Bock, Reinhard - Lead singer, rythm guitar, blues harp, macaras,
tambourine. From Haselhorst, Freiherr-vom-Stein grammar school, final
exams ("Abitur") in February 1964, studied classical philology and
history at Freie Universität Berlin.
Bokens a.k.a. Body - nicknames of Reinhard Bock. "Bokens" is a
malapropism of "Bock", Body reflects the thin silhouette of Reinhard. Bo
Kens, Ken Bos, Ben Kos and boKens later were used as aliases by Reinhard
B. in his artistic solo career as musician and writer (www.boKens.de).
Dau, Dieter - Guitarist (Solo) from summer 1964 on. From Spandau. He
worked as orthopedic mechanist and assistent ("Bandagist") in a workshop
in Spandau's Klosterstraße.
Dürre, Hagen-Detlef - Bassist, lead singer in "My Generation" (The Who)
and "Wulle Bulle" (Sam The Sham And The Pharaos). From Kladow and former
Stein student. Manager and promoter of the band.
Ede a.k.a. "Scotsman" oder "Mac" - nicknames of Reinhard Winter.
Reinhard had the same surname as a well know Volkswagen dealer WINTER in
Berlin those days, who's forename "EDUARD" was often shortened to "EDE"
in the Berlin idiom
(Thanks to Bernd H. for the hint).
The other nicknames refer to his distinct frugality.
Gaby G. - Girl friend of Reinhard Bock (1966)
Hucky - Nickname of Hagen-Detlef Dürre. "Hucky, der Specht" was the
German version of "Woody Woodpecker", a very popular Comic series on TV
at those days. Maybe it derived from an alliteration of Hagen.
Kralle a.k.a. Froggy - Nicknames of Dieter Dau. Dieter's fast soli when
the bended fingers rushed over the fretboard of his guitar led to this
nick "Kralle", "Froggy" refered to his slightly protruding eyes.
Lizzy a.k.a. Volle Unke - Nicknames used for the Volkswagen Samba mini
bus (plate number B-VU 510), which Hucky bought for transporting both
the instruments and tech stuff and all the band members until being
replaced by a Ford station wagon in autumn 1965. Reinhard then had his
own Citroen 2CV, Dieter his Skoda.
Margit - Girl friend of Reinhard Bock (1964). Office worker in a service
Micky - Nickname of Michael Zeitner.
Monika a.k.a. Moni a.k.a. Nika - Girlfriend of Reinhard Bock (1965).
Student. Sister of PMB, a wonderful Haselhorst guitarist.
Mulle - Nickname of a Fan, who supplied the Tories with a lot of vinyl
to listen up the song lyrics. His real name and origing of this nickname
is not known.
Renate a.k.a. Schneckchen 1 - Girlfriend, then first wife of Hagen
Dürre. Office worker in a Spandau plant.
Renate a.k.a. Schneckchen 2 - Girlfriend of Dieter Dau. Worked as woman
hairdresser in Spandau.
Sabine - Girlfriend of Dieter Dau. Worked as saleswoman in Spandau.
Sylvia - Girlfriend, then firstwife of Ede Winter. Lived in a flat right
across the street of "Westside Club" in Kreuzberg.
Winter, Reinhard - Drummer and sound engineer of the Tories. Lived in
Spandauer and went to school at Stein school, finishing with "Abitur" in
1965 and worked as tax adviser afterwards.
Zeitner, Michael - Guitarist (Solo) with the Tories (1963/1964). Lived
in Spandau. Had his final exams at Freiher-vom-Stein school in February
1964 and studied medical sciences at Freie Universität Berlin Medizin.
Later he worked as neurosurgeon in a South-German hispital.
things developed after breakup:
Bock became school teacher after finishing his university studies. He
ran his private home studio. Under his artist name boKens he
wrote and produced more than 100 song titles. Since the 1990s he
re-activated his photo- and videographic affection, worked as private
writer and musician (see boKens-Website http://www.bokens.de
for more info).
Dieter Dau worked in his orthopedic workshop until he died too early
after a surgical operation in a hospital in the mid 90s.
Hagen Detlef Dürre worked as hairdresser, but then opened his own
cleaning shop. Before he retire as invalidity pensioner to live with his
his second wife in Mallorca he managed a bowling arena in
Reinhard Winter inherited his father's tax advisor practice in Spandau.
He continued to run his own private sound studio.
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