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Before the Parkas
1950's

 
The early 60's 
The Parkas
Limited S 1970/80's
Back to the Future
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Ian bass player
 

HISTORY

Storytime with Johnny...

1950's - Before the parkas

In 1954/55 my Uncle Jim was living with us at 22 Shirley Avenue, Portsmouth. One day I could hear something different playing and went up stairs to find out where this music was coming from. He was playing "Rock around the Clock" on his 75 rpm record player. That was the start of something special for me. It was something which was to stay with me for many years to come.

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The early 60's

So 1961 came and the music was gradually changing, then in September 1962, I heard a song on the radio, which was so different from all the rest. It was “Love Me Do” by the Beatles. Another formative moment.

In September 1964 with the music scene still changing and me still practising, I started work in the dockyard. It was certainly a change of lifestyle, no more summer holidays!!!

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The Parkas

Keith told Rob and I, that he was going to buy a drum kit, so I think he had caught the bug. He started practising on his own at first, then we had a practise together, doing all the latest hits of the time. It was good fun and we carried on practising through to the summer of 1966. Rob decided to call the band "The Parkas" as he wore one on his scooter, so that was that.

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Limited S 1970/80's

Well from 1974 to 1978, we carried on working the clubs and private parties and organising our own dances at the Blue Lagoon, Hilsea, Portsmouth. In 1975 my second daughter, Rachel was born and with another little mouth to feed, any ideas about going professional also had to go. We had to have steady jobs to pay the bills and I couldn’t rely on the group paying the bills.

In 1978 we decided to change the groups name from “The Parkas” to “Limited S”.

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Back to the Future

The 1990s had arrived and inevitably the music scene still continued to change. We were still keeping up with the times and changes, updating and improving our equipment, and recording ourselves at home. Personal changes came about in my life now, so it all got a bit harder for me.

We decided that the next step was to have a website on the internet, so here it is!!

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Ian Bass Player

Ian (commonly known as the quite one) On the 6th October 2006 I officially took over the role of Bass player from Steve.

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