Grandpa with Youngblood

The Rampant at the ramparts of Portchester Castle in 1967. L to r: Peter Richardson (aka Ritchie Peters  they turned his name around) vocals, Ron Hughes guitar, Ken Hughes (his brother) drums, Don Golding bass, Mick Cooper Hammond organ.

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He was the founder of San Francisco folk-rock band The Youngbloods whose classic record, Get Together, made the top five in America and sold over a million copies, achieving gold status in 1969.

Now, Grandpa Banana (real name Lowell Levinson) comes to The Cellars at Eastney on Thursday from 8pm

Banana is a folk-rock, Americana and bluegrass musician who played guitar and piano with The Youngbloods until they disbanded in 1972, and also plays banjo, mandolin, mandola and bass as a solo artist and in other bands.

Tickets to see him in Eastney cost £10 on the door or £9 in advance from (023) 9282 6249.