ACCRINGTON STANLEY   (1971).

 


Accrington Stanley (early 1971 to late 1971)
(QUOTE).Accrington Stanley were a short-lived band formed in Accrington, Lancashire in 1970.  The group were financed by The Rolling Stones and played the first Glastonbury Fayre on Wednesday, 23rd June 1971. They had gone on in the early morning hours, just after David Bowie's acoustic set. Two days later on the 25th of June, Accrington Stanley played the Reading Festival on a bill with Arthur Brown and Warm Dust, among others. Guitarist Dave wammy Walmsley left the band soon after and was replaced by former Every Which Way guitarist, John Hedley. By early September, John had left the group and was replaced on lead guitar by Roger McKew (Brian's ex-Meantimers bandmate). The new lineup made their debut at the London Lyceum on the 26th of September. The band carried on gigging, but would soon call it a day. They played one of their last shows at London School of Economics' Festival '71 on Wednesday, 3rd November. By December, Accrington Stanley had split up. Drummer Jim Payne went on to join The National Head Band, playing his first gig with them at the Rainbow Theatre on 23rd December. Dave wammy Walmsley went to re-form Los Bravos (Black is Black hit single) in Palma Mallorca. Accrington Stanley recorded a single called "Days Of Men And Women", but it was never released.(UN QUOTE).
 
Members (1971):
Rod Hill (ex-The Warriors) - guitar.
Dave "Wammy" Walmsley - lead guitar, vocals (up to mid-year)
John Hedley - lead guitar (from mid-year to September)
Roger McKew - lead guitar (from September)
David Foster (ex-The Warriors) - bass, vocals
Brian Johnston - keyboards, guitar
Jim Payne - drums

Thanks to James Payne and Dave Wammy Walmsley for providing info.

 

Accrington Stanley Line Up - Left to Right -

Rod Hill.
Jim Payne.
​Brian Johnson. (He appeared from No-Where? - White Plains ?).
Dave Foster.
Dave Wammy Walmsley.

 

  ( David Foster R.I.P 2017)-- co-author of the classic 'YES' songs,
             "Time And A Word", also "Yours Is No Disgrace."
​               *                    *                    *  
   Dave Foster - Lead Vocals  - Maton Bass.
   (Photo c/o Dave Foster).

 

  Dave 'Wammy' Walmsley -  Vocals / Guitar - Gibson SG.
            *                    *                    *         
(See Page 5 My Autobiography, for more info).
   (Photo c/o Dave Foster)

 

 

 A Few Recordings along the way.

                                       A Few C.D's,  Long Play Album  &  Singles Recorded  & Written along the way.

 

Photo, c/o Alfred Debbles                                                            Photo c/o Novola.

Photos c/o Novola Madrid. Tony Anderson was the Lead Singer during part of this episode.

 

Photos c/o Novola Madrid.

Photos c/o Novola Madrid.

Photo c/o Novola Madrid.                                                                  Photo c/o Dave Wammy Walmsley

(Continued).

 

Rod Hill - Guitarist - Gibson Les Paul  SG.
​                                  *                    *                    *
   (Former) Ex Warriors  - Sleepy -  Sandy Shaw - Lou Christi  - 
 Marbles - Graham Bonnett,(who later became lead singer with 
 Richie Blackmore's Rainbow).Jackie Lomax (ex Undertakers
         (At the time) -Managed by Beatles George Harrison). 
​          West Coast Country Band.  Backed - Billy J Kramer. 
​         Some pedigree there!
 
​        (Photo c/o Dave Foster).

Jim Payne - L/H Drums / Vocals 

                                      *                    *                    *
            (Former 'Ludwig' Drummer) with Accrington Stanley -                       The Ink Spots -The National Head Band - 

                         Jonesy  - Big  Jim Sullivan's Band 'Tiger'. 
        'Kenny' Young and finally - The Foundations. (Early career).
          The Scorchers - Gideon's Ways - Francis 'T' Construction -
                   Reflections -  Kudos -  The Atlantics. - Wow!   
                                        (Photo c/o Dave Foster).

 

 

 (Above) -  Thatcham - Berkshire. (The White Heart Maybe?)​

(Below) - The Watermill Theatre, (our rehersal place).

 

 

 

 

(Below) - 1971 - 1. Glastonbury 'Fair' Festival. (Accrington Stanley on stage!).
2.  Waiting for the 'Event'. Dave Foster and I.
3.  The Light Rig that 'supported' me through most of the night! (I think ?).
4.  The Pyramid which 'Illuminated' the whole area.
5.  Dawn​       

 

           (Photo, courtesy and permission of  Mervyn Penrose 1971). Accringto Stanley were 'Live on stage during this Photograph'

 
             (Photo, Pat Walmsley 1971)     Wammy & Dave Foster.
 
                                                              
 
              (Photo, courtesy and permission of  Mervyn Penrose 1971)      Wammy - second flight up - right hand side.
 
 
 
              (Photo, courtesy and permission of  Mervyn Penrose 1971)
 
 
 
             (Photo, courtesy and permission of  Mervyn Penrose 1971)
 
 
.BBC Glastonbury ArchivesAt 09:05am on 08 Jun - Chris wrote:
     You forgot the best band that played - Accrington Stanley. (I never saw them again).
   Have never been to Glastonbury again after such a brilliant experience.
               Quote - David Bowie concert appearances in 1971 ... *20th-24th June Glastonbury Fair: ...
             After 'David Bowie's' performance  ... Accrington Stanley' were the next act.
(Unquote)
Glastonbury. BBC Archives 
A las 09:05 de la mañana del 08 de junio - Chris escribió: 
Se le olvidó la mejor banda que tocaba - Accrington Stanley. (Yo nunca los vi de nuevo). 
Nunca he estado en Glastonbury nuevo después de ese una experiencia genial. 
Cita - apariciones en conciertos de David Bowie en 1971 ... * 20 al 24 junio Glastonbury Feria: ... Después de la actuación 
de - David Bowie - 'Accrington Stanley' fueron el siguiente acto. Julio. 21:
 
 
(Quote) - Lankybeat.com -  below.ACCRINGTON STANLEY.
Dave 'Wammy' Walmsley: guitar&Vocal. Rod Hill guitar - Dave Foster: - Songwriter - bass guitar & lead vocals) ex-Warriors.
Jim Payne: Drums - Gideon's Way.
​Brian Johnstone? (Unknown - White Plains?).

(Quote) The band Accrington Stanley formed in 1970 and were around for a couple of years. Playing 
the top London venues like The Marquee Club. They were set to be signed to The Rolling Stones' record label, 
but for some reason they didn't sign and they were soon to split up. (Unquote).  
  
(The Rolling Stones record label? well ! I never knew about that!) wammy.

                                                                              (Photos, courtesy and permission of  Mervyn Penrose 1971)

 

 

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