Chris Curtis 1942 - 2005
Curtis, the original Searchers drummer has died at home in
Liverpool after a long illness.
Chris, whose real name is Christopher Crummey, was with the
group from 1960 until 1966, when he left to be replaced by
John Blunt. It was Chris's drumming that can be heard
on all of the Searchers big hits, Needles and Pins, Sweets
For My Sweet, Sugar and Spice.
about the Cavern Club in an interview with Spencer
Leigh, Chris said that The Searchers did not play the
venue frequently. He maintained that the owner,
Ray McFall, personally disliked him and citied that as the
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