The lad that died outside the Banks of the Tyne on his motorbike was named John Costello (You're correct, Tom, a Leslies worker) Ė his brother David was riding pillion, but survived the incident. A late friend of the family, Alan Winlow, witnessed the event, and gave me an account of it as we stood one night in the same spot that he stood all those years ago in 1973.
My brother married Johnís widow.
David Costello was a very amiable lad and great guitarist and died in 2008, aged 54.
Norman, Johnís brother, Frankie Costello, was born 1943, and now lives way out in Northumberland. I donít recall Morag Scobie.
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