Wishful Thinking

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Tony Collier – Bass Guitar / Guitar / Vocals

I was born when I was very very young in Reading, Berkshire. I quite liked children. In fact, I went to school with them. I formed my first group, The Strangers?, whilst at school.

During my training as an engineer, I decided to finish my apprenticeship early and become a professional musician (very unhappy parents). We toured Norway and Sweden in the early 60, and had a couple of hit records over there…

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John Franklin, Lead Guitar / Vocals

Born in Sleaford Lincs and “educated”in Bourne, Lincs, a grammar school education was of no consequence as I left before my mock O levels and went to Germany with my first pro group THE MANIAX. We worked in the American bases out there and then returned to the U.K.

Me and Peter Green worked at the Gargoyle Club in Dean St. This didn’t work out so went back home and auditioned for some gigs. The Riot Squad and The Warren Davis Monday Band are two I remember.

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Kevin Scott, Vocals / Acoustic Guitar

Was lead vocalist with Southampton bands, The Whirlwinds, The Kinsmen and Time. I first met Tony when I was still wet behind the ears and booked to sing a couple of songs with his band The Strangers. It’s a wonder he ever wanted to work with me again! I turned pro to join Wishful Thinking; John joined the group shortly after me.

One memory that will stay with me forever is driving into Copenhagen at the start of my professional career with the band and hearing Step By Step on the radio as it was rising up the charts!

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