Cann Anyone Identify the Celebrities and the Constable?

We had no trouble identifying two of the three guys in this photo.  The charismatic guy on the left is our own Dave Cann (du Cann) who was working as a Sergeant in Traffic Control at the airport when the other two men was passing through.  The guy in the middle is, of course,  Tom Jones,  who visited Bermuda several times and performed in the late 1960's at the Forty Thieves club to packed audiences every night.  We had a problem identifying the third man, with someone suggesting that it was the entertainer P.J. Proby,  but we made exhaustive enquiries by questioning Tony Brannon, the son of Terry Brannon who ran the Forty Thieves Club, and Tony immediately recognized him as Tom Jones' bodyguard,  Dave Thomas.  Ironically, it was our own Dave (Dai) Thomas who thought it might be P.J. Proby.

We wonder how many of our former colleagues can recall the incredible array of first class entertainers who performed at the Forty Thieves Club when it was thriving as Bermuda No. 1 nightclub.

D/Sgt Dave Cann (du Cann) checks out the hairstyles of Tom Jones (centre)
and Dave Thomas as they pass through the airport circa 1969

 

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#17 David du Cann 2014-05-07 02:05
Quoting McQUAID:
Dave du Cann and Tom Jones. Had tea, with Dave at his house in Ketton, Rutland around the middle 90,s Used to own bar/nightclub in Leicester about then. No idea where now.

Editors note - Many thanks John. You have two out of three right. The 'third man' is also a famous entertainer who passed through Bermuda with Tom Jones. We believe Dave de Cann is now living in New Zealand and we're making enquiries to try to locate him.


Wrong decade John! I was in NZ in the 90's so it would have been between 1979-1983. Cheers Dave
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#16 Terry 2014-04-23 17:01
Quoting George Rose:
That's right guys. First bout ever of the
classic boxing nights to come thereafter.
Dave TKO'd me in the second round of three as it was then.
You've got the photos' Roger - Dave was larger/heavier then than he is now.
Good to hear from you again Dave.

Should have knocked you out George.
Yah steel mighy mate even though I was just a "Street Detective".
Say hi to Patch for me.
Shalom.
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#15 George Rose 2014-04-21 22:59
That's right guys. First bout ever of the
classic boxing nights to come thereafter.
Dave TKO'd me in the second round of three as it was then.
You've got the photos' Roger - Dave was larger/heavier then than he is now.
Good to hear from you again Dave.
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#14 Terry 2014-04-21 10:40
Thanks for the heads up Dave.
Guess if your picture was not here you would have remained silent.

The media censors us and blogs and now you?

Shalom.
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#13 Dave du Cann 2014-04-20 23:09
I du Cann if you can! I remember the day but can only think that he was perhaps Tom Jones's bodyguard.My family changed its name by Deed Poll in 1978 for those whom are still confused I have been living in New Zealand since 1985. Note to Terry - don't hog the site so much!! I am going to try and find and post an old photo of me clattering George Rose in the very first Police boxing tournament. Cheers Dave

Editors note - Many thanks Dave. Great to hear from you. We are presuming that the photo was taken at the Airport, and we also believe that the third man was P.J.Proby who was also an entertainer. Does that name ring a bell?

We should also point out from a historical point of view that you and George Rose were the first two men ever to step into the ring at the Police Boxing tournament which became such a tremendous success over the years.
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#12 McQUAID 2014-04-19 19:07
Dave du Cann and Tom Jones. Had tea, with Dave at his house in Ketton, Rutland around the middle 90,s Used to own bar/nightclub in Leicester about then. No idea where now.

Editors note - Many thanks John. You have two out of three right. The 'third man' is also a famous entertainer who passed through Bermuda with Tom Jones. We believe Dave de Cann is now living in New Zealand and we're making enquiries to try to locate him.
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#11 Terry 2014-04-18 18:15
Upon reflection I really don't give a rats assumption.
Dave looked good in the photo and I hope he is doing well.

And that all that matters.

As Moby would say...."It's a No Day".
Shalom.
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#10 Terry 2014-04-18 10:26
Quoting Terry:
Nope but I am sure I know/knew them.
Maybe a football person but doubt it.
Could be a hairy John B. Smith ..rest his soul.
Shalom

Editors note - I believe he is an entertainer but not one that I can recall performing here in Bermuda although the first one did and filled the Forty Thieves Club every night. Never seen so many St. David's ladies in my life!!

St. Davids is a clue?
Jimmy O'Connor?
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#9 Terry 2014-04-17 21:26
Nope but I am sure I know/knew them.
Maybe a football person but doubt it.
Could be a hairy John B. Smith ..rest his soul.
Shalom

Editors note - I believe he is an entertainer but not one that I can recall performing here in Bermuda although the first one did and filled the Forty Thieves Club every night. Never seen so many St. David's ladies in my life!!
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#8 Terry 2014-04-17 12:16
You know.
I just got it.
Must me getting old like you Roger.
"Cann".
I knew it was Dave but did not pay attention to the spelling.
You me on that and I just realized it.

Good one.

Shalom.

Editors note - Well done Terry. I understand that Dave now uses the name duCann and we have been trying to contact him abroad. Now, can you or anyone else identify the 3rd person in the photo?
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