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50th Anniversary!

A huge success!

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Anniversary T-shirt

Now available!

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1967...  
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  ...well, '68 actually with this pic, the earliest one we can find currently.


...and still going strong in 2017, 50 years a band Reunion 2009


Sydney Blues Society honours
patrons with 2007 T-shirt:

SBS 2007 T-shirt



 

Where to see us.

2 MASSIVE GIGS

IN NOVEMBER

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FOREDAY RIDERS

featuring Ray Beadle

8.00 pm,  Sat,  10th November

LEICHHARDT BOWLS CLUB

88-92 Piper St.,

Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW

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This CD was recorded at The Coast Hotel, 2017

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FOREDAY RIDERS

featuring Shane Pacey

Sydney Blues Society

Harbour Cruise

Departs Kings Wharf

11.45 am,  Sun,  18th November

 

 

JOHN POWER

    The Foreday Riders were very sorry to learn of the passing of former member John Power, who worked with them on and off during the 1970s and 1980s, appearing on the album ‘Riders Digest’ in 1986. Apart from his highly impressive music abilities, he was a fount of information on local and international blues and rock, as well as a witty conversationalist and a droll storyteller.

    John came to the Riders from the blues/rock trio ‘Riverboat’ in 1970, joining the King brothers and drummer Paul Leaton in a 4-piece version of the Riders called ‘Blue Spirit’ (1970-73). He later worked with Sydney blues outfit ‘Junior and the Goldtops’ and went on to play with the esteemed ‘Company Caine’ and ‘Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons’, before settling back in Sydney with much-loved R & B outfit ‘The Hippos’. He fronted his own ‘John Power Blues Band’ some time later, and also backed international acts such as Bo Diddley and Roy Buchanan.

    In later years he relocated to mid-west NSW (Wellington), where he and his daughter Julia cared for his ailing wife Sue. John suffered ongoing health problems in recent times, but we were very pleased to see him give a fine performance at the Rider’s 50th anniversary show in August, 2017. The Riders salute a great player and valued friend – he’ll be missed, and well- remembered.

See sidebar on the right for a clip of John at a Riders' reunion show in 2008.

There will be a memorial event for John at the Bridge Hotel in Rozelle, Sydney, on Tuesday 15th January, 2019.

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NEW CD!

RIDIN' WITH RAY

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Click here for the Rhythms, June 2014 review of the Days of Wine and Vinyl re-issue project.

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January, 2016
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From the Archives...
 
At the 45th...
45th Anniversary,
Notes, Newtown
11 August, 2012
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42nd Anniversary,
Windsor, NSW
15 August, 2009

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