I was saddened to learn Paul aka Dog had passed away . . . . . . . . . . . .
My first memory of Paul us at Rhubarbs in Douglass Lane, he was the talented keyboardist in a jug cum blues band.. His brother Warwick Wyld aka Wheezin' Walter T Mudd was lead vocalist and played a mean harp and together they took Taylor Square by storm.
I was introduced to Paul by Mort Fist in '67 at Dennison Street, Bondi Junction. Paul was a mild mannered Meher Baba devotee who was into Vogel bread. Late ’69, 'Dog', who was keen on on my flatmate Keri Phillips, often accompanied me home to Alison Road, Randwick (after his gig at King’s Cross BBQ).
I haven't seen Paul since he joined Blackfeather c. 1970.
*I met up with Kathy James at the last reunion and she will be sending me several more shortly.
My first recollections of Alan Johnson are around 1968 at the Beauchamp Hotel, Cnr Oxford and Sth Dowling Street. In 1975 he was the MC at my daughter's naming party. He has put me in contact with Larry Knight who sent me my first photos of the Dogs! I had not seen their faces since mid 70s.
Alan Johnson: "Hi Lynne, I only just discovered your web page this morning. It is wonderful. It's been simply fantastic catching up on all those memories of Taylor Square in the 1960s and 1970s via your images and comments. I don't know if you'll recall me tht well, my name is Al Johnson and I lived with Lax (Larry Knight) and company for a while in South Dowling Street. I had the time of my life there. Dave Cook says hello. Peter Gatehouse and Larry will be thrilled to bits to learn that you have done all this. Al"
Larry Knight: "Hello Minerva, If you're who I think you are, I have a wonderful picture of you Wally, Jim, Paul, Sonya and me at a club in the Cross ... Larry Knight"
Matchbox '69 Kings Cross BBQ....... L to R Paul Wyld (keyboard), Chinese Chris (lead), Larry Knight (bass) and Wally Mudd (harp and vocals)
Larry Knight & Sonya Kereopa
These photos were followed by two more from Red credited to Wayne Doull
Red McKelvie: ('07) "Hi Lynne these photos were taken at the Hebron Hall Darlinghurst right across road from Langley St okay hmmm Chris was born Apr 71 we were only there at most 5 months so it's 1971 (there was a little park behind it on Palmer St I used to take Chris there to give Lan a break) we lived at 22 Langley St in a small house John A Bird and Sandy had it before us and he organised for us to take over the lease after him and Sandy found other digs the band was just put together for Wayne and Lyn's wedding we don't appear to have a bass-player 'Ace' Follington on drums Doggie, Wally and me it's abt Aug 1971 I reckon the girl singing must be a guest who was there at the wedding I've been waiting since 1992 for these photo's !! I hope they come out alright I'm SO lucky to have these photos, have more will send them to you asap cheers 4 now Red"
Red, Wally , Ace ,and Paul '72
Lynne use the photo's that's absolutely fine would you mind crediting them to Wayne Doull. Wayne took so many photo's I have called him and he sez it's fine with him to use them so please credit them to him.Re songs I played with Wally “You Gotta Help Me Baby” “The Sky is Cryin”, “Messin' With The Kid”, “Mystery Train”, “You Better Watch Yo'sel”, “Nithsdale”, “High School Confidential”, “Wot's That Smells Like Fish”.”Beetle um Bom”, “Rag Mama”, “Stealin” is a great song alright' haha If a punch up broke out upstairs at the Oxford no matter wot we was playing we'd switch to “Catch the Wind” it was so different and Brian the bouncer downstairs would hear it and come charging up the stairs ha ha they were wild days !! I know I've got some more photos as I find them I'll send them to ya thanks SO much for Terry's email and you've just jogged my mind another song we used to play of Wally's “Since We Moved to The City .. how my life has changed”
Three more photos from Dave Miller .. Early Days
Dave Miller, Terry Darmody, Paul Wyld, Wally Mudd and Mort Fist at Whitty's get together at Maccabean Hall '67
Paul, Mort, Date and John
LtoR _, Paul Wyld, John, Swannee, Dave Miller and Mort Fist
courtesy Peter Knox
LtoR _ _ Peter Knox, Paul Wyld