Mike (McCartney) McGear and the Scaffold tell all on themselves. Scanned from 16 Magazine, June 1965.
Mike McCartney with his fourth camera
Mike McCartney: “Taken on my Thank U Very Much Nikon camera. It was so named after ringing my elder brother to thank him for his 1966 Christmas present of an expensive Nikon camera (in purple velvet lined leather case); whilst waiting for him to pick up the phone, I sang the little ditty… ‘Thank U very much for the Nikon camera, Thank U very, very, very much”. The rest is, as they say in Gayton folklore, history.
Jim McCartney, cousin Di and Hank Marvin at Paul’s 21st birthday party, 18 June 1963.
Mike McCartney: “Although the Shadows were a more respectable, mohair suited, showbiz-group than heavy, grunting rock’n’roll, when they appeared at the 21st party we at least had the chance of passing Hank B Marvin and whispering ‘Hi, Hank’. Here he is with cousin Di and Dad. This was the party where John famously belted Bob Wooler; but just before that, aled out of his head, John stood about a foot away from me and Gorman as we tried to perform a Scaffold comedy sketch, repeating loudly, over and over, ‘Thass not funny.’ (I blame Roger’s script.)