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Alfred D. Ward made his first guitar in 1959 and took it to Birmingham during his graduate degree at the Birmingham College of Art. He was then able to purchase a professional guitar when he joined Christine McVie’s (then Christine Perfect ) band "The Hookey Walkers" in 1963. See "Brumbeat" on the internet here.


Ward was a friend of Spencer Davis and the “Spencer Davis Band”, including Stevie Winwood and Muff Winwood. 

In Later Years:

In 1965 Ward moved to London and, whilst lecturing at the Univeristy of London Shoreditch College he did performances with Joy Webb and the Salvation Army’s “Joyfolk” across Europe and the USA. BBC Television performances included a joint program with “The New Seekers” and charity performances with Dana, Hatti Jacques, Henry Cooper, and Beryl Reed - plus Radio broadcasts with Cliff Richards. 


In the USA, the band covered ten states and appeared on Cincinnati and Columbus Ohio television, and Disney World in Los Angeles.



Ward currently runs a blues band in South Carolina. 

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