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Talking of local bands, I'll always remember being roadie for Copper Kettle at Jenkinson's in Blackpool. It happened by chance. Mick Moss and I were in the audience one night in late 1972, Mick, knowing everyone and everybody, got talking to Jimmy Dyke after the end of their set and he asked us did we want a lift home in the van. We jumped at the opportunity and duly helped clear the gear from the stage. Felt great being a young 18 year old clearing the stage and helping out.
Incidentally, Jenkinson's was the place were Smokie played a summer season the same year before they broke through in the summer of 1975.
As for Copper Kettle? Not a band you'd link with Bickershaw or the Fag, but a talented, tight, and interesting bunch of seasoned musicians that played some good stuff and were always value for money.
And then there was Rainbow Cottage...
Replied: 4th Oct 2020 at 12:12