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Wigan 60's Pop Group   Views: 1135
The Blue Diamonds   Comments: 13
Photo: Eric Johnson   Item #: 29692  
 
The Blue Diamonds

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  The Blue Diamonds playing a gig at Belle Vue in 1966.  

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Comments by jud178, 1st September 2017  
The drummer looks familiar, is it Roy.

Comments by Jarvo, 1st September 2017  
Great pic, Eric. Do you remember the short lived trio that you played in with our Ronnie and David Cameron? The Moonrakers you called yourselves. Sadly, our Ronnie passed away in November, 2015, after a very short illness. Hope you're keeping well. Take care, John.

Comments by Eric Johnson, 1st September 2017  
Yes the drummer is Roy Davies who sadly passed away in 2012.

Comments by Eric J., 1st September 2017  
Hi John, sorry to hear about your Ronnie,Yes I remember the few sessions with Ronnie and Dave but wouldn't have remembered the band name thanks for that time takes its toll with the grey matter lol. Hope your all doing well. Cheers E.

Comments by jud178, 1st September 2017  
Thanks Eric, i thought it was but did not put his Surname as i knew he had passed away. I remember Roy from Highfield Boys Brigade he played the drums there.

Comments by ricky parkinson, 1st September 2017  randb67@hotmail.co.uk 
Good group I should know I was in it eric is a good friend ross one of the best singers around

Comments by ricky parkinson, 1st September 2017  
That was dare I say his name jimmy savilles birthday party we were playing at we only saw a fleeting glance of him he thanked us and then left he was 40 then

Comments by Roy, 4th September 2017  
Eric, was he later known as Roy 'Thunderfoot' Davies ?

Comments by Eric j., 4th September 2017  
Hi Roy,Yes he was known as "Thunderfoot" later on.

Comments by Roy, 4th September 2017  
Thanks Eric, great drummer, seen him a number of times at the Unity Cub in Standish, Lankykats nights, playing alongside Keith 'Lefty' Wright ex Sportsmen, Michael 'Mitch' Mitchinson and others. I think Roy and Mitch were in Pokie together, if my memory serves me right.

Comments by Eric J., 4th September 2017  
Hi Roy,Roy was the drummer in pokie I think they christened him Thunderfoot.

Comments by bill edwards, 13th September 2017  billyedwards31@aol.com 
hi eric this is billy edwards i was an apprentice with you at dougel eng in the 1960s

Comments by Eric Johnson, 14th September 2017  
Hi Billy (the welder)Edwards good to hear from you hope you're well,we had some good laughs back then at Dougals.

 
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