Los Bravos & Los Zebra.
                                                                    
 
There was I dancing at Blackburn Mecca Lancashire, (1961) at 17 years of age,  thinking "This is a great song" with my Burton's,
made to measure suit on, at £1.00 per week.
'Black is Black',  wow!  this is new and then there was I, actually being part of the show! crazy business!
 
                                                   
​                                                             Hold Tight!   we're off to Can Pastilla - Palma de Mallorca  - Spain.
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Tony (Andy) Anderson (The brother of Jon Anderson from The 'YES' Band) after a short time, replaced 'Mike Kennedy', but after a while, things started to change. Andy and Miguel Vicence (Los Bravos original Bass Player) both left the band and went living in Can Pastilla,  a little town near Palma Mallorca - Wammy got a phone call whilst living on Hendon way in London.1971.
 
It went something like this -
 
"Hello who is this?" I asked"
"It's Tony,Tony Anderson, I'm Phoning from Spain" he replied, I nearly fell over.
"Los Bravos have split up, Miguel Vicence, the (original bass player from Bravos) and I have moved to Can Pastilla in Mallorca, would you fancy coming over" he asked,  I couldn't believe my ears! My wife Pat was in the kitchen as I shouted.
"Pat! do you want to live in Spain?"
"What are you talking about, are you going crazy, who are you talking to?" she asked, to which I replied.
"It's Tony phoning from Spain; they're in need of a guitarist and want me to join forces!". Los Bravos have split up in Madrid.                                                                   Los Bravos here we come!
 
Just to add! (QUOTE) This song 'Black is Black' was recorded in London. At that time, it was not allowed for musicians from abroad to participate in these recordings, so -  actually -
 Mike Kennedy was the only real band member in this single.
 
There is an urban legend going on saying that one of the studio musicians in this record is no other than Jimmy Page. Apparently this legend has been proved true. C/o (SONGFACTS) This song was written by the British team of Michelle Grainger, Tony Hayes and Steve Wadey. (UNQUOTE).
 
                                                                                               Well I Never!
 
                                                
From the Original Los Bravos with Mick Kennnedy to -                   The Re-Formed Los Bravos with Andy (Tony) Anderson to -
 
 
The New Los Bravos!
 
Los Bravos with Tony 'ANDY' Anderson.(Ex Warriors-Accrington,Lancs,England).   New Line Up in Can Pastilla, Palma de Mallorca.  With Tony (Andy) on Vocals and (Miguel on Bass) and I Dave wammy Walmsley on guitar, straight from Glastonbury 'Fayre' Festival 1971.
 
 Pablo Sanllehí. (The original Los Bravos drummer) by now was living back in Palma Mallorca, he had 'Managed' a night club on Plaza Gomila and had great expectations!
He had suggested that it was probably a 'bad idea' for us to 'continue' with the 'Los Bravos' name, yet after another confusing time with the 'Los Bravos' adventure, there were too many inter political scenes going on so we 'eventually' decided to 'Scrap' the arranged Los Bravos name and start a new formation which led on to-
 
Z  66  +  Bravos  =  Z   Bra.
 
Los     Zebra.
 (Above Photo).
Tony (ANDY)  Anderson - Ex vocalist of Los Bravos -  Tony (ANDY) eventually replaced (Mike Kennedy).
Manolo Marie - Drummer - Ex Z66. (R.I.P).
Miguel Vicence - Original Bass Player from Los Bravos.
Vicente Caldentey - Ex Z66 (R.I.P).
Juan Bibiloni - Guitar & Vocals. (He replaced the previous guitarist Vicente Caldentey - Z66).
​Dave Wammy Walmsley - Guitar & Vocals. Straight from Glastonbury 1971 Fayre Festival.
 
The house in Can Pastilla - (Palma de Mallorca) that we lived in. ( 7 Carrer del Norai )
 
 
 The garage at the bottom of the drive with the green door, was our rehearsal room.
 
 
                                                              Then there was a little rascal called Simon on his way. (Shazam!).
 
 
                                                                                                     Then there were 'THREE'.
 
 
 
 
 
Dave Wammy Walmsley, Jon Anderson (YES band), Tony Anderson & Miguel Vicence. (Los Bravos) - Jon helping out in a Barcelona studio.
 
 
 
  Miguel Vicence - in 'Amanecer'. Palma de Mallorca.                Wammy & Miguel Vicence (Los Bravos) at the Heartbreak.
 
