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THE PRESTONS

The Downbeats: The Crusaders: David John & The Mood:

Preston

 

Roger James: Lead Vocal. Gene Carberry aka Ritchie: Drums.

 Robb Deka; aka: Robb Shenton: Keyboards - Vocal.

Andy Leigh: Bass Guitar - Vocal.

 

 

Gene Carberry claimed to be the first drummer in Preston

to purchase a full Ludwig drum kit in 1962.

 

1960 The Crusaders: Preston:

         Robb Deka: Vocal. Rick Greenwood: Guitar. John Dean: Guitar:

         Drums:

 

1960:  Robb Deka & The Strangers. Preston
           Robb Deka: Vocal. Bob Godlington: Guitar. Barry Gray:

           Derek Monk: Drums. 

1961: Can't remember name of Band? Did gigs all round Lankyland.

          I do recall four at The Floral Hall, Morecambe.   

          Robb Deka: Vocal. Eddie Pearson: Guitar. Bill Wilmer: Bass. Drums:

 

1962: The Falcons:

          Robb Deka: Keyboards-vocals. Peter Illingworth: Guitar   

          Vocal and leader of band. Mick Hamer. Bass - later replaced by   

          Rick Greenwood. Drummer: Later replaced by Fred Isherwood.

 

Summer 1963: The ‘Original’ David John & The Mood:

              David John: Lead Guitar. Lead Vocal: Peter Illingworth:

              Lead Guitar-Vocals. Rick Greenwood: Bass Guitar

              Robb Deka: Piano - Vocals: Fred Isherwood: Drums.

 

Spring 1964: The Prestons.

                     Roger James -  Guitar - Lead Vocal:  Andy Leigh Bass - Vocal:                      

Robb Deka – Piano - Vocal:   Gene Carberry – Drums:

 

June 1964: Joined a Liverpool band: August-November. Star Club Hamburg,

 

December 1964. Moved to London. I used the name Robb Shenton professionally from Jan 1977.

 

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