Archive December 2003
Stuart Jones Memoirs & Reviews

Our page on the Parrots was restricted to one picture until recently. But thanks to former Parrot Jay Derrick, we have now built a Gallery for the band. Stuart Jones writes: "In late August this year I was chuffed to receive an e-mail from Jay Derrick, who used to be one of the Parrots (later Vol Sec) in those now distant Attrix days, here in Brighton. Jay asked me if it would be possible to help him: he had some ancient, dusty, deteriorating cassettes of various gigs, demos and rehearsals from his former glory years which he wanted to clean up and quickly transfer onto CD Could I help? Of course!" To read it in full, click Jay's image opposite

It's sad to have to announce another death on these pages. Ozzy Garvey, drummer with the Depressions, has died, aged 50? Ozzy, or 'Krobar' Garvey as he was known at the time, was one of the wild men of Brighton punk back in the late 70's, when the band were at their peak. They enjoyed some modest success with the single Living On Dreams, and gigged extensively in and out of Brighton. At this time they were part of Chas Chandler's stable of bands. The Depressions, aka the DP'S, performed at such venues as Ronnie Scott's, the Roundhouse and the Speakeasy in those mad days and would always fill any Brighton venue. Lifelong pal and fellow band member Dave Barnard said Oz's death had hit him hard. Many thanks to Dave for the use of his scrapbooks for all the DP's photos and cuttings. To visit the Depressions page and gallery, click on Ozzy's image opposite >

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