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I'm thinking ...

 

Photo by Clare Herder(?)

 

 

                         ..... about way back when ....

 

The Adderley Smith Blues Band

Sundown

Carson

The Dingoes

The Big Combo

 

The Adderley Smith Blues Band

 

Photo by Len Weigh

The Adderley Smith Blues Band photographed near the Victoria Market 1966

 

The Adderley Smith Blues Band
From the Files of Manager Stan Rogers

 

Adderley Smith Blues Band 1966 & 1967

Date

Venue

Location

Piano

Lead guitar

Drums

Singer

Bass guitar

               

1-Oct-66

Queensbury Hotel

Carlton

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Fred Bond

Graham Matters

19-Nov-66

Catcher

 

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Fred Bond

Graham Matters

20-Nov-66

Catcher

 

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Fred Bond

Graham Matters

25-Nov-66

Catcher

 

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Fred Bond

Graham Matters

26-Nov-66

Catcher

 

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Fred Bond

Graham Matters

30-Nov-67

Catcher

 

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Fred Bond

Graham Matters

1-Dec-67

Catcher

 

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Fred Bond

Graham Matters

2-Dec-66

Rendevous

Mitcham

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Fred Bond

Graham Matters

7-Dec-66

Catcher

           

16-Dec-66

Catcher

           

17-Dec-66

Catcher

           

18-Dec-66

Catcher

           

23-Dec-66

Catcher

           

24-Dec-66

Catcher

           

25-Dec-66

Catcher

           

26-Dec-66

Catcher

           

30-Dec-66

Catcher

           

31-Dec-66

Catcher

           

1-Jan-67

Catcher

           

2-Jan-67

Catcher

           

 

             

 

Shiras

Coburg

         

 

Stonehenge

Beaumauris

         

 

Biting Eye

           

6-Jan-67

Catcher

           

7-Jan-67

Catcher

           

14-Jan-67

Thumpin Tum

           

20-Jan-67

Catcher

           

21-Jan-67

Catcher

           

22-Jan-67

Catcher

           

 

             

3-Mar-67

Catcher

           

4-Mar-67

Catcher

           

5-Mar-67

Catcher

           

11-Mar-67

Q Club

Kew

         

12-Mar-67

East Recording

 

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Broderick Smith

Barry Francis

18-Mar-67

Scene

Canterbury

 

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Broderick Smith

Colin Graham

18-Mar-07

Queensbury Hotel

 

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Broderick Smith

Colin Graham

 

             

8-Apr-67

Catcher

   

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Broderick Smith

Colin Graham

28-Apr-67

54321

   

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Broderick Smith

Colin Graham

 

             

6-May-67

Queensbury Hotel

   

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Broderick Smith

Colin Graham

11-May-67

Swinburne Tech

           

13-May-67

Queensbury Hotel

           

13-May-67

243 Swanson Street

           

27-May-67

Le Chateau

           

 

             

10-Jun-67

Penny Farthing

 

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Broderick Smith

 

16-Jun-67

Le Chateau

           

17-Jun-67

Broadway

Rosebud

         

24-Jun-67

Tom Foolery

           

 

             

1-Jul-67

Q Club

           

7-Jul-67

Thumpin Tum

           

 

             

1-Aug-67

King Pidgeon Barrel House

Albury

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Broderick Smith

Colin Graham

16-Aug-67

Blues on Stage

Opening

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Broderick Smith

Colin Graham

26-Aug-67

Blues on Stage

 

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

Broderick Smith

Colin Graham

 

             

18-Oct-67

Blues on Stage

           

 

             

4-Nov-07

Blues on Stage

           

8-Nov-67

Blues on Stage

           

18-Nov-67

Trip

           

26-Nov-67

Catcher

           

27-Nov-67

Catcher

           

 

             

 

321

Dandenong

         

 

Eltham High

Eltham

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

 

Colin Graham

6-Dec-67

Upwey Club

Upwey

         

12-Dec-67

Banyule High

Heidelburg

Mark Dindas

Kerryn Tolhurst

Ron Issacs

 

Colin Graham

20-Dec-67

Go set Xmas

           

31-Dec-67

Opus

   

Peter Karlanek

 

John O'Brian

 

 

Photo by Len Weigh

Stan Rogers, manager of Adderley Smith Blues Band and owner of FJ van . circa 1966/7
!8 years old and a man of the world

 

And here are a few reminiscences about the Adderleys from Stan Rogers


I first met the ASBB at a club called Chicago directly opposite the Queensbury hotel. This club later closed down (no alcohol). Mark says the licensing closed them down. (I canít remember, too drunk). So ASBB approached the Queensbury to use their dining room on Friday and Saturday nights for a small blues club. Similar to what had been across the road. We charged, I think 20c entry and the pub got the beer sales. Within weeks the pub was so full we had a queue down the street.
I was, as usual, collecting the money on the door. The pub went from this quiet corner pub with 2 or 3 customers on a Saturday night, to flat out unable to cope with the crowd.


