Paramounts drummer Mick Brownlee, one of many
celebrated Southend musicians who packed into the
Thames Delta Exhibition on the occasion of the Private View at which these photographs were taken
A display of Paramounts 'advance copy' 45 rpm
records (one with handwritten 'G Brooker' sticker on its label), along with
Paramounts material including post and live photographs, picture sleeves; and the sheet music of the Paramounts cover of Blue Ribbons
On the train: Robin Trower, a very young BJ
Wilson, and Gary Brooker. We should be able to work out
where this was taken, from the buildings reflected in the carriage window. Any ideas, railway buffs?
Gary Brooker in striped Paramounts suit,
playing what we think must be his Hohner Pianette
'Howard Baker presented the 'Play it Cool' rock
group trophy to The Paramounts at the ABC cinema on Wednesday week after a bands
contest at the cinema.
The cinema manager (Mr G Irving) is on the right.' The smartly-dressed musicians, not named in the caption, are Chris Copping and Little Mick Brownlee (on the right
of Howard Baker) while Gary Brooker and Robin Trower each touch the cup. (Cutting from the Southend Standard, Thursday 16 July 1962)
Thanks, Mick, for putting us right about the personnel: 'Yes, we were very smart, and very young – those were the days,' he adds.
Thames Delta exhibition
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