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With a career spanning over 50 years, Terry has a long list of history in entertainment.

Age 14 Terry formed a skiffle group called the JACK O’ DIAMONDS after the Lonnie Donegan Hit of that name.

Diamonds at Wakefield Park BandstandJack O Diamonds Group  Carol Levis Discoveries  1959

Soon they went all electric and swapped the washboard for a Hoover twin tub automatic.Hence the clean shirts….They appeared on The Carol Levis Discoveries TV show in 1959 and became Winners of  the 1960 SOHO FAIR VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR  with his sister PATTI BROOK AND THE DIAMONDS. They recorded singles with PYE RECORDS and toured with stars of the age nationwide such as  THE SHADOWS and EMILE FORD seen below handing down the trophy as Emile and the Checkmates were the previous Soho Fair vocal group winner of 1959

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Exciting tour with THE SHADOWS  1961

The Shadows The Dallas Boys Patti Brook & The Diamonds Frank Ifield The Brooks Brothers The Trebletones Tony Marsh (compere)
The Shadows The Dallas Boys Patti Brook & The Diamonds Frank Ifield The Brooks Brothers The Trebletones Tony Marsh (compere)

 Patty Brook & The Diamonds The Trebletones  The Dallas Boys

 The Shadows  The Shadows

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

1962-63 Following the success with Patti Brook and the Diamonds, Terry became bass player with number one hit makers of “Diamonds” and “Scarlet O’Hara” JET HARRIS AND TONY MEEHAN after Jet and Tony’s exit from The SHADOWS in 1962. JET HARRIS (ex Shadows) and THE JETBLACKS 1962

JET AT THE TALK

The only picture of Jet and us together at The Talk Of The Town. Press cutting: The first line up with Mick Underwood drums  Barry Lovegrove guitar TW bass.  Dave (Quincey) Davies tenor sax, Glen Hughes baritone sax.

 The cutting  from Melody Maker 1962. Reads: “Jet Harris and the Jetblacks rehearse at The Talk of The Town for their forthcoming tour with Sam Cooke and Little Richard. Left to right: Barry Lovegrove  Glenn Hughes  Michael Underwood  Quincy Davis and Terry Webster”.

Mick Underwood was only 16 and admits to being inexperienced at the time as I was. Sax men Glenn and Dave instigated a change of line up that said goodbye to Mick and guitarist Barry.  I felt embarrassed at the situation.  Mick got his own back being involved with many famous bands ever since noteably.   The Outlaws, The Herd and ex  Deep Purple  Rock star Iain Gillan. Often wonder what became of Barry.

I couldn’t help making comparisons after seeing the greatest Rock n Roll show ever from Jerry Lee on that night at St Georges Hall Bradford and later our tour with Little Richard. Jerry or Little Richard?    Jerry came out top………..


Ticket – Bradford

Full copy ofprogramme (Flickr)

JET HARRIS AND THE JETBLACKS  LITTLE RICHARD SAM COOKE TOUR 

 

October 1962 – Doncaster (Gaumont)
09 – Mansfield (Granada)
10 – Birmingham (Town Hall)
11 – Grantham (Granada)
12 – Shrewsbury (Granada)
13 – Woolwich (Granada)
14 – Brighton (Hippodrome)
15 – Bristol (Colston Hall)
16 – Southampton (Gaumont)
17 – Bedford (Granada)
18 – Maidstone (Granada)
19 – Kingston (Granada)
20 – Slough (Adelphi)
21 – Walthamstow (Granada)
22 – Newcastle (City Hall)
23 – Sheffield (City Hall)
24 – Kettering (Granada)
25 – Harrow (Granada)
26 – Aylesbury (Granada)
27 – Tooting (Granada)
28 – Liverpool (Empire)

Little Richard
Sam Cooke
Jet Harris & The Jetblacks
Breakaways
Sounds Incorporated
Bob Bain (compere)Little Richard was not on the 12th and 26th showsSam Cooke missed the first and last showsPromoter : Don Arden

Sam Cooke

Jet Harris
Ticket – Doncaster


Sounds Incorporated

Ticket – Birmingham

Full copy of Granada programme (Flickr)

Full copy of programme (Flickr)


Post – Birmingham

Little Richard (Front cover)

The Breakaways

Ticket – Kingston

 

