RUSS SAINTY AND THE NU-NOTES - Performing Contract June 12 1965 UK Polytechnic Stadium, Chiswick, W4
Russ and the NU-NOTES appeared almost every Friday and Saturday for the next year, often headlining for some very big names. It was a busy year. From July to October, the band had a summer season at Butlins in Bognor, and whilst there, Russ met and courted a 17-year old Redcoat called Ann.
The band made a number of recordings. Whether the promotion was wrong, timing was out or they just weren't good enough, none of them charted. It has been said that they were a great live band and just didn't come across on vinyl. Guitarist, Rhet Stoller, recorded a solo number called 'Chariot'. This reached number 26 in January 1961 and he soon left to start a group of his own called the DYNAMICS, taking drummer Bernie Martin with him.