Johnny Spence's own collection

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In the summer of 2006 Anita and I (Ray) and Dave and Liesa were invited down to John's and Dees home for a BBQ together with Mick and Karen Green, Mike and Pen Roberts and roadie Gordon. We went down in my 1950 Chrysler and had a fantastic day in excellent company.   John produced bag loads of memorabilia, far too much show on this site but he entrusted me with these photos from his collection so I could scan and present them here for your enjoyment . . . John turned out to be a pretty mean cook too.

John, Frank & Mick 1961




With Johnny Kidd

John in Pirate boots

early promo photo

early stage shot


later years

in full regalia

with the lights up


"He cooks a mean looking sausage"

"The Pirates meet The Colonel"
( The Big Bloke's 1950 Chrysler )
later seen in Finnish promotions and newspapers.