JETBLACKS IN IRELAND Jetblacks In Ireland

Jet Harris lead 6 string bass guitar and vocals, Terry (Brook) Webster bass guitar & vocals, Pete Carter Guitar, Dave Quincy tenor sax,  Glenn Hughes  baritone sax and Jim Ellis on drums. The line up can be seen in a You Tube clip with Jet Harris ‘Man From Nowhere’ from the 60s film ‘Just For Fun’. ORIGINAL VIDEO – JET HARRIS – “THE MAN FROM NOWHERE” – YOUTUBE

JET HARRIS AND THE JETBLACKS supported Little Richard and Sam Cook on the Americans very first tour of the UK 1963. The Liverpool Empire date featured a then unknown group THE BEATLES promoting their first release ‘Love Me Do‘. The Jetblacks celebrated Jet Harris and Tony Meehan’s No 1 Hit ‘DIAMONDS‘ at Bath City Hall. Tony Meehan later teamed up with Jet and required a change in line up. Terry decided to quit handing over his bass playing role to  JOHN PAUL JONES of LED ZEPPELIN.  Terry teamed up with the other ex members keeping the JETBLACKS name and worked  Dance Halls,  German night clubs,  BBC radio’s Saturday Club and The famous CAVERN Club and a charity event at the ALBERT HALL alongside The Rolling Stones and Dusty Springfield..

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February 1st 1964London (Royal Albert Hall)


The Jet Blacks

Terry Judge & The Barristers

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Alan Randall
Brian Poole & The Tremeloes
Dusty Springfield & The Echoes
The Heartbeats
The Original Checkmates
The Rolling Stones
The Seekers
The Swinging Blue Jeans
Terry Judge & The Barristers
Tony Marsh (compere)Artists appearing in alphabetical order”A Night With The Stars”


Dusty Springfield


The Rolling Stones

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

Programme cover


The Original Checkmates

The Swinging Blue Jeans

 

FROM THE BEATLES BIBLE

Live: Empire Theatre, Liverpool

5.40pm, Sunday 28 October 1962 (51 years ago)
Although The Quarrymen had performed at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre on three occasions (9 June 1957, and 18 and 26 October 1959), this was The Beatles’ first appearance at the prestigious venue.The event was a NEMS Enterprises promotion, and featured eight acts performing in two separate concerts at 5.40pm and 8pm. They were headlined by Little Richard, and joining The Beatles as support acts were Craig Douglas (backed by The Beatles) former Shadows bassist Jet Harris and The Jetblacks, Kenny Lynch, The Breakaways and Sounds Incorporated. Brian Epstein had hoped to enlist soul singer Sam Cooke too as a surprise guest, but he was unavailable.The Empire Theatre was an important venue for up-and-coming and established acts alike, and The Beatles’ appearance there signified to their local fanbase that they were becoming real contenders for success.
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Little Richard and Sam Cooke were added to the bill at the Empire. Interesting article from Paul McArtney top left.
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Jet with sisters Pat and Jean Jet with Terry’s sisters Patti and Jean When Ex Shadow Tony Meehan took over I offered my bassplaying role to John Baldwin (who some time later became John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin) as he would be more suited to the new line up and he accepted. My article to  Led Zeppelin Forum Re: Jet Harris. I dont suppose John Paul Jones (Led Zep) would remember me. I passed on the bass playing role to John as I was bass man with Jet Harris’s Jetblacks. My story is this.  My sister Patti Brook was Jet’s girlfriend for 2 years after a summer season in Blackpool with Cliff and the Shadows 1961. Patti and Jet became an item and I was one of the first to know the shock news that he was ‘leaving’  the Shadows. I passed an audition for his new band and The Jetblacks were formed. The first tour was with Little Richard and Sam Cooke and we were with Jet at Bath City Hall when Diamonds hit number 1. Tony Meehan up to that point wasn’t interested in touring with Jet. When Tony came in it was on his terms and felt he needed to change the line up. Firstly our drummer Jim Ellis had to be dispensed with. He replaced our guitarist for Joe Morretti and replaced our tenor sax player with Chris Hughes. This left baritone sax man Glenn Hughes and myself on bass.  There was no hint of me being replaced.  I knew I was going to miss my new pal drummer Jim and Tony’s sax man Chris Hughes dished out sheets of music that I bluffed as I couldn’t sight read. Duke Ellington’s “Take The A Train” was the first tune we rehearsed and I was familiar with it as I used to ‘jam’ with jazzers Dave Quincey and Glenn Hughes lots. But I wasn’t comfortable with having to read music and decided to leave. John Baldwin (John Paul Jones) I believe was a mate of Tony Meehan and had been involved with the hit recordings Diamonds and Scarlet O’ Hara so maybe they were hoping I would leave anyway. John was around at the first couple of rehearsals in the pub room. I found him a really friendly guy and we would talk bass, so I proposed that he might be better suited to my job as he could read music and he accepted.  My sister Patti had a tour coming up with Frankie Vaughen and we could stay as ‘The Jetblacks’  backing her. Eventually we left Patti and played the dance hall circuit. Patti split with Jet after he cheated with singer Billie Davis. Bit late with my comment but am getting more into this Internet thing and putting things right. For instance I sang harmony on Jet’s B side hit record ‘Some People’ but credit goes to Tony Meehan who hadn’t teamed up with Jet at that time.  

