Tony Bell on bass guitar

Tony Bell recounted stories of the 2Is Coffee Bar where all the connections were made in the late Fifties with the likes of  Screaming Lord Sutch, Tommy & Tony Hicks and Johnny Kidd – and while manager Tom Littlewood used to put people together into groups he was very ‘careful’ with the money and you rarely even got a free drink after several hours of sweating on the tiny stage. But it was the place to be and it changed Tony’s life – his dad threw him out of the house for wanting to be a musician.