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1955. View shows the Vipers skiffle group performing at the Studio 20 jazz club on New Briggate. The group includes guitarist Johnny Booker, on the left with a monkey sitting on his shoulder. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
I dont suppose Johnny Booker was related to my grandfather Jesse Booker born in 1884 in Leeds?
Sorry Anne, Booker was not his real name, I think he was South African and I understand that his name was Vander Bosh.
Thanks to Terry for info.Much appreciated.
Great memories here, used to get to Studio 20 in those days. Wally Whyton is 2nd right he led the group they disbanded in 1960 Top hit was 'Don't you rock me Daddyo' Wally went on to be a Radio Presenter for many years. Lonnie Donegan emerged as the King of skiffle with his many many hits
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