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http://www.terrywebster.co.uk Another ‘invisible’ period in 1964/5 was my time with The WES MINSTER FIVE London based Rhythm and Blues band. Record Label: Carnival a ‘Blue Beat’ Label. Terry on Bass and Vocals ‘Mickeys Monkey’ B/W ‘Sticks n Stones’ also backing West Indian Blue Beat singers such as Sugar and Dandy and Young Satch. Blue beat record The Wes Minster 5 played the R&B circuit such as Marquee, 100 Club Oxford Street and Pete Stringfellows Mojo Club in Sheffield. Terry (Bass) and Jim Ellis (drums) accompanied Blues legend MEMPHIS SLIM at Fairfield Hallls Croydon.

1965-66

THE ZAC LAWRENCE BAND guitar/ vocals. 7 nights a week residency at the Kings Arms Old Kent Road now demolished. Pianist Zac Lawrence years later had a top ten hit with the instrumental ‘Groovin With Mister Blow‘.

I sent my story to this very nice chap to put him right and he wrote.

September 3, 2008

JIVE BUNNY: BEHIND THE SMILE

Some of us used to cut the rug to the rock ‘n’ roll megamixes by enigmatic but jolly dude called Jive Bunny. The man behind the monicker, Terry Webster, appears to be much more serious artist than it may seem. He came across this site where the band he was in, THE WES MINSTER FIVE, is mentioned in both Interview with JON HISEMAN and Tony Reeves‘ interviews. And that’s what Terry has to say to the visitors: “I used to be bass player and lead vocalist with WES MINSTER in 1964. I notice our line-up is never mentioned in the WES MINSTER’s history. I got the gig through drummer Jim Ellis; we were both in Jet Harris’s JETBLACKS before Tony Meehan. Clive Burrows was in the band on baritone [sax],, After he joined Zoot Money’s band we replaced him with Johny Hammond whho would later join Alan Price. On keys Paul Raymond  who later joined Tony Jackson from SEARCHERS. We would do gigs across England for about 4 pounds each and recorded at Carnival records, and I sang and played on “Mickey’s Monkey” and “Sticks ‘n’ Stones” plus backing various Blue Beat artistes. We also became Tony Brook (me) and THE BREAKERS briefly on EMI Columbia with my own song “Meanie Genie” and B-side “Ooh Poo Pa Doo”. I used to live in a bedsit in the same block as Brian (Wes) in Fulham and he bought my Fender Jazz bass as I couldn’t afford HP and was leaving the band to play guitar and sing at the Kings Arms Old Kent Road with Zac Lawrence quartet. Terry Webster – www.terrywebster.co.uk Dissilusioned with the London scene and on the verge of a breakdown  I fled back up north.  I saw a future in the new booming cabaret club scene which was centered around the North and Midlands. My flair for comedy impressions was emerging and I answered a newspaper ad to sing with a comedy group called the 4 Statesmen.

 

1966-70 THE FOUR STATESMEN Leeds based comedy showband. Became extremely popular during the new northern club boom circa: 1967-1970 statesmen 001terry and the statesmenstatesmen

1967

BBC RADIO Resident vocalist on ‘Pop North’ with Bernard Herman and the NDO. pop north

Just before the Light Programme became Radio One,  Guests I remember each week:  The Move singing” Fire Brigade”  Ken Dodd  Chris Farlowe  The Herd   Flowerpot Men The Pedlars.

My first show was embarrassing as I spent all week rehearsing the words for The Turtles hit “She’d Rather Be With Me”.  My mind went blank after the first couple of lines in front of a live Manchester Playhouse audience and I sang jibberish words.  I apologised to producer Richard Wilcox who calmly said “Terry it’s radio, you can have the words in front of you if you want!…..”  To my embarrassment he still aired my jibberish version.

