You'll have to see if you can spot me. I am 20 years old in this photo attending a church social gathering with friends. We played games and learnt about the Bible. I always enjoyed these gatherings a lot.
During this period I trained to be an illustrator and this was to be my intended career, but my interest in music and drumming was a big hobby.
I was hugely influenced by early Blues and Rock 'n' Roll and didn't want to be left out, so I concentrated on the rhythm - people like Booker T and the MG's, Elvis, Rick Nelson, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, The Shadows. This was my big 'apprenticeship'. I actually saw Jimmy Page do one of his first ever gigs when I was 16 years old... By the way, this is me on the right in the burgundy jumper with one of my boyhood musician friends, Dennis.
We spent many hours driving his parents crazy, rehearsing in their living room....