The Koobas formed in about 1962 as The Kubas. They were a Mersey-based group represented by Brian Epstein. Members included Roy Morris (guitar), Stu Leatherwood (guitar) both formerly with The Thunderbirds (not with Chris Farlowe’s version), Tony O’Riley (drums), and Keith Ellis (bass) both from The Midnighters. Ellis went on to Van der Graff Generator and Leatherwood would go onto March Hare. They never charted in the U.S. They had U.S. single releases on both Kapp and Capitol Records but no long play releases during the Invasion Era.
Back Beat with Tommy Steele
Here is Tommy Steele in his pre-Disney days, before Beat Music had a full head of steam and he was still an early rocker.
The British Invasion on the Charts – March 20th, 1965
Number 1 – Eight Days a Week – The Beatles (2nd week at number 1)
Number 5 – Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat – Herman’s Hermits (up from number 8)
Number 6 – Ferry Cross the Mersey – Gerry & the Pacemakers (up from number 7)
Number 15 – Come Home – The Dave Clark Five (up from number 19)
Number 83 – Bumble Bee – The Searchers (peaks at number 21)
Number 135 – I’ll Never Find Another You – The Seekers (peaks at number 4)