Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
This time we continue with Chris Welch’s notes in the CD insert:
“Micky was born in on [sic] August 30, 1950 in Middlesborough, Yorkshire [UK]. He went to school with Paul Rodgers, who became the singer with Free and Bad Company. Says Moody: “I’ve known Paul since I was a kid. I first began playing guitar when I was 12 and we both had a big interest in the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. This was around 1963. I had guitar lessons and really wanted to be a Beatle, like everybody else. So Paul Rodgers and I put a band together at school called Pots & Pans. That was because the percussion was provided by a couple of lads who hit my mother’s pots and pans with knitting needles.”
Micky and Paul learned a few chords and by the time they were 14 they had joined a band called the Road Runners. One of their school mates, Colin Bradley had an older brother Joe, who became their mentor.
“He really helped us a lot to get the band together and our parents signed Hire Purchase agreements so we could buy some amplifiers and guitars. Joe got us on the road and we started playing at Working Men’s clubs and youth clubs.”
More next time.