Black Dyke's Grand Slam - 25 years on...

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Jack Stout, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Jack Stout

    Jack Stout Member

    It's 25 years since Black Dyke completed their clean sweep of contests in 1985. BBC Band of the Year, Yorkshire Area, European, Open and Nationals.

    Who can name the members of that band?

    Where are they all now?
  2. Gorgie boy

    Gorgie boy Member

    Kevin Crockford
    Phillip McCann
    Russell Gray?
    David King?
    David Pogson
    Derek Jackson
    Phil shaw?
    Phil Goodwin?
    David Nesbitt
    David Essex
    Norman Law
    John Clough
    John slinger

    That's about my lot!!

    amazing how so many are still about at the top level
  3. mxb59307

    mxb59307 Member


  4. Kevin Crockford
    Phillip McCann
    David King
    Douglas Blackledge
    Malcolm Turton
    Norman Christie
    John Taylor
    Fred Ellis
    Peter Moorcroft
    Jonathan Pass
    David Pogson
    Sandy Smith
    David Essex
    Phillip Rose
    Norman Law
    Andy Gray
    Martin Newsome
    Peter Christian
    John Slinger
    John Clough
    Stuart Derrick
    Sandy Blair
    Geoff Harrop
    Derek Jackson
    David Nesbitt
    Richard Clough
    Howard Ford
    Ray Payne
    Philip Gee

    (at least that's what it says on the inside of the CD case!)
  5. Jack Stout

    Jack Stout Member


    Thanks MightyForester, I wonder how they would sound today in a reunion concert?
  6. TwinnyRB

    TwinnyRB New Member

    Think I was at school when Douglas Blackledge was playing during this period.....he was my GCSE music teacher. I think I remember hearing him practicing.........if i'd know how good he was had have asked for private tutoring! I remember he fetched me some stickers for my trumpet case......which it still wears with pride now all these years after!

    Wonder what's he's up to now? Anyone know?
  7. BoozyBTrom

    BoozyBTrom Member

    Doug is the Headmaster at a School in Thorne Doncaster now. He was my Head of Music many many moons ago at Minsthorpe
  8. TwinnyRB

    TwinnyRB New Member

    He left the glorious delights of Castleford High School to go to Minsthorpe I think..........Headteacher :clap::clap::clap: Well done Doug, bet he doesn't play cornet anymore!

    Cheers for that.

  9. Dougie was MD at my first Band (Cobden Chadwick). Top bloke and great conductor. Used to put the fear of God into me when I was 13 though :biggrin:.

    I've a lot to thank him for.
  10. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    I know it's not quite the same, but several of the above currently ply their trade at Diggle Band. Listening to them might give you an idea...
  11. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    He is head of a new academy down south now. There was a full page article about his "extra curricular" activities in the Daily Mai last year.
  12. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    Extra curricular in quotes means * when you're not meant to be to me. Surely that didn't make the Snail did it?
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  13. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    It did! A right old amount of space it was given too!
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  14. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

  15. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    That didnt work properly!
  16. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    It does now
  17. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    Thanks Jan! My hero....:D
  18. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

  19. Indeed. I've seen, heard of and partaken in far worse behaviour in my time in banding. And that was just one Pontins! ;)

    Nice to see him doing well anyway, whatever the clowns at The Dail Heil say.
  20. _si

    _si Member

    nice rack...

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