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The Starlites

"The Starlites"
Live at the Orient Hotel Newcastle 1962
The Starlites

LR: Keith Shortland, Gary Whipper, John Shortland

Photograph courtesy of John Shortland



Formed in 1961, John Shortland and Keith Shortland on Guitars, Garry Whipper on Drums, Peter Mathews on Piano. Resident band at the Rendevous Café Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights 9-12, a big hangout after the Palais and town hall dances had finished. People used to fight to get in.

Later joined by Ray Levroy on Bass. Later changes Jacki Boots vocal Michael Stevenson keyboard. George Holloway Drums. Final Drummer Ross Mcluskey (RIP)

John Shortland