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British Invasion Revisited Part 2

April 9, 2017

British Invaders Return – Alpha Set “Bel thru By” with Rosters, Discographies and More (7-Inch)

Here’s The British Invasion Part 2 – updated with more than 80 Invasion Era groups, artists and spoofs taking us though Alpa “B”.

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The Belfast Gypsies

Original Members Formed in 1965 and performed until 1967

Ken McLeod – Guitar
Jackie McAuley – Keyboards Previously with Them and later with The Freaks of Nature
Patrick McAuley – Drums Previously with Them
Mark Scott – Bass

July, 1966 – DJO/COMX

October, 1966 – DJX

August, 1966 – France O

The Bobby Bell Rockers

The original group formed in 1956 until 1957.

Charlie Flynn – L Guitar Next to The Dominoes (Sep 57); then to Ian and The Zodiacs (61)
George Watson – Guitar Next to The Dominoes (Sep 57); then to The Blackhawks
Billy Gough – R Guitar
Joe Healan – Accordian
The Baron – Snare
Bobby Crawford – Vocals – (Bobby Bell)
Wayne Bickerton – Guitar

Madeline Bell (American Invasion Transplant)

Madeline was also with Blue Mink, The Bradford Singers, The Midnite Ladies and The Power and Glory.  She was born in New Jersey and made her way to Great Britain.

August, 1964 – XX

1965 – XX

1967 – XX

January, 1968 – DJX/O

June, 1968 – O

December, 1968 – XX

Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers

The original group formed in 1959 until 1968.

Cliff Bennett – Vocals Formed the Cliff Bennett Band in 1968; later with Toe Fat (69); then Shanghai (75) – Later formed Cliff Bennet’s Rebellion

Sid Phillips – Piano Departed in 1962 and returned later the same year; departed in 1965 to Redwing

Mick King – L Guitar Departed in 1962 to James Royal & The Hawks

Mick Currel – R Guitar Departed 1962

Ricky Winters – Drums Went to The Saints

Ben Jordan – Bass Departed 1961

Frank Allen – R Guitar Arrived 1960; departed 1964 to The Searchers;

Moss Groves – Sax Arrived 1962; later with The Roy Young Band (68)

MIck Burt – Drums Arrived 1962; went to The Roy Young Band;  later in Black Claw (70); then Chas & Dave (73)

Nicky Hopkins – Piano Departs 1963 – Formerly with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers (62); Neil Christian & the Crusaders, Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds, thePretty Things – Also with the Jeff Beck Group, also with Screaming Lord Sutch & the Savages; Quicksilver Messenger Service (US), the Steve Miller Band (US)

Bernie Watson – Guitar Went to Cyril Davies All Stars (62); also with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers ; and Screaming Lord Sutch & His Savages

Dave Wendells – Guitar Arrived 1962; departed 1965 for Lulu & The Luvvers

Roy Young – Keyboards Arrived 1963; formed the The Roy Young Band (68)

Bobby Thompson – Bass Arrived 1965; Formerly with Kingsize Taylor & The Dominoes;  then to Rory Storm & The Hurricanes (Mar 62)

Chas Hodges – Bass Arrived June 1965 from The Outlaws; then to The Roy Young Band (68); then Black Claw (70); and Chas and Dave (73)

John Golden – Trumpet Went to The Roy Young Band (68)

September, 1961 – XX

December, 1963 – XX

November, 1964 – XX

July, 1965 – XX

September, 1966 – XX

Steve Bennett & The Syndicate

The original group formed in July, 1961

Comment from Martin Trigg (U.K.):

“You have missed out Charlie Mitchel who was also drummer for this group.  I do have photos of this group and a few more. Please amend. I have downloaded some photos onto my face book. Martin Trigg”

Paddy Chambers – L Guitar Departed for Faron’s Flamingos (62); then to The Big Three : Later to The Krew (Oct 64); then to Paddy, Klaus & Gibson, Also with The Dominoes; also with The Wolfgang Combo (1962); The Eyes

Steve Bennett – Vocals
Brian McNally – Drums
Owen Clayton – Bass
Wayne Bickerton – R Guitar Departed to The Lee Curtis All Stars (Jul 62)
Charlie Mitchel – Drums

