Hold On I’m Coming

Released on: Planet Records (manufactured and distributed by Philips Records Ltd) Reference number: PLL 1002 Year of release: 1966 Produced and directed by: Jon Mark Sleeve notes by: Alexis Korner Musicians: Gerry Lockran – vocal and guitar Johnny Birch – piano Danny Thompson – double bass Ray Warleigh – alto sax and flute Terry Cox […]

1980s

Gerry continued to enjoy live work in front of enthusiastic audiences across Europe into the 1980s. The classic 1981 folk and blues set ‘Cushioned for a Soft Ride Inside’ on which Hans Theessink and Gerry revisited their musical roots with their distinctive styles, showed that after all the years of developing his artistry Gerry was […]

1970s

In 1970 Gerry and Bobbi’s second son, Jethro, was born. Young Jethro and his older brother Jason were immortalised in Gerry’s song ‘Jonas and the whale’, recorded on Gerry’s 976 LP ‘Rags to Gladrags’. In the early 1970s, Gerry’s career took a further turn when he started being managed by Nigel Thomas, who also represented […]

1960s

Into the early 1960s, Gerry and Royd Rivers worked as a duo, playing live in pubs and clubs throughout Southern England, including the Red Lion in Sutton, Surrey, one of England’s first folk clubs. Other emerging talents of the British folk and blues scene at this time included Martin Carthy, Bert Jansch, Ann Briggs, Jo […]

1950s

Gerry with Royd Rivers The Loughran family arrived in London, England in 1953 and established themselves in the South London areas of Brixton, Tooting and Colliers Wood. The 1950s in London were alive with the various scenes of folk, blues, rhythm & blues and rock n roll. The young Gerry Loughran was open to many […]

1940s

Gerald Cranston Frederick Loughran was born on the 19th July 1942 in the Yeotmal province of the central plains of India. He was the youngest of eight children, having three brothers and four sisters. Gerry’s forefathers emigrated from Ireland to India around 1800. Gerry’s father’s lineage included English and Indian as well as Irish, while […]