Bands

 

Some of the bands that were playing in Exeter whilst "we" were there

I was not a great follower of music back in the day. When we did have bands at Killerton I was invariably involved running the bar or generally wandering around acting as the gofor. Even on the occasion of Slade appearing at the University I volunteered to work in the bar (organised and operated by that well know beverage supplier of the time, Austins!)

However, in recent years, and prompted by the posters I found on the Rolle Facebook page, I have become strangely interested in finding out just which bands were appearing in the area, especially at Killerton and St Luke's, but also at Rolle and at the University.

I’ve already had few contributions to add to my list, though dates and places of most have apparently faded into dim and distant past.

The Killerton barbeques started my interest:

mid 60s           Manfredd Mann         

68        Marmalade    

69        Nashville Teens          

70        Amen Corner  

71        Paladin, Medicine Head

72        Atomic Rooster, Emperor Rosko

73        Tremeloes, Gary More, "supporting bands", disco

 

The posters on the Rolle Facebook page provided details of a few more “local” gigs in 1972:

University

  • Pentangle
  • Strawbs
  • Shakin Stevens + Stripper
  • Rolle College
  • Sam Apple Pie

St Luke’s Student Union:

  • Tim Arnold + Topless Go Go Dancers
  • Nashville Teens
  • Glencoe

Ian McPhee recalls seeing:

  • At the University - King Crimson, Stone the Crows, Edgar Broughton Band and Focus
  • At St Luke’s - Caravan and Juicy Lucy
  • At Rolle - Medicine Head

Kim James saw:

  • At the University - Curved Air
  • At St Luke’s - Osibisa

 

Doey Baker saw:

  • at Role  - Wishbone Ash

 

Also seen by some but unsure when and where:

  • Adge Kutler and the Wursels
  • Lindisfarne

 

 

Whilst Closer to home:

The Killerton Mountain Boys Jug Band

  • George Burford – Harminaca
  • Tony Clarke – Kazoo
  • Paul Edginton
  • Eric Morse
  • Dave Treharne – 12 String guitar
  • Haden Donovan
  • Chris Davies – Jug (oil can)
  • Ian Jones - Washboard
  • Pet Holman – guitar

The Three Bears Folk Group

  • Frank “Bear” Curnow
  • Gordon Fulfit
  • Tony Clarke – Vocal then guitar

St James Infirmary blues:

  • Dave Treharne
  • Pet Holman

 

The Posters from 1972 borrowed from the Rolle College FB page show::

University

  • Pentangle
  • Strawbs
  • Shakin Stevens + Stripper

Rolle College

  • Sam Apple Pie

SL SU

  • Tim Arnold + Topless Go Go Dancers
  • Nashville Teens
  • Glencoe