Benny & The Bedbugs (Invasion Novelty)

May, 1964 – XX

Kenny Bernard

1967 – XX

Dave Berry (and the Cruisers)

Dave was born David Holgate Grundy

April, 1964 – XX

September, 1964 – XX

September, 1965 – XX

January, 1967 – XX

May, 1968 – XX

April, 1964 – UK – O

October, 1965 – UK – O

February, 1966 – UK – O

March, 1967 – UK – O

Mike Berry and the Outlaws

Real name Michael Bourne from Northampton

November, 1962 – DJX/O

April, 1963 – XX

April, 1966 – DJX/O

Milton Berle (Invasion Novelty)

1968 – O

Brad Berwick (Invasion Novelty)

1965 – XX

The Pete Best Four

Best, Pete Group

The original group formed in September 1963 until January 1965. They beclame the Pete Best Combo in January 1965 until 1966.

Pete Best – Drums Formerly with The Beatles (60-62); then to Lee Curtis & The All Stars (Aug 62); next The Original All Stars (Jun 63)
Tony Waddington – L Guitar Formerly with Gene Day & the Jango-Beats; next to Lee Curtis & The All Stars (Jun 62); next The Original All Stars (Jun 63)
Wayne Bickerton – Bass Originally with Steve Bennett & The Syndicate (Jul 61); next to Lee Curtis & The All Stars (Jun 62); next The Original All Stars (Jun 63)
Tommy McGurk – R Guitar Formerly with Gene Day & the Jango-Beats; later with The Aarons
Trevor Browne – Bass Arrived Jan 1965; formerly with Them Grimbles
Bill Burton Arrived 1965

1965 – XX

1965 – XX

September, 1965 – XX

Mr. Maestro – Casting My Spell b/w I’m Blue (Need Images)

November, 1965 – O

Beverly and Mike

July, 1964 – O

The Big Three

Big Three

The original group formed in January, 1961.

Johnny Gustafson – Bass Formerly with Cass & Casanovas; Departed Nov 1963 for The Seniors; 1965 To The Johnny Gus Set

Johnny Hutchinson – Drums Formerly with Cass & Casanovas; Back with reformed Group 1965

Adrian Barber – Guitar Formerly with Cass & Casanovas; Departed Jul 1962

Brian Griffiths – Guitar Arrived Jul 1962 from Howie Casey & the Seniors; Departed Jan 1965 to The Johnny Gus Set; also in The Griff Parry Five (1964)

Faron – Vocals and Bass Arrived Nov 1963 from Faron’s Flamingos; Departed 1964 to form new Flamingos band

Paddy Chambers – Guitar Arrived Mar 1964 from Faron’s Flamingos; Previouslywith Steve Bennett & the Syndicate; Departed 1964 to join the Dominoes; Also with The Krew (1964); later with Paddy, Klaus & Gibson; The Wolfgang Combo (1962); The Eyes

Paul Pilnick – L Guitar Formerly with Lee Curtis All Stars (63); Arrived Jun 63; Later with The Fix; Stealer’s Wheel and Deaf School – Tony Jackson & the Vibrations

Barry Marshall – Bass Reformed group 1965; from Rhythm & Blues Inc (63-65); also with The Mersey 4

Barry Womersley – L Guitar Formerly with The Mersey 4; then Rhythm & Blues Inc (63-65); also with The Clayton Squares (Feb 66)

The Birds

The original group formed in 1964 until November 1966.

Kim Gardner – Bass Went to Creation (66); later to Ashton, Gardner & Dyke; later on to Badger
Ron Wood – Guitar Went to  Creation; later on joined The Rolling Stones (74) – The Jeff Beck Group – The Faces
Ali McKenzie – Vocals
Pete McDaniels – Drums

Tony Munroe – Guitar

Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg (France)

Born Jane Mallory Birkin – Later performed with the Noel Ensemble and Les Enfoires

Serge was born Lucien Ginsburg (died March 2nd, 1991)

September, 1965 – DJX-O

The Bittersweet

The original group formed in 1967 until 1968.

