This is an In Person signed 11″ x 8″ page from my scrapbook of the Birmingham 60’s band which includes a very young Roy Wood before he joined The Move. Also signed are :- Mike Sheridan, Greg Masters, Roger Spencer & Dave Pritchard. Unfortunately Jeff Lynne who had also been in the Nightriders was not in this line-up. On the reverse are Cliff Bennett (Rebel Rousers) and the late Chas Hodges of Chas & Dave fame. By the summer of 1963, the famous “Mersey Sound” as popularised by The Beatles was sweeping Britain, thus causing the record companies to search beyond Liverpool for similar sounding bands. In June of that year, Cliff Richard and The Shadows producer Norrie Paramor came up to Birmingham to audition local beat groups at the Moat House Club in the Bull Ring. Of the 13 bands that had been recommended, five including The Nightriders were signed-up by Paramor to the Columbia Records label. I couldn’t believe it! We were going to make a record on the same label as my then-idols’Cliff Richard and The Shadows’. We were sent a test recording of a song called’Tell Me Watcha Gonna Do’ which we rehearsed but we still needed a B-side. So, I began my song-writing bit and wrote a 12-bar thing called’No Other Guy’. Both these songs now make me cringe, but at the time it didn’t seem to matter. We had a three-hour session at Abbey Road Studio 2, the very same place as Cliff, The Beatles, The Hollies etc. We were bewildered and totally naive but I’ll always remember the’buzz’ I got when our record was released and in the shops. The next single to be recorded by the Nightriders at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London was their cover of a Motown classic. The Nightriders respected lead guitar player. Left the band in 1964 after appointing a young successor by the name of. From humble beginnings collecting the autographs of Pop Stars in the early 1960s in his hometown of Morecambe in the North West of England, Ken has gone on to expand this fascinating hobby into a full time business. All autographs will be sent out accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The item “Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders (incl Roy Wood) In Person Signed Page” is in sale since Tuesday, October 8, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Autographs\Certified Original Autographs\Music”. The seller is “writestuffautographs” and is located in Carnforth, Nr Lancaster. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Sub-Type: Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders – Roy Wood.
- Certification: Certified: Obtained Personally
- Type: Music
- Object: Signed Scrap Book Page.