I was 17 at the time and scared stiff of Ivy, but still out to have fun! My reading was non existant as I only ever played by ear since I could first hold a pair of knitting needles in my hands, so it was hard going.
My first trip abroad
was to play in Stuttgart at the Konigshoff in November 19'71. I can't
remember where the gigs in between were but there were a few in Wales
& Manchester I think.I then did a three month tour with the band
While in Switzerland
I made arrangements for a 3 month summer season there with the pianist
at the time - Carolyn Marshall, and left Ivy when we returned to England.Three
girls that became really good friends to me were Jackie Powis, Maureen
Boulds & Kathy Spencer.
I'm still a working drummer in Australia.
Regards to all - Deni Climpson (nee Cooke)
1971 to 1972