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Beat-Era Group Rosters/Solo’s/Discographies
Alpha: Four thru G

Rosters and solo artists from the “Invasion” Era with discographies for those who had releases in the U.S. Also some Invasion-Era groups from other European countries who did not have U.S. distribution.

The Four Ales

Members:

George Money (Zoot) – with Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band; The Portchester Road Band; The Blackhawks; The Sands Combo; Alex Korner’s Blues Incorporated; The Wes Minster Five; Dantalian’s Chariot; The Animals; Zoot Money’s Music Band
Michael Montgomery
Pete Cox
John Goggin

The Four Clefs

The original group formed in May 1962 and lasted until February 1964.
Jimmy Tushingham – Drums Went to Rory Storm and the Hurricanes (64)
Frank Morris – Bass
Derek Watling – R Guitar
Arthur Raynor – L Guitar Went to Chick Graham & the Coasters (Feb 64)

The Four Dimensions/The Dimensions/Tiffany’s Dimensions

Four Dimensions

They were originally JC and The Strollers. The original group formed in Summer of 1963 until May 1964 then becoming Tiffany’s Dimensions May 1964 until October 1964.  They became The Dimensions in October 1964 until 1968.

Ray Jones – R Guitar
Kenny McGonagal – L Guitar
Jimmy Clark – Bass
MIke Easthope – Drums Later on with Alvin’s Stardust’s band
Graham Pugh – R Guitar Arrived May 64; Departed late 64
Tony Raynor – L Guitar Arrived May 64; Departed late 64
Irene Green – Vocals (Tiffany) Arrived May 64; Went to form Tiffany’s Thoughts (late 64)
Denis Swale – Drums Arrived late 1964; later on with Alvin Stardust’s band
Les Williams – Guitar Arrived late 1964

The Four Dymonds

Four Dymonds

The original group formed in April 1962 until January 1963 when they became Gus Travis & The Four Dymonds until May 1963.

Geoff Brown – L Guitar Later to Rip Van Winkle & The Rip It Ups (Apr 64)
Terry McCusker – Drums Later to Rip Van Winkle & The Rip It Ups (Apr 64); then to The Valkyries (Apr 65); later with The Roadrunners (1965)
Jim Percival – R Guitar
John Holford – Bass Later with Joan and The Demons (63)
Gus Travis – Vocals Arrived Jan 1963; Formerly with Gus & The Thundercaps (59-62); then Gus Travis & The Midnighters (May 62); then Freddie Starr & The Midnighters (63); then to Gus Travis & The Rainchecks (63-64)

The Four Gats (Spain)

1964

The Four Instants (New Zealand)

Members:

Clem Cattini – with Johnny Kidd & the Pirates; Apollo 100; The Rocky Horror Band; Rumplestiltskin; Spaghetti Head; The Ashley Hutchings Big Beat Combo; The Tornados; Ugly Custard
Dave Winters – with The Ivy League
Mickey Keen – with Sparrow; The Ministry of Sound
Mike O’Neill – with The Screaming Meemees; These Wilding Ways

Four Jacks & A Jill (South Africa)

There were neither a single Jack or a Jill in this South African group. Female vocalist Gleyns Lynne fronted the group that formed in 1964

Glenys Lynne – Vocals
Clive Harding – Bass
Till Hanamann – Guitar
Bruce Barks – Guitar
Tony Hughes – Drums

1969 – DJX-O

1968 – DJX/O

1968 – XX

1969 – O

1968 – Germany

RCA – Master Jack” – Charted in June, 1968 – #155 – 6 Weeks on Hot 200

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RCA – “Fables” – Released 1968 – Did Not Chart

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U.K. & U.S. CHARTS

The Four Just Men

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The original group formed in March 1960 as Dee Fenton & The Silhouettes until late 1962 then became The Four Just Men in January 1963 until  late 1963.

Dee Fenton – Vocals
Johnny Kelman – L Guitar Formerly with Freddie Starr & The Midnighters (63); later with Wimple Winch (66); then Pete Mclaine The Clan
Pete Turner – Bass
Larry King – (Lawrence Arendes) Drums Later with Wimple Winch Additional Members
Lally Stott – L Guitar Later with Denny Seyton & the Sabres
Dee (Demetrius) Christopholus – guitr Later with Wimple Winch

1965 – XX

1965 – O

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The Four Kings (Germany)

1966

The Four Originals

The original group formed in October 1964 until the present day.

