Liverpool-born Brian Malone was first attracted to accordion music on Irish family holidays. Influenced by folk and rock music in the Sixties, he found himself drawn to the guitar. Moving south and Brian joined a rock band supporting acts like the Animals and Rolling Stones in the dance halls. Later, he joined folk group “Inquisitive People” which achieved a single on the Decca label.
'What do you call an Irish guitar-player with a beard?'
The Duchess of York (left, in tartan)
tries out the electric shock joke glove on a youthful Brian Malone