Sunday, 21 March 2010


RhylLast month the posts about Morgan and Shirley Borthwick included a snapshot showing Colin Smith (double bass and bass guitar).

Shortly after came news that Colin had passed away in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd at age of 90. His friend, the drummer Roy Holliday found the picture on the net and got in touch with me.

Roy Holliday has sent the photograph above. It was taken in 1949 in the ballroom of Rhyl Pavilion. The trio was billed as ‘Eric Easton and his Organites’ and they are (left to right): Paul Burnett, piano; Roy at the drums; and Eric Easton whose real name was Huden, organ.

In addition to this resident engagement at the Pavilion, Roy was doing drum tuition at his home in Rhyl, and among his students was young Harry Lightfoot.