Memorial concert for Colin hailed a success

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THE daughter of Portsmouth rock’n’roll legend Colin Quaintance has thanked everybody who attended a memorial concert in his honour.

Kathy Woodman described the event as ‘an overwhelming success’ after more than 150 people turned up to the Rifle Club, in Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea.

The charity show featured recordings of the 68-year-old guitarist’s own songs and performances by musicians who knew and played with him throughout his career.

It featured classic Portsmouth rockers including the Renegades, Arnold Gutbucket, Shep Woolley, Grenville Mayes and Mo and PJ Walker.

Kathy said: ‘It was such an overwhelming success I’m thinking of doing another one next year.

‘I need to say thank you to my husband, the rifle club, all the bands who played and everyone who turned up.

‘The number of people who came along was just perfect – the whole evening was great fun and had a lovely atmosphere.’

The night raised £300 for local stroke charity, Pompey Strokes, and also brought in £200 to go towards the Colin Quaintance funeral fund.

Colin, pictured, played in a number of popular bands – including the Southern Sounds and the Cadillacs – and was a key part of Portsmouth’s music scene.

He once turned down the chance to join chart-toppers Manfred Mann in their early days and from 2004 he reformed the Cadillacs and raised more than £10,000 for charity.