|Eddie Rothe's Comments and Background Information
"Since Mud (with whom I played for over ten years in the
1980s) split up, I had not been much in the music business, apart from the
occasional gig here and there. I had, however, known Spencer James for some
while, and when Billy Adamson announced out of the blue that he was leaving,
Spencer asked me if I would be interested in joining the Searchers, even
if only on a trial basis to start with. I had great difficulty in
deciding - it took me all of two minutes! At the time I was working in a
car spares factory, making windscreen wipers. I said, jokingly, even joining
the Searchers has to be better than this."
From all reports, Eddie has fitted in with The Searchers amazingly well. His first
live show with the Searchers took place only after a couple of days rehearsals, and has
brought new life - and an extra harmony voice - to the group. It is reported that Frank and John
are delighted with him. He affable disposition is acknowledged and appreciated by musicians and fans alike. Eddie also played for Liquid Gold. For more information pertaining to Eddie Rothe the interested reader is encouraged to visit The Searchers' Forum. Thanks to Ms. Wendy Burton and Mr. Tim Viney for liason and to Ms. Jenny Mussell for the terrific photo.