Hello on the Barber site,
perhaps interesting for the Barber site that my brother swedish author, late Henning Mankell, was like me inspired by Chris Barber band at the time we lived in Borås close to Gothenburg in Sweden. Henning started with the banjo with, among others, Lonnie Donegan in the ears and myself trying to echo the sound of Monty Sunshine.... (on the clarinet) Those were the happy days around 1960! Keep on fans G Mankell
Well hello there Mr.Mankell !
I am also a fan from Chris and the Band also from lonnie since 58 and from Kurt Wallander for the rest of my time. Since 15 yaers i go each holydays to Samiland and make my last stop in sweden by Smygehamn. Chris last gig in Boras was in oct.2009 in Saga-Theater. I think Birger Forell was also from Boras he was the man to give the " Schwedenspeisung" to the children in Berlin in the late 1940 thank`s fore that and the interesting post. Scole and Keep on the Sunnyside Jockel