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.