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The Bamford Blues Band were one of the first acts to play the newly re-opened Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1984. Left to right; Paul Bamford, Ian "Joe" Slater, Cliff Milner, Lynne Bamford, Duncan "Jim" Moore. Lynne always referred to Paul onstage as "the upside-down guitarist" as he plays a right-handed guitar in a left-handed manner without re-stringing or re-tuning. Here he is seen playing a left-handed Telecaster, but note that his back-up guitar is a regular right-handed Stratocaster. The great blues guitarist Albert King also played this way, but sadly that's where any comparison must end (sorry Paul... only joking ;-)).
Artefact added : 6th November 2014
by guitardunc
Ian Slater Says –
This is Special 20, not the BBB-I've got a pic somewhere of us at the Cavern too- I'll try to find it.
COMMENT ADDED 10th November 2014
guitardunc Says –
You're right, it is Special 20. The MEN press article dated April '86 says "about a year ago the Bamfords (...) formed their own band" so I'm guessing Special 20 lasted up to around mid '85.
COMMENT ADDED 11th November 2014
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