Magic Roundabout

 Kindly supplied by Tom Mason who wrote:

Hello Alan, 

During 1968 I helped form 'The Magic Roundabout' with Derek on lead guitar, George on rhythm (later bass), Bob on bass and Howard on drums. We worked the North East W.M. club scene for a couple of years before disbanding. I then went through various stages of club work in trios and duos ('The Wright Brothers') learning to work with club organists and drummers using 'dots'. This continues to the present day as I am, at 62 years young, work as a self-contained (using mini disc) vocalist 'Paul Anthony'. The information on your site stimulated many happy memories of the groups from the 'Swinging Sixties' era. Keep up the good work and best wishes. 

Cheers, Tom Mason

(from left to right) Tommy Atherton (driver), Howard Matthews
(drums), Derek Bell (lead guitar) and George Routledge (rhythm guitar).

(from left to right front) Ernie Green (backing vocals and
guitar), Tom Mason (lead vocals) and Derek Bell (lead guitar). In the
background is George Routledge (rhythm guitar).