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Front page from the Southend Standard

Friday 23 December 2005

Southend Standard

Photo:  Anna Lukala

Week ending December 23, 2005    Brought to you by Echo Newspapers  30p where sold

Pop legends make history at local gig
Reunited after 43 years

Photo caption:  Historic gig – original Paramounts Mick Brownlee, Chris Copping, Robin Trower and Gary Brooker at Club Riga on Saturday and inset, in the early Sixties (with second bassist Diz Derrick)

Legendary Southend rockers The Paramounts gave fans an early Christmas treat at the weekend - by reuniting 43 years after their last performance.  Fans from all over the world witnessed Saturday’s remarkable sell-out gig at Westcliff’s Club Riga by original Paramounts Gary Brooker, Robin Trower, Mick Brownlee and Chris Copping.

Full story and more photos – P5

And here's the Riga's own advert for the historic gig

Thanks, Dave; and Jill, for the typing

More about the Paramounts' reunion