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Meet Your Guides
Warren Dosanjh was born in Cambridge in 1945 and has lived there virtually all of his life. Like Roger 'Syd' Barrett, he attended the Cambridgeshire High School for Boys (a.k.a. the 'County') from 1956 until 1963, when he just walked out!
Later on, also disgruntled with his time at the school, former student Roger Waters penned the song: 'Another Brick in the Wall'.
Warren was the manager/roadie of 'Those Without' from its conception until the last gig in August 1965. He is now a local businessman and antique dealer.
Stephen Pyle was born in 1945 and moved to Cambridge with his family in 1957. He first met Roger (Syd) Barrett early in 1962 when they both attended a Saturday morning art class at Homerton College, and evening classes in 'Life Drawing' at The Cambridge School of Art. They became firm friends and, in the September of 1962, they both became full-time students at The Cambridge College of Arts & Technology. It was in 1964 that Stephen invited Syd to join a R&B band called 'Those Without', playing bass guitar/vocals.
Stephen has, for the last twenty-eight years, probably been the best scenic sculptor in the world, specialising in large decorative items in lightweight glass-fibre. Highlights have included fifteen sculpted prosceniums for 'The Phantom of the Opera', panels for two tours by 'The Rolling Stones', a giant lemon used by U2 on their 'Popmart' tour, a ten-metre high bas-relief portrait of Nelson Mandela and, more recently, a six-metre sculpture of Freddie Mercury for the 'We Will Rock You' show in Toronto.
Dave Parker was born in Cambridge in 1944, where he still lives with his wife Val. He joined a band called The Redcaps in 1961 as vocalist. In 1962 they released a record on the Decca label entitled 'Stormy Evening/Blue Eyes and Golden Hair' and then, shortly afterwards, became 'Dean' Parker and The Redcaps.
Dave comes from a showbiz family. His grandfather, 'Happy' Tom Parker, was a comedian/dancer in the early Music Hall scene with both Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel. Tom often went to parties held on Fred Karno's boat - 'The Astoria' - which is now owned by David Gilmour. Having known David Gilmour since the early 60s, Dave has had access (including backstage) to many Pink Floyd gigs both here and in the USA. He still writes songs and plays the guitar.