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Vice President Roger Hadley  welcomed around 30 members and guests to our Evening of John Denver on Saturday February 25th 2017.
The President, Mike Aston had sent apologies - on holiday in Mexico.
Roger said he was associated with John Denver - he knew one of the guitarists in his  band - and  looked forward to a most enjoyable evening.

Our entertainers for the evening were our own Paul Thatcher and John Harris aka "Scratch Allis".

They were asked where the name "Scratch Allis" came from and insight was provided based on school days.

Paul's "Scratch" came from  nickname "scratcher" from "Thatcher".


John's was entertainingly factual - those who were at KEVI when R.L. Chambers was headmaster will remember RLC had difficulty sounding his H's and always sounded his R's as "L's". Hence he called John "Allis" instead of "Harris".    


Leaving on a Jet Plane


Poems prayers and promises 

Sunshine on my shoulder

My sweet lady 

The eagle and the hawks  

Rocky Mountain high 

Welcome to my morning

Back home again

Grandma's Feather Bed

Fly away

Montana skies

Annie's Song 

Take me home Country Roads

Paul and John  gave a great insight into John Denver's life, career, songs and the many albums he made during his long career before his untimely death in his private aeroplane accident.

We were entertained with renditions of many of John Denver's better known songs, and some not so well known but favourites of Paul and John.


Later in the evening, they treated us to their version of the Everly Brothers' "Let it be me" in celebration of the imminent Golden Wedding anniversary of John and his wife Chris. All of us wish them both well with many congratulations.


The  evening concluded with "Take me home Country roads" and everyone joined in.

As usual, Tim provided a splendid buffet and a good time was had by all.



11.30-14:30 and  17:30 - 23:00


11:30 - 15:30 and 19:30- 23:00


Drury Lane


West Midlands DY8 1BL

tel: 01384 395635

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