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Yes great band, have i got mixed up , Didnt John Parr ( st elmos fire song) lead sing for them at one time?

 

John Parr was ini Mickeys Monkeys with my late husband Terry hanbury

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Hi kirsty I never got the pleasure of meeting your dad but I did have the pleasure of meeting Sam. Sam also has an older sister called Lucy who I am very close to.

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Thank you hun your a star x

i play golf with guy who played in the jigsaws

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Thank you for your kind words it really means a lot xxx

 

I first saw the nucleus of the group that eventually evolved into 'Bitter Suite' as 'Dean Marshall and the Deputies' at Shirecliffe Community centre in late 1963. Two members of the group then were singer Barry Marshall and bassist Gerry Scanlan (a Shiregreen lad). Their next name was 'The Lizards' and over the next few years with personnel changes, various musicians and name changes i.e: 'Square Circles', '4 Blades' (perhaps), 'Jigsaw' onto 'Bitter Suite'. When I last met Barry Marshall he lived with his wife of a long time and son Julian off Retford Road (Orgreave, Coalbrook ?).

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Used to watch Bitter Suite and New Jersey Turnpike as much as I could in those days!!

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Testing testing i am new brand new name !

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Used to go and see Bitter Suite wherever they played in South Yorkshire ,absolutely brilliant 

why ever they didn’t make it big time is beyond me possibly down to poor management or just unlucky,got to know Gerry well and used to go back to his house ,his wife died when young through Cancer ,brought so must enjoyment to so many people,wish we could turn the clocks back ,so many working man clubs gone now such a shame .

Barry,Gerry and Tommy on drums brilliant.

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