The Archive

Some memories - a blast from the past!

Grangefield School around 1963 - nice hair!

Grangefield - Christmas 1962 - too loud!

Brian with his grand piano

A bargain at £55

Pete - moody

What happened to bands with ties?

Not again!

The Fairfield, Stockton - home base!

Piccadilly Circus, London - trusty Singer lets us down again

17/01/64 - Grays Road Institute and admission down to 2 shillings

28/09/63 - Beatnik Ball at

Hardwick Grange Farm

Brian practices for the big school pantomime night

December 1963

"Black Friday" - 13th March 1964

The original business card - tasty!

Cliff with his original full kit of drums

Impressed with the

Watkins Copycat echo chamber

Just like KNL 544

Mutiny at Strangefield 1962.

Colour had been invented!

Brunswick, Stockton - good for a fight between numbers

06/07/63 - hire of amp from

Burdons for 12/6d

13/06/62 - a rare appearance as

The Floridas

07/11/64 - Norton Cricket Club (Football section!) - still 4 shilling admission

Near Trafalgar Square, London - is this where the engine goes?

April 1964

Watkins Dominator amp - 17 watts to make a statement

Cliff in full flight at The Cavern

in the mid sixties

February 1964

Always different Graham!

On stage at the Presbyterian Youth Club, Stockton

PR shot for the big competition 1964

Mike - "what - words as well as chords!"

Mutiny at Strangefield 1962 -

Dec 13th to 15th

One last time - with feeling

Early card thanks to

John Bull printing outfit

Mike with a classic rendition

of the F# chord

Circa 1961 - possibly the earliest photo of the band to be

Watkins Westminster amp - 10 watts of sheer power

Linear Conchord amp - 30 watts into coffin speakers - impressive (when working!)

Twist and Shake!

Cliff impressing the fans at The Cavern

The Cyclones

1962 to 2016 (so far!)

Pint of Samson - essential victuals

Original line-up, purely

instrumental, no vocals

Norm - Ace of Bass!


Time for a sit down

Fame at last!

19/03/64 - school Easter dance

at 3 shilling entrance

Pete wondering why a coffin

should play "music"

01/02/64 - Stockton Rugby Club with 4 shilling admission

Selmer Stadium amp - real power when we could afford to hire it

07/03/64 - Social Club dance and admission now down to 1 shilling!

Grangefield Grammar School - alma mater, where it all began

Early days in Pete's attic bedroom with Norm, Pete and Mike

A Teenage Dance - October 1963

The original Floridas card - Fabulous!

Some more random photos and memories from the past ...



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