Tony Kaye – Organ Went to Yes (68); later to Badger (71)
Willie Wilson – Drums later went to Cochise
Tim Steele – Guitar
Bruce Thomas – Bass To Bodast (68); then backed Elvis

Cilla Black

Born Priscilla Maria Veronica White – She died on August 2nd of 2015

June, 1964 – O

August, 1964 – O

February, 1965 – O

May, 1965 – XX

February, 1966 – O

March, 1966 – XX

July, 1966 – O

November, 1966 – XX

May, 1968 – XX

November, 1968 – XX

March, 1969 – O (2 variations)

April, 1969 – XX

August, 1969 – XX

December, 1969 – XX

April, 1964 – UK O

April, 1965 – UK O

Terry Black (Canada)

Was in the duo Black and Ward with Laurel Ward in the mid 1970’s

October, 1964 – DJX/O

January, 1965 – DJX/O

July, 1965 – XX

September, 1966 – XX

The Black Cats

Black Cats

The original group formed in 1956.   The following members most likely were not original members.

Alan Stratton – Bass 1962 member – Departed for The Kansas City Five (Feb 62)
Benny Page – Vocals 1962 member
Pete Dobson – Sax 1962 member
Mal Thory – Drums 1962 member: Departed to The Johnny Templer Hi-Cats (62)
Dave Moore – L Guitar 1962 member
Gary Stewart – Sax

The Black Jacks

The original group formed in September, 1959

Pete Best – Drums Departed for The Beatles (60-62); then to The Lee Curtis All Stars (62); then The Original All Stars (63); then The Pete Best Four (Sep 63); and to The Pete Best Combo (Jan 65)
Chas Newby – Bass Played a couple of time with the Beatles
Bill Barlow – L Guitar
Ken Brown – Guitar Formerly with The Quarrymen
Peter Rice

The Blackheath Three

The original group formed in 1960

Albert Lee – Guitar Later with Bob Xavier & The Jury (61-62); The Nightsounds (late 1962); Don Adams & The R&B Trio (62-63); Neil Christian & The Crusaders (late 1963); Mike Hurst & The Method (64); Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds (64); and Country Fever (68); later on with Poet and The One Man Band (69); Heads Hands and Feet (70-72); The Crickets (73-74); Joe Cocker & The Cock n Bull Band (73); The Albert Lee Band (75); Emmylou Harris & the Hot Band (76-78); The Eric Clapton Band (79 and on)
Buggs Waddell – Bass Later with the Don Adams & The R&B Trio (62-63); then with Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds (64)
Lord Anton – Drums

The Blackwells

The group started off as The Ravens in the early 1960’s and then became the Blackwells

Albie Gornell rhythm (guitar)
Tex McDermott (lead guitar
Dave Trimhall (bass)
Roy Little (drums)
Later Members
Jimmy McManus (rhythm guitar)

The Blackwells

A Liverpool beat group formed in the mid 1960’s

Group Members:

David Trimnell
Francis Gornall
James McDermott
Roy Little

Blodwyn Pig

Blodwyn Pig

The original group formed in November 1968 until 1974

Andy Pyle – Bass Formerly with McGregor’s Engine; went to Savoy Brown (71); Juicy Lucy (71); back to Savoy Brown (72); back to Blodwyn Pig (74) and to Chicken Shack (80)
Ron Berg – Drums To Juicy Lucy (71); Savoy Brown (72); then to Network (74)
Jack Lancaster Later to Aviator (74)
Mick Abrahams – Guitar Formerly with McGregor’s Engine (67); with Jethro Tull

Blond (Sweden)

Group Members:

Anders Nordh
Anders Töpel
Björn Linder
Danne Larsson|
Göran Lagerberg
Lasse Svensson

September, 1969 – DJX-O

Blossom Toes

Members were from The Gravediggers and The Ingoes

Brian Godding – Guitar Later with B B Blunder
Brian Belshaw – Bass Later with B B Blunder
Jim Cregan – Guitar Joined Family; then Cockney Rebel; and Faces
Kevin Westlake – Drums

