Don Craine at home

Don Craine’s Summer light deerstalker hat (Downliners Sect)

We have items relating to the below. They range from things as small as autographs and guitar picks, to those as large as banners, posters, musical instruments, and so on.

Currently active music acts and musicians:

John Mayall; Connie Lush; Mud Morganfield; Huey Morgan; Chris Barber; Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes; The Laurence Jones Band; Andy Twyman; The Downliners Sect; Chuck Berry; The Others; Birdwood; Red Butler; The Mentulls; Michael Katon; Ali Maas Band; Kat & Co; Moreland & Arbuckle; Half Deaf Clatch; Dr Feelgood; The Sharpees; The City Boys Allstars; Blacktop Deluxe; Sean Chambers; Albany Down; Nicky ‘The Voice’ Moore; The Billy Walton Band; Canary Wolf; Otis Grand; Lonnie Donegan; The Rolling Stones; Downchild; The Original Blues Brothers Band; Don Craine; Del Bromham; Ali MacKenzie; Derek Griffiths; Ian Jennings; Eric Ranzoni; Steve ‘The Colonel’ Cropper; ‘Blue’ Lou Marini; BB King; The Animals; The Beatles; The Who; The Strypes; Eric Clapton; The Kinks; The Beatles; Manfred Mann; Geno Washington; Eric Bibb; Slim Chance; Ruby Turner.

Past music acts and musicians:

Bill Haley and his Comets; Louis Jordan; Memphis Slim; Alexis Korner; Ottilie Patterson; Led Zepellin; Lonnie Donegan; Cream; Piano Red; Otis Redding; Bo Diddley; BB King; Manfred Mann; Howlin’ Wolf.

British Blues places:

The Crawdaddy Club, Richmond; The Eel Pie Club; Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club; The Fairfield Halls, Croydon; The Beaverwood Club, Chislehurst; The 100 Club, London; The Half Moon, Putney-The Elgin, Notting Hill (Geronimo Inns); Orchard Theatre, Dartford; The Royal Albert Hall

Radio and broadcasting

Radio Caroline

Television and video:

Later… with Jools Holland; Talent In Focus

Current print publications

The Beat; Blues Matters magazine; Blues In Britain magazine; The Blues magazine; R2; The American; Rolling Stone; UNCUT; Blues & Soul magazine

Current festivals:

Great Rock and Blues Festival, Skegness; Broadstairs Blues Bash; Great British R & B Festival, Colne; Lead Belly Fest

Past venues

Chislehurst Caves, Kent; The Cool Room, Croydon


Memphis; Blues In The Night; Return To The Forbidden Planet

Guitar makers/Luthiers

David Simmons Luthier; Fender


Pete Feenstra; Solid Entertainment

Events DJs and MCs

Chris Powers

Food and drink

The Sticky Fingers Café, London (Bill Wyman)

Generic items

Hofner guitar, 1963; a Selmer amp

Other items we’re keeping under our (deerstalker) hat. Some created specially for the exhibition….