Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
We continue today with Phil Sutcliffe’s notes from the insert from the expanded CD:
“They came together for the first time on the afternoon of April 19  at the Nag’s Head south of the Thames in Battersea. All teenagers, yet by no means novices, they were a disparate bunch.
“Paul Kossoff (September 14, 1950 – March 19 1976) was a north Londoner, son of renowned actor David. Coached from childhood as a classical guitarist, he found his destiny one night in 1965 when he saw Eric Clapton play with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. A couple of years later he joined pub circuit R&B purists Black Cat Bones.
Drummer Simon Kirke (July 28, 1949) spent his early years in a Shropshire village called Clun, his factory worker father for a time unable to afford more than £1 a week rent and a house with no running water or electricity. Bright, but captivated by music, at 16 he put the chance of university on hold, moved to London and spent two depressing years as a labourer. Then he saw a Black Cat Bones gig. Desperate, he approached Kossoff and said the band should replace their drummer with him.” [!]
More of this daring ploy next time!