Tuesday 29 January 2013

Jokers Wild in Cambridge

Jokers Wild were a Cambridge based band which performed from 1964 to 1966 and included Pink Floyd's David Gilmour as a band member.

Below is a list of the full band and some of the locations they performed.

Band Members

David Gilmour – Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica
David Altham – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
John Gordon – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Dick Perry – Saxophone, Trumpet
Tony Sainty – Bass, Vocals (Left the band in Early 1966)
Clive Welham – Drums, Vocals  (Left the band in Mid 1966)
Peter Gilmour – Bass Guitar, Vocals (Joined the band in Early 1966)
Rick Wills – Bass Guitar  (Joined the band in 1966)
Willie Wilson – Drums  (Joined the band in Mid 1966)
Some of Their Performances


14th October – Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge,


13th, 20th & 28th January – Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge,

30th January – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge,

13 February – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge, 

19th February – Valentine Ball - Caius College, The Guildhall & The Corn Exchange, Cambridge,

22nd February – Old English Gentlemen, Cambridge,

24th February – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge,

26th March – The Racehorse, Cambridge,

5th , 12th & 19th May - Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge,

2nd June - Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge,

5th June – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge,

15th June – Peterhouse College May Ball, Cambridge,

30th June - Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge,

3rd July – Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge,

6th July - Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge,

1st & 8th September - Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge,

12th November – Bassingbourn Village College, Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire,

19th November – Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge,

26th November – Comberton College, Cambridge,

Their only releases were a privately-pressed, single-sided album catalogue number (RSLP 007) and single (RSR 0031), of which only  fifty copies were made of each. The recordings were made  at Regent Sound studio, in Denmark Street, London.

The album featured the five songs: 

                                                      "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"

                                                            "Walk Like a Man"

                                                             "Big Girls Don't Cry"

                                                              "Beautiful Delilah"

                                                     "Don't Ask Me (What I Say)"

         The single was  "Why Do Fools Fall in Love".backed with "Don't Ask Me (What I Say)"

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