The Blue Diamonds (Netherlands)

Duo of Riem De Wolff and brother Ruud De Wolff (deceased December 18, 2000)

1959 – XX

October, 1960 – O

1961 – London 1974 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You b/w I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles (Images Needed)

August, 1961 – XX

March, 1962 – O

August, 1963 – London International 10032 – XX (images needed)

1961 – Germany

The Blue Orchids

They formed out of Coventry in the early 1960’s

Group Members

Georgina Oliver
Pamela Jarman
Valerie Jones

1964 – XX

1964 – London 9669 b/w Oo-Chang-a-Lang – (Need Image)

The Blue Rondos

Group Members:

Mick Stubbs
Roger Hall

Parkway – Little Baby b/w Baby I Go For You (Need Images)

Blues Anon

The original group formed in 1961

Barney Barnes – Keyboards
Ivan Carling – Guitar
Alan Sizer – Guitar To Those Without (63)
Nigel Smith – Bass
Chris Culpin – Drums
Geoff Pike – Guitar
Bob Klose – Guitar Went to Leonard’s Lodgers ((64); then to The Pink Floyd (64); departed July 1965

Blues By Six

Blues by Five

The original group formed in June 1962 until November 1964

Art Theman – Sax Departed 1963
Keith Scott – Piano Went to Cyril Davies All Stars (Jul 63)
Geoff Bradord – Guitar Formerly with The Rolling Stones (62)
Dave Gelly – Sax Departed July 1963
Andy Hogenboom – Bass Formerly with Blues Inc (62); Departed 1963
Brian Knight – Vocals Formerly with The Rolling Stones (62)
Charlie Watts – Drums Formerly with Blues Inc (62); Departed for the The Rolling Stones (Jan 63)
Del Manfredi – Drums Arrived 1963 and departed 1963
Laurie Scott – Piano Arrived Sep 1963
Pete Willis – Guitar Arrived  1963; Went to Long John Baldry
Tom Connor – Bass Arrived 1963; Went to Long John Baldry
Mick Elliman – Drums Arrived 1963

The Bo Street Runners

Bo Street Runners

The original group formed in April 1965 until February 1966

Mick Fleetwood – Drums Formerly with The Cheynes (63-65); then to Peter Bs Looners (66); Shotgun Express (66) John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (67); and Fleetwood Mac (67)
Tim Hinkley – Organ
John Dominic – Vocals

Bocky & The Visions (Invasion Novelty)

July, 1964 – XX

July, 1964 – XX



The original group formed in May 1968 until December 1969

Steve Howe – Guitar Formerly with The Syndicats (63); The Inn Crowd (65); Tomorrow (67); then to Yes (70); Asia (81)
Bobby Woodman – Drums
Dave Curtis – Bass Later to Curtis-Maldoon (69)
Clive Maldoon – Guitar Later to Curtis-Malsoon (69)
Bruce Thomas – Drums Formerly with The Bittersweet (67); Backed up Elvis Presley
Clive Skinner
David Atkins
Bobby Clarke

The Boll Weevils (Invasion Novelty)

1964 – O

The Bon Bons (Invasion Novelty)

March, 1964 – XX

The Graham Bond Organisation


Graham Bond: Group started off in 1963 as Graham Bond Trio – then quickly became Quartet/Quintet, followed by the Graham Bond Organisation in 1963 – They also performed later as part of  “The Who Orchestra”

Graham Bond – Vocals/Sax Formerly with the Don Rendell Quintet, Alex Korner’s Blues Incorporated (62) – Later with Initiation and Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Initiation (71), Magick (71), Bond & Brown (72)

Jack Bruce – Bass Departs 1965 – Formerly with the Roosters, Powerhouse, the Johnny Burch Quartet/Quintet, Alex Korner’s Blues Incorporated, John Mayall’s Bluebreakers (65) – Later with  Manfred Mann (65) and onto Cream – Also with Blind Faith, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, the Jack Bruce Band, Ringo’s All Star Band, West-Bruce-Laing

