I knew The Valentines very well, Bon in particular. You couldn’t help but like him. Bon brought a very dynamic drive to the band. He commanded the stage. He was a great singer and an excellent percussionist and he and I used to do combination drum/percussion duets too (from memory) songs like ‘People Get Ready’. I was, at times, the designated person to locate the missing Bon, who I would invariably find passed out in the ladies’ toilet. He was very much a lightweight, so it wasn’t too hard to plonk him in a vehicle, take him home and put him to bed, only to find that he was gone early next morning, arriving back later on in the day with multi-coloured hair. He had some girlfriends who were hairdressers.
Tony Buettel (Fraternity)
July 7, 2021