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daveiw
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Posted -  26/04/2009  :  17:28
I am attempting to compile a list of bands who performed at the Nelson Imp.
Would appreciate any information re bands/artists/dates etc.

Thanks in anticipation

Dave


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panbiker
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Posted - 28/04/2009 : 23:11
Yes, nice link Gus, I was looking for our kid (George) on any of the posters. He played the Imp on a few occasions with the likes of Long John Baldry etc. Can't find the group (George and the Dragons) on any of the posters although the Saracens are on one.


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daveiw
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Posted - 29/04/2009 : 23:39
I  remember George & The Dragons....& other bands from the area ..... Black Sheep, Inmates, Saracens, Slack Alice to name a few .... not to mention The Absorbers (I was their guitarist ... we played at the Imp once - A Sunday night if I recall, when they were struggling to get a decent group  !!!!!).
I am attempting to compile a list of  artists appearing at the Imp, initially "named" groups, but I will include local bands when/if info is available.
Research is tedious, but I will gladly share information if anybody interested

Dave



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Another
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Posted - 30/04/2009 : 07:27
Mick Cowgill  singer with the Absorbers? Drummer was  Mick  Burrows who later played with the Inmates. Am I right ?Nolic


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daveiw
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Posted - 30/04/2009 : 12:56
Just fallen off my chair in amazement !!!!
Surprised anybody even remembers The Absorbers, let alone some of the line-up!
You are correct - Original line-up was Mick Cowgil (vocals), Mick Burrows (drums), John Firth (bass), Alan Judson (guitar), Dave Wright-(me) (guitar).
Steve Cragg later replaced Mick Burrows on drums, but not sure if Mick went on to play with Inmates.
 
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Another
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Posted - 30/04/2009 : 21:04
I'm pretty sure Mick did go on to  play with the Inmates. He was the best local drummer by far at the time and could easily have turned pro.

Daveiw, did you go to Ermysted's and have a nickname ? Nolic


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daveiw
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Posted - 01/05/2009 : 13:01
Nolic, yes did go to Ermytsted's and did have a nickname (?).
Trying to figure out who you are - your picture is not very helpful !!!   Give me some clues.

Dave


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Posted - 01/05/2009 : 14:22
Are you "Dewi" ?  Picture was quite a good likeness!!  I think I'm a couple of years younger than you. Nolic


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daveiw
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Posted - 05/05/2009 : 16:00
Correct on nickname.
Did you go to Ermysted's?
Would I know you?

Dave


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Another
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Posted - 05/05/2009 : 16:11
Yep. Knocked around with Gogo and Mick Cowgill a bit but was a couple or three years below you. Sometimes walked from the station along the canal bank with you Mick and John. Nolic


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sony
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Posted - 06/05/2009 : 19:06


quote:
daveiw wrote:
I am attempting to compile a list of bands who performed at the Nelson Imp.
Would appreciate any information re bands/artists/dates etc.

Thanks in anticipation

Dave
My Dad was the Imp's Manager, Bob Caine, I have all the names of the bands and dates when they appeared, met most of the groups including The Beatle's and The Stones, some great stories.....nice to see people are still interested.


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Gloria
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Posted - 06/05/2009 : 20:57
Wow, how interesting must all that be. I remember Bob Caine. I would love to know who was there when.


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sony
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Posted - 07/05/2009 : 10:35


quote:
Gloria wrote:
Wow, how interesting must all that be. I remember Bob Caine. I would love to know who was there when.


Hi Gloria, the list spans from 1956-1970 so it'd take me ages to write down, but if you have any band in particular you'd like me to look in the list for just ask. I often thought about writing a book, but not sure how interested people would be?


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sony
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Posted - 07/05/2009 : 17:25
Does anyone have any good stories or photographs from 'The Imp', that would be good published in a book?


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Gloria
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Posted - 07/05/2009 : 19:41
No photographs sadly, but I do remember the floor was very springy in the middle---probably be a health and safety issue nowadays.


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sony
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Posted - 07/05/2009 : 19:59


quote:
Gloria wrote:
No photographs sadly, but I do remember the floor was very springy in the middle---probably be a health and safety issue nowadays.

No, you are wrong on the springy floor being a health issue, a sprung floor it was made for dancing,it was one of the few in the UK that was made for ballroom dancing, in fact one still survives today in the old Lewis's buiding in Manchester.


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