This photograph shows the original Delmonts with Mac Booth on rhythm guitar, Colin Draper on Fenton Weil Bass, Leo McCreaton on drums, vocalist Tony Sidgwick with Ron Taylor on lead guitar. The photograph was taken at Middlesbrough Empire Theatre in 1961 and was used in Hamilton's shop window, in Middlesbrough, showing gig dates.
This photograph of The Delmonts shows Nev Henderson the lead guitarist, John McCormick - lead vocalist sitting on the floor - Colin Draper on bass guitar, Harry Simpson on drums and John Prest on rhythm. This photo, as most of the others below, was taken at the Swan Hotel, in Redcar, with four groups playing on that night on a 2 up 2 down basis.
Colin, Nev, John McCormick, Harry and John Prest.
Spending some time at the bar but not drinking, of course, because they had a show to do. This shows John McCormick, Harry Simpson, Nev Henderson, Colin Draper and John Prest.
In a serious mood - John Prest, Colin, John Mc, Harry and Nev.
Messing about - professional posers says Colin!
Don't we look nice!
This is in the Pier Ballroom in Redcar, March 1963, with new singer John McCormack, from The Plainsmen.
The Delmonts between 1965 and 1970 with Barry Grimwood, Mickey Peacock, Ivan Thompson and Nev Henderson.
On the staircase with Barry Grimwood and Mickey Peacock at the rear with Ivan Thompson and Neville Henderson at the front.
Neville, Ivan and Barry with Mickey seated.
The Delmonts circa 1964/5 are Barry Grimwood, Ivan Thompson, Mickey Peacock and Neville Henderson.
Barry Grimwood, John Feldmen and Mickey Peacock at a Christmas show.
Somebody wake up Nev - it's time to put the cigarettes out and go on stage!
Mickey doing his Winston Churchill impression during a sound check.
The two photographs above are Pete Mason (with John partly hidden behind him), Neville Henderson, Mick Walls on drums and Barry Grimwood.
The Delmonts doing a live show in Middlesbrough with Pete Mason (with John partly hidden behind him,) Neville, Mick Walls on drums and Barry. We are not certain of the venue but Mick Walls thinks it could possibly be Acklam Steelworks Club.
The Delmonts are still very much entertaining today and are, left to right, Ron Taylor on lead guitar, Kevin Tierney on drums, Norman Craggs lead vocalist, Ray Brown on rhythm guitar and Baz Nawton on bass.
They used to be a boy band you know!
Thanks to Colin Draper and John Feldmen for their contribution to this page and sharing their collection of old photographs and memories.
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