Lawrence King's PACIFIC DRIFT
We are devastated to hear the news that Lawrence King passed away on Tuesday 14th March 2017.
He was admitted to Aintree Hospital only three days earlier and was in good spirits, expecting to make a full recovery.
However, this was not to be.
More information as we get it.
...or click on the 'Tributes' link above to share your memories of This Just Man.
This is the only website where you can find stories and pictures of The Silhouettes, 4 Just Men, Just Four Men , Wimple Winch & Pacific Drift:- all bands that featured Larry (just click on Larry the Musician) . From the early '60's and the Merseybeat scene through to the early '70's and beyond, it's all here along with news of the recently reissued CD's covering all these bands music.
You can browse through any or all of the various chapters, look at the gallery pics and if you would like to add content or contact Larry you can do that too. And remember, it's being added to and revised all the time so keep looking in. For example a new BLOG section has been added and is updated continuously.
Unfortunately due to some health issues with the author keeping the site updated and added to can be a bit erratic sometimes, but recently things have started moving again and hopefully will continue to do so, so read on...........
Meanwhile from December 2014 another chance to hear 'Atmospheres' on You Tube/Burton Snowboards where they feature the bands music as a backing track to one of their documentaries. Some great music along with some great movies of snowboarders in action. Log onto You Tube and type in Burton Snowboards/ Peace Park and play the video. You can hear WimpleWinch about 3.5 mins into the movie and it sounds great with the snowboarders and fits a treat.
Also type in HilltopHoods/Cosby Sweater and hear what they have done with 'Save my Soul' as a backing track to one of their raps which I hear did great business in Australia and many other countries. What they have done is use the original instrumental backing track and discarded the original vocal, replacing it with their own Rap composition. Effective sampling has kept the drive and sound of Wimple Winch and used it in a way that extends the life span of the original recording.
AND ON YOUTUBE, POP2 PACIFIC DRIFT (a 30" Special filmed by French TV in 1970 featuring the band performing some of their live material) a rare piece of footage that throws more light on the band and it's members. You can also see a clip of this special on this website by clicking on LIVE IN PARIS 1970 just on the right . To watch the complete show go to http://youtu.be/GqYOJraG8HY your looking for Pacific Drift-Live POP2.
And there the recent find of some bootleg recordings made in the 70's at a festival in Bodensee so sit back and immerse in a bit of '70's nostalgia. ENJOY!!!!!
So once again enjoy and thanks for logging on!
P.S. If you were around during these bands days and even if you were not and have something you would like to contribute please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com I always appreciate your feedback. Thanks