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THE RATS

The Beat Boys: The Blues Set: The Avalons: The Atoms: The Original Rats

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Bill Geldard: Drums. Gerry Kenny: Bass Guitar.

Alan Parkinson: Vocal & Harmonica. Malc Grundy: Lead Guitar.

 

"This was Alan Parkinson's band after The Beat Boys. We have been friends now since 1960 - a long time and a great friendship, which is what it's all about. Have fun and enjoy your music. Thats the best thing. All the bands who have posted on here including  yourself, have all had that lovely feeling that going on a stage can give you. It's called Rock and Roll!"

Ronnie Carr: September 2010

 
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ITV's Thank Your Lucky Stars..

Alan - Malc' - Gerry - Bill

 

After I left The Beat Boys I then formed The Rats with Alan Parkinson, who I went to school with and are still great mates, Malc Grundy - guitar and Bill Geldard - drums. We did really well in the short time we were together.

 
 The first single on the Oriole Record  label was Parchman Farm b/w Everyday I Have The Blues. CBS bought Oriole out much to our delight CBS kept us on, hence the single Sack O Woe b/w Gimme That Wine - both singles worth 100 now!
 

Bill - Alan - Bob - Gerry - Malc'

 
  We were invited to reception, I was stood at the bar on my own when a guy with an American accent started talking to me saying he liked the name of the band. Then I realised it was Bob Dylan, our manager saw this and rounded up Alan, Malc and Bill and asked Bob if he would mind having his photo taken with us. Bob asked pointing his finger at me 'is it this guys band' they said yeah and he put his arm around me - the photo appeared in Music Echo, and above is the photo.
 
A CBS Records publicity flyer..
 
Gerry Kenny: June 2012 
 

 

 

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