The Crusaders (Preston)


  • Robert John 'Rob' Eccles - lead vocals
    Rick Greenwood - guitar 
    John Dean - guitar
    A. N. Other - drums

The Crusaders formed in November 1960 in Preston with a line-up of Rob Eccles on lead vocals (b. Robert John Eccles, October 1945, Preston Royal Infirmary, Deepdale, Preston, Lancashire, UK), Rick Greenwood on guitar (b. Richard Greenwood), John Dean on guitar and A. N. Other on drums. 

In January 1961 Eccles changed his name to Robb Deka. His name had originally meant to be Decca, but it was miss-spelled by a promoter who spelled it Deka and it stuck. In January 1977 Deka changed his name to Robb Shenton.

In February? 1961 Deka joined the Strangers and then Robb Deka and the All-Stars in January 1962. 

John H. Warburg - 15/4/15 

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