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Memory Lane: Pete’s Price and joy

The Pete Price Combo can just be glimpsed behind these dancers at the Horseshoe Bar at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the late 1960s and early 1970s

The Pete Price Combo can just be glimpsed behind these dancers at the Horseshoe Bar at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the late 1960s and early 1970s

WHO is that hiding behind the showgirls on stage at the Pleasure Beach Horseshoe back in the late 1960s?

Look closely between the first and second girls to the left of the picture and you’ll see somebody playing the saxophone. It is Pete Elgee. Look again, this time to the right of the picture, and you’ll spot guitarist Pete Price.

Fortunately Mr Elgee, who submitted the photograph, also supplied a second one from the same session, which shows himself, Pete Price (again), Pete Lindup and John Lynne.

Together they were the Pete Price Combo.

Mr Elgee, of Common Edge Road, Marton, says: “I went to the Horseshoe recently to see my granddaughter Monica Brownwood performing in Dance Sparkle, and I really enjoyed it.

“It brought back a lot of happy memories for me, because I played sax on that same stage from 1968 to the early 1970s with the Pete Price Combo. We had some great shows.

“Looking through my scrapbooks I came across these great photographs, and I wondered if any of the girls pictured might still be dancing today.

“After all I am still playing my sax, and thoroughly enjoying it, at 73,” reveals Mr Elgee.

 

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