Not long later the Catcher opened. I approached Graham Geddes, the owner, to see if we could do a late shift after we finished at the Queensbury @ 10.00pm. The Catcher was mind blowing, an old three storey warehouse converted to a disco. There was no first or second floor in the centre, just a void, with balconies. These two floors were food and lounge areas, with the bands on a huge stage on the ground floor. Melbourne was desperate to break out so thousands queued in the street till all hours, to get in.         
                                                                                               

We had to close the Queensbury so moved on to become the house band at the Catcher. These were long nights as we were there nearly all night, three nights a week sometimes. We were paid nothing, and by the time it was split six ways, it really wasn't a money thing. Kerryn used to get really angry with me because there was no money and not enough gigs. We were mainstream Blues and most of the music was hard to dance to, so this made it difficult to get the work, which now in hindsight was the same problem Max & Thorpie were having. The Beatles and Carnaby street were in full flight, so bands like the Chelsea set, Purple hearts, Mixtures, Jeff St john, Masters & the Groop were all the go.       

                                                                                                        

We were approached, by a new amplifier company to test their amplifiers in actual performances. Our mandate was to try as hard as we could to blow them up. Every Monday I would take them back and get a new set, and I am talking about a wall of amplifiers and speakers, the full width of the stage @ the Catcher. That was the beginning of Marshal in Australia.                                                                                

I managed the band from those early days, til Broderick & Kerryn got called up into national service. Ron Issac the drummer had opted for CMF for 10 years to get out of Nasho. His birthday was the same date as mine and I missed the ballot, so he would of as well.

 

When we started I had an old FJ Holden panel van. I remember all of us packed into the back racing from dance to dance with all of the equipment in the back along with whoever couldn't get a lift.     One time we were running late, and an ambulance passed me, so we pulled in behind and followed all the way into the city from Q club. 

 

 

Photo by ?

Mark Dindas, the piano player from asbb (left) and stan rogers now

 

 

Photo by Len Weigh

Blues Band St. Albans 64-65
Left to right: Barry Francis bass, Fred Bond, co-vocal, Johnny Oldaker drums, Broderick Smith vocals, harmonica, Brian Wale guitar.

 

Photo by Len Weigh

Adderley Smith Blues Band circa 1967
Left to right: Kerryn Tolhurst , Colin Graham, Mark Dindas, Broderick Smith,Ron Isaacs

 

Photo by Len Weigh

Adderley Smith Blues Band circa 1967
Left to right:
Ron Isaacs, Kerryn Tolhurst, Colin Graham, Broderick Smith, Mark Dindas

 

Photo by Len Weigh

Adderley Smith Blues Band circa 1967
Ron Isaacs drums

 

The following is a suite of photos by Jim Colbert

Featuring The Adderley Smith Blues Band

Keyboard player is Steve Yates

Also Dutch Tilders

The venue is probably Blues On Stage Little Bourke St Melbourne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Jim Colbert

Blues on Stage - Little Bourke Street Melbourne

(upstairs, name of venue ?)

Barry Duggan on flute

 

Photo by Jim Colbert

At the Biting Eye - 1967

 

(Photographer unknown)

ASBB 1966 at The Catcher
L to R - Mark Dindas piano, Fred Bond vocals, Ron Isaacs drums,

Graham Matters Bass, Kerryn Tolhurst  guitar

 

(Photographer unknown)

Catcher Promo

 

(Photographer unknown)

The band outside East Studios, Camberwell

 

Postscript for a blues band

Photo taken by David Dusting from the St. Albans train as it passed through Kensington

The building is now demolished and it can be revealed that the sign was painted by Len Weigh

 


 

NOW AS A TREAT FOR FOR THOSE WHO HAVE VENTURED INTO THESE ARCHIVES

 FOR THE FIRST TIME ...  some blues recordings from the Adderleys

These tracks were recorded at East Recording Studios, Camberwell in 1967

but have never seen the light of day ... until now!

