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Danny Coral and The Surfriders

Line-up:
Pete Vickery (Rhythm Guitar) [Later of The Three Spirits]
Barry Crowe (Bass Guitar) [Later of The Three Spirits]
Jim Twigg (Drums) [Later of The Three Spirits]
Bob Ballard (Vocals)
[Formerly of the Delta Skiffle Group, later of The Blackouts and The Inn-Sect]

Gigs
22nd and 28th July and 3rd and 4th August 1962
Open Air Big Beat Rock Dance
Castle Roller Rink
Danny Coral and The Surfriders
Admission: 3/6

08/12/62
Rock and Twistacular - Danny Coral and The Surfriders
With Mark Chanelle
Assembly Rooms

15/12/62
Novy and The Heartbreakers
With Danny Coral and The Surfriders
Assembly Rooms

24/12/62
Grand Christmas Eve Dance
Gerry Levene and The Avengers Link to an external website.
With Danny Coral and The Surfriders
Assembly Rooms

31/12/62
New Years Eve Rock and Twistacular Ball
El Riot and The Rebels Link to an external website.
Gerry Levene and The Avengers Link to an external website.
Danny Coral and The Surfriders

Recordings:
These recordings are from the early 60's recorded at the Assembly Rooms with a normal reel to reel with mic hung over the balcony (according to Barry Crowe).


Be Bop A Lula    
Sweet Nothings    
Instrumental    

Thanks to: Bob Ballard

Memories
At the end of 1961, early 1962, a friend of mine was playing drums with some other mates at the Youth Club in Albert Road and after a while got fed up with it and asked me if I would like to buy his drums and have a go.  Well, as he was keeping his drums at my house and he only wanted £5 for them, I said yes.  Off I go round to the Youth Club and start making a noise with some of the guys there.  For a period of time there were people dropping in and out, but we did put a few numbers together and played on the Youth Club stage regularly as payment for letting us practice there.  Eventually Pete (Vickery) and Barry (Crowe)  turned up, we were impressed with Pete as he had a 15 Watt Vox, very posh in those days, and along with a singer called Bob Ballard (later of The Blackouts - Ed.) we became a stable band.  We called ourselves 'Danny Coral and The Surfriders,' can you believe it!

Jim Twigg

Read on in the profile of Jim Twigg.


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