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BJ in Paramounts days

Kindly sent to 'BtP' by Barrie Wilson's brother, Richard


Four Paramounts (Derrick, Brooker, Wilson and Trower) with guitars and mouth-harp on a stretch of glistening beach, presumably somewhere in the Thames delta!

This picture appears to come from the same occasion as the one from Pam Quinn's BJ scrapbook, which we featured here: have a look at the annotations and date-conjectures (and gossip about Rob's jacket!) on that page

Three Paramounts in rehearsal where, we cannot tell someone's house by the look of it.

No sign of a piano, nor indeed a lead guitar Mr Trower on the harmonica

Barrie Wilson and Diz Derrick (not Ringo Starr!) relax in a pub somewhere; is that a bottle of Coca Cola?

From the look of the bar, quite a few pints and halves have run afloat already.

 

The young Commander at the Hohner Pianette, we think, as the latterday Paramounts serve as backing-band for the famously-barefoot pop singer Sandie Shaw.

Note that the amplification in concert scarcely exceeds that used for practice at home, above.

Frans Steensma dates this picture between September and December 1965.

Behind the curtain a smart sixteen piece orchestra, including another bassist and keyboard, and generous helpings of horns and reeds.

Gary seems to be the only one bowing. It looks as though Ms Shaw might be introducing the musicians.

Nice arty short of Barrie stepping out in off-duty mode, with Beatle hair-do and long shadows cast by the sack-trucks.

In the UK each of those is known as 'a pair of trucks', incidentally.

 


BJ's page at BtP

BJ's sister's scrapbook

BJ's brother's scrapbook


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