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Just a quick hello, and a few words about myself, the name's Pete, I did my first gig before most of you were born! I think it was 66, but may have been 67. Back then I was playing the likes of 'Chantilly Lace' - Shorty Long. 'Do Unto Me' - James and Bobby Purify. 'Soul Man' - Sam and Dave. 'Knock on Wood' - Eddie Floyd. and 40 years later I frequently play the same stuff, and it still goes down a bomb. I got back into the music industry pretty much by accident, about 3 years ago, , a landlord friend of mine, asked my opinion of a 'soul night' he'd just put on, and I told him if I couldn't do it better myself, I wouldn't dare charge for it. He took me up on my rash comment, I borrowed some kit and a PA from a friend in a band and played the set off my laptop, it went down a bomb and the rest is history. I am concentrating on building the hire side of the business rather than going out gigging, I'm getting a bit too old to carry large speakers up stairs :flex: I still take on the well paid work though :D

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Hi and welcome!

You weren't gigging before I was born, although I wasn't very old...

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Welcome to the house of fun son :joe: I think that after Leo and myself you might be next in line

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Just a quick hello, and a few words about myself, the name's Pete, I did my first gig before most of you were born! I think it was 66, but may have been 67. Back then I was playing the likes of 'Chantilly Lace' - Shorty Long. 'Do Unto Me' - James and Bobby Purify. 'Soul Man' - Sam and Dave. 'Knock on Wood' - Eddie Floyd. and 40 years later I frequently play the same stuff, and it still goes down a bomb. I got back into the music industry pretty much by accident, about 3 years ago, , a landlord friend of mine, asked my opinion of a 'soul night' he'd just put on, and I told him if I couldn't do it better myself, I wouldn't dare charge for it. He took me up on my rash comment, I borrowed some kit and a PA from a friend in a band and played the set off my laptop, it went down a bomb and the rest is history. I am concentrating on building the hire side of the business rather than going out gigging, I'm getting a bit too old to carry large speakers up stairs :flex: I still take on the well paid work though :D

 

 

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welcome to you pete. :welcome:

Fozzies Mobile Disco & Karaoke

07902 179008

fozziesdisco@hotmail.co.uk

available for all types of functions in the Yorkshire area.

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i can only imagine how much things have changed since 1966

 

im 25, but i can remember going to my Dads Disco as a child and remember how rubbish it would seem now, so imagine 25 years before that!!!

 

Your not wrong there, back then there were no disco shops, no lighting, effects, no twin decks readily available, you had to build our own unless you were very rich. I used to have a couple of Garrade 501's bought s/h (from a magic little shop called Potts) and fitted into a home made case, 2 speaker cabs, again home made with 4 Pop 30 speakers in them. The amp was an old Tanoy, previously used as the PA amp for a football ground. The lighting consisted of 2 s/h par cans and a 4' UV tube. At the time it didn't seem too bad, since there was nothing better to compere it with, we were 'cutting edge' believe it or not, and the place was heaving 2 nights a week. As the money came in I got some professionally built speakers designed for electric guitars, the difference was amazing. Looking back, it was a bit primitive but I had some great times.

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heres a website i stumbled across a while back

 

http://karillon.com/articles.html

 

someone who was around back then and has lots of articles and original catalogues of the equipment from way back then :)

 

Thanks for the link, it brings back a few memories, I remember the 'Squire equipment' from back then, but as I mentioned, you had to be rich to afford it. Back then, I was an apprentice engineer on a bit less than £4 a week, which even then, was pathetic, my DJ income @ £5 a night was double. You had to buy your own 45's records @ 6/8d each (33p) which took a big chunk of your earnings, there were no downloads back then! Decent cassette recorders came along several years later.

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