Reg discovered Mike West in the Two i's coffee club in Soho.  He asked him if he would like to be noticed?  Mike said he would - and Reg bought him the original 'Robin Hood' outfit.  When they stopped at the Watford Gap Cafe - Reg suggested that he put on the outfit.  Everyone stopped - and noticed Mike.  He became a 'novelty' act with the shows that Reg put on at the dancehalls.  His backing band - The Merrie Men were later to become the Fortunes and had many top twenty hits.  PHOTO - right: Rod, Gary, Mike, Barry. 

Copyright: Susan K. Moore

Photos taken by Reg Calvert.