Villans

 

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THE VILLANS

Preston

 

 

Ken Cooper: Lead Guitar - Vocal. Mick Flemimg: Drums.

Tony 'Rick' Cookson: Bass Guitar.

Stuart Robinson: Lead Vocal. Keith Grandage: Bass/Rhythm Guitars

 

We played many of the popular venues at the time such as Wigan Casino, Queens at Cleveleys, Tower Ballroom and loads more.

 

We were on the bill with many of the top groups at the time like Manfred Man, The Hollies; not to mention The Small Faces, and I became great friends with the legend, Steve Marriot. I remember playing at the Queens at Cleveleys with Reverend Black & The Rockin Vicars, with the late 'Lemmy'.

 

I still play Guitar, for my own amusement and I've just bought a new Fender 52 reissue Telecaster, at great expense saying that the last guitar I used on stage was an original Fender Telecaster, I bought from Barratts music shop on Meadow Street in Preston for as i remember £145, and eventually gave it away for about £45! Not one of my better ideas..

 

I'm still in touch with Mick Fleming, most weeks, and Stuart Robinson.

Ken Cooper: February 2016

 

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