page is intended for those who are interested in
learning about the small part I played towards
the music scene in Bangalore circa 1966-68. I
came to Bangalore in 1966 and made it my home for
two and a half years.
During this time I worked at St. Martha's
Hospital and made a lot of friends. The best
years of my life were spent here and therefore it
is very special to me. During my tenure at St.
Martha's. I initially stayed at the YMCA hostel
across the road and it was here that I met Jacob
David who was the leader of a group called the
"Harmonicks". Jacob played lead guitar
and his brother Sonny played bass guitar. A guy
called Bala played rhythms. I cannot recall the
name of the drummer. I used to sing with them
occasionally and enjoyed it tremendously when I
was able to accompany them on their gigs. I came
to England in 1969 and have lost touch with
members of the group and with the folks in
Bangalore. It is only recently, through Ronnie
Johnson's web page that I have been able to glean
some up to date information. I would welcome some
feedback. I have lost touch with members of the
group but these photos might jog someone's memory.
"The Simla All India Beat
which was mentioned in Ronnie Johnson's web page http://www.geocities.com/Athens/2960/index.html brought back memories as I was a judge
when that contest was held on the 1st. September
1968 at the Rex theatre, Bangalore.
The photographs below are of me with the "Harmonicks".
During my stint at St. Martha's hospital I met J.T.William
Joseph( Tommy) and his wife Sarah and we became
very good friends. Their children, Dumbo (Richard),
Ashley, Jenny and Rachel were very young then. I
was saddened to learn through Ronnie Johnson's
web page that Tommy had passed away, but glad to
know that Ashley is following in his dad's