Young Brian Deakin and his sister, both recently arrived from England with their family to work in Ashburton’s woollen mills, were flaunting it a bit, displaying their wild tribal dancing in the midst of mock English manners and restraint. But they were young and the rock and roll bug had them.
It wouldn’t do, not here, not at the regular old folks dance, not that arse shaking jungle beat. Having spied the young rock and roll dancing English pair in the corner of their hall, the regulars at Ashburton's Radiant Hall were stunned, but only for a moment. They attacked the couple with a hail of pennies, a fierce insult in those last days of the 1950s.
In later life Peter Collins was the Town Clerk of Ashburton.
Peter Collins - vocals, guitar
Brian Deakin - guitar
Trevor Hawke - bass
Noel Cameron - drums
Bob Milsom - drums