Tuesday, 12 February 2013


Slow news week so... These good looking courting folk enjoying Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames or someone back in the mid-60s are my parents, Ma Monkey and Monkey Snr. And yes, they are holding a baby monkey. Ah, simpler days, when it was perfectly acceptable to dress primates in little sailor outfits and lug them around smoky nightclubs and take photos of them with young modernists to earn a few bob.


  1. Aww! What a great photo. What cool parents!

    I did have to do a double-take at the baby monkey though. You threw me for a moment there.

  2. I consider that fast news - cracking photo!

    Any chance of a close up of the stitching on the monkey's nautical epaulettes? Bespoke or OTP?
    Sorry, wrong site.

  3. This was at the Lyceum and we were there to hear The Animals !!!. I went backstage to chat to them and they were not very welcoming until I said I was friends with Dick Morrissey and Harry South (they had just done a BBC broadcast with Harry's Big Band), then everything was mellow.
    Monkey Snr

  4. Ah - The Animals - it all makes sense now!