Pat later made an appearance on television which gave him his first real taste of fame. Although Pat Wayne and The Deltas became well known around Birmingham in the late 's and early 60's, there were various personnel changes including a short appearance by Denny Laine on bass guitar see Denny Laine and The Diplomats. The Rockin' Jaymen had formed in with the band at that time consisting of Michael Craven lead singer , Geoff Roberts lead guitar , Graham?
The line-up stayed the same until when a new bass guitarist Melvin Edwards joined along with drummer Brian Sharpe formerly of The Modernaires. A significant addition to the band were two of the best saxophone players in Birmingham - Dario Capaldi and Bryan "Monk" Finch - who had recently returned from Germany where they had played in Birmingham singer Johnny Neal's group The Starliners.
Pat Wayne and The Jaymen became a popular attraction on the dance circuit and the line-up of two saxophone players made for a distinctive image on stage and gave the band a powerful trademark sound. They were soon sent down to the famous Abbey Road studios in London where they recorded a number of tracks under direction of Norrie Paramor. Before the band's first single could be released, the record company decided the name Rockin' Jaymen might be confused with "Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers", a group from East Anglia.
We're with the same agent as Peter and our original name was just too similar. It suits us better anyway because when I get really hot banging those drums on stage, I sometimes change into swimming trunks and carry on playing. It always goes down a treat! Bring your Pat Wayne collection to our offices for a free appraisal - click here for details. You searched for a full discography of the artist 'Pat Wayne' which returned the following results. Enter your e-mail address to receive a weekly list of new Pat Wayne items.
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Sold Out - 'Request Next' to get an email if it comes back into stock. During the run of the series, storylines became more complex as the characters developed. Many episodes focused on Nick's Greek heritage. The series made Bruno Gerussi a highly visible star on Canadian TV, and between and he hosted a second series, Celebrity Cooks which aired initially on the CBC and later the rival Global network. The series' title was shortened to Beachcombers in with the CBC announcing that the intent was to give the aging show a new look [ citation needed ] , coinciding with the replacement of the show's original theme music with a new composition.
Subsequent funding cutbacks at the government-supported CBC, however, led to Beachcombers being cancelled even though it was still popular in its homeland and syndicated around the world, though attempts to revamp the series by giving it more suspenseful storylines and making it more action-oriented met with fan criticism.
Music for the long-running series was composed and orchestrated by Canadian composer and producer Bobby Hales and later by Vancouver-based composer, Claire Lawrence. Numerous Vancouver-area musical artists appeared on the soundtracks of this long-running series, including Cos Natola.
The show was an active window into Canada's multicultural heritage. Gerussi's character, Nick Adonidas, as noted, was a Greek Gerussi was of Italian heritage and born in Alberta and one storyline in a later season chronicled Nick's return to his homeland, while Clothier's character, Relic, was of Welsh ancestry.
Jackson Davies, Pat John and Charlene Aleck were the only original cast members who had speaking parts in the show's follow-up television movie The New Beachcombers , produced in , a pilot for a revived series that ran for two years. A sequel, A Beachcomber's Christmas , was also produced, though this too failed to spark a new series. A short-lived spin-off television show called Constable Constable ran in Or consign your high-end items with us. It's easy to sell to us.
Download our valuation form and send us a detailed list of any records, CDs and memorabilia you wish to sell -- full details here. If your collection is large or valuable we can come to you. UK 7" vinyl, red vinyl, blue vinyl, clear vinyl Top release decades sIn November of , Pat Wayne and The Beachcombers went back to Abbey Road to record a version of Chuck Berry's 'Roll Over Beethoven'. It has long been thought that future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was hired to play lead guitar on the recording but according to Geoff Roberts this was not the case.