Dave Williams – L Guitar Formerly with Dale Roberts & The Jaywalkers (59-62); then Group One (62-64)
Phil Howard – Bass
Dale Roberts – Vocals Formerly with Dale Roberts & The Jaywalkers (59-62)
John Nugent – Drums Departed
Colin Middlebrough – Drums

The Four Pennies (Four Shillings)

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The Four Pennies: 1963 – 1966 – Originally The Lionel Morton Four

Lionel Morton – Guitar
Mike Wilsh – Guitar  Later with Fritz, Mike & Mo (1968)
Fritz Flyer – Bass Later with Fritz, Mike & Mo (1968)
Alan Buck – Drums Formerly with Johnny Kidd & the Pirates – Joe Brown & the Bruvvers

1964 – XX

1964 – O

1965 – OO

U.K. & U.S. CHARTS

Four Plus One

Four Plus One came out of London performing R&B material.  They later became The In Crowd.

Keith Hopkins (Keith West) – vocals Went to  Tomorrow (67)
Les Jones – guitar
John Wood – guitar Went to  Tomorrow (67)
Simon Alcot – bass
Ken Lawrence – drums

The Fourmost

The Fourmost (Four Most): 1962 – 1976

Brian O’Hara – Vocals Formerly with Blue Jays, Four Jays
Billy Hatton – Bass Formerly with The Undertakers, Four Jays
Dave Lovelady – Drums Formerly with Ian and Zodiacs, Four Jays, King Size Taylor & the Dominoes
Mike Millward – Guitar Formerly with The Undertakers, Departed 1965 – Died 1966
George Peckham – R Guitar Formerly with The Lee Curtis All Stars; (Jun 63); The Pawns (Feb 64); also The Renegades;  then Earl Royce & the Olympics (Apr 65); Departed 1968; also with The Kinsleys
Ian Edwards – Guitar Arrived mid 1968 – Departed to The Connoisseurs – Also in the Ivy League
Joe Bower – Guitar Arrived 1968
Bill Parkinson – Rhythm Guitar
Brian Redman – Drums Later with Sonny Webb & The Cascades (Feb 63); then to The Hillsiders (Sep 64)

1963 – XX

1964 – DJO/X

1964 – O

1964 – XX

1966 – O

1966 – O

U.K. & U.S. CHARTS

The Four Preps (Invasion Novelty)

The Four Shakers (France)

1964

The Four Sights

Formed in Leicester

Members:

Bill Coleman
Doug Abbott
David Linsay
Tim Airey

The 49th Parallel (Canada)

First known as the “Shades of Blond” – early members were Dennis Abbott, Dan Lowe, Bob Carlson, Dave Petch, Mick Woodhouse and Terry Bare.

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The Fox

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Brighton band forming in 1968

Alex Lane – Organ Formerly with The Alan Lane Group
Steve Brayne – Guitar Formerly with Beatroute
Winston Weatherill – Guitar Formerly with Beatroute; Gary Farr & The T-Bones
Dave Windross – Bass Formerly with Omega PlusTim Reeves – Drums Formerly with Omega Plus; later with Mungo Jerry

The Frame

Formed around 1966

Members:

Bob Adams
Brian Harbison
Mick Webley
Derek Woodward

The Francais (France)

1967

Francine (Germany)

1968/1969

Frankie & The Timebreakers (Netherlands)

1967/1969

 

The Frays

Out of the London area and forming in the mid 1960’s, the Frays were and R&B based group.  They broke up in 1966.  They started off as The Frays.

Martin Hummingbird – vocals
John Patten – guitar
Barry Gilford – with Brian Howard & The Silhouettes;
Brian Howard – with Brian Howard & The Silhouettes;
Clive Howse
Johnny Patto – with Brian Howard & The Silhouettes; Patto
Opal Louis Nations

Freddie & The Dreamers

See The Freddie & The  Dreamers U.S. Discography Page

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Freddie & the Dreamers maintained a rather constant lineup through their run: 1962 – 1970’s

Freddie Garity – Vocals Formerly with The Red Sox – The John Norman Four – The Kingfishers (all in the 1950’s)
Roy Crewsdon – Guitar
Derek Quinn – Guitar
Pete Birrell – Bass
Bernie Dwyer – Drums

Free

Free

The original group formed in May 1968 until 1973.

