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So, what do we know about Jokers Wild in which David Gilmour played guitar?

According to Vernon Fitch's Pink Floyd Encyclopedia (3ed), Gilmour was in the band between 1964 and 1966. They performed live "every" Wednesday at the Victoria Ballroom, Market Square, Cambridge, England in the mid 60s.
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The Wikipedia site has some information on them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joker%27s_Wild_%28band%29

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One of the members here posted a thread a while ago inwhich she showed an original 45 of Joker's Wild. Her brother? was in the band before David was. She would, obviously, be a good source on Joker's Wild. I'm trying to find this post, but can't. Anybody know what I'm talking about?

HOLD ON! I found it. It's titled "Joker's Wild...thought you might like to see these" and was posted by bluedolphin.
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Yes it was Blue Dolphin but she doesn't post on here much now. I'll ask her about it next time I speak to her.
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From bluedolphin's post I mention above:

The History of the band Joker's Wild:

THE HOLLERIN' BLUES John Gordon (guitar) Clive Welham (drums) Syd Barrett (guitar/vocals) various others unknown circa 1962: THE RAMBLERS John Gordon (guitar) Clive Welham (drums) Richard Baker (bass) Chris Marriott (vocals) Albie Prior (guitar) early 60s: THE NEWCOMERS Dave Gilmour (guitar) Ken Waters (vocals) various others unknown 1962-1963: THE RAMBLERS John Gordon (guitar) Clive Welham (drums) Richard Baker (bass) Chris Marriott (vocals) Dave Gilmour (guitar) 1963-1965: JOKERS WILD John Gordon (guitar) Clive Welham (drums) Dave Gilmour (guitar) David Altham (vocals) Tony Sainty (bass) - MARC-OLIVIER
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It is a coincidence I saw the name John Gordon above! I am just speaking with his sister now on email. Perhaps I will ask it she will forward on some questions for her brother who used to be in Jokers Wilde with David Gilmour!

Edit: You can download what was their 12" acetate LP here>>> http://www.thepinkfloyd.co.uk/torrents- ... php?id=548
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some guy named dick parry played with jokers wild...
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Are you sure about that?? :)
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yup. i read somewhere before that he was a "member" of the band i think similar to his role with floyd. here is something i found while researching him http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Parry and it is discussed somewhere here also: http://davidgilmour.musicblog.co.uk/arc ... rry_2.html
the second source i feel is pretty darn official :wink:
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The second source claims that he did not play with Jokers Wild!

"Dick has been playing with the Violent Femmes. He was never a part of Jokers Wild, though. Jokers Wild were, most of the time, a four-piece and I believe David Altham played saxophone when it was required." - Features Editor.
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i saw somewhere there he did play :? he may not have been "official" but ive read several places he did play with them.
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It would seem Wikipedia is factually incorrect!
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It wouldn't be the first time Wikipedia has been incorrect, it's not the most reliable of sources!

I imagine that the features editor is correct in this instance!
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My Pink Floyd In The Flesh book also does not mention Dick Parry.
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Jokers wild was only in England with Dick Parry, and Bullit the new name in France&England without Dick Parry If I remeber corectley.

And Keith all that we said here, will it be in the timeline and book?