Charlie; I haven't got much money but what I have got I'd put it on the fact that our paths DID cross! Law of Averages and all that kinda stuff. I remember playing at a club in or near Tilbury Docks and there was a Rockabilly chap in the audience who looked a lot like a young Jerry Lewis even down to the crew cut. When he danced, he even threw a couple of the 'knock-kneed' moves JL was known for. I know that wasn't you of course but, just saying. Haha. One night we were in a KFC in London about 3am. 2 long haired chaps walked in (again, I know they wern't you but just saying) and they looked over and nodded. One said. "Are you in a band?" I said "Yes, but you won't have heard of us" They asked what the name of the band was, I told them and of course, they hadn't heard of us. I asked "Are you in a band?" He said. "It's 3am and we're in a KFC...of course we're in a band!" I asked what the name was. He said "You wont have heard of us either but you may have heard of the band we've just come off tour with...Judas Priest" Yep, I'd heard of them. I said, "What is the name of your band then?" His answer......"Iron Maiden". To be fair, I hadn't heard of them but by heck, a few months later I did, as did most other people.
But, bands more relevent to this thread I've played with, supported, backed or watched; The Polecats, Little Tony and The Tenneessee Rebels, Buz and The Flyers, Matchbox, Freddie Fingers Lee, Charlie Feathers, Ray Campi, The Jets, The Flying Saucers to name but nine.