Formed at Lydd in 1962.

Line-up included

  • Mike (tinker) Tordoff bass
  • Les Freathy rhythm and vocals
  • Barry (chas) Viles lead guitar
  • Bob Piper drums
  • Ellis Pelham - Glasby lead guitar & keyboards
  • Roger Harrison lead guitar
  • Steve Elliott drums
  • John Barnes bass.

Photo 1.   the very first photo taken of the concords, a local girl painted the skin on Bobs drum

photo2 after around 3 years i left the group to try my luck in London and enjoyed playing on many of the circuits in the south but after a year decided to come home and after a few months a few local musicians got together and reformd the Concords the previous concords carried on for a while then joined Noel Reading for a tour of the north as the Burnettes. The second photo shows the four members of the reformed Concords Lto R  Roger Harrison lead guitar Les Freathy  rhythm and vocals Steve Elliott drums and John Barnes on Bass.

photo3 after 12 months we decided a keyboard player was required as the type of music we were playing had changed hence the inclusion of Ellis (madcap) Pelham Glasby my word he had long arms.
photo 4  just to prove we were all mad cap heres a photo taken before a gig in Whitstable
cheers
Les

 

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