Paul Rodgers – Vocals Formerly with The Roadrunners (Middlesbrough); and Wild Flowers; went to short live group Peace (71); back to Free and later to Bad Company (73)
Andy Fraser – Bass Went later to Toby (71) back to Free; later with The Sharks
Simon Kirke – Drums Went to Kossoff/Kirke/Tetsu/Rabbitt (71); back to Free; then to Bad Company (73)
Paul Kossoff – Guitar Went to Kossoff/Kirke/Tetsu/Rabbitt (71); back to Free; then to Back Street Crawler (75)

1969 – XX

LP – A&M 4198 – Tons of Sobs – 1969

LP – A&M 4204 – Free – 1969

U.K. & U.S. CHARTS

Free at Last

The original group formed in September 1966 until June 1967.

Alex Korner – Guitar & Vocals Formerly in duo with Cyril Davies (55-61); then Alex Korner’s Blues Inc; Also with the Chris Barber Jazz Band (56); later with  the New Church
Hughie Flint – Drums Also with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers; and later on with McGunness-Flint
Cliff Barton – Bass Also with the  Long John Baldry’s Hoochie Coochie Men, Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames – Later with the Alan Price Set; with Cyril Davies All Stars; and  Orginal All Stars
Binky McKenzie – Bass Arrived 1967

Frenchy & The Chessmen (Invasion Novelty)

1964 – XX

The Frinton Basset Blues Band

Members:

Steve Crawford
Alan Cook
Dave Goodman
Denis Smithers
Pete Watson
Ray Johnson

The Frugal Sound

1966 – XX

The Fruit Eating Bears

Fruit Eating Bears

The original group formed in 1965 until 1966.

Joey Molland – Guitar Formerly with The Assasins; and The Profiles; also The Masterminds (64-66); Gary Walker & the Rain;  then to Badfinger
Chris Findley – Keyboards Formerly with The Masterminds (64-66)
George Cassidy – Bass Formerly with The Masterminds (64-66)
Billy Kinsley – Vocals Formerly with The Merseybeats (60-64); The Kinsleys (64-65)
Tony Crane – Vocals Formerly with The Merseybeats (60-64)
Kenny Goodlass – Drums Formerly with The Escorts
Kenny Mundy – Drums Formerly with The Aztecs
Terry McCuster Formerly with The Roadrunners; Also with The Valkryies
Mushy Cooper – Bass Formerly with The Undertakers (60-61); Also with The Pawns Then with  Faron’s Flamingos; Then to the Renegades (62-63); Next in Jun 63 to Lee Curtis All Stars : Departed to Vauxhalis

The Fruit Machine

Group was from Manchester

Members:

Andrew Curtis – guitar – with Rare Bird
Steve Gould – guitar – with Rare Bird, Runner, The Alvin Lee Band
Andy Deacon – drums
Chris Randall  – bass

1969 – XX

The Fuggiaschi (Italy)

Members:

Aldo Caponi
Don Backy
Carlo Alberto Paterlini

Billy Fury (& The Blue Flames)

Early Pioneer UK Rocker

Billy Fury – Vocals (Ronald Wycherley)
Georgie Fame – Piano Also was with Rory & the Blackjacks – Then Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames; Later performed with Harry South Big Band in 1967
Tex Makins – Bass Also with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames;and 1965 with The Sidewinders
Red Reece – Drums Also with Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames;
Colin Green – Guitar Formerly with The Beat Boys, Nero & the Gladiators ;Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames;
Al Watson – Sax Also with The Migil Five; Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames

1959 – XX

1960 – XX

1961 – XX

1962 – London 9515 – (NEED IMAGES)

1962 – XX

1962 – XX

1963 – London 9594 – (NEED IMAGES)

1963 – XX

1964 – XX

1964 – XX

1965 – XX

1965 – XX

1966 – United Artists 50061 – (NEED IMAGES)

1967 – Mala 569 – (NEED IMAGES)

1968 – XX (NEED IMAGE)

1968 – Mala 12,108 (NEED IMAGES)

The Gadet (France)

1964

Galliard

Members:

Andy Abbott
Dave Caswell
Geoff Brown – with Craig; Muscles
John Smith
Les Podreza
Richard Pannell – with Craig

The Galliards (Scotland)

Members:

Jimmie MacGregor
Leon Rosselson – with The Three City Four
Robin Hall
Shirley Bland

UK LP’s

James Galt

1966 – XX

The Gamblers

Members:

Matthew Fisher with Don Craine’s New Downliner Sect; The Green Bullfrog; Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers; Procol Harum; Screaming Lord Sutch & His Savages

1965 – XX

1967 – Coral 62525 (NEED IMAGES)

The Game

From Mitcham, Surrey formed in the mid 1960’s.

