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Black Panthers

 

Years active:

1962/3

 
 

Location:

Launceston

 
 

Band Members:

Robin Parnell (Lead Guitar)
Ray Prout (Rhythm)
Richard Dawe (Bass)
Rodney Martin (Drums)

 
     
 

A group of school friends who started life playing together at meetings of the Launceston Youth Club, before playing their first proper gig at the Launceston Crowning of the Carnival Queen in 1962.

They played all over North Cornwall, including Tintagel, Launcells, Treburley, Kilkhampton, St Teath and St Mabyn. They also ran their own dances at the Launceston Ambulance Hall.

Robin's father built the band's amps, as well as an echo chamber. Robin composed a few instrumental numbers for the band.

With thanks to Paul Morehead

 
 

 

 
 

Links to other bands:

Robin Parnell would play with Shade of Blues, Betterdays and Alby

 
     
Did you play in this band? If so please get in touch!
 
 
     

 

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