LANKYPEDIA OF BANDS

                                                                                         THE FEDERALS

 

   

 

 

HOMEWARD BOUND 

 

 

 

 LANKYPEDIA A-Z

 

SITE OVERVIEW

 

BILLY SHYMS-LANKY BLOG

 

LANKY LINKS

 

GUEST BOOK

 

FREE AD's

 

Advertise

on  these  pages..

www.newliine.com

 

info@newliine.com

08450 94 87 95

 

LANKY BEAT

WEBSITE UNDER CONSTANT DEVELOPMENT.

 

bill@lankybeat.com

08450 94 87 95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FEDERALS

 The  Dinamos: The Four Minutes

Preston

 

The Federals guitarists name is Michael Walmsley. They changed their name however, when a southern group with the same name released a single taken from The Tornadoes sound style type of tune. It was called Boot Hill.

 

  The Federals name was used so they could have the groups name on the bass drum in Fender Guitars' font. The name was changed to The Dinamos because of the 'southern' Federals who released Boot Hill.

  They mostly worked the Preston and district Casinos' circuit and later Michael Walmesley became the photographer for Fabulous 208, Record Mirror, Beat Instrumental, Now, Disc and Record Mirror.

Michael 'Mitch' Mitchinson: June 2013

 

  "In The Federals I was bass guitar - vocal, Terry McGill: lead guitar - vocal, Avo Alliste was the rhythm guitarist - vocal and John Wilson was the drummer.

 

  The  Dinamos and The Four Minutes -  a name inspired by the nuclear 'Four Minute Warning' so I believe. We played all the main venues around Preston, Broughton Village Hall, Walton-le-Dale youth clubs, St Maria Goretti's School Hall and The Burnley Casino. We were also often to be found at 'The Swan' at Kirkham - a popular music pub in the area.

 

  I remember other bands like The Outer Limits, The Marksmen and The Alpines, who formed a band so that they could each save up for a Sunbeam Alpine sports car. As soon as they achieved their goal, they disbanded.

 

  There was Left Right & Centre and also The Modern Blues Quartet, - MBQ, with Herbert Malcolm Tansley: a.k.a. 'Tanz' Tyrell on guitar and Paul Varley - later of Little Free Rock on drums. They were fun times."

 

..and around Preston

 

"I  went to Deepdale Primary School with 'Miffy' of - David John & The Mood. Tanz Tyrrel, Terry McGill, Dave 'Ginner' Millen and myself were all at the Preston Grammar School.

 

  I remember seeing Ginner in Bob Johnson & The Bobcats down in The Catacombes Club in Preston with his glitter Hagstrom guitar. He later joined The Puppets with Jimmy Whittle on bass. The last time I met him he was playing with Miffy in a band managed by Peter Duce- the intrepid schoolboy who booked a little known beat combo from Liverpool called The Beatles for the Preston grammar school sixth-form dance. We were all standing around and I was thinking, what's a Rickenbacker?' and 'look at that funny violin bass guitar.'

 

  I later met Paul Varley from Little Free Rock in London, where I was doing my photography training and he remembered that I played bass guitar. Frank Newbold had broken his nose and was in hospital getting it fixed - so he would be out of it for a few days. I came back up to Preston and did a couple of stand-in's with Pete Illingworth and Paul Varley as Little Free Rock at Blackpool Casino in the Glasgow holiday week - a bit rough it was - and also The Cavern Club in Liverpool.

 

  Terry McGill owned an unusual brown sunburst Hagstrom Futurama that was of the Fender Jaguar shape with three pickups, a tremolo and a bank of push-button tone controls."

Michael James Walmsley: January 2015

 

MORE 

LANKY BEAT  

BAND NEWS ALWAYS WANTED..

Then get in touch right away!

 

 

Do you know anymore about these bands or any others?"

 

Then get in touch right away!

 

bill@lankybeat.com

BT Lo-call 08450 94 87 95

 

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Detector

 

^By kind permission of www.wiganworld.co.uk

 

www.newliine.com  For Ads etc

 

 

 

 

 LANKY BEAT 

 

                                                   NEWLiiNE Words & Music UK  Lanky Beat 2010 Privacy Policy Terms Of Use