Terry Spencer – Guitar – with The Grail; The Lavender Grove; The Secrets
Terry Boyes – Vocals
Tony Bird – Guitar
Alan Janaway – Bass
Jimmy Nelson – Drums
Terry Goodsell – Drums
Formed around 1963 and lasted until about 1966
Jim Crawford – Vocals
Tony Damond – Guitar
Alan Sanderson – Bass
Alan George – Keyboards
Ken Brady – Sax
Andy Mac – Drums
Ray Charsley
Terry Brown

The Gams (France)

1963/1964

Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera

Formed in 1968

Colin Foster – Guitar
John Ford – Bass Later with The Strawbs
Richard Hudson – Drums Later with The Strawbs
Elmer Gantry – Vocals Performed with a bogus Fleetwood Mac in the 1970s
Paul Brett – Vocals Later with The Paul Brett Sage

1968 – Epic 10419 – NEED IMAGES

LP – Epic 26415 – Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera – 1968

The Garden Wall

The original group formed in 1966.
Tony Banks – Piano Went to Genesis (67)
Peter Gabriel – Vocals Went to Genesis (67)
Chris Stewart – Drums Went to Genesis (67)

Gale Garnett & The Gentle Reign (Canada)

Gale Garnett was born in New Zealand and made her way to Canada at the age of 11.  She released a bunch of long plays but only her first landed on the Hot 200 via the success of “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine”.

Gale Garnett & the Gentle Reign (Canada):
Gale Garnett – Vocals
Rob Fisher – Keyboards
Tony Hill – Guitar
Bruce Horiuchi – Organ
Paul Robinson – Percussion
Dick Rosmini – Guitar

U.K. & U.S. CHARTS

1964 – DJX/O

1964 – DJX/O

1965 – XX

1965 – XX

1965 – XX

1966 – O

1966 – XX

1966 – XX

DJX/O

1968 – O

RCA Victor 2833 – “My Kind of Folk Songs” – Charted September 26th, 1964 – #43 – 22 Weeks on Hot 200

This LP was re-released with the “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine” cover to capitalize on the success of the single.

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RCA Victor 3305 – “”Lovin’ Place” – Released 1965 – Did Not Chart

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RCA Victor 3325 – “The Many Faces of Gale Garnett” – Released 1965 – Did Not Chart

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RCA Victor 3493 – “Variety is the Spice of Life” – Released 1966 – Did Not Chart

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RCA Victor 3586 – “New Adventures” – Released 1966 – Did Not Chart

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RCA Victor 3747 – “Sings About Flying & Rainbows &Love & other Groovy Things” – Released 1967

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Gale Garnett & The Gentle Reign

The Gentle Reign were from Canada and fronted by star vocalist Gale Garnett – after she had found fame as a solo vocalist which wasn’t common for a solo act.  In the 1980’s Garnett transitioned smoothly into an acting and writing career.

Columbia 2825 – “An Audience With The King of Wands” – Released 1968

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Columbia – “Sausalito Heliport” – Released 1969, Did Not Chart

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U.K. & U.S. CHARTS

Robin Garrett (Invasion Novelty)

1964 – XX

David Garrick

1966 – XX

1966 – A&M 821 – Dear Mrs. Applebee b/w You’re What I’m Livin’ For (Need Images)

The Gass Company

Formed in late 1960’s out of Essex

Members:

Bill Hurd – keyboards – with The Rubettes, Wake
John Richardson – drums – with Baskin & Copperfield, The Medium, The Rubettes
Martin Page – (guitar, vocals)
Geoffrey Archer – (bass,vocals)
Michael Carroll – (drums, vocals)

The Gatos Salvajes (Argentina)

Formed around 1964

Members:

Ciro Fogliatta
Litto Nebbia

Genesis

The original group formed in January 1967 until forever later with Phil Collins.

Peter Gabriel – Vocals Formerly with The Garden Wall (66)
Anthony Phillips – Guitar Formerly with The Spiders; then Anon (66)
Michael Rutherford – Bass Formerly with  Anon (66)
Tony Banks – Keyboards Formerly with The Garden Wall (66)
Chris Stewart – Drums Departed 1968
John Silver – Drums Arrived June 1968

1968 – XX

Geneveve

Recorded in the mid 1960’s on CBS in Great Britain

The Georgians

The original group formed in Summer 1963 until December 1964.

