Ironically when Tucker joined the band on guitar they had the potential to record something reasonable so they split up in 1986 around the same time as Deadbeat disintegrated. Nothing like a wedding to spoil a party!
So 25 years later in St Andrews to celebrate the demise of both Life Support and Deadbeat we'll be meeting with Dr Jim Salisbury to listen to his stories about being 50 and managing the band all those years ago. The interview was simple. Do you have a car? You'll be our manager then. When we drove down to JJJs in Galashiels Jim was also adept at being the debt collector as our dubious club owner decided we weren't worth a penny, something we'd told him before we left St Andrews. It was a an excellent gig by our standards but when one old geezer asked for the band's P.A. to be turned down so he could hear the racing commentary from the Craven Stakes, we knew we were toast. We've yet to find the venue or who'll be supporting us, but it'll appear hear by September 2011.
|Not many bands gave 99p change from a £1 - we did!!|