Park Avenue South, Crouch
Lee Thompson Chris Foreman and Mike Barson practise playing
music for the first time. They have a mutual admiration for Ian
Dury/The Sensational Alex Harvey Band/The Coasters/Mott the Hoople/Smokey
Robinson and the Miracles/Roxy Music plus Motown and old Ska
and Reggae in general.
Songs on the agenda are Fat’s Domino’s
I’m Walking and The Temptations Just my Imagination. Mike
is quite an accomplished pianist but Chris and Lee struggle to
play along with the records.
time later they are joined by Carl Smyth as bass player and John
Hasler as drummer who have become acquaintances due to frequenting
the pubs of Hampstead. They start to have these “sessions” [as
they call them] around three times a week.