Mike Sloan – Drums Departed 1964
Tim Dugdill – R Guitar To The Kinsleys (Feb 65)
Laurence Ashley – L Guitar
Roger Lewis – Sax
Geoff Jones – Bass To The Clayton Squares (63-66)
Roger Bioletti – Drums Arrived Oct 64
Lewis Collins – Bass Arrived Oct 64; to The Mojos (Dec 64)

Joyce Germain & The Fabulous Fury’s (Invasion Novelty)

1964 – London 17328 – The Beatles Are Coming b/w What Do You Know About Love (NEED IMAGES)

Gerry & The Pacemakers

See the Gerry & The Pacemakers U.S. Discography Page

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Gerry & Pacemakers – another act managed by Brian Epstein: 1960 – into the 1970’s – They formed in Liverpool in 1960 with three members and quickly added a fourth in 1961 (Les McGuire from The Undertakers) – Brothers Gerry and Freddy Marsden were joined by bass player Les Chadwick and McGuire and continued with that lineup all the way through the Invasion Era.  The Marsdens started off in the 1950’s as The Mars Bars – a skiffle group.

Gerry Marsden – Guitar Formerly with The Mars Bars (skiffle group)
Freddy Marsden – Drums Formerly with The Mars Bars
Les Chadwick – Bass
Les McGuire – Piano Arrived early 1961 from The Undertakers

The Ghost

Formed out of Birmingham in the UK

Members:

Charlie Grima – with Mongrel; Wizzard
Daniel MacGuire – with The UK Bonds
Paul Eastment – with The Velvett Fogg
Shirley Kent
Terry Guy

 

Wayne Gibson & His Dynamic Sounds

Formed in 1963

1966 – Tower 300 For No One b/w He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands (need images)

The Gibsons

1967 – O

The Gigantes (Spain)

Formed in 1965

Giles, Giles & Fripp

Giles Giles & Fripp

The original group formed in 1967 until November 1968.

Pete Giles – Bass Formerly with The Brain (66); Went to King Crimson (70)
Robert Fripp – Guitar Formerly with The Brain (66); Went to King Crimson (69)
Mike Giles – Drums Formerly with The Brain (66); Went to King Crimson (69); later McDonald & Giles (70) and later Foreigner
Ian McDonald – Keyboards Later to MacDonald & Giles (70)
Judy Dyble From Fairport Convention also to King Crimson

Deram 18019 – “The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles & Fripp” – Released 1968

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Dana Gillespie

Dana was hot in the 1960’s and she had that “look”. She was an actress and performer as well as a composer.

1965 – XX

London 504 – “Foolish Seasons” – Released 1967

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The Gisha Brothers (Germany)

Formed in 1963

Members:

Hans Gisha
Klaus Gisha

Gitte (Germany)

1959 – XX (with Laurie London)

1964 – O

The Glass Menagerie

Glass Menagerie

From Lancashire forming in about 1968

Lou Stonebridge – Vocals Later with McGuiness Flint; and Paladin
Alan Kendall – Tuitar Later with Toe Fat
John Medley – Bass
Bill Atkinson – Drums

The Gloomy Moon Singers (Germany)

Formed in 1963

The Glenfolk Four

They were Fiona and Michael McKenna, Larry Roache and Leo Martin from Ireland

London 3413 – “The Glenfolk 4” – Released 1968 – Did Not Chart

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The Gods

The original group formed in 1965 until February 1969.

Mick Taylor – Guitar Formerly with Danny Cannon & the Ramrods,  and Herbie’s People; Departs to John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (67); then 5-69 to Rolling Stones
Brian Glasscock – Drums Later to Toe Fat (69)
John Glascock – Bass Departed 1967 and returned 1968; then to Toe Fat (69)
Ken Hensley – Keyboards Went to The Cliff Bennett Band (69); then to Teo Fat (69); Uriah Heep (Dec 69); The Seventies
Lee Kerslake – Bass Arrived September 1967; later to Toe Fat (69); then to The National Head Band (Dec 69); and then Uriah Heep (71); The Seventies
Joe Konas – Guitar Arrived September 1967
Paul Newton – Bass Arrived 1968; then to Spice (68); next to Uriah Heep (69); The Seventies
Greg Lake – Bass Arrived 1968; later with King Crimson; Emerson Lake and Palmer

