The very first booking was for BBC Television series, “Drumbeat”, which ran for over a year on prime-time TV. Whilst on tour with the John Barry Seven,  Les was fortunate enough to meet two men, also on tour, who were to become a very important part of his life and career. Gerry Dorsey (later to become Engelbert Humperdinck) and Gordon Mills (playing harmonica). All three became inseparable friends and, as we all know, the partnership evolved into something very special.

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