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Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers
Sticky Fingers
The Gallery
Pic: courtesy John Pinner

Musical Genre/Type : Pop
Formed: 1979

Band Members: 1979 – Sticky Fingers
John Pinner – Vocals
Roger Browne – Lead Guitar
Jim Phillips – Lead Guitar
Roger – Drums (then David Hoe)
Mo – Bass Guitar
Ian Crombie – Rhythm Guitar

Band Variations:
November 1971 - Jacey Four
Tom G
Brian B
Mall D
Barry V
John V

February 1972 - Barry John Combo

December 1972 – Driftwood
Manager Ray Whitehouse (1974/75)
Grenville
Jan
Keith
Alan
Ray - Guitar
Johnny Wren - Drums
John Pinner

1974/1975 – Karisma
Jim – Lead Guitar
Jan R
Roger – Drums
John Pinner – Vocals

1979 – Sticky Fingers
John Pinner – Vocals
Roger Browne – Lead Guitar
Jim Phillips – Lead Guitar
Roger – Drums (then David Hoe)
Mo – Bass Guitar
Ian Crombie – Rhythm Guitar

1980-1989 – Chalkie
Manager Brian
Name changed for trip to San Francisco
Went to America in March
Jimmy Philips – Guitar
Ian Crombie – Guitar
Bobby Moore – Drums
Derrick Hughes – Bass Guitar
John Pinner – Lead Vocals

1983 – Dusty
Formed when Roger Browne left Karisma
Steve and Gary joined

December 1983 – Roger and Mick leave the band

1985
January
Malcolm – Bass Guitar
Jim – Lead Guitar
Keith – Drums
Dave – Keyboards

1986 – Chalkie
John Pinner – Vocals
Jim – Lead Guitar
Frank – Bass Guitar
Keith – Drums (later Bob Moore)

Gigs:
05/02/77
Sticky Fingers
Kettlebrook Working Mens Club

02/04/77
Sticky Fingers
Amington Liberal Club

30/04/77
Sticky Fingers
Kettlebrook Working Mens Club

21/05/77
Sticky Fingers
Wood End Working Mens Club

02/10/77
Sticky Fingers
Lichfield Civic Hall

01/10/77
Sticky Fingers
Amington Liberal Club

18/12/77
Sticky Fingers
Glascote Working Mens Club

1978
22/01/78

Sticky Fingers
Glascote Working Mens Club

06/05/78
Sticky Fingers
Atherstone Miners Welfare Club

16/06/78
Sticky Fingers
Glascote Working Mens Club

27/08/78
Sticky Fingers
Birchmoor Working Mens Club

08/10/78
Sticky Fingers
Glascote Working Mens Club

03/11/78
Sticky Fingers
Glascote Working Mens Club

1979
19/01/79
Sticky Fingers
Tamworth Arts Centre
Admission: 55p

06/02/79
Sticky Fingers
Elford Working Mens Club

14/04/79
Sticky Fingers
Amington Liberal Club

15/04/79
Sticky Fingers
Elford Working Mens Club

06/05/79
Sticky Fingers
Birchmoor Working Mens Club

27/05/79
Measham Working Mens Club

30/06/79
Sticky Fingers
Glascote Working Mens Club

07/07/79
Sticky Fingers
Amington Liberal Club

21/07/79
Sticky Fingers
Elford Working Mens Club

25/08/79
Sticky Fingers
Birchmoor Working Mens Club

17/09/79
Sticky Fingers
Glascote Working Mens Club

29/09/79
Sticky Fingers
Dordon Working Mens Club

08/10/79
Sticky Fingers
Amington Liberal Club

03/11/79
Measham Working Mens Club

07/12/79
Sticky Fingers
Amington Liberal Club

08/12/79
Sticky Fingers
Elford Working Mens Club

24/12/79
Sticky Fingers
Amington Liberal Club

1979
Lichfield Garrick

1980
20/01/80
Measham Working Mens Club

23/02/80

Sticky Fingers
Dordon Working Mens Club

06/04/80
Ian, Derek, Bob leave ‘Chalkie’

