In the mid 60s Peter Dyson was a member of the Yallingup Board Club and the lead singer in popular Perth band ‘The Banned’.
‘The Banned’ formed in 65/66 and played at Perth’s top night clubs including Pinocchio’s, Top of Town, Whisky a Go Go and the Top Hat in Northbridge.
Peter was the proud owner of a VW Kombi van. He used the van for surfing and transporting the band to gigs. There were times when the band practiced in the van in the back streets of Dalkeith.
In the following photo, Peter is using a home-made wooden step ladder to access Malibu surfboards on the roof rack of his van.
Photo: Mid 60s Dyso’s Kombi at Rocky Point. L-R John ‘Blue’ Burridge, Peter Dyson (on step ladder), Kevin Ager, Mick Maddren, John Balgarnie & Charlie Roper. John ‘Ned’ Franetovich is sitting on the boards. Photo courtesy of Peter Dyson.
Peter was a talented surfer and finished 2nd to Mike Bibby in the 66 WA Winter Championships held at Scarborough.
Photo: 1966 Scarborough finalists WA Winter Championships L-R Maureen Farrell, John Pozzi, Mike Bibby, John Balgarnie, Peter Dyson, Terry Jacks & Eleanor Proud. Photo credit Trevor Burslem.
In the 70s Peter served as a WASRA official along side President Tony Harbison and vice President Ken Trainer..
Photo: 1978 WASRA Surfing Awards presentation. L-R Peter Dyson, Ken Trainer & Mike McAuliffe. Photo credit Ric Chan.
In the 80s Peter was involved in the entertainment business in Bali. Peter with his Balinese business partner known colloquially as ‘The King of Kuta’, ran the popular Casablanca, Peanuts & Manhattan night clubs in Kuta Bali. They held the first disco license in Bali and were very successful.
Photo: 1985 Bali. Peter Dyson outside the Casablanca Night Club in Kuta with Kath King & Fran Fimmano. Photo credit Jim King.
In 1994 Peter Dyson was seconded into the Surfside Surf Team to compete in the annual Yallingup Malibu Surf Classic. The boys were entertaining but did not win the Teams Challenge event.
Photo: 1994 Surfside Teamriders L-R Peter Mac, John ‘Tex’ Branch, Loz Smith and Peter Dyson enjoying Yal Mal Presentations at Caves House. Photo courtesy of Loz Smith.
In 2014 Peter Dyson attended the Surfing Down South book launch held at Vasse Felix Winery in the SW.
Photo: 2014 Surfing Down South book launch. L-R Jim King, Kevin Merifield, Kevin Ager, Jim ‘Lik’ McKenzie, Peter Dyson & Ray Nelmes. Photo credit Loz Smith.