The Retaliation

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Kevin Frewer Collection


The Retaliation - at Christchurch's Scene Niteclub
Christchurch line-up shows Brian Mason (Lead Guitar), Doug Charleston (Bass Guitar), Milton Wilson (Vocals), Mike Darby (Drums) and Kevin Frewer (Keyboards)



Retaliation at The Scene Niteclub, Tuam Street, Christchurch
again the original Christchurch group

Wellington newspaper article Oct 1968 - (clockwise left to right)
Doug Charleston, Mike Darby, Kevin Frewer, Milton Wilson and Wayne Mason


The Retaliation were resident at The Scene Niteclub and were managed by Barry Johnston.  Barry Leef (then of The Simple Image) connected with the local Christchurch members of the group and decided to jump ship just prior to the band heading off to Sydney, Australia.  Leef's tenure as Retaliation vocalist was to prove a fairly short one, and he rejoined The Simple Image in Sydney.


Retaliation - Phil Pritchard, Nicky Bagnall, Barry Leef and Mike Darby


Retaliation - a publicity shot - at The Scene