I have a feeling Reg Guest went on to production or arranging duties on some later 60s pop singles. I think Simon Mclean of this parish may be able to put me right on that...
Now this is interesting - having been inspired by having my name mentioned here (it's like the bat signal), I did a bit of looking things up, and it appears there may be two Reg Guests! One of them being the pianist, arranger, conductor which Steve mentions who worked with a number of big names on record, as well as acting as musical director on the Price Of Fame TV series with George Fame and Alan Price, and recording a much sought-after LP with his Syndicate (which I'm still much seeking after) called 'Underworld'. He seems to have disappeared from the scene at some point in the late 70s.
So based on the flimsiest of evidence (the ages are different, one plays guitar, one plays piano, they look a bit different in the photos I've seen), these are two different Reg Guests, and I think it's the guitarist one on 6.25 - but I could be wrong!
Post by williammcgregor on Sept 9, 2020 12:07:03 GMT
Tuesday 21st May 1963
BBC The 625 Show 6.25 - 6.50 pm
Presenter: Jimmy Young Musicians:Joe Brown & The Bruvvers Musicians:The Folk Four Singer:Shirley Jackson Singers:The Esquires Singer:Johnny Towers
An all singing - musical edition this week. Joe Brown & The Bruvvers need no introduction. Yet that still leaves the other 4 to research and find out about. Over to you to see what you may come up with about The Folk Four, Shirley Jackson, The Esquires and Johnny Towers. Photos would be good too, if possible.
That NNE poll winners show is superb. They had middle aged blokes in long coats a la Monty Python coming on to change the dodgy equipment,especially the inadequate mic stands which could not cope with the bouncing stage!
Emile Ford's old backing band, featuring Alan Hawkshaw on keyboards - they had two Joe Meek-produced singles out in 1963, though as they're billed here as 'The Original Checkmates', this is probably around the time of the excellent Hawkshaw original 'The Spy'.