The Buzz audition guitarists

Following the departure of their lead guitarist, John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, the band held several days of rehearsals and auditions to find a replacement.

They took place at the basement of the Annunciation Marble Arch church on Bryanston Street in central London.

One of the unsuccessful applicants, Pete Hampshire, later played on David Bowie’s 1967 single ‘The Laughing Gnome’.

The Buzz continued without a lead guitarist until the end of June 1966, when Billy Gray was recruited.

Last updated: 20 May 2022
John 'Hutch' Hutchinson leaves the Buzz
Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Guildhall, Thetford
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