Some memories - a blast from the past!
Grangefield School around 1963 - nice hair!
The original business card - tasty!
Always different Graham!
Original line-up, purely instrumental, no vocals
Grangefield - Christmas 1962 - too loud!
Cliff with his original full kit of drums
On stage at the Presbyterian Youth Club, Stockton
Norm - Ace of Bass!
Brian with his grand piano
Impressed with the Watkins Copycat echo chamber
PR shot for the big competition 1964
A bargain at £55
Just like KNL 544
Mike - "what - words as well as chords!"
Time for a sit down
Playing order for the between scenes cabaret acts
Our actual set list for the three intervals
Mutiny at Strangefield 1962. Colour had been invented!
Mutiny at Strangefield 1962 - Dec 13th to 15th
Fame at last!
What happened to bands with ties?
Brunswick, Stockton - good for a fight between numbers
One last time - with feeling
19/03/64 - school Easter dance at 3 shilling entrance
06/07/63 - hire of amp from Burdons for 12/6d
Early card thanks to John Bull printing outfit
Pete wondering why a coffin should play "music"
Our engineering drawing for the manufacture of "The Coffin"
Finally containing two 12 inch Celestion or Goodmans speakers and the Linear amp.
Drawing courtesy of Brian Humpherson
The Fairfield, Stockton - home base!
13/06/62 - a rare appearance as The Floridas
Mike with a classic rendition of the F# chord
01/02/64 - Stockton Rugby Club with 4 shilling admission
Piccadilly Circus, London - trusty Singer lets us down again
07/11/64 - Norton Cricket Club (Football section!) - still 4 shilling admission
Circa 1961 - possibly the earliest photo of the band to be
Selmer Stadium amp - real power when we could afford to hire it
17/01/64 - Grays Road Institute and admission down to 2 shillings
Near Trafalgar Square, London - is this where the engine goes?
Watkins Westminster amp - 10 watts of sheer power
07/03/64 - Social Club dance and admission now down to 1 shilling!
28/09/63 - Beatnik Ball at Hardwick Grange Farm
Linear Conchord amp - 30 watts into coffin speakers - impressive (when working!)
Grangefield Grammar School - alma mater, where it all began
Brian practices for the big school pantomime night
Watkins Dominator amp - 17 watts to make a statement
Twist and Shake!
Early days in Pete's attic bedroom with Norm, Pete and Mike
Cliff in full flight at The Cavern in the mid sixties
The Cyclones 1962 to 2021 (so far!)
Cliff impressing the fans at The Cavern
A Teenage Dance - October 1963
The original "Black Friday" - 13th March 1964
Pint of Samson - essential victuals
The original Floridas card - Fabulous!
Pete - moody
The only place to be ... and be seen
... the other place, south of the river!