═════════════════════ The Prisoners (1979) ═════════════════════

 

BILL WEBB CALLED me in early 1979 with the idea of putting a new Punk Rock band together. His idea was not to resurrect Rocks but for the new band to have it’s own identity and therefore a new name was needed.

With Steve out of the picture he suggested a friend Ian Olive who came on board and The Prisoners were born.

Line-Up One
Bill Webb (a.k.a. Bill Posters) – Guitar/Lead Vocals 
Peter Davie – Guitar/Vocals 
Ian Olive – Bass 
Greg Morris – Drums/Vocals

 

We rehearsed and made a demo, recording straight to tape on Monday 16th July 1979 and started to do the odd gig. Then Peter unexpectedly announced he was to be a father and he needed time off to concentrate on being a dad, so the band continued as a three piece but only for a short time.

Line-Up Two
Bill Webb (a.k.a. Bill Posters) – Guitar/Lead Vocals 
Ian Olive – Bass 
Greg Morris – Drums/Vocals

Ian then left due to musical differences and it looked as though the band would only be short lived. Unfortunately this was the case with The Prisoners disbanding in late 1979.

Shame really, as it was sounding very good and I've always enjoyed playing in a band with Bill.

 

That ended up being my last involvement with Punk Rock. I've always loved the music but the lifestyle is something I never embraced.

So, I went back to what I love best, Pop/Rock and the next band would fulfill that love completely. A band doing all 60's Pop songs, is there anything better?

 

Time to talk about The Fringe.

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