PUTTING THE RED ROSE COUNTY OF LANCASHIRE
ON THE WORLDS' ROCK 'n ROLL MAP..
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Ian Smith Gutteridge, Peter Gradwell and Brian Cox from The Vikings backed Billy Davis, Marty Wilde , Vince Eager etc. I was still at school so painted on a false moustache to look older.
The Vikings in 1958-59 won a British band contest to play at Butlins but as I was at school and the others had apprenticeships. Other groups who took our place were, or became, The Hollies & Rory Storm & The Hurricanes.
Micheal Smith Gutteridge: May 2016
The Vikings. Featuring Norman Byrom. Pete Gradwell. Drummer ? My old mate Bryan Cox. Guitarist ?.
Bryan was my best mate and we worked together. The Vikings played at my 21st in July 1963 at The Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton Le Moors. Along with The Fourmost. Sadly Bryan passed away in Cyprus in October 201
Alan Letts: January 2017
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