Herbie Goins & The Night Timers

Goins & Night Timers

Speedy Acquaye – Congas
Mick Eve – Sax Also with Ronnie Jones & the Night Timers
Joe Moretti – Guitar Also with Nero & the Gladiators
Herbie Goins – Vocals

1967 – XX

The Golden Earrings (Netherlands)

Golden Earrings

Formed in early 1960’s from the Netherlands – Would later on would drop the “s” from their name – Hit it big with “Radar Love” – The early formation started off as The Tornadoes in the early 1960’s but changed to The Golden Earrings to avoid a recognition conflict with the U.K. instrumental group.  In 1969 they became the first Dutch band to ever tour the U.S.  The band continued on until the present day.  Visit the Golden Earring web site

George Kooymans – L Guitar
Rinus Gerritsen – Bass
Jaap Eggermont – Drums (departs 1969)
Frans Krassenburg – Vocals (departs 1968)
Barry Hay – Vocals (replaces Frans in 1968)
Sieb Warner – Drums (replace Eggermont in 1969)

1969 – O

1970 – O

Capitol 2823 – “Winter Harvest” – Released 1968

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Capitol 164 – “Miracle Mirror” – Released 1969 – Did Not Chart

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Atlantic 8244 – “Eight Miles High” – Released 1969 – Did Not Chart

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Golden Rock a Twisters (Invasion Novelty)

1964 – UK

1964 – UK

1964 – UK

The Gonks (South Africa)

Members:

Craig Ross – with The Chessmen
Howard Schactat
Noel McDermott
Brian McFall
Rob Clancy

1964 – XX

Sam Gopals’ Dream

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The original group formed in 1968 until 1969.

Lemmy – L Guitar Formerly with The Rainmakers; The Motown Sect; then with The Rockin Vickers (66); Hawkwind (71); Motorhead (75)
Sam Gopal
Roger D’Elia – L Guitar
Phil Duke – Bass

Trev Gordon

Trevor passed away on January 9th, 2013 – He was formerly with The Marbles

1966 – XX

The Graham Gouldman Thing

Formed in 1968

Graham was a writer and later member of 10 cc. Earlier he played with many U.K. beat bands including The Planets and The Whirlwinds. He composed “Stop, Stop, Stop” for the Hollies and “The Windmills of Your Mind” for Dusty Springfield. The Thing included Led Zeppelin legend Paul Jones.

Members:

Graham Gouldman – Vocals High Spots – Crevattes – Planets – Whirlwinds – later 10 cc
John Paul Jones – Bass Later with Led Zeppelin 1969
Eddie Kramer

1968 – XX

1968 – XX

RCA – “The Graham Gouldman Thing” – Released 1968

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Chantal Goya (France)

1964

Davy Graham

Graham was a British folk/blues/jazz artist.

London – “Large As Life and Twice As Natural” – Released 1968

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Grail

Formed in South London coming out of the band The Game

Members:

Chris Perry
Chris Williams – with Abacus
Dave Blake
Paul Barrett
Stan Decker
Terry Spencer – with The Lavender Grove; The Secrets; The Game

Granny’s Intentions

Granny's Intentions

Formed in 1965 in Limerick Ireland

Gary Moore – Guitar – with BBM; Colosseum; Dr. Strangely Strange; Skid Row; Ferry Aid; G Force; Scars; Thin Lizzy
Johnny Duhan – Vocals
Noel Bridgeman – Drums Formerly with Skid Row
Pat Nash – Keyboards
John Hockedy – Drums
Pete Cummins – with The Fleadh Cowboys

Julie Grant

1963 – XX

1964 – XX

1964 – Hickory 1288 – You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You/Come to Me (Need Images)

Grapefruit

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Grapefruit: 1966 – 1968 – Grapefruit evolved from the British band Tony Rivers & The Castaways forming in 1966. They were signed by Apple records but did not release a single on that label.

Pete Swettenham – Guitar Formerly with Tony Rivers & the Castaways
Geoff Swettenham – Drums Departs 1968 – Formerly with Tony Rivers & the Castaways
John Perry – Guitar Formerly with Tony Rivers & the Castaways, the Only Ones, Bobby Patrick & the Big Six – Later with My Dear Watson (68), Paintbox (70s), Haffy’s Whiskey Sours (70s), Harmony Grass (70s)
George Alexander – Bass Formerly with Easy Beats – Bobby Patrick & the Big Six – Later with Tramp; also with My Dear Watson; Paintbox; Haffy’s Whisky Sour;
Bobby Ware – Drums Arrