-Wanted-

We are interested in any foto's (concerts, homemade, newspapers) & info about:

-Neil Christian & the Crusaders-

(period 1960 - 1967)

------ Neil Christian and the Crusaders-------

are one of the British rock and roll bands of the 1960s.

Fronted by their singer Christian (born Christopher Tidmarsh), originally the band consisted of

Elmer Twitch piano;
Tornado Evans drums;

Ritchie Blackmore guitar;

Bibi Blange bass.

Other (later) well-known members of the Crusaders were Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) Mick Abrahams (Jethro Tull) and Nicky Hopkins.

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Neil Christian & The Crusaders

(June - October 1965)


· Chris Tidmarsh (Lead Vocals)
· Mick Abrahams (Lead Guitar)
· Alex Dmchowski (Bass)
· Graham Waller (Keyboards)
· Bernie Hetherington (Baritone Sax)
· Carlo Little (Drums)

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Neil Christian & The Crusaders

(March - May 1965)

· Chris Tidmarsh (Lead Vocals)
· Mick Abrahams (Lead Guitar)
· Dave Cakebread (Bass)
· Stan Thomas (Baritone Sax)
· Graham Hall (Drums)

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Crazy Guitar Story:

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Email-traffic:

Q:
Your guitar has arrived in good condition!
Is there any info on this guitar that you could tell me about?
I'm putting it on my crazy guitar website
So any info would be welcome..

A:
Hi, i am glad that it arrived safe and sound.
I cant really tell you any more.
I was given the guitar by a friend whose husband had passed away.
He did have a band in the 60s ,but i could not say if this was ever used in a concert or on tv.

Q:
Ok! thanks

A:
Hi, He did front a band called Neil Christian and the crusaders if that is any help

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Singers don't build guitars! ....... who build it??

:-)

Could it be Jimmy Page,Albert Lee,Ritchie Blackmore or Mick abrahams????

You tell me......

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Please contact me if you have any additional info!





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Reply by Mick Abrahams

Hi,

Sorry, not guilty on the home made guitar !! What a horror anyway.

I don’t remember Bernie Hethrington being with the band but he is a good mate .

I think they have the name of the drummer wrong as Graham Hall was in fact named Graham Hallwood !

Thats about it for now the rest was all just rock'n'roll !!!

Mick

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