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Heather ‘Fluff’ White

Heather 'Fluff' WhiteHeather White: Better known as ‘Fluff’, an Eel Pie Island club-goer since early 60s, still to be found dancing today anywhere where there is music…(6:09)

 

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Judy Astley

Judy Astley: Local author who frequented the Island during the 60s, ended up Judy Astleybuying Pete Townshend’s house on The Embankment, and still seen at the Eel Pie Club today…(9:15)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsJudyAstley.mp3]

Gina Way

Gina WayGina Way: Local girl who frequented the Island during the 60s, and has maintained the Island’s musical heritage by creating the re-vamped Eel Pie Club, active since 2000…(4:29)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsGinaWay.mp3]

Ray Everitt

Ray 'The Beatnik' Everritt

Ray Everitt: London Blues singer who frequented the Island during the days of Jazz and R&B, and while now resident in the South of France, came all the way to record these words, managed to blag a gig at The Rifleman while here, and still belts out the Blues today with his own band, en France…(17:15)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsRayEveritt.mp3]

Pete & Wendy Edmonds

Wendy and Pete EdmondsPete & Wendy Edmonds: Local couple who both frequented the Island during the 60s, whilst not knowing each other then…(10:29)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsPeteWendyEdmonds.mp3]

John Stephens

John StephensJohn Stephens: Local teacher who was friends with two Yardbirds guitarists, Top Topham and Eric Clapton, and one of the many people we found who were present at those Stones gigs in 1963…(8:16)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsJohnStephens.mp3]

John Anderson

John AndersonJohn Anderson: Scotsman who pitched up in Twickenham in the early 60s, worked at the old swimming pool as an attendant before hying it across the bridge to the Island at the end of his shift, was nicknamed ‘Posh Jock’ by fellow ‘Scot’ Rod Stewart, and played on the Island in his own band, Traces…(4:37)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsJohnAnderson.mp3]

Margaret Willatts

Margaret WillattsMargaret Willatts: Local girl, one of many, who took the opportunity to experience an ‘alternative’ view of life on the otherworldly Island…(7:33)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsMargaretWillatts.mp3]

Alan Winter

Alan-Winter-today-(2013)Alan Winter: Local lad who came in on the Blues boom era, as it turned into psychedelia…(8:20)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsAlanWinter.mp3]

Gillian Green, Sally Taylor, and Maud Kent

Gillian-Sally-and-Maud-with-pictureGillian Green / Sally Taylor / Maud Kent: Three girls who feature in an iconic photo from 1965, reunited by the project, with memories aplenty…(11:48)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsMaudGillSally.mp3]

Derek Griffiths

Derek GriffithsDerek Griffiths: Guitarist with The Artwoods, led by Art, brother of a more famous sibling, Ronnie, who boasted the most appearances on the Island during the R&B years, and is still gigging today…(3:03)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsDerekGriffiths.mp3]

Top Topham

Top TophamTop Topham: Original guitarist with The Yardbirds, who, at the tender age of 15, couldn’t sway his parents on a life in music, and who thus had to defer to a certain Eric Clapton, but got back into music, and is still active today…(3:08)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsTopTopham.mp3]

Trevor Baylis

Trevor BaylisTrevor Baylis: Local character who used to cycle from Southall to hear the Jazz in the 50s onwards, was able to buy a plot on the Island in 1970, and thus build his home and inventor’s workshop, which is very much in evidence today…(5:06)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsTrevorBaylis.mp3]

Jenni Boston

Jenny BostonJenny Boston: Local girl who ignored all the warnings to come and see the Island for herself…(7:44)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsJennyBoston.mp3]

Karen O’Brien

Karen-O'Brien-outside-L'aubergeKaren O’Brien: Local girl who found herself when finally allowed to visit the island, which shaped her subsequent life…(10:48)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsKarenOBrien.mp3]

Don Craine and Keith Grant

Don Craine and Keith GrantDon Craine and Keith Grant: Local lads so captivated by R&B experienced on the island, they created The Downliners Sect, who recently celebrated their 50th anniversary…(5:08)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsDonCraineKeithGrant.mp3]

Subi Swift

Subi SwiftSubi Swift: Kensington girl whose eyes were opened and whose life was changed by exposure to the island. Oh, and she got a job as the cloakroom girl…(5:25)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsSubiSwift.mp3]

Brian Ranken

Brian-Ranken-and-picture-of-younger-selfBrian Ranken: Local lad who discovered the Stones on the island, helping alter his outlook on life…(7.23)

 

[audio:http://www.eelpieisland.net/sound/ExtractsBrianRanken.mp3]