Banging the drum for Tower stalwart

Organist Phil Kelsall (right) unveils the plaque commemorating band leader Eric Delaney with Erics daughter Kindah with singer Stephen Pierre.

Organist Phil Kelsall (right) unveils the plaque commemorating band leader Eric Delaney with Erics daughter Kindah with singer Stephen Pierre.

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ONE of Blackpool’s best-loved drummers has been honoured with a plaque in his memory at Blackpool Tower.

Fans of the great band leader Eric Delaney – who played percussion in the Tower Ballroom for nine years during the 1980s – were keen for him to be remembered for his contribution to the music scene in Blackpool.

A plaque has now been unveiled in the Tower Ballroom in honour of the drummer, who played with The Squadronaires.

 

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