This post was inspired by https://www.squier-talk.com/threads/ones-past-always-catches-up.181064/ a very interesting post by Don which took me down my own memory lane. Apologies for the number of links in this post but it didn't seem worth rewriting what is already out there. As mentioned in my first post on the forum (see below) I spent most of 1966/1976 in the company of Martin Briley.when we were both at Art School. Martin formed the 'The Mandrake Paddle Steamer' whilst at Art School and Brian Engel, another student, was the singer. https://www.squier-talk.com/threads/restoring-my-1963-fender-stratocaster-copy-guitar-part-1.179759/ Me on the right - Martin to my left with cigarette in hand c.1966. Martin on the left and me on the right c.1966. Mandrake Paddle Steamer have been well documented and an internet search will bring up loads of information. US forum members may know Martin from 'Salt in my Tears'. This link is a recent interview with the guys so straight from the horse's mouth................. https://www.psychedelicbabymag.com/2019/05/mandrake-paddle-steamer-interview.html As usual with band's they didn't mention the hard work put in by their roadie who was and still is my friend John. After the band split John went on to become the roadie for Orange amplifiers which involved setting up the Orange amps at music festivals. John (on the left) was my best man when I married in 1973. He now lives in New Zealand and is the CEO of an International IT company. Pre Covid 19 John regularly visited the UK so it was easy to meet up - we now have to make do with emails until normal service resumes. As you can read in the next link Brian Engel, the group's singer, designed the Orange amplifier's logo. https://orangeamps.com/articles/1970-creating-the-orange-identity/ Brian eventually became member of The New Seekers!!! A far cry from a Psychedelic band. https://www.lynpaulwebsite.org/NS-Engel01.htm Martin and I still keep in touch and he now works out from his home studio doing various projects including the music for the TV series 'American Pickers'. Thanks to the forum for starting my memory ramble.