BANDS - FROM HARTLEPOOL & TEESSIDE IN THE 60'S

"Werewolves of Powys" are appearing at The Studio, Middlesbrough Little Theatre Club, Toft House, in The Avenue, Linthorpe in Middlesbrough on Thursday August 2nd. The band includes Teesside man, Eddy Gartry in the line-up. Eddy was raised in Thornaby but moved to London in 1969 followed by spells in Amsterdam, Shropshire and now Mid-Wales. He played in local bands such as Eddy and The Duty Free and One Way Out in the 60s when he was in his late teens. He’s also played and performed with Dr. Hook, Dr. Feelgood, The Yardbirds, Chris Farlowe, Wishbone Ash and many more. Eddy said he's looking forward to coming home and meeting up with as many old friends as possible so why not pay him a visit! Tickets are priced at £8 in advance or £10 at the door. For more information call 01642 823514 or email Leigh Sayers at the address on the above poster and also be sure to see the Werewolves of Powys own website.



How it all started: For almost fourteen years I lived on the Costa Blanca in Spain. Following a visit I made to my hometown of Hartlepool in June 2004, it was suggested to me to start a web page featuring some of the old bands, or groups, that graced the pubs and clubs of the area back in the 1960's. The idea started after Billy Crallan, George Hart and Ed Saul all joined forces to play some of the old songs to help celebrate Ron Blair's 60th birthday. Billy Crallan, Ron and I played together in The Trakkers and George, of course, was the original lead guitarist of The Hartbeats.

The photograph above shows George, Billy, me and Ron at Hartlepool Cricket Club. So, what started as an idea has now expanded into many pages - and is dedicated to the great bands of that era and the friendship we all enjoyed. Photograph © Marion Crallan.

George Hart, Stan Laundon, Billy Crallan and Ron Blair re-living the sixties at Hartlepool Cricket Club and celebrating Ron's 60th birthday in June, 2004.

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