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Chris Bostock, bassist with The JoBoxers, tells The Saint about his very earliest days in music!

What was Chris’s childhood like growing up in Bristol? Why did he turn away from the guitar and towards the bass? What influence did Bristol punk band The Cortinas have on Chris? How did he join The Stingrays? Why did Chris feel sorry for Pete Petrol of Spizz Oil when they played The Locarno? Why did he leave The Stingrays to join The X Certs? What are Chris’s memories of supporting The Clash at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff? How did Chris get pulled away from Bristol to London by Clash manager Bernard Rhodes?

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