Letchworth GC sixties rock 'n' roll band to reunite

A SIXTIES rock n roll band will reunite next month 45 years on from one of their most famous gigs after one member discovered a clip of an unseen show online. The Dyaks, who were predominately based in Letchworth GC, backed legendary American rocker Gen

A SIXTIES rock 'n' roll band will reunite next month 45 years on from one of their most famous gigs after one member discovered a clip of an unseen show online.

The Dyaks, who were predominately based in Letchworth GC, backed legendary American rocker Gene Vincent in 1965 as part of a television show aired in France.

However, their live performance at the Liverpool Cavern, alongside acts including Gerry and the Pacemakers, Sandie Shaw and Petula Clark, had never been seen by the band.

Drummer Bob Morton, now living in Western Way, Letchworth GC, then discovered footage of the Dyaks in action at the Cavern on video internet websites dailymotion and YouTube.


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Eager to share the find, Bob has since set about contacting fellow band members with a reunion now planned in May, although baritone saxophone player Paul Martin has so far eluded him.

The 64-year-old said: "It was one of those things sort of like a snowball - from a call to the manager Pete Allen I was then able to contact others and it went from there.

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"It was all fairly easy actually but we still need to find Paul. He might still live locally but it may need someone to read the article in the paper who knows him.

"Sometime in May we're hoping to get everyone together. I have already spent many an hour on the phone reminiscing and you may remember one thing and somebody something else and eventually you might get somewhere close to the truth!"

The majority of the band still live locally with tenor saxophone player Keith Simpkins living in Hitchin and lead singer Joe Gumble in Welwyn GC.

Bob is keen to find Paul, also known as 'Jazzer', before the Dyaks reunion and urges Comet readers to get in touch.

If you have any information, photos or memorabilia of the band call Bob on 01462 487025.

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