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  1. Donna
    October 2, 2018 @ 2:10 pm

    Wow, thanks for these pictures. Today, after many many years, I thought about Laurie Jellyman and wondered if he was still around and found this website. I knew Laurie a bit in London, used to hang out in the 90s, he was quite a character. I knew he was an amazing drummer, saw him play with a local band (I think) a few times, just phenomenal. Figured he might not be with us any more, such is life.

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  2. Donna
    October 2, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

    Wow, after many many years I today suddenly wondered if there was anything about Laurie Jellyman online and found this! I knew him a bit in the 90s in south London, he was quite a character. Had no idea he played with the Ruts, used to hang out a bit and saw him play in a local pub, phenomenal.

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  3. Donna
    October 3, 2018 @ 8:34 am

    Ah, I did post twice!

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  4. Chris Graff
    May 31, 2019 @ 7:32 pm

    Stunning photos. I knew Malkie, Paul and Laurie when they were living in squats (not Laurie) in West Ealing in the 70’s Recently been in touch with Moby Medina in the States who used to jam with them

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  5. Kat
    January 19, 2020 @ 6:18 pm

    Hi, is this the Laurie Jellyman that I knew in 1978 ish? He was the drummer in the George Bradley Band at Top Rank, Watford. He lived in Yeading Lane, Hayes, Middx. His Mum was lovely. He was, I think very talented. I hope he is still drumming somewhere. He broke my heart. Kathy Rodel.

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    • Kim Wilkes
      November 20, 2020 @ 5:12 pm

      Yes Laurie did live near Yeading Lane in Larch Crescent. I am his sister he sadly passed away 8 years ago.

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      • DR CHRIS T GRAFF
        November 21, 2020 @ 11:34 am

        Hi Kim and Kat, I got to know Laurie and Malkie through the squat in Marlborough Road West Ealing. Fun and dodgy times. Laurie had some really powerful thai sticks – haha. There was a practice band with Laurie, Moby Medina (a Hendrix in his time), Malkie, Paul Fox and I forget who on bass. I got back in touch with Moby in the States – he is still playing. Sad to hear about Laurie – he was such a nice guy. I was doing some work with a hospice near Ruislip for fundraising called Michael Sobell and they have or had an annual Paul fox tribute day as i think Paul played to raise funds for them.

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        • Vaughan
          August 30, 2021 @ 6:11 pm

          The bass player was Keith Baker, Moby and Liza moved in to Melbourne and with us.

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      • Peter Berryman
        January 12, 2021 @ 12:28 pm

        Hi Kim, sad to hear that Laurie is no longer with us. I remember him,you and larch crescent very well. He was our drummer around 1967/1968, in a local band called Blues Convention. The core band were Laurie (drums, vocals) , Colin Wilson (lead guitar, vocals) and me, Pete Berryman (Bass / rhythm guitar). We played a mixture of blues/Hendrix and Atlantic soul and gigged at weddings, Youth clubs (we practiced and played at Pinkwell YC in Hayes ) and anywhere else that would have us! Although Laurie was quite young he was already an incredible talent and a real character. I have lots of fond memories of him. I still have some memorabilia of the band (tickets etc) including some flyers / business cards with the bands name on it stating to contact L Jellyman on the Larch Cresent phone no. I lost contact with him when I left school so was not aware of the Malcolm Owen connection. Malcolm went to my school (Mellow Lane in Hayes) and I was aware of him, but he was a few years younger than me. Glad to have found this website as often wondered what happened to Laurie.

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        • Kim
          March 28, 2021 @ 3:39 pm

          Hi Peter my goodness I had forgotten that name The Blues Convention I remember when Laurie first played with you and he was all excited about the group ! How time passes so quickly. He played with so many bands when he did his session work I just wish I had listened more when he would go on about it but being his younger sister I tended to switch off. Regret that now. My son has found a few things on the internet where his name comes up if you type Laurie Jellyman Drummer in the search bar. Thanks for your comments.
          Take care
          Kim Wilkes (formally Jellyman)

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          • John Smith
            July 25, 2021 @ 1:25 pm

            Hi Kim, I posted this on Messengers some time ago, my name is John Smith and I live in Anglesey. About 1972 or 1973 I was asked to stand in as a drummer for the local band called Aslan by guitarist Phil Bradley. Aslan’s regular drummer, Laurie Jellyman, had left the area (Anglesey). We did several practice sessions at Y Fron near Mynydd Mechell, Llanfechell, as well as at Bryngwydda, near Llanerchymedd. We also did a number of gigs, including Bangor university Students Union. I also recall Laurie but he seemed to disappear every now and then. He was a charismatic guy and brilliant drummer that should have really made the big time. His hand speed and inventiveness on the kit were brilliant. I’ve tried to recall where he lived in Anglesey and the best I can think is a place near Rhosybol!. Another house on Anglesey was referred to by the band as “Fairyland”. Guitarist, Paul Fox was also a very talented guy and tremendous to play with. Michael Owen was also a great character. I’m linked with Paul Mattox, who still plays drums, on Messenger. He plays with another friend, guitarist and singer Joe Hinchliffe. Another guy played Congo drums in the Aslan band, I can’t recall his name but felt it was Dave.
            Best wishes. John

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