Publicity poster for Drive In Rock and the Rockettes, a Manchester rock'n'roll revival band managed by Roger Eagle. I thought it was taken on the back steps at 355 Wilbraham Rd, where Roger had lived and some of the band members lived, but Dimitri Griliopoulus tells me it was posed at the Odeon Cinema in Stretford. I moved into the shared house and got a role as a Rockette, but this photo pre dates my involvement, so before March 1973 I think. Clockwise,from left to right, with stage names where remembered,Tony Middleton ( Timmy Shirt) Pete Lowe (Pete L'eau), Pat Dooley, Roy (LeRoy), Cathy Hopkins, Dimitri Griliopoulus (Rocco Lampone?), Roger Taylor (Edsel Odeon), Mack (Mack Truck), Lois Hilton. After some years of doing the college and club circuit, the band became Leroy and the Kools and dropped the girl backing singers.
Anne O' Malley was one of the original Rockettes. Some of us still get together occasionally. Sadly Roy and Roger Eagle are no longer with us.
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