On the way back from performing on the TV show "Midnight Special", John Mayall and crew
were staying at the Flint Michigan Sheridan Inn where Mick and the Unholy Rollers were headlining. On that same bill was Professor Irwin Corey comedian and star of the TV show "Doc". Mick and Mayall decided to jam at the end of the night,
and two subsequent nights. Mayall was so impressed with Mick and his note-for-note "Hideaway" he asked Mick to join him for
some dates where Rick Vito would not be available, due to scheduling conflicts. Apparently this shot was taken at an after
hours pool party! Mick says he's still a card-carrying member of the "Brain Damage Club", started by Mayall. Soko Richardson died at the age of 65 on January 29th 2004 from complications
Above is Mayall's "New Year, New Band, New Company" LP. Mick had the privilege of performing with the core of this crew,
which consisted of: Larry Taylor, Soko Richardson, and John Mayall.
Mick and Albert Collins reunite after many years. Here they are at the Fender booth at the 1993 NAMM show in Anaheim California. Albert was
born Oct. 1, 1932, Leona, Texas, died Nov. 24, 1993, Las Vegas, Nevada. (see photo of Albert Collins, Chuck Berry, and The Rockets)
Mystery solved! Thanks to Neil Morris we have
confirmation that the photo is of "Gone Hollywood". Mick was involved in this project around 1980, though the band was
short lived. The line-up was: (left to right) Mick Radford (guitar/vocals), Johnny Le Flair (guitar/vocals),
Don "Doc" Van Etten (Drums), and Neil Morris (Bass). If you have photos or other items of interrest on this
project please contact us.
Rare Photo Thanks to a long-time friend of Mick's we have this rare photo of Mick taken in 1967.
According to Mick, the amp is a Gibson falcon, the guitar is a Gibson ES-125 TD no cutaway. both were purchased in 1964 or
1965. The guitar and amp were probably used in the group "Beautiful
Joe" with bassist Gary Shelton and drummer Jerry Jones.