The Carnaby Set

A re-grouping of 'The Jokers' in 1966

The Carnaby Set

   Danny Callaghan on stage at the Navy Club, Broughton, in the late 1980s, aged about 80.

  Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh


The Carnaby Set

Frank Ferri's band in Edinburgh in the mid-1960s was 'The Jokers'.

Here, Frank explains what happened to the group.

Frank wrote

The Carnaby Set

"The Jokers split up and were re-formed as The Carnaby Set in 1966.  The line-up of The Carnaby Set then was (left to right):

Johnni Laidlaw (lead guitar)

Unknown (bas guitar)

Derek Hodge (drums)

Charlie McDonald (rhythm guitar)

The group only lasted just over a year before packing up for good. 

Johnny Laidlaw went solo as a cabaret act under the name of Johnny Rainbow, before moving on to become Entertainment Manager on passenger liners.

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  January 31, 2011

Frank Ferri

     Frank Ferri  -  Newhaven, Edinburgh  -  Phtotograph, 1954

Frank Ferri tells me that he continued to be vocalist and band manager after The Jokers re-formed as The Carnaby Set.  (The photo above of Frank was taken about ten years earlier.)

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  February 8, 2011

Please see Clubs and Discos, Recollections 102 to read more about this photo.

The Carnaby Set, 1966  -  Formerly, The Jokers


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