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THE ORIGINAL CORVETTES
Great example of early '60s publicity card
First line-up 1962-64. L-R: Jack (Neil) Tolland, rhythm guitar & vocals; John Miller bass & vocals; Alan Lorimer drum; Geoff Byrne lead guitar.
Alan is in Australia, Jack is a hotelier in The Borders, Geoff is still
playing down south, and John went from bass guitar to DJing
and occasionally will do a set at Kelburne Cricket Club Paisley..
John relates: I started spinning discs at various
venues with my home built twin SP25 MkII turntable box Vortexion 50/70
solid state amp with 100V line output
powering home built column speakers with sound controlled coloured spots built in. The sound to light electronics were designed and built at Paisley Tech
with Thyristors from Westinghouse (they never knew!) and a motorised oil wheel built into my Dad's Aldis Lamp slide projector.
Our stuff was on a par with a company starting out called Lee Lighting who are now mega.
That lasted until I could not stand having to play Slade and the like plus the pressure from an engineering business that I and others had started
in Barrhead (1971 till 2005) called PLADE. The good news is that I still have the best disco records of the late 60s which are collectors items now thanks to Ebay.