I found this article in the Star Newspaper, September 29, 1961 that reveals an altercation occurred in a vehicle returning from a performance, resulting in Clancy Eccles being slashed in the face by a broken bottle. He received 32 stitches. Because the resolution is bad (I had to make a photocopy from a microfilm copy of the original), here is how it reads: “Mr. Clancey [sic.] Eccles, recording artiste of 155 Church Street, was treated at the Kingston Public Hospital recently for wounds to the face. He received 32 stitches. Mr. Eccles reported to the CID that late on the night of September 24, he was in a car with other artistes returning from the Monoca Club, Nine Miles, St. Thomas Road, when an altercation developed. He stated that during the fuss he was cut all over the face and head by another artiste with pieces of broken bottles. Owen Gray, a recording artiste of 2 Glen Road, is wanted for questioning by Constable Lloyd Falconer, of the CID Central STation, who is in charge of the investigation in connection with the matter.”
I was unable to find any further information on this incident, but thought it was rather interesting. If anyone has any information to add to the story, please post below.