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Paul Rouse writes:

I have known Richard Harding since the 60’s, when I played bass guitar in a band which included his brother. I gave up music to concentrate on advertising, and began to use Richard and the Cresters to write and record advertising jingles in the studio Richard had built at his home. I think that kick started his career as a music composer and producer for TV and film makers.
We kept in touch, and I recently decided to record a 12 track CD for my wife Joy, who never heard me play. Richard, of course, recorded it, and played both guitar and piano on it. Believe me, he has lost none of his finger dexterity, and some of his guitar work is superb. I had 100 copies made, and gave them to people who then donated £5 to Children in Need.
Artefact added : 9th February 2012
by Abigail
1963 Says –
great story Paul!
COMMENT ADDED 10th February 2012
guitarstar Says –
Richard Harding has been a hero of mine from when I heard him (with The Cresters) playing "Forgotten Dreams" in false harmonics on a radio show back in the 60's. I've seen some more recent footage on Youtube too. One of those indelible memories. Respect.
COMMENT ADDED 22nd August 2015
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