This is confirmed by Clive Kingsley, the original TEB electric guitarist, that in exclusive old interview of this archive (read at http://ghettoraga.blogspot.it/2010/01/electric-raga-guitarist-interview-with.html) told me: "Glen also found someone to play cello, a chap called Graham (I don't remember his last name). He wasn't really a musician, but was quite keen! He was also rather nervous playing for people, but picked up the idea of being a bit like an Indian tampura quite well.
|A recent shot of Clive Kingsley.|
I think Paul Minns did play quite a lot better later one when he just had a violin to duet with. I went to see them in concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on one occasion about a year after I had left. I don't know what circumstances why he left the band, but did hear about 5-10 years ago that he had committed suicide. Graham, the original cello player, left when I think his cello went along with my guitar and amplifier".
Surfin' on the Net I've discovered a site of an English musician called John Green (http://www.skylinesongs.com/music_journey.htm), he played in some bands with various players.
In 1973 he formed Sugarcane and such Brian Meredith played drums with him. He remembers about that days: "I desperately need to make music again so I place an ad in the local paper to find players, and Tony Lloyd responds. He has a similar guitar playing style to mine, is keen to get a band together and we get on well together. We find a bass player, Bob Sharp, and a drummer, Brian Meredith, and we start practicing and gigging".
He has put this b/w photo of the band in the site:
|Bob Sharpe, Tony Lloyd, Brian Meredith and John Green in 1974.|
Brian Meredith is the guy with the white jacket. John writes about him: "A very competent, metronomic drummer, Brian joined when I put Sugarcane together in late 1973. Although a superb natural player I don't think he was as addicted to this band thing as the rest of us. He left abruptly in Spring 1974 when he met a girl at a gig, fell in love, and got married, all in a short space of time. The rest of Sugarcane weren't invited".
Contacted John Green for having other infos, he was direct about this Brian: "Sorry, no. Brian played drums, not the cello".
But are we sure he played drums even in the early gigs with Sweeney?
Does anyone know something more?
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