The Dr Who Lightshow operated from Colchester Essex from 24th April 1971 till about 1978 when I moved into my disco shop Orion Lighting in Colchester.
The lighting gear was used to demo lights in the shop until production needs took over.
The needs of the Light Show were instrumental in my creating the continuous picture wheels such as the original Space panorama and the Streak Wheels.
The Doctor Who Light Show originated from the need for lights of my band "Natures Way", and Orion Lighting came about due to DJ's wanting lights for their discos.
The Light Show then took off as a seperate operation to the band, sometimes sharing gigs, frequently not.
My current website contains a list of my current products (www.orioneffects.co.uk)
For information here is a list of supported acts from 1971 to 1975 (unfortunately some diaries are missing for the remainder of the Light Show's career):
Dave n Ansell Collins
Heavy Metal Kids
Jimmy James & the Vagabonds
Johnny Johnson & the Bandwagon
Matthews Southern Comfort
Mick Abrahams Band
Mott the Hoople
Reg Webb Fusion
Screaming Lord Sutch
Tom Collins Jazz Band
Van der Graff Generator
Orion Lighting/Orion Effects
Colchester - September 18th 2022