Mike Jeffery – part 1

If you’ve landed on this page via Google or the Ready Steady Gone menu, you probably already know something about Mike Jeffery. For the uninitiated, he was the man who…

Mike Jeffery – part 2

THE ANIMALS AND YAMETA After the Alan Price Rhythm & Blues Combo had signed with Mike Jeffery, he went to London to see about furthering their career. He came back…

Mike Jeffery – part 3

THE HENDRIX YEARS Mid way through 1966, Mike Jeffery and Eric Burdon had decided to wind down the original Animals. In the final months of the band, Chas Chandler discovered…

Mike Jeffery – part 4

On 10th September 1970 Jimi Hendrix was back in London following a run of concerts at the Isle of Wight, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. He was as dissatisfied as ever…

Nigel Olsson

Nigel Olsson, the drummer with Elton John’s band, is unlikely to be looking for work in the near future but if he was, he would have a very impressive CV.…

Ray Grehan

Ray Grehan played a very important part in the development of the north east music scene in the sixties and early seventies. His roles as a club owner, manager and…