 
                                                    Jon Anderson (From The 'YES' band)- Mixing down a Wammy track.
                                                              
         
 
 
By now Tony's wife Eileen had an unforeseen accident and Tony (ANDY) left Spain and went with his 3  children to live on the 'Isle of Wight' with his Mother. After much thought, we re-vamped the band adding, Alberto Candella on bass. Together with Alberto, Juan and I took the vocal slot. Miguel Vicence, by now was the Manager.
 
 
 
                            Zebra - (On the road again).                                                  Receiving the 'Critic Prize' in 1971 for 'Solo Aqui Pensando'
                                                                                                             'LIVE' at the 'Plaza de Toros Benidorm. (written by Dave wammy Walmsley!)
 
The song - 'Solo Aqui Pensando' - (Sittin' Here and Thinking) C/o Dave Wammy Walmsley, was written in London in 1969 and adapted for the XV1 FESTIVAL ESPANOL DE LA CANCION. We were awarded the Critic prize, after playing 'Live' at the Plaza de Toros in Benidorm. It was Televised 'LIVE' throughout Spain.
 
The - (Write up) was incredible - My name (Dave Walmsley) wasn't even mentioned in any of the components that evaluated this song because I was an English man!  (Not Spanish!) and the song was supposed to have been written by a (Spanish) person. (Wow). I was not mentioned in any reviews, even though it was Tony (Andy) Anderson and Miguel Vicence, (the two members of Los Bravos and myself) that re-formed the new band in Can Pastilla.
Manolo Mari - Drums - ex Z66 was included with Vicente Caldentey guitar, (who got replaced) with Juan Bibiloni, he was playing at Sergent Peppers club on Plaza Gomilla, (he was ideal at that time!)  and joined the band before Alberto Candela.
 
(Below).    Hey!    (If my photo is on the centre of this ZEBRA disc, Solo Aqui Pensando! why was I not given any acclaim?)   Yippeeeee.                               
                                                                             (Now that is something to think about folks eh!).
 
 

                                   (Picture Sleeves of Released - L.P. & Singles). 

1.  This is a Happy Song/All been a Dream  -  A&B side c/o Dave Wammy Walmsley.
2.  Oh Daddy Oh Mama./Escribeme Laura  - A side c/o Ivor Raymonde, (Director/Producer of Decca Records) -
     B side c/o Dave Wammy Walmsley.     

3.  Carolina Girl /A Step in the Right Direction -A side c/o Dave Wammy Walmsley. B side c/o Ivor Raymonde,
​     (Director/Producer of Decca Records)                                            
                                                        
                                                                                           
4.  Hey Girl/To Dream on - A side c/o Mc Intosh /B side c/o Dave Wammy Walmsley.   
5.  Solo Aqui Pensando/La Vida es como La Vives - A side c/o Dave Wammy Walmsley.
​     B side c/o Ivor Raymonde, (Director/Producer of Decca Records). 
 www.youtube, Solo Aqui Pensando.

6.  I've Made my Mind Up/Bye Bye Baby - Songs c/o Juan Bibiloni. c/o Novola - Zaffiro - a subsidary of PYE International, SPAIN.
7.  Working 12 years c/o Dave Wammy Walmsley -
8.  Zebra ‎(LP, Album) Novola NLX 1053 Spain 1976.  Tracks -
 
I've Made My Mind Up. c/o - Juan Bibiloni.    
Association. c/o - Dave Wammy Walmsley.    
She's All Right. c/o - Juan Bibiloni.    
It's All Been A Dream. c/o - Dave Wammy Walmsley.    
Bye Bye Baby. c/o - Juan Bibiloni.    
Tristeza. c/o - Juan Bibiloni.    
Life's Strange Direction. c/o - Dave Wammy Walmsley.    
Imagine. c/o - John Lennon.
 
I recently recovered three more Zebra photos -

We were asked to do some 'LIVE' recordings for (Radio Popular in Palma) which were broadcasted throughout the whole of Spain.

Photo 1 - Dave Wammy Walmsley - Manolo Mari (R.i.p.) - Alberto Candella & Juan Bibiloni.
Photo 2 - Dave Wammy Walmsley - Alberto Candella - Manolo Mari & Juan Bibiloni.
Photo 3 - An early morning photo of Barbarelas (we played to a capacity audience every Sunday afternoon). Wonderful days.
                                                          A couple of 'Rum & Cokes' and we were 'airborn'.
 
 
 
 
                                               Barbarela - the 'Top Night Spot' for Rock Groups/Bands. in 1971.
                                                                       

     Then what?
 
Z66 + Los BRAVOS  = Z   Bra
 
Los Zebra
 

                                                           Olé

 
 
 
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