26/04/80
Sticky Fingers
Amington Liberal Club

10/05/80
Chalkie
Liverpool Boat Trip

25/05/80
Measham Working Mens Club

07/11/80
Mackadown Pub
Chelmsley Wood

1982:
1982
The Greet

23/11/82
Blacksmith’s Arms
Stoneydelph Tamworth

Memories
In November 1971, while working at the Rover, Solihull, I met ex-Modernaires guitarist Tom Russell, he had formed a band called The Jacey Four. One Saturday morning I had a call from their manager asking if I could stand in for their singer. I had two hours rehearsal with Tom and did a Silver Slipper gig in Redditch. After four weeks the singer came back but the manager didn’t want me to leave. The name changed to Barry John Combo until Barry left, then another change to Driftwood.

Gigs were mainly Birmingham and South Birmingham Austin Longbridge, Alans Cross W.M.C., T.A.C.S. W.M.C., Aston Social, Small Heath Amateur Gardening Club, Perry Common Social Club, Parkinson Cowen Club, Shard End Social Club.

Another name change to Karisma with member changes i.e. Roger Browne lead guitar ex-Raymond Froggett and Roger ??? ex-Moody Blues drums, Derrick bass, Ian rhythm guitar, John Pinner vocals. Gigs in Birmingham, Pelican in the Jewellery Quarter, Tyburn House, The Greet, Tyseley, Acocks Green W.M.C., Two Gates Club, Glascote Club, Wilnecote Club, Co-Op Club, Tavern in the Town, The Blacksmiths Arms, Punch & Judys, The Park Inn, Drayton Manor Foseco Club.

Recordings
“Nothing But The Sky”
Recorded at Rook Studios, Stourport-on-Severn
A-side of the single was a ballad the B-side a rock number, recorded May 4th and 5th at Pelsall Recording Studios. Recorded with the CBSO – four violinists, two cellos and French horn.

Songs:
Songs played by the band when they played in America included:
Everybody is Losin', Wild Mountain Thyme, Nothing Left But Sky, I Was Down, Shadown on the Wall.

These were the favourite numbers written by the band and Raymond Froggatt. "Everybody is Losin'" was given to John to sing as Raymond said he sang it well.

Thanks to: John and Julia Pinner


The Gallery - showing all band variations

The Jacey Four, 1971

The Jacey Four, 1971

Sticky Fingers, Tyburn House : Roger Browne, John Pinner and Frank Walker

Sticky Fingers, Tyburn House : Roger Browne, John Pinner and Frank Walker

Sticky Fingers, Park Inn, Tamworth

Sticky Fingers, Park Inn, Tamworth

Roger Browne, Sticky Fingers Lead Guitarist

Roger Browne, Sticky Fingers Lead Guitarist

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Sticky Fingers 1980, l to r: Dave, Ian, David Hooe, John, Derek Hughes.

Chalkie, 1980, just befoore going to California. L to r: Jim, Derek, Bob, Ian and John.

Chalkie, 1980, just befoore going to California. L to r: Jim, Derek, Bob, Ian and John.

John Pinner, 1980 when the band played in California.

John Pinner, 1980 when the band played in California.

Chalkie, Blacksmiths Arms, Stoneydelph

Chalkie, Blacksmiths Arms, Stoneydelph

Chalkie, Glascote Club

Chalkie, Glascote Club
l to r: Frank Walker, John Pinner, Jimmy Philips, Mick Curtis

Chalkie, Belgrave Club

Chalkie, Belgrave Club

Scene and Heard 1981

Scene and Heard 1981

Chalkie, Glascote Club

Chalkie, Glascote Club

Chalkie, Tyburn House

Chalkie, Tyburn House

Chalkie, Tyburn House

Chalkie, Tyburn House

Chalkie, Tyburn House

Chalkie, Tyburn House

Chalkie, Tyburn House

Chalkie, Tyburn House
Frank, Mick, John Pinner and Jimmy Philips

Chalkie, Tyburn House

Chalkie, Tyburn House
Dave Hoe

Chalkie, Jimmy Barratt and John Pinner

Chalkie, Jimmy Barratt and John Pinner

Chalkie, Jimmy Barratt, John Pinner and Frank Walker

Chalkie, Jimmy Barratt, John Pinner and Frank Walker

Thanks to: John and Julia Pinner

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