Lucas and The Mike Cotton Sound, Rome 1969. From left - Lucas, Bernie Higginson, Mike Cotton, John Beecham, Lem Lubin, MM, Nick Newall. I enjoyed playing in this band; it had a three piece brass section and we played mostly Soul music which I've always loved. Nick guested on the Maas & Moody album and his sax playing is as good as ever!
Back in 1976, Status Quo's original drummer John Coghlan put together a band as an alternative musical project to Quo. Although the objective was purely fun and good time, the musical performances were often to be commended! This is an early shot of The Diesel Band, looking like a bunch of vagabonds: the not so Magnificent Seven! From left: Andy Bown, Gordon Edwards, John Coghlan, special guest - John's occasional drum teacher Lloyd Ryan, Jackie Lynton, MM, Bob Young.
Graham Bonnet - what a voice! Before he joined Richie Blackmore's Rainbow in the early 80's, he recorded a number of solo albums. I'm pleased to say I played on a couple of them, and also his hit single ' Night Games'. As we speak, the swine still looks and sounds as good as he always did! This is a photograph from a video shoot. From left: Dave Markee, MM, Graham Bonnet, Pip Williams, Mick Underwood and Kerry Dixon
The original Whitesnake, captured by snapper Fin Costello at their first photo session in 1978. From left: Neil Murray, Bernie Marsden, David Coverdale, MM, Jon Lord, Dave Dowle. Winners of the dodgy stage gear contest are David Coverdale for the choker, and Bernie Marsden for the John Travolta Saturday Night Fever outfit.