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1977


Open questions after change in line-up:
SAILOR preliminary not on full-steam

One of the two Nickelodeon-players of the successful English band SAILOR has quit. But not the one who normally wears the hat on stage, but Phil Pickett, the good-looking, silent boy on the bass-side of the Nickelodeons. The official version of his leaving is explained with the "realisation of a solo-career", the inofficial version - and that is probably true - deals with frustration of a musician who could not distinguish himself next to the two stars of the band, Georg Kajanus and Henry Marsh. Phil has probably realised that he has a good chance to fulfil his dreams a s an Ex-SAILOR, for example with his own songs.
In the meantime the place of Phil Pickett remains empty. SAILOR-boss Georg Kajanus: "We don't know whether we are going to replace Phil with a new man or continue with just the three of us yet. It is not easy to find another good Nickelodeon-player. Maybe we get ourselves a bass-player and leave the Nickelodeon complately to Henry Marsh."
In the meantime SAILOR are recording their fourth LP with the Ex-Beach-Boy Bruce Johnston as a producer. In autumn they want to start a tour with a new musical programme.
Preliminary they still remain hip, "although it depends on our decision regarding a replacement for Phil" (Kajanus). The band wants to ask their fans whether Phil should be replaced or not. SAILOR fans, where are you? POP forwards your mail directly to the band.

The text next to the photo:
Phil Pickett (right) leaves the SAILOR-ship with immediate effect.

Article by courtesy of Thomas Henning (Berlin, Germany)!


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