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The first single that Nicky Ager bought, aged twelve was ‘Vincent’ by Don Mclean and if that doesn’t say much about him then his second purchase ‘Goodbye to Love’ by The Carpenters should. Through his teenage years Nicky was bullied for his choice of music and subsequently spent a lot of time in his dark bedroom with a copy of the ‘Beatles Complete’ music book and Burt Bacharach’s ‘Songs for the Organ’. He also played with other spotty boys in show bands entertaining the Great British public in pubs, working men’s clubs and British Legions up and down the country. When he was twenty Nicky joined new wave popsters ‘Twig and the Kicks’ and thanks to Freddie Laker travelled to America to find fame and fortune. After a year of sleeping on floors and playing such famous venues as CBGBs, The Mudd Club and The Peppermint Lounge he couldn’t find either fame or fortune and came home. Nicky then met Ian and the rest is er… in Ian’s biog. Nicky is old now and can’t remember in great detail, a lot of what went on in the late eighties but what he does remember is what a joy it was to play with three wonderful musicians and to spend time with three wonderful people.

Most cherished Cowards memory:  Milk coming out of Glenn’s nose. 


Nick: post cowards

(back to meet band)


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