken about 1958 with Frank Feeney on guitar, George Barker on bass, Mick Mc Garell on vocals, Jeff Easton playing the tea-chest bass and Barry Grimwood on guitar.
Quite naturally, if you can help us find more, then a full webpage could well be provided for them and thank you for supporting our nostalgia pages and enjoying the sights, and sounds, of the sixties!
A happy crowd of musicians and singers here - thanks to David Oliver for this gem from the past which shows Kathy Kirby at the Oak Leaf Night Club in Middlesbrough in 1964, The Addicts were the supporting group and they are, from left to right, Ray Day, their manager, David Oliver bass, Terry Davis, rhythm guitar, Kathy, Peter (Titch) Etherington lead guitar, Eric Newton drummer, John Etherington (ex-Hartlepool Ravons), centre kneeling, vocals.
His uncle Tommy was in the band in the early sixties and Bob Ferry, of Tony & The Meazzis, obtained permission from Dave, who hails from Belmont, near Durham, for it to be used on this page.
It shows Alan Harland on drums, Robin Parkinson on vocals, Tommy Inglis on bass with Tony Whitfield on lead guitar and John Elgy on rhythm.
It shows Colin Hodgkinson on bass and frontman, Tony Hicks on drums with Ron Aspery on tenor sax.