Lesley west, The Vagrants.

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Lesley west, The Vagrants.

Postby (rictified) » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:52 pm

Here's Lesley West's first band The vagrants, they were pretty popular on Long Island from 1965-1968, this is the only clip I can find although I didn't look very hard. Lesley is playing some kind of wierd Hofner shaped guitar with lipstick pickups like Dan Electros used.

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Re: Lesley west, The Vagrants.

Postby (242_foxtrot) » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:21 pm

Lesley West is playing a Danelectro Bellzouki.
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Re: Lesley west, The Vagrants.

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Re: Lesley west, The Vagrants.

Postby (drumbob) » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:57 pm

When I interviewed Leslie a couple years ago, we were talking about The Vagrants. I said, "The Vagrants were a really great band," and his reply was, "Do you think so? Yeah, I guess we were good, but we couldn't get arrested ouitside New York." That was true. They were a huge draw on Long Island and the five boroughs, but that's about as far as it went.
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Re: Lesley west, The Vagrants.

Postby (valco) » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:37 pm

Hey that looks like a gibson Les Paul Special that the other guy is playing ! Coinsidence ? I think NOT !!! :shock:
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Postby (kenposurf) » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:23 pm

Classic..Thanks Bob!
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Re: Lesley west, The Vagrants.

Postby (FrankieC) » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:45 am

Growing up in New Jersey, I remember seeing the Vagrants play many times in the N.Y. area. One time was at Palisades Park. I believe it was around 1967. I was about 17 years old, and was with my new girl friend.
The Vagrants, Mountain, West Bruce and Lang have come and gone, my new girl friend then, is still with me now. Our 40th wedding anniversary is pending this January.
Thanks for the wonderful memory. :mrgreen:
A swell guy from Warren Harding High.
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Re: Lesley west, The Vagrants.

Postby (drumbob) » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:53 pm

I saw The Vagrants at the Village Theatre in '67, opening for The Who. The Village Theatre became The Fillmore East. I loved The Vagrants. Leslie had a backline of Gibson guitars, including a couple of Les Pauls and a white SG Custom. I have never forgotten that.
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Re: Lesley west, The Vagrants.

Postby (Happyface) » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:26 am

I recall that the girls in my high school sported "Rascals" and/or "Vagrants" lovingly inscribed on their notebooks and paper book covers. Quite a rivalry!
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