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Flintstones pop group of the 1960's

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Hawthorn

Hawthorn Report 10 Mar 2009 21:56

Can anyone remember an instrumental group of the 1960's called the Flintstones. When John Rostill joined the Shadows after Brian Locking left, I'm sure he previously played with this group.

Whenever I do a Google search all I get is the cartoon of the same name ! ! !

Somebody must remember them !

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 10 Mar 2009 22:00

Copied from the Wikipedia entry for John Rostill:-

He worked with several artists before joining The Shadows, including The Interns, The Flintstones and a stint and as part of British soul music legend Zoot Money's early backing band. He also played in the bands recruited to back such visiting artists as the Everly Brothers and Tommy Roe
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Sorry - I don't remember them.

Kath. x

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 10 Mar 2009 22:01

just googled it and it says something about the actual group were called the beau brummels,

i typed in flintstone pop group of the 1960s

Hawthorn

Hawthorn Report 10 Mar 2009 22:37

Hi Kathleen,

It was me who put the entry on the Wikipedia entry for John Rostill ! I want to confirm it.

I'm sure - almost certain - I remember seeing the group in the '60s when John Rostill played with them.

Hawthorn

Hawthorn Report 11 Mar 2009 15:47

I guess nobody else remembers them . . . . . come on all you 1960's fans out there get your thinking caps on ! !

me

me Report 11 Mar 2009 15:56

John Rostill (born John Henry Rostill, 16 June 1942, Kings Norton, Birmingham, England – died 26 November 1973) was a bass guitarist and composer, recruited by The Shadows to replace Brian Locking.

He worked with several artists before joining The Shadows, including The Interns, The Flintstones and a stint and as part of British soul music legend Zoot Money's early backing band. He also played in the bands recruited to back such visiting artists as the Everly Brothers and Tommy Roe

me

me Report 11 Mar 2009 15:58

John Rostill (born John Henry Rostill, 16 June 1942, Kings NortonKings Norton

, Birmingham
Birmingham is a city status in the United Kingdom and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands....
, EnglandEngland
England is the largest and most populous constituent country of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total population of the United Kingdom, whilst the mainland territory of England occupies most of the southern...
– died 26 November 1973) was a bass guitarBass guitar
The electric bass guitar is an electrically-amplified fingered string instrument. It is similar in appearance to an electric guitar but has a larger body, a longer neck and Scale length, and, usually, four strings tuned an octave lower in ...
ist and composerComposer
A composer is a person who writes music. The term refers particularly to someone who writes music in some type of musical notation, thus allowing others to performance the music....
, recruited by The ShadowsThe Shadows
The Shadows are an England instrumental rock 'n' roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s....
to replace Brian LockingBrian Locking
Brian Locking b.Bedworth, England, December 22, 1940 was bass guitarist with The Shadows 1962-1963....
.

He worked with several artistsMusician
A musician is a person who plays or composes music. Musicians can be classified by their role in creating or performing music:...
before joining The Shadows, including The Interns, The Flintstones? and a stint in the backing group of Zoot MoneyZoot Money
Zoot Money is a pianist, organist, and actor, born George Bruno Money on 17 June 1942 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England, who appeared in the motion picture Breaking Glass with Hazel O'Connor....
.

Stylistically, John Rostill had an approach somewhere between his two predecessors, combining the solidity of Brian Locking, and the adventurousness of Jet HarrisJet Harris
Jet Harris was the bass guitarist and leader of The Shadows until April 1962Terence Harris was born on 6 July 1939 in Kingsbury, Middlesex, England....
. Many of his basslines were heavily syncopated and he developed a range of new bass guitar sounds during his time with the group, a longer period than Harris and Locking put together. To many players, John was ahead of his time in that he was the first to try playing bass as a harmony line to the lead and included double stopping in his technique. He needed the clarity of tone produced by the combination of a the Burns bass and his Vox amp to stop this technique from sounding 'muddy'.

After The Shadows break up at the end of the 1960s, Rostill toured with Tom JonesTom Jones (singer)
Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, Order of the British Empire , best known by his stage name, Tom Jones is a Wales singer particularly noted for his powerful voice....
. Although he was not involved in the Marvin, Welch & Farrar project (he was with Tom Jones at the time - 1970-72), he would have been a part of subsequent Shadows projects had he not died in 1973, when he was electrocuted

in his home recording studio.
.

Rostill was a prolific songwriterSongwriter
, contributing to the Shadows' output from the start (both as a solo composer and as part of the mid-sixties "Marvin/Welch/Bennett/Rostill" team), and later going on to write for other artists such as Olivia Newton-JohnOlivia Newton-John
.
.

Hawthorn

Hawthorn Report 11 Mar 2009 16:08

Many thanks for all that information on John Rostill Keith . . . . . but it's Flintstones I am interested in. It was me who put the info on Wilkepedia that John Rostill played in that group - and I'm certain he did - but I would like someone to confirm it.