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Added 6th November 2014 by guitardunc


Special 20, Bamford Blues Band
The Boars Head

Here's a relatively early incarnation of The Bamford Blues Band from late '83, caught in action at The Boar's Head in Stockport market place. Left to right; Paul Bamford, Ian "Joe" Slater, Lynne Bamford, Paul Baines, Chris Nelson and Duncan "Jim" Moore (struggling with leather jacket several sizes too small bought off the bass player).

Latest Discussion

“1. It was a bargain, so don't look a gift bass player in the mouth.
2. This is Sp 20, not the BBB.”
10 Nov 2014
“1. Actually, I think the jacket was the right size. It was me that was too big.

2. 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.”
11 Nov 2014
“This band has got to get back together”
06 May 2023
“All right, I'll round up the troops, but Bainesy is now living in Mexico so it might take some time.....”
08 May 2023
“That’s great news! Where there’s a will - hurrah! If you build it they will come - The Band !”
08 May 2023
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