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Pictured is former lead singer with The Image, Phil Freeman, on the left and former Tricorn Club DJ Pete Cross.

They were at the official opening of a photo exhibition showing the pop scene in Portsmouth from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

Phil has loaned some of the clothes he used to wear when with the band in the 1960s. The blazer is made of crushed velvet and the shoes, well, they have to be seen to be believed.

And they can be seen at the bottom of the exhibition display next to Phil.

Phil can remember his seven-piece outfit selling out a 500-capacity crowd at the Tricorn, although it is thought that there were many more than 500 at the venue.

Pete Cross now runs his own agency and tells me that, since the reduction of the navy and the amount of establishments that have been closed, there are 59 fewer locations for live bands and DJs to perform.

Pete can be now heard broadcasting with Angel Radio 101FM and Phil still turns out when required for local bands.