Silver Buttons at the Carnival


Once again, Mike Goodall has come up with some great photographs of the band Silver Buttons. He was, of course, rhythm guitarist for that band. The shots relate to the band’s participation in the Canvey Carnival, circa 1964. In the first photo, Russ Burrows (manager) is leaning on the bonnet; Mike, himself is stood on the bonnet and his wife, Sheila is sat in the passenger seat; on the roof above her is Mel Vickers, lead guitarist; the chap with fist in the air is Nick Arthurs, who, very sadly, died in a road accident, some years later. With him is his girlfriend (Brenda?). The same people appear in the other shots. Spud Edwards, the drummer and Pete Simpson were otherwise engaged at the time these photos were take. I should warn that these comments are based on memories of some half century or more ago, accuracy is not guaranteed. Apologies for any mistaken identity!

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