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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (admin) » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:49 am

Matt: Please email them to me separately and I will set it up.
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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (kiramdear) » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:07 pm

Let me know if you'd like a hand with that, Peter :)
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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (MaliceCooper) » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:45 pm

admin wrote:Matt: Please email them to me separately and I will set it up.


How do I get your e-mail address ?


edited : I guess replying to the e-mail you sent me on registration doh....
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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (admin) » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:24 pm

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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (MaliceCooper) » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:21 pm

Is it possible to contact Terry and ask him about this record ?
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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (kiramdear) » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:50 pm

MaliceCooper wrote:Is it possible to contact Terry and ask him about this record ?


Ritchie Routledge would be the one I would ask about that. I think he knows how to reach them.
I'm still hoping Mike Gregory will pop up too, one day soon.
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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (MaliceCooper) » Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:01 pm

kiramdear wrote:
MaliceCooper wrote:Is it possible to contact Terry and ask him about this record ?


Ritchie Routledge would be the one I would ask about that. I think he knows how to reach them.
I'm still hoping Mike Gregory will pop up too, one day soon.



Terry has his own website which I guess would be one way to ask !

Talking of Mr Routledge, I think Charlie Crane used to run our local pub (near Cambridge)
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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (Mike Gregory) » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:38 am

Reply for Malice Cooper re: The Escorts 45rpm.

Hi Maurice
With regard to the record you have found, I'm sorry to say it's not one of ours.
We only ever recorded for Fontana and and I don't remember those titles at all.
There have been and I think there still is a band calling themselves The Escorts in the USA. Maybe it's one of theirs.
A dead giveaway as to whether we did it would be the organ. We didn't have one or ever used one on record - we used a piano but not an organ.
Sorry mate - thanks for the interest in the band.
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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (Mike Gregory) » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:41 am

Apologies to Mathew Delius for calling him Maurice (oops) :roll:
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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (admin) » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:46 am

Mike: Thanks for your comments and the clarification.

We have gathered some information about the Escorts At The Iron Door Club. I would be pleased if you or any of the Escorts have additional memories of the Club to add.
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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (beatleboots) » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:43 am

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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (beatleboots) » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:41 am

Hello Everybody! Please ignore my previous post.I dont know what I was thinking :oops: Hello Mike Gregory! It is a great honor to speak with you,I hope youre still out there.I'm hoping you can answer a question for me. Since I have never seen the actual 45,I'm wondering if Paul McCartney was actually listed as producer of "night time" on the label? Also,did he follow his M.O. and step into the studio to lend a hand in playing anything on the recording or contribute with vocals.Since I picked up the Edsel cd those many years ago I have been a fan and and do consider the Escorts as one of the leading Merseybeat groups!
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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (Sticks Jnr) » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:44 pm

Hi Guys,

Wondered if people could tell me more about this group, and especially John Foster.

John Foster is my Dad, who I am afraid we lost nearly 2 years ago and his time in the bands is something we spoken about when I was younger but I feel the need to learn more about him, and the bands he was in.

Any information, details or pictures would be great.

Thanks for taking the time

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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (hamilton_square) » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:58 pm

Steve:

While I was a teenager on Merseyside during the early 1960s and familiar with the local music scene of the time, I have to admit that I don’t personally recall your late father, John Foster. However, having trawled through the Bill Harry hosted Mersey Beat site – which is a veritable goldmine of information about Liverpool groups of the period – I have found four references relating to him.

The first is an article recalling the Delacardoes (1958-62) - John Foster puts in an appearance on page 4 of the 5-page article …

http://mersey-beat.com/a-z/delacardoes-merseyside.shtml

The second and third John Foster references appear on page 2 of Escorts founder member, Mike Gregory’s story titled “From an Escort to a Bluejean to the Circus” and again in the Editor’s Notes on page 5 …

http://mersey-beat.com/a-z/escort-bluejean-circus.shtml

The fourth and final reference crops up in the reminisces of Mal Jefferson, when in 1962 / 63 your father, for a time, sat behind the drum kit of a group called the Mastersounds …

http://mersey-beat.com/a-z/mals-memories.shtml
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Re: The Escorts!

Postby (hamilton_square) » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:25 pm

Just came across this YouTube clip of the Escorts performing their version of "From Head to Toe" on German TV’s Beat Club during 1967 and shortly before the group disbanded …



Penned by Smokey Robinson, Columbia Records released the Escorts recording of "From Head to Toe" as a single in December 1966.

The group’s line up at time was Paddy Chambers on lead, Mike Gregory on bass, John Kinrade on keyboards and Paul Comerford on drums.
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