(Click to download)

 

White Boys Lost in the Blues

Snatch It Back and Hold It

You Don't Love Me

Black Night
Chitlin Con Carne
Mark's Boogie
Same Thing
Slow Blues

 

A note from Dave Ray (formerly of Blues Avalanche on 3PBS)
ASBB is great, bringing back memories of the band playing around the
Melbourne venues. I recall seeing them at Thumpin' Tum.  For your info I
have compiled a song writers list of sorts:
1. Snatch It Back And Hold It - Jr Wells
2. You Don't Love Me - Willie Cobb
3. Black Night - Jessie Mae Robinson
4. Chitlin Con Carne - Kenny Burrell
5. Mark's Boogie - Mark Dindas (?)
6. Same Thing - Willie Dixon
7. Slow Blues - Adderley Smith Blues Band (?)

 


 

A REMARKABLE SUITE OF PHOTOS BY LEN WEIGH

THE ADDERLEY SMITH BLUES BAND 1967

Taken at Station Pier, the Victoria Market and at the Queensbury Hotel Carlton

Some buildings have now been demolished

(Click to enlarge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Carson

 

Carson

(Photographer unknown)

 

(Photographer unknown)

Carson reformation early 1990's
Standing left to right: Tony Lunt, Mal Logan, Sleepy Greg lawrie,
Kneeling left to right: Gary Clarke, Ian Winter, Broderick Smith

 

(Photographer and venue unknown)

 

(Photographer and venue unknown)

 

This photo of Carson was done as a giveaway in cereal packets for kids!

 


 

The Dingoes

 

Ray Arnott (drums, vocals) 1974
John Bois (bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals) 1973-78 
Andrew Jeffers-Hardin(g) (guitar) 1978 
John Lee (drums, percussion, vocals) 1973-74, 1976-79
Mal Logan (keyboards) 1973
Broderick Smith (vocals, harmonica) 1973-78 
Chris Stockley (guitar, vocals) 1973-77 
John Strangio (bass) 1973
Kerryn Tolhurst (guitar, mandolin, vocals) 1973-78

 

THE STATION HOTEL PRAHRAN 1976

A SUITE OF PHOTOS BY ANDREW CHAPMAN

Broderick with Chris Stockley at the Station Hotel Prahran in1976 prior to heading to the states

Photo by Andrew Chapman

 

Photo by Andrew Chapman

 

Photo by Andrew Chapman

 

Photo by Andrew Chapman

 

Photo by Andrew Chapman

 

Photo by Andrew Chapman

 

Photo by Andrew Chapman

 

Photo by Andrew Chapman

 

Photo by Andrew Chapman

 

TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK

ELECTRONIC BILLBOARD FOR THE DINGOES IN THE LATE 70'S


 

 

Peter Rudge former manager for the Dingoes in the US

 

The Dingoes at Yale University 1978 - photographer unknown

 

The Dingoes at Yale University 1978 - photographer unknown

 

The Dingoes at Yale University 1978 - photographer unknown

 

The Dingoes at Yale University 1978 - photographer unknown

 

The Dingoes at Yale University 1978 - photographer unknown

 

The Dingoes at Yale University 1978 - photographer unknown

 

The Dingoes at Yale University 1978 - photographer unknown

 

The Dingoes at Yale University 1978 - photographer unknown

 

Photo taken by Nathan "Irving Thalberg" Brenner

Kerryn and Brod circa 1975/6

(Click image to enlarge)

 

Photo taken by Nathan "Irving Thalberg" Brenner

Brod circa 1975/6

(Click image to enlarge)

 

Photo taken by Nathan "Irving Thalberg" Brenner

John Bois bass and John Lee drums1975/6

(Click image to enlarge)

 

Photo taken by Nathan "Irving Thalberg" Brenner

Brod circa 1975/6

(Click image to enlarge)

 

Photo taken by Peter Lane

The Dingoes circa 1975 - Venue unknown

 

Photo taken by Peter Lane

The Dingoes circa 1975 - Venue unknown

 

Photo taken by Peter Lane

The Dingoes circa 1975 - Venue unknown

 

Photo taken by Peter Lane

The Dingoes circa 1975 - Venue unknown

 

 

 

 

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