The Jokers

Rhythm & Blues Band

'The Jokers' at the Haddington Corn Exchange with Acker Bilk

'The Jokers' with Aker Bilk at the Haddington Corn Exchange
  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh


The Jokers and Acker Bilk

Thank you to Frank Ferri for sending me this photograph of his band, 'Jokers Rhythm & Blues' with Acker Bilk at the Haddington Corn Exchange.

Frank added:

Haddington Corn Exchange

"My band, 'Jokers Rhythm & Blues' were on  the same bill as Acker Bilk at Haddington Corn Exchange in 1965.

We were:

-  Eddie Steadman, lead guitar

-  Charlie McDonald, rhythm

-  John Fleming, base

-  Derek Hodge, drums

-  Frank Ferri, vocals.

Edinburgh Clubs

"Clubs of the time were:

The Gamp Club and the Place Victoria Place & Street

The International, Princes Street

-  Casablanca, Rose Street Lane

-  McGoos, (Old Palace cinema) High Street

-  Luna Park, Tollcross

-  Gonk Club, High Riggs, West Port

-  Bungeys, Fleshmarket Close, off High Street

-  Top Story, Leith Street

Cephus Club, below church near Stafford Street, West End

-  Walkers, Shandwick Place

Green Light Club Holy Corner. near Churchhill

The Berkeley, Lothian Road

to name just a few."

Here are more photos of 'The Jokers', sent to me by Frank Ferri.

The first was taken at the Palais de Dance in 1965

The second was taken at The Good Companions, Oxgangs in the 1960s.


Frank Ferri:  Newhaven, Edinburgh:  May 7, 2008 + October 28, 2008


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