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Two Of The Dukes Lived In Bonnyrigg

A Memory of Bonnyrigg

I played tenor sax with The Dukes in the late 1950s. Tom Easton played drums, Bill Young played bass guitar, Alec Hutchieson rhythm guitar and the fabulous John Fairgreive lead guitar with Willie Findleyson singing. Both John and I lived in Bonnyrigg, Bill Young in Loanhead, and the others in Penicuick.

We played all over the place and had many many great nights out. I eventually came to live in London, but the lads were still playing till fairly recently.

I have not seen them for a long time now; but often wish I could wind the clock back sixty years. Rock on boys,

All the best.

Bill Bryce

A memory shared by William Bryce , on Feb 8th, 2012.

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Wed Jan 20th 2016, at 2:09 am

mrspetramcewan commented:

my dad still lives in penicuik and still plays his guitar, petra x

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