Nelson - Colne
Thunderbird Sabden: The Pathetix: The Not Sensibles
"Exodus were a club band in the mid 70's - average age of members would be about 16. Nothing great about that except that the drummer, Mark Price, went on to play with Nik Kershaw (inc. Live Aid), Pete Murphy and All About Eve.
Exodus split when the members all went off to different colleges. I was involved in setting up the North East Lancs Musicians Collective in 1977 which included, amongst others, Art Council -my band and the wonderfully named Thunderbird Sabden. Let us not forget The Pathetix from Nelson and The Not Sensibles of Colne.
Here's another interesting bit. In the classic Hovis bread advert where a young lad pushes a bike up a hill to get some butter for his mam. Well; two versions were filmed. One for the north and one for the south. The northern one was filmed in Colne and as the lad is going up the hill he is passed by another lad going downhill - none other than the aforementioned Mark Price aged 12(ish).
Duncan Sedgwick (b. Nelson 1959) and guitarist in Art Council was in the film Silver Dream Racer with David Essex.
Demolition - Blackburn punk band supported Boomtown Rats' at their first UK gig at the Lodestar. The Rat's van had broken down and they had to borrow Demolition's equipment. Talking with Johnny Fingers after the gig he admitted that they were an Irish showband, had no idea what punk was and they had been told to play it by their manager. Contrary to those who would tell you otherwise, there were no more than thirty people at The Sex Pistols first gig at the Lodestar. Malcolm McLaren did the mixing and the band were drinking at the bar prior to the gig."
Paul Edmondson: August 2012