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Heinz Burt

Postby Derek Mowbray » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:27 pm

Take a look at this video called The John Leyton Touch from 1961 featuring John singing a couple of his hit records with an orchestra directed by Charles Blackwell ,in the rhythm section it contains members of The Tornados ,Clem Cattini ,George Bellamy ,Alan Caddy but I can`t make up my mind if the bass player is Heinz or not he is playing a Fender bass but his hair is not blonde .I have never seen Heinz playing a Fender bass anywhere ,no sign of an organ player either someone playing piano with his back to the camera, interesting video to look at any suggestions.
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Re: Heinz Burt

Postby JimN » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:17 am

Not Heinz Burt.

Maybe it's Chas Hodges?
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Re: Heinz Burt

Postby cockroach » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:22 am

Hmmm...can't place the face!!

He looks very young...doesn't look like Chas Hodges to me.

Not Brian Gregg either, and a quick search failed to turn up any other likely contemporary bass players.

Any clues gentlemen?
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Re: Heinz Burt

Postby RayL » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:58 am

I think it is a young Heinz. Don't be mislead by the hair - I think the blond dye came later. Also, don't be mislead by the bass - this is a mimed session, so the bass is only a prop.
More of a mystery is the guitar player to his left, who is not George Bellamy.
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Re: Heinz Burt

Postby anniv 63 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:12 am

Yes it is Heinz before he got the blond dyed cotton wool type quiff he sported.
as a Tornado and as a solo artist.
Also sure its George Bellamy (looking quite young) because he mainly played a Gibson Acoustic
during his spell as rythm guitarist in the Tornados.
Check out a rare Scopitone video (colour) of Telstar on You Tube and spot which member is missing!!!

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