There's an old rude saying, that drummers are people who play with musicians.
To be honest, we'd be lost without them, so here is our tribute to them all.
Roger Mahoney, dated 1948. His first resident gig every Fri, Sat and Sunday night at the Fratton Trades Hall with The Mrs True Duo.
piano & drums.(Three nights.15/- !!) No pic of Mrs True I'm afraid. She was a Winnifred Attwell style player.
Roger went on the play in the Benny Freedman Band at the Savoy Ballroom
Jeff Walker drummer and music shop owner
Ken Hughes, drummer with the For-tunes from 1962 at Paulsgrove Sec Mod School
Mike King drummer with Five by Five 1964
Dave Pittard was drummer for Barry & Zodiacs, Chapter 6, Rosemary, Springhill, Dawn, Informers, throughout the 1960's
Tony Hawnt drummer with Kiev 1974
From the Portsmouth NEWS 24th March 1977.
Roy's Drum Pad, owned by legendary drummer Roy Huggett was in Elm Grove, close to the traffic lights.
The tall man in the photo is Roy and the gent with dark hair is drummer Roger Mahoney.
The late Roy Huggett, played with so many bands over the years
The three ages of Terry Threadingham
Bryan Hatchard of the Cadillacs
The late Malcom Bailey, played with a number of bands in the 60s including The Rivals and Grass. The photo was taken at Vospers social club.
Pete Light, formerly with the Renegades.
Anthony Rollinson, author of 'Twenty missed beats'
Phil Briggs of Big Band Theory
Nobby Glover with The Shadders at the Heroes, Waterlooville
Alan Williams with the St Louis Checks on and 1960's beat cruise