One of Hartlepool's top bands during the mid 60's were The Rock-Avons with Heather Kindlan (Heather Angelo) Ronnie Porter (Johnny Rocco) Alan Lindridge (Alan Leroy) on rhythm guitar, drummer Mike Peacock, Keith Berry (Keith Barry) and Tony Kindlan (Tony Angelo) on lead guitar. Keith later married Heather Kindlan.
The Rock-Avons with friends and fans at the Queen, Easington Road, Hartlepool on April 13th, 1962. In the back row is Shane (Ian) Shaw (who later formed the band Shane and the Ravons) Malcolm Gilhespy, Tony Donnelly, Alan Braithwaite, Keith Berry, Heather Kindlan, Peter Rackstraw, Alan Lindridge and John Rogan. In the front is Tony Kindlan.
Keith Berry, Alan Lindridge, Billy Talbot and Tony Kindlan at a youth club in Middlesbrough about 1962 and, on the right, Alan Lindridge and Billy Talbot on the roof of the Prospect Hotel, in Leeds, in 1962.
These two Rock-Avons cards came from the collection of former band member, Alan Lindridge.
This page is dedicated to the memory of Ronnie (Johnny Rocco) Porter.
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