The Portsmouth Music Scene
There are an ever increasing number of those friends who have now left this world.
John Ainsworth at Angel Radio
Steve Aspin DJ, ???? - 1980
Jo Baker, jazz vocalist, ??? - October 2016
Roy Baker 1942 - 2010
Ted Ball in 1974 Furys drummer.
Dave Barratt folk singer 11th November 1945 - 5th September 2016.
Adrian 'Ade' Bartholomew 1943 - 2007, guitarist with the Dynachords.
Michael Beacon (aka Mike Devon) 1944 - 2008,
of Mike Devon and the Diplomats,
also with The Arthur Ward Band.
Donald Bonser, vocalist with the Dynachords
Pete Bugg, from Whiskey River.
Bill Cole pianist/vocalist 2nd February 1920 - 11th June 2002.
Roy 'Red' Cresdee of the Redman Set.
1923 - 20th December 2013
Ernie Davis saxophone player.
David Diaper, of Brothers Scarlett, 1945 to 19th March 2017.
Stan Emptage 1917 - 28th August 2013,
Trumpet player with the Benny Freedman Orchestra.
John Evans, of The Sailmakers.
Steve Farrow, 1st May 1947 - 19th April 2006, guitarist of Travis Raymar,
Generation, Tangerine Slyde and Rosemary.
Dave Field, bassplayer with The Crestas and The Hunters.
Keith Francis of the Diplomats ? - 2013
Benny Freedman, Bandleader, musician and teacher.
Steve Grant, drummer.
Florence Greaves, organiser of the Portsmouth Competition Music Festival 1947 - 1975.
Pete Gurd, from Harlem Speakeasy.
Jack Hawkins 1932-2015 Bandleader at the Mecca Portsmouth
Roger Hollis, San Cella Sound drummer.
Nicholas Richard Hug 54 years, 12/1951 to 6/2006
Roy Huggett, drummer 1949 - ?.
Graham Hunt, drummer, (1943 – 1997).
Frank Hurlock 11th July 1926 - 5th November 1994.
Tony Hutchings, guitarist of The Crestas and The Hunters.
Fred Illingworth of The Four Jacks and the Gee Dees.
Jon Isherwood, folk singer.
Bob Jenkins, DJ at the Sound Barrier, 1949-2012.
Phil Jones, saxophone player with Image and with Harlem Speakeasy.
Brian Kemp keyboard and bassplayer of Inspiration and Heaven.
Dave Loney, guitarist of The Paramounts, and The Hunters.
Geoff McKeon guitarist of the Diplomats.
Charlie Massiah born 1960 died April 27 2011
Ross Mitchell DJ, 1967 - 2015
Barry Monkcom drummer with The Paramounts and The Hunters. Saxplayer with The Redman Set
Bert Parker, aka Billy Storm 1944 - 2013, vocalist with Stormriders, Crescendos and Talismen.
Nelson Peters, double bass player with Bill Cole and others.
Tony Power, DJ.
He ran the Co-operative Deartment Store,
Fratton Road record department in the 1960's and later
presented for Quay Radio.
Shakin Jimmy Russell
George Richard Race, percussionist died 9th April 2011.
'Shakin' Jimmy Russell' 1962 -- 1996.
Chris Ryder, singer with the J Crow Combo
Stewart Savage in 1983 Furys drummer.
Andrew Scarisbrick guitarist of Heaven.
Ray Shepherd, drummer with Terry Flynn Band,
Trevor Nabarro Quartet, Sid Hayward Band 1960's
Roy Smith, Musican & Artist August 9th 1928 - January 14th 2017.
Paul Spooner (aka Tony Wyell), singer also with the Classics.
Barry Sutton in 2011, bass player.
Mick Waldock, guitarist/singer
Arthur Ward drummer of the Arthur Ward Band.
Reg Wassell, musician and teacher.
Greg Watkins of Truffle,
No fixed abode, The Mighty 45's and Mafia ? - 2016
Douggie Wheeler, trombonist and arranger
Richard Whichello April 9, 1933 - April 29, 2008
'Ginger' Woods, keyboard player from St Louis Checks.
Chris Lynn, from Lancing in Sussex.
Len Canham, from Avenue Artistes
Robin Ford, from Haslemere,
but a Portsmouth area resident.
Dave Carson, Agent and Radio Victory broadcaster.
Pat Hatch with Truffle
Les Tuddenham 1914-1978 for Danny Raven and the Renegades
Dennis Upton with Dragonfly