Alison Road, Randwick was 'the place to be', inmates included, Errol Wood, Anne Kelso, Wally Mudd, Kerri Phillips, Steve James, Paul Wyld, Bob and Kathy McGowan, Brian Dewhurst and Bobbi, Crazy Wayne Barnes, Neil Bramley, Gary Ross, Virgo Doug, Ian McIlvray, Ross Darmody, Charlie Watts ..
During this period, Sue Challis waitressed at the Yellow Cab Restaurant (off Darlinghurst Road), I took her spot when she left. Wally was in the habit of dropping in for dinner 'on the house'. I made enough each night in tips to pay for my ciders and cigarettes.
Primed with a good dose of Becks 'Truth', we headed off to Taylor Square. A crawl of the local venues, The Beauchamp, Frenchs, Oxford and Albany Hotels and Whittys was mandatory
Frenchs, featured The Foreday Riders predominately a blues roots band. Oc occasions, The Battersea Heroes dropped by, the Heroes, the creme de la creme of jug band music, with Terry Darmody up front on kazoo and vocal, Peter Nehill tea-chest bass, Dennis 'Spiderman' Burke percussionist, a whiz on the washboard and Mark Butler
Anyone remember the smelly fish shop?
After midnight a Chico Roll from the Chew and Spew we'd hike on out to the Greenwood Tree Hotel in Paddington to catch Jeff St John (and hopefully an eyeful of Peter Anson). One fateful evening, my Graham's friendship ring flew off my finger across the crowded room never to be seen again. I don't think I went back there after that incident.