My first group The Vikings - I'm second from the left. The tall lad in the middle is my long-term pal Gordon Staniland, referred to in my text as being the one that first got us together to start the band. The singer, on the right, is another mate, Ron Frisby; he and I are now actually back performing together (after about 54 years) in a little 4-piece rock'n'roll band called Rainbow Days. The name refers back to the times the local bands spent in the Rainbow Café in Grantham on Sunday afternoons listening to the latest hits on the juke box after their Saturday night's gigs. Note my blond hair; I'd had it peroxided almost Jayne Mansfield-blonde, but it had started to look a bit darker by the time the picture was taken!!
Photograph lent by Mike Bacon