I was at school with ‘Hank’ and we were also bandmates for a brief period when a group was brought together to perform at our 6th Form Leaving Do with Hank on bass. Rehearsals as well as the handful of performances we did were a lot of fun. From what I remember he even made a bass guitar. He was a very popular lad at the Grammar School, probably more popular than he realised with a slightly dry sense of humour.
One of my earliest memories of Hank was him shaking my Sony Walkman as fast and hard as he could to test the anti-rolling mechanism of it, I just about got it back in one piece. I guess his interest in acoustics had already begun to show.