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#716176 - 12th Aug 2012 10:00pm Oliver Street Q
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In the early 60s on the corner of Oliver Street and St Johns Street,Bhead,i'm sure there was a wrought iron firm,also a local band used to practice in the cellar,
Can anyone remember the name of the firm, or the name of the band,as its doin me ed in crazy

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#716208 - 13th Aug 2012 12:12am Re: Oliver Street Q [Re: Fireblade]
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As far as I can remember on the 4 corners of the crossroads of Oliver st/St John's st were the school on 2 corners the co-op another and a sweet shop the other


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#716215 - 13th Aug 2012 12:33am Re: Oliver Street Q [Re: Fireblade]
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#716643 - 14th Aug 2012 5:03pm Re: Oliver Street Q [Re: Fireblade]
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Originally Posted By: Fireblade
In the early 60s on the corner of Oliver Street and St Johns Street,Bhead,i'm sure there was a wrought iron firm,also a local band used to practice in the cellar,
Can anyone remember the name of the firm, or the name of the band,as its doin me ed in crazy


I remember rehearsing with a band ("group" in those days)in a cellar somewhere near Charing Cross I know there were 2 of us from Wallasey, both of us went to Oldershaw Grammar School it would be 67/68 and all that stays with me was rehearsing Van Morrison's "Gloria" for about four Saturdays and I thought we were the bees knees ...I must have been too young for the band cos it never came to anything ...but we did a mean "Gloria" G.L.O.R.I.AAAAAAAA

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#716644 - 14th Aug 2012 5:04pm Re: Oliver Street Q [Re: torryman]
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But that doesn't really answer your question ....sorry

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#717922 - 19th Aug 2012 4:24pm Re: Oliver Street Q [Re: Fireblade]
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Originally Posted By: Fireblade
In the early 60s on the corner of Oliver Street and St Johns Street,Bhead,i'm sure there was a wrought iron firm,also a local band used to practice in the cellar,
Can anyone remember the name of the firm, or the name of the band,as its doin me ed in crazy


Can't remember the name of the firm but it was there.
The band who practiced in the cellar of a house a few doors up were 'The Prowlers' who were hugely popular at the time, They were playing around the same time as the Beatles made it big but were more R'n'B than Merseybeat.They also did their stint in Hamburg at the 'Star Palast'. On returning to Birkenhead they played at what was later to become the 'Glenda Jackson' theatre and so many people turned up that the police had to close Borough Rd

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#718182 - 20th Aug 2012 3:19pm Re: Oliver Street Q [Re: Stranger]
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Ah - The Prowlers. I'd completely forgotten about them. Which is a bit strange because my sister was going out with Alan Davies, their vocalist, for a while.

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#718848 - 22nd Aug 2012 10:49pm Re: Oliver Street Q [Re: Stranger]
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Originally Posted By: Fireblade
In the early 60s on the corner of Oliver Street and St Johns Street,Bhead,i'm sure there was a wrought iron firm,also a local band used to practice in the cellar,
Can anyone remember the name of the firm, or the name of the band,as its doin me ed in crazy


Can't remember the name of the firm but it was there.
The band who practiced in the cellar of a house a few doors up were 'The Prowlers' who were hugely popular at the time, They were playing around the same time as the Beatles made it big but were more R'n'B than Merseybeat.They also did their stint in Hamburg at the 'Star Palast'. On returning to Birkenhead they played at what was later to become the 'Glenda Jackson' theatre and so many people turned up that the police had to close Borough Rd


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http://forgottenbands.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/next-band_3919.html.

Thanks once again you've made a old man very Happy happy

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#721330 - 31st Aug 2012 5:10pm Re: Oliver Street Q [Re: Fireblade]
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Originally Posted By: Fireblade

Thanks once again you've made a old man very Happy happy


No problem............Maybe you'd be interested in this.......
http://www.theprowlerswebsite.co.uk/

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#721948 - 3rd Sep 2012 9:45pm Re: Oliver Street Q [Re: Stranger]
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Originally Posted By: Stranger
Originally Posted By: Fireblade

Thanks once again you've made a old man very Happy happy


No problem............Maybe you'd be interested in this.......
http://www.theprowlerswebsite.co.uk/


Cheers happy clap

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