Malcolm Hayman – known to a generation as "The Voice" – has long been regarded as one of our greatest soul and jazz vocalists. Almost three decades after his far too early passing in 1988 people still talk with awe of the man that led The Soundells, The Quincy Conserve and Captain Custard.
Jackie Matthews was married to Malcolm and has shared her photo collection with AudioCulture. Among the images here you'll see unique and very early shots of Malcolm as a young man with various bands – he began playing in 1956 at age 15, before heading off to Australia. Upon his return he formed The Soundells, and then, in 1967, The Quincy Conserve who would last until 1975.
Also among these images are various other bands and musicians of the era. The name of the photographers are mostly lost.