Portsmouth music scene

Blackout, Gold Dust and Smiling Hard

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Black Cats: First Line-up (1962) Chris Houghton (Vocals) John Jenkins (Drums) Kev Gilson (Vocals/Guitar/Sax)
Tony Gilson (Bass Guitar) Dave Gilson (Lead Vocals-Guitar)
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Black Cats: Promo Shot Tony Gilson (Bass Guitar) top, Chris Houghton (Vocals) top left, Kev Gilson (Vocals/Guitar/Sax) right,
John Jenkins (Vocals-Drums) bottom left, Dave Gilson (Vocals-Guitar) bottom. 
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Black Cats: Second Line-up (1964) Dave Gilson (Lead Vocals-Guitar) Tony Gilson (Bass Guitar)
John Jenkins (Drums) Kev Gilson (Vocals/Guitar/Sax)
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Blackout: Second Line-up (1965) Back Row Left to Right Tony Gilson (Vocals/Bass Guitar)
Bill Carlton (Guitar/Percussion) John McLeod (Vocals/Keyboards) Front Row Left to Right Dave Gilson (Lead Vocals/Guitar)
Kev Gilson (Vocals/Guitar/Sax) John Jenkins (Vocals/Drums)
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Blackout: On Stage Left to Right Dave Gilson (Lead Vocals/Guitar/Trumpet)
Tony Gilson hidden (Vocals/Bass Guitar) Kev Gilson (Vocals/Sax/Guitar)
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Blackout: On Stage Left to Right John Jenkins (Vocals/Drums) Kev Gilson stooped (Vocals/Sax/Guitar)
Bill Carlton (Guitar/Percussion) John McLeod (Vocals/Keyboards)
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Blackout: At the Zoo Promo Shot Left to Right Kev Gilson Bill Carlton Dave Gilson John McLeod John Jenkins Tony Gilson

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Blackout in the 1960s Kevin Gil on sax, John Jenkins on drums.
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Blackout: Left to Right;-
Dave Gilson - Lead Vocals/Guitar/Trumpet; Tony Gilson - Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals;
John Jenkins - Drums/Backing Vocals; Kev Gilson - Lead Vocals, Saxes/Flute/Guitar/Harmonica;
Bill Carlton Guitar/Percussion; and John McLeod - Keyboards/Harmonica/Backing Vocals.

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the original 'Gold Dust'

The original Gold Dust


left to right, Tony Gilson, John Mcleod, Dave Houghton, Kevin Gilson.

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Smiling Hard with Nick

Smiling Hard with Nick Hug in his signature duffel coat.

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Smiling Hard around 1975-6


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