Fareham's answer to The Beatles | Nostalgia

Bands of the past from around the region is today’s theme for pictures plucked from our archive.

Thursday, 30th December 2021, 5:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th December 2021, 5:51 pm
The Federals - Fareham's answer to The Beatles. On the left, on lead guitar, is Bill Butler; Brian Bicknell, bass;  Mick Allen, drums and on the right on rhythm is Dave Beams.
The band were resident support/backing group at the Savoy, Southsea. They also won a Battle of the Bands competition for the south of England
The Federals - Fareham's answer to The Beatles. On the left, on lead guitar, is Bill Butler; Brian Bicknell, bass; Mick Allen, drums and on the right on rhythm is Dave Beams. The band were resident support/backing group at the Savoy, Southsea. They also won a Battle of the Bands competition for the south of England

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The psychedelic rock group the Edgar Broughton Band in their dressing room at South Parade Pier. Picture: Nigel Grundy.

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Clarence Pier's resident band in the 1960s/'70s led by drummer Art Ward with Bill Cole on piano and singer Mick Reeve.
The Portsea Island Co-op Band in 1934. By now they'd switched to jazz.
The Frank Stocker band in 1959 at Southleigh Holiday Camp, Hayling Island.