River City Jazzmen

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Newcastle Evening Chronicle - March 21, 1972 ---- TUESDAYS at The Piccolo (Gosforth Assembly Rooms) --- admission 15 p dito - March 28, 1972

Newcastle Evening Chronicle - February 20 1973 --- every Tuesday 8:30 at The Piccolo

Newcastle Evening Chronicle - December 13 1975 - report about Vieux Carre Jazzmen and River City Jazzmen : line-up includes trumpet (Joe Errington), trombone (Gordon Solomon), clarinet / sax (Danny Durban), piano and drums ---- and the apparent ecccentrities include not only a washboard (Ray Shenton) but also ... an electric bass (!)

Jan 6 1976 at wheatsheaf woolsington - in newcastle evening chronicle jan 3 1976

Feb 10 1976 at wheatsheaf woolsington - in newcastle evening chronicle feb 7 1976

March 9 1976 at wheatsheaf wolsington --- in newcastle evening chronicle march 6 1976

Newcastle Evening Chronicle - March 12 1976 TODAY 8:00PM Ashington, Centre

march 23 1976 dito -- nec march 20 1976


from BEBOP SPOKEN HERE website - itself a copy of a 2005 article from Just Jazz International magazine by trombonist and leader of the River City Jazzmen, Gordon Solomon: Sting had played bass with trombone player Gordon Solomon for 12 months in 1973 in two earlier bands, the Phoenix Jazzmen and the Newcastle Big Band, and when Gordon left to join the RCJ Sting followed and helped out for a few gigs.