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Andrew P

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Re: `Clive John RIP
« Reply #75 on: October 09, 2011, 01:46:30 PM »
Clint on the expanding piano! Brilliant! Many thanks indeed for sharing.
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« Reply #76 on: May 05, 2013, 09:38:38 PM »
I've recently come across the Man Band website & was saddened to hear of Clive John & Micky Jones' passing. I was the Melody Maker photographer during the mid 60's to mid 70's. MM writer Roy Hollingsworth and I ran into the Man Band in Berlin at a gig with Yes, Soft Machine & Family. We were amazed at this band of wild Welsh men who were playing with such passion and pleasure that as soon as we got back to London Roy and I pestered the editor and the other writers about them & over the next few years the MM was there to cover many of their gigs usually in pubs and clubs or festivals around England There are lots of great memories and photos of the gigs we covered & the interviews for the MM. Here are a couple of 'snaps' of Clive 'Clint' from my 'family album'. The Man band may never have gained as much fame & recognition as they deserved but they were my favourite band ever live.

Barrie Wentzell ex MM photographer.

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« Reply #77 on: May 05, 2013, 11:58:47 PM »
Thanks Barry.  The 70's were a wonderful time for me as everything about music was new to me and each week reading Sounds / NME / MM and Disc & Music echo (remember that?) bought loads of new stuff to my attention.

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« Reply #78 on: May 06, 2013, 12:12:39 AM »
I've recently come across the Man Band website & was saddened to hear of Clive John & Micky Jones' passing. I was the Melody Maker photographer during the mid 60's to mid 70's. MM writer Roy Hollingsworth and I ran into the Man Band in Berlin at a gig with Yes, Soft Machine & Family. We were amazed at this band of wild Welsh men who were playing with such passion and pleasure that as soon as we got back to London Roy and I pestered the editor and the other writers about them & over the next few years the MM was there to cover many of their gigs usually in pubs and clubs or festivals around England There are lots of great memories and photos of the gigs we covered & the interviews for the MM. Here are a couple of 'snaps' of Clive 'Clint' from my 'family album'. The Man band may never have gained as much fame & recognition as they deserved but they were my favourite band ever live.

Barrie Wentzell ex MM photographer.

That is a great post!

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Re: `Clive John RIP
« Reply #79 on: May 06, 2013, 08:25:22 AM »
Thanks Barrie, was familiar with your work at the time - any more?!

There was quite a few from that pub session.

Note Spiv in background of 1st photo...

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« Reply #80 on: May 06, 2013, 10:46:58 AM »
Wonderful :)

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« Reply #81 on: May 06, 2013, 11:27:01 AM »
Thanks, Barrie.  Wonderful photos and always grand to find someone else who holds the Manband in the same regard as the rest of us.
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Re: `Clive John RIP
« Reply #82 on: May 07, 2013, 01:20:12 AM »
Well, thanks to all for the response, here are a few more 'snaps' from Roy Hollingsworth's farewell 'lost weekend' party. Roy was off to New York to run The MM's USA edition but that's another story! I will have to delve into my archive 'vault' & see what's there of the Man Band photos, I see there are already some of mine in the photo galleries here. Perhaps someone would be kind enough to tell me whom I can contact here so I can add to the Liberty U.A. Record years gallery? It will take some time for me to get the pics done as there are so many from these photo shoots, but I will add them to my website gallery in time, as I've just done the Hawkwind pics which was a lotta work.

Thanks to all for the interest & good to know the Man Band continues on to this day, best of cheer, BW

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« Reply #83 on: May 07, 2013, 02:17:52 AM »
That deserves an applaud...especially as two of the protagonists in the last shot appear to be using mobile phones....

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Re: `Clive John RIP
« Reply #84 on: May 07, 2013, 08:41:41 AM »
Wow! Some I haven't seen before, takes some doing...Mr Pritchard, have I seen all these?

Perhaps someone would be kind enough to tell me whom I can contact here so I can add to the Liberty U.A. Record years gallery?

That'll be Jules, so wise and kind. Like us he's probably still coo-ing over the pictures. Can be contacted by sending a message, unless he gets to you first. 

....good to know the Man Band continues on to this day....


Ahhh....moot point....

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« Reply #85 on: May 07, 2013, 11:00:44 AM »
That deserves an applaud...especially as two of the protagonists in the last shot appear to be using mobile phones....

Brilliant!!! 

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« Reply #86 on: May 07, 2013, 11:03:13 AM »
Pure Magic  :) got any more??

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Re: `Clive John RIP
« Reply #87 on: May 07, 2013, 12:57:47 PM »
Barrie - is there a date for these pictures?


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« Reply #88 on: May 07, 2013, 01:51:38 PM »
Wonderful pics.  Thankyou Barrie

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Re: `Clive John RIP
« Reply #89 on: May 07, 2013, 05:21:12 PM »
WOW what great pics, especially nice to see Viv Stanshall aswell and he looks fairly sober!  :)