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1970-76

ROCKIN BERRIES comedy show band. Record Label: Pye/Satril Epic Singles albums and Radio 2 sessions.

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Line Up: Terry Webster  Bobby Thompson Chuck Botfield Terry Bond Pete Spooner

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1976-86

TERRY WEBSTER and DICTIONARY show band. NAFFI Tours of British and American bases in Germany Italy and Spain and the UK.dicsdics 001

Fred Woolley drums   Grant Kearney guitar Steve Powell Bass

1976-86

TERRY WEBSTER songwriter: Singles and Albums. Labels: Pye/Satril London Weekend Standard Music

1986-96

THE ROCKIN BERRIES (Rejoined) Tours of Middle East. Hotels, Corporate Events, Theatre etc. Line Up: Terry Webster Jeff (Jefferson) Turton  Keith Smart and Chuck Botfield.

1993-2000

JIVE BUNNY Vocalist/Musician/Arranger/Writer/Producer forming DEAD RINGER studio productions singles and albums. Labels: Sony/Demon Music Factory

1997-2002

TERRY WEBSTERS MIGHTY JUKE BOX BAND West Yorkshire based. UK Hotels, Corporate events and Military bases etc.

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El Tel One More Teqila   CDBABY.COM

1999-2000

RAVE ON a musical theatre production with bouncing cheques. I was featured vocalist and comedian and mug.

2002-2003

RED HOT CHARTBUSTERS theatre production as featured vocalist and comedian.  The greatest backing band ever. BOOGIE MEN, Matt, Jim, Mark, Phil and all from Wakefield.

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2002-2007

ROCK A DOODLE DOO Own Dead Ringer Studio Productions. Lead Vocals Backing Vocals Guitars Bass Keys Computer Instrument Programming. Albums on release  ‘That’ll Be The Day’ ‘Poetry In Motion’ and ’70s Disco Dance Party’.  Latest.  Webstars Allstars Soda Pop Juke Box     It’s My Party 60;s Girls Rock with me

2002-PRESENT

TERRY WEBSTER solo performances Night Clubs, Theatres, Hotels, Private Clubs and Golf Clubs. Rock n Roll Bretton 001

March 1963 – Southport (Odeon)
29 – Nottingham (Albert Hall)
30 – Sunderland (Odeon)
31 – Blackburn (King George’s Hall)
Gene Vincent
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
John Leyton
Patti Brook
Johnny Temple
Voltairs
Ray Peters (compere)Promoter : Arthur Howes

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 I  dont suppose John Paul Jones of Led Zep would remember me. It was 50 years or so ago.  I passed on the bass playing role to John as I was bass man with Jet Harris’s Jetblacks.

My story is this.  My sister Patti Brook was Jet’s girlfriend for 2 years after a summer season in Blackpool with Cliff and the Shadows 1961. Patti and Jet became an item and I was one of the first to know the shock news that he was ‘leaving’  the Shadows. I passed an audition for his new band and The Jetblacks were formed. We were with Jet at Bath City Hall when Diamonds hit number 1. Tony Meehan up to that point wasn’t interested in touring with Jet.

When Tony came in it was on his terms and felt he needed to change the line up. Firstly our drummer Jim Ellis had to be dispensed with. He replaced our guitarist for Joe Morretti and replaced our tenor sax player Dave Quincey with Chris Hughes.This left baritone sax man Glenn Hughes and myself on bass.  There was no hint of me being replaced.  I knew I was going to miss my new pal drummer Jim and Tony dished out sheets of music that I bluffed as I couldn’t sight read.  I didn’t feel I was going to fit in with this new lot.

It turns out that guitarist Joe Morretti actually played ‘ Diamonds’ and ‘Scarlet O Hara’.

John I believe was a mate of Tony and was around at the rehearsals in the pub room. I found him a really friendly guy and we would talk bass, so I proposed that he might be better suited to my job and he accepted.  My sister Patti had a tour coming up and we could stay as ‘The Jetblacks’  backing her.Eventually we left Patti and played the dance hall circuit and a stint in Germany.

Patti split with Jet after he cheated on her having a fling with singer Billie Davis.

Bit late with my comment but am getting more into this Internet thing and putting things right.  I sang harmony on Jet’s record ‘Some People’ but people assume it was Tony Meehan who hadn’t teamed up with Jet at the time.   http://www.terrywebster.co.uk


Ticket – Bradford

Full copy of programme (Flickr)

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