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Daniel J Quinn
"World B&V Files" site's webmaster & Editor.

Although born & raised in Florence, Italy, his grandparents and several members of his family lived in Walthamstow during the first part of 1900.
He has worked for the British Consulate in Florence, then as a freelance programmer and, since 2000, as a professional calligrapher.
Plays piano & guitar, and likes crooning. Daniel - like many others in the '60s and '70s - played vocals & organ/guitar in a few (unmemorable) bands in Florence, Italy, mainly performing at private parties and a few local dance halls.

He started helping Dave in this project in Aug 2010 and created this site for the project.
From 1.1.11 he has officially taken over the project from Dave Hughes, who will still sparingly be dedicating some of his time to add new items to this project.

Daniel may be contacted at

Dave Hughes
Creator and developer of the "World B&V Project".

Dave was born in Walthamstow, East London, in 1952 and has always had a passion for live music.
As soon as he was able to (at the age of 15) he would go to a (then) popular venue called The Cook’s Ferry Inn, in Edmonton. This venue was famous for having bands like Led Zeppelin and Cream do one of their first live gigs here.

From 1993, Dave found himself promoting young bands and organising live music events in Waltham Forest. Often he would put on bands, like The infamous, Groundhogs , whom he had seen in his youth.

In 1995, Dave and a local journalist, Nik Stephens, compiled and released a 17 track compilation called ‘Walthamstow’s Finest’. This CD featured a track each from 17 local bands which included T2, a band who Dave originally saw in 1970.

Dave has been very fortunate to meet some of his American favourites, members of The Grateful Dead, Blue Cheer and Barry Melton from Country Joe & The Fish. Dave would say meeting Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead and being a friend of Dickie Peterson of Blue Cheer, before his untimely death in 2009, rate in the top 5 hi-spots of his life.

Dave may be contacted at  

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