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The Inspiration - circa 1972-73
John Chappell (Drums), Allan Brown (Guitar), John Storey (Saxophone), Dave Ruth (Bass Guitar) and Dennis Grant (Organ/Keyboards)
John Chappell had replaced Peter Casserley on drums.  Chris Fox, who is not shown, also drummed for the group

This was a "pub band"capable of playing all the hits of the day (albeit sometimes with highly recreated lyrics), and they were one of the most consistent pop bands on the local hotel scene.  Resident at the Valley Inn Tavern for more than two years, and being somewhat unusual in their inclusion of a saxophone.  The three images immediately below cover iterations of the band over the years 1973 through to 1975.  Individual members are shown at the bottom of the page in an approximate order of participation.

 
 

The Inspiration circa 1973


The Inspiration circa 1974


The Inspiration circa 1975

 
 

Inspiration at The Valley Inn
Allan Brown, John Storey, Chris Fox, Dave Ruth and Dennis Grant


Inspiration at The Valley Inn
Allan Brown, John Storey, Chris Fox, Dave Ruth and Dennis Grant


Inspiration at The Valley Inn
Allan Brown, Chris Fox, John Storey, Dave Ruth and Dennis Grant

 
 

Peter Casserley


John Chappell


Allan Brown


John Storey


Dave Ruth

 
 

Dennis Grant


Derek Allen


Valda


Roger Savage


Graham Lambie


Kevin Hill

 
 

The Inspiration at The Valley Inn Tavern 1973
Kevin Hill, Dave Ruth, John Chappell, John Storey, Derek Allen,
and Allan Brown


The Inspiration at The Valley Inn Tavern 1973
John Chappell, Allan Brown, John Storey and Doglet,
Dave Ruth and Dennis Grant


An Inspirational Reunion
Allan Brown, John Chappell, John Storey, Kevin Hill and Dave Ruth