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I played rhythm guitar with The Paiges until 1964 when I left to go to Sheffield Uni. We were Fender throughout of course - my red strat, Terry's blue sparkly left handed strat (special import) and Fred's Fender bass. Drummer Johnny Hutch later worked for Island records for a while but I lost touch with the others.

Sundays were the Alma Lodge and Fridays were the Lev (Levenshulme Sporting Club). That's where I was when I heard that Kennedy had been assassinated. I remember a big fight one night at the Alma Lodge - took my strat to safety behind the drum kit!

Our best moment? Beating Herman's Hermits in a talent competition - I think we came 2nd and they came 3rd. Don't know who won - but I think they played Red Sails in the Sunset.

I sold the strat in 1964 (big mistake) but I am still playing - see my web site.

Love to hear from anyone who remembers us - or from the lads themselves of course.
Artefact added : 30th June 2007
by Mike Lydiat
1963 Says –
great picture, where was it taken?
COMMENT ADDED 30th June 2007
Mike Lydiat Says –
The photo was taken by a newspaper photographer on top of the CIS building in Manchester. Did you know the Paiges?
COMMENT ADDED 30th June 2007
1963 Says – to fill us in?
COMMENT ADDED 2nd July 2007
winstanc Says –
i knew dave many moons ago ,not in the 60s more like 90s
COMMENT ADDED 9th September 2012
winstanc Says –
im looking for any tracks u lot did can anyone tell me any names of there songs pls
COMMENT ADDED 9th September 2012
Mike Lydiat Says –
I have mp3s of 2 tracks - emal me and I'll send them on -
COMMENT ADDED 10th September 2012
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