Ginger Baker – Drums Departs Oct 1965 – Formerly with The Roosters, the Johnny Burch Quartet/Quintet (61/62), then Alex Koerner’s Blue Incorporated (6/62) – Later to Cream, Ginger Baker’s AirForce & the Baker-Gurvitz Army

John McLaughlin – Guitar Departs Sep 1963 – Later with Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames, Brian Auger & the Trinity,  the Mahavishnu Orchestra

Becomes Graham Bond Organisation

Dick Heckstall-Smith – Sax Formerly with Johnny Burch Quartet/Quintet (61-62), Alex Korner’s Blues Incorporated (62-63) –  Later with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Colosseum – Also with the Graham Bond Quartet

Jon Hiseman – Drums Also with Colosseum, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers

Henry Lowthar Also with the John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, the Keef Hartley Band

April, 1966 – XX

1969 – XX

February, 1969 – XX

July, 1969 – XX – Pulsar 2415 (images needed)

Jacki Bond

1965 – Roulette 4643 – Now I Know b/w My Sister’s Boy (Need Images)

Graham Bonney

His real name is Graham Bradly born in 1943 in London.

April, 1966 – XX

August, 1966 – XX

June, 1968 – DJX/O

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

Formed in London in 1966

Sam Spoons – Bass
Vivian Stanshell – Trumpet
Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell – Bass
Neil Innes – Keyboards
Roger Ruskin Spear – Props
Larry Smith – Drums
Bob Kerr – Formerly with Cops n Robbers

December, 1968 – XX

October, 1968 – UK O

The Bootles (Invasion Novelty)

February, 1964 – XX

The Boston Crabs

Boston Crabs

Formed in the mid 1960’s in Cambridge

Fred Dreidin – Vocals Guitar
Geoff Mott – Guitar
Simon Jones – Bass
Alan Taylor – Drums

September, 1965 XX

September, 1967 – XX

The Boston Dexters

Boston Dexters

Formed in Edinburgh around 1963

Johnny Turnbull – Guitar Went on to Form the Buzz (66)
Tam White – Vocals Went to The Buzz (66)
Toto McNaughton – Drums
Alan Coventry – Bass

Boston Pops (Invasion Novelty)

June, 1964 DJX/O

David Bowie (and the Lower Third)


David Robert Jones (Bowie)
Denis Taylor
Graham Rivens
Phil Lancaster

May, 1966 – XX

June, 1967 – XX

September, 1967 – XX

June, 1969 – XX

April, 1967 – UK

June, 1967 – UK


“Boz” was Boz Burrell real name Raymond Burrell.

In 1971 he joined up with King Crimson.  He was also with Bad Company, Centiped (1971) and Snape (1972)

November, 1966 – O

 The Brain


Formed in May of 1967 in Bournemouth – The Giles were both previously with The Trendsetters, Fripp had been in A League of Gentlemen

Michael Giles (drums) Went to Giles, Giles and Fripp; then King Crimson (69) later McDonald & Giles and then Foreigner
Peter Giles (bass) Went to Giles, Giles and Fripp; then King Crimson (70)
Alan Azern (piano)
Michael Blakesley (trombone)

Later Members:

Robert Fripp – Guitar Went to Giles, Giles and Fripp – Went to form King Crimson (69)
Judy Dyble – Vocals From Fairport Convention; Went to Trader Horn
Pete Sinfield – Lyricist

The B.R.A.T.T.S. (Invasion Novelty)

September, 1964 – DJX/O

The Breakaways


Vicki Haseman
Margo Quantrell
Betty Prescott (also a member of The Carefrees )
Jean Ryder.

1964 – XX

1964 – XX (Need Image)

Brett & Terry (Invasion Novelty)

February, 1964 – XX

Buddy Britain & The Regents

Britten & Regents

The original group formed in 1961 Below are band members from November 1964 until September 1965

Roger Pinner – Drums (Roger Truth) Departed to The Simon Raven Cult (Sep 65); then to Johnny Kidd & The Pirates (66); played with Jerry Lee Lewis (66) and back to The Pirates
Nick Simper – Bass (Kid Freedom) Departed to The Simon Raven Cult (Sep 65); then to Johnny Kidd & The Pirates (66); later with Deep Purple
Buddy Britten – Guitar (Simon Raven) Departed to The Simon Raven Cult (Sep 65)
Tony – Piano

The Britain Brothers

August, 1965 – O

The British Casuals

The band based itself in Italy


Alan Taylor – Was later with Bingo (1979), Bulldog (1975), The Nuggets(1979)  and Ping Pong (1971)
Bob O’Brien – Later with The Easy Connection (1976), and The Mirror (1973)
Christoper Robin Evans
Howard Newcombe
John Tebb

September, 1968 – XX

January, 1969 – XX

June, 1969 DJO

The British Walkers


Geoff Richardson – With The Attack
Paul Downing
Roy Buchanan – With The Hawks (1960 – Ronnie Hawkins group), and Butch and the Snakestretchers (1971)

November, 1964 – XX

1965 – XX

May, 1965 – b/w Lonely Lover’s Poem (Need Image)

1966 – b/w Bad Lightin (Need Image)

March, 1967 – XX

Bonnie Brooks (Invasion Novelty)

March, 1964 – DJX/O

Elkie Brooks

Bonnie was born Bonnie Bookbinder in Lancashire – She was in Dada (1970), The Anti-Heroin Project (1986), The Vinegrettes (1972) and Vinegar Joe (1972)

October, 1964 – XX

The Brooks

1964 – XX

The Brothers Grimm

November, 1965 – XX

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Group formed in 1967 and broke up mid 1969

Arthur Brown Later formed Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come
Android Funnel
Dennis Taylor
George Khan
Nisar Ahmad Khan
Tony Awin
Jonah Mitchell
Sean Nichols – Guitar Departed 1968
Drachen Theaker – Drums Departed 1967
Vincent Crane – Organ Went to Atomic Rooster 6-1969
Nick Greenwood – Bass
Carl Palmer – Drums Joined 1967 Formerly with Chris Farlowe & Thunderbirds (1962); Went to Atomic Rooster 6-1969, then to Emerson Lake & Palmer 6-1970, next to P.M. in 1979 and finally to Asia in 1981
Bill Davidson – Organ Filled in for Vincent Crane during 1968


August, 1968 – DJX/O

November, 1968 – DJX/O

Friday Brown

Real name was Marian Stockley from Manchester

April, 1968 – DJO/COM-X

Joe Brown & The Bruvvers

The Bruvvers were a backing band for skiffle star Joe Brown – who enjoyed impressive success in the U.K. but failed to dent the U.S. charts despite being signed at various times to Cameo, Hickory, Warner Brothers, Dot and the Jamie labels.

Joe Brown – guitar & vocals
Mick Brady
Tony Oakman Formerly with The Spacemen and The Echoes
Pete Oakman Formerly with The Spacemen and The Echoes
Mick Waller

March, 1962 – XX

July, 1962 – London International 10517 (images needed)

November, 1962 – London International 10522 (images needed)

January, 1963 – DJO

January, 1965 – Stellar 1504 (images needed)

April, 1965 – XX

August, 1965 – DJO

November, 1966 – XX

1967 – XX

December, 1969 – XX

1961 – UK

Duncan Browne

Duncan John Browne was born in 1947 and passed away on May 28th, 1993

October, 1968 – XX

The Bruins

August, 1964 – XX

December, 1964 – XX

January, 1965 – XX

The Brumbeats


Formed in 1963 or so in Birmingham – This group released a rare LP on VJ records as the Merseyboys – performing Beatle songs

Norman Haines – Guitar Later with Locomotive
Buddy Ash – Vocals Formerly with The Plazents; The Eko’s; The Diplomats; Formed The Bobby Ash Sound
Paul Carter – Sax
Graham Gallery – Bass Formerly with Bobby & The Dominators; The Rockin Berries; The Midland Light Orchestra; later The Move (70s)
Alan Eastwood – Drums
Roger Hill – Guitar Formerly with Bobby & The Dominators; Later with The Uglys; The Exception
Tony Carter – Guitar
Dave Mountey – Drums Formerly with The Beachcombers

1964 – London 9664 (images needed)


1966 – XX

Bubbles and Co.

1966 – XX (Need Image)

Buchanan & Greenfield (Invasion Novelty)

The Buckinghams

1964 – XX

The Buddies (Invasion Novelty)

February, 1964 – O

The Bug Men (Invasion Novelty)

February, 1964 – XX

The Bugs (Invasion Novelty)

1964 – XX

1964 – XX

1964 Hit Record – Anyway You Want Me (Need Image)

The Buggs (Invasion Novelty)

1964 – XX

The Bull Dog Breed

October, 1967 – XX

February, 1968 – DJX/O

1969 – Balboa 024 (images needed)

The Bulldogs (Invasion Novelty)

May, 1964 O


Original Group The original group formed in 1967 until December 1967

Willie Wilson – Drums Formerly with Jokers Wild (67), later with Cochise (69); then Southerland Brothers and Quiver
Ricky Wills – Bass Formerly with Jokers Wild (67), later with Cochise (69); then Foreigner
Dave Gilmour – Guitar Formerly with The Ramblers (62); then Jokers Wild; then to Pink Floyd (68)

The Bumblies


The original group formed in October 1963 until October 1965

Brian Norris – Bass Went to Earl Preston & The Realms (64-67); Later with The Cryin’ Shames

Joey Kneen – Vocals
John Bain – Vocals
John Bennett – L Guitar
Charlie Gallagher – Drums

The Johnny Burch Quartet

The original group formed in 1961 until April 1962 then The Johnny Burch Octet May 1962 until June 1962

Dick Heckstall (Smith) – Sax To John Mayall’s Blues Incorporated (62-63); to The Graham Bond Quartert/Organization  (62-65); to Colosseum (65)

Ginger Baker – Drums Also with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers;  The Roosters, The Johnny Burch Quartet/Quintet/Octet (61/62), then Alex Koerner’s Blue Incorporated (6/62), The Graham Bond Quintet (2/63), Graham Bond Quartet, The Graham Bond Organisation (9/63) – Also to Ginger Baker’s AirForce & The Baker-Gurvitz Army

Johnny Birch – Piano

Maurice Salvat – Bass

Jack Bruce – Bass Arrives 1962; Also with Graham Bond Quartet/Organisation  – Later with Cream – Also with the Roosters, Powerhouse, Alex Korner’s Blues Incorporated, Blind Faith, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, the Jack Bruce Band, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Manfred Mann, West-Bruce-Laing

Graham Bond – Sax Arrives 1962; also with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers; with Graham Bond Quartet/Organisation

Jan Burnette

1963 – Kapp 535 – The Boy I Used To Know b/w Unimportant Things (Need Images)

Billy Butler & The Tuxedos

The original group formed in August 1963 until October 1964

Billy Butler – Vocals Formerly with The Merseybeats
John O’Brien – R Guitar
Alan Crowley – Bass Departed 1963
Les Williams – L Guitar Onto The Dimensions (Oct 64); later on in The Pendulum Additional Members
Geoff Craven – Drums Arrived 1964
Dave Percival – L Guitar Arrived 1964
Ronnie Myers – Drums
Billy  Kinsley – Bass
Kenny Parry

Tony Burrows

Tony was a member of The Brotherhood of Man, Edison Lighthouse, First Class, The Flower Pot Men, The Ivy League, The Kestrels, The Pipkins, White Plains and The Hit Squad and sang lead with most of them

May, 1970 – O



Daws Butler (Invasion Novelty)

December, 1964 – O

The Buzz

This was not David Bowie’s band of the same name

Johnny Turnbull – Guitar Peviously with The Boston Dexters;
Tam White – Vocals Peviously with The Boston Dexters;
Brian Henderson – Bass
Mike Travis – Drums

The Buzz

August, 1966 – XX

August, 1966 – XX

The Bystanders

The band formed in 1962 in Merthyr Tydfil


Jeff Jones – With Wild Turkey (1969)
Clive John – With Man
Deke Leonard – With Deke Leonard’s Iceburg, Man and The Force
Micky Jones – With The Attack

June, 1967 – DJX/O

One Comment

  1. Great post on the musical acts, labels of the 1960’s.

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