Rolling Stones in Sydenham

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Bovine Juice
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Re: Rolling Stones in Sydenham

Post by Bovine Juice » 26 May 2019 09:15

lukekelly wrote:
12 Jul 2012 14:00
According to this month's Mojo magazine article about Brian Jones and the Stones' earliest period, a schoolboy Mick Jagger spent a year rehearsing with his very first band in a house in Alexandra Road!
I can't find anything about this on the web. Anybody know anything more about the Alexandra Road connection? Seems extremely dubious that a Dartford schoolboy would be travelling to Penge/Sydenham for a year.

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Re: Rolling Stones in Sydenham

Post by stuart » 26 May 2019 11:07

Bill Wyman was brought up by his aunt in Penge. His autobiography makes much of the formation of the group and the bonding (or otherwise) between members. If he was aware of a Penge connection with Mick I would have thought he would have mentioned it. But I don't remember any mention. Mind you its been a few years since I read it.

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Re: Rolling Stones in Sydenham

Post by Bovine Juice » 31 May 2019 09:07

stuart wrote:
26 May 2019 11:07
Bill Wyman was brought up by his aunt in Penge. His autobiography makes much of the formation of the group and the bonding (or otherwise) between members. If he was aware of a Penge connection with Mick I would have thought he would have mentioned it. But I don't remember any mention. Mind you its been a few years since I read it.

Stuart
I read it more recently. I think his family moved to Lower Sydenham some time after the Stones were formed but by then he was an adult and not home much. In fact he was a bit of a snob and not proud of his working class roots so has a habit of referring to "going back to Beckenham" even though he was actually referring to Penge.

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Re: Rolling Stones in Sydenham

Post by davetheeagle » 18 Aug 2019 14:28

I posted some years ago that Bill Wyman lived at 18 Miall Road. His actual name is William George Perks.

According to the 1939 Register taken on the outbreak of war his father William G Perks and mother Kathleen Mary Jeffery (known as Molly according to Wikipedia) lived at no.38. His grandparents Alfred Henry Perks and Alice C Roberts lived at no.16. As Bill Wyman is still alive his name has been redacted from the record. However, given his age (under 3) and the fact that his mother was living at home it is unlikely that he had been evacuated at that time as many kids were.

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