David Fairhurst: August 2010
Dave Brian Roy
David Fairhurst: Rhythm Guitar. Brian Holland: Lead Vocal.
Roy Smith: Lead Guitar. Colin Brockbank: Drums
We too had a bit of a group going and played at Bob Taylor’s - bass-player-in-The Long and The Short - wedding reception. We were never big enough to have a name in Wigan we where called 'Fives Enough'. We played same bill at The Pink Elephant Club with Screaming Lord Sutch. I did do a bit with John Lewis before his Copper Kettle days and I did a few pubs with Bob. I’ve not seen him for years.
I went on to open an office supplies business on Wigan Lane 'David Fairhurst Ltd' I am semi-retired now in the property business with my son and I still play guitar. I've got about six or seven of them. We guitar players can not have just the one!
I go in to Richie Tomsons guitar repair shop in Clayton Street, Wigan and he was saying Bob goes in now and then and yes; I think he is living in Abram, semi-retired with back trouble. Richie said Bob had not been too well, so If he reads this, I hope he is feeling better.
He will remember me lending him my Hofner Verythin guitar and being in an accident with Desmond Edwards from Clifton Road, Bryn who was running him to a gig that night and his mini van turned over. They where both okay but my Hofner got broken in two I was still at school at the time. My woodwork teacher fish-glued it together then screwed the neck back, I could only afford the guitar because my dad Johnnie Fairhurst paid for it for me on the good old HP."
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