Paul Gurvitz / Curtis

taken from NME (4/1/69) and Disc and Music Echo (7/12/68)


Real Name Paul Anthony Gurvitz.
Born July 6, 1947 at High Wycombe
Instrument Played Bass Guitar
Height 5ft. 8 in.
Weight 9 stone
Eyes Blue
Hair Reddish Blonde
Present Home I live with my mother and brother in Ilford, Essex. My father lives in Hendon as my parents are separated
Parents names Samuel/Marie
Brothers Adrian
Education Ilford Downshall Secondary modern – I left when I was fifteen.
Previous Jobs I was a hairdresser, I trained in London with a firm called Max, and when I was 18 I opened my own shop in Ilford.
Start In Pop Three years ago I went into a group called the Knack. We had a few records out which did nothing. Then we formed the Gun, just over a year ago, as a four piece group. It’s now down to three and we’ve been like it for nearly four months.
Musical Education I’m self-taught. Adrian and I have been playing since we were quite young.
Marriage No thoughts. These rings are just decoration.
Religion Jewish
Favorite Group Beatles
Favorite Food/Drink Bourbon and coke and steak
Favorite color Brown
Favorite Clothes Casual
Favorite Actor/Actress Paul Newman, Sophia Loren
Ambition Just to be successful. And if I am, I think I’ll open some hairdressing salons, because that still interest’s me
Real Name Paul Anthony Gurvitz
Birth date July 6, 1947
Instruments Played Bass
Where Educated Downshall Secondary Modern
Age Entered Show Business 18
First Amateur Performance Finsbury Park Astoria
First Professional Appearance France
Biggest Break in Career Meeting Ronnie Scott
Biggest Influence on career My own
Former occupations Hairdresser
Hobbies Snooker
Car Hillman Imp
Miscellaneous dislikes Know all’s
Miscellaneous likes Sunny Weather
Best Friend Rupert
Most Thrilling experience Racing at Brands Hatch
Pets 2 dogs-boxer and retriever
Personal ambition To be a success
Professional Ambition To be a success
TV debut Late Night Line-up
Radio Debut Top Gear
Current hit Race With The Devil
Present disc label CBS
Recording Manager John Goodison
Personal Managers Jim Parsons and Peter Chipperfield
Musical Director Gun
Present Home Ilford, Essex
Musical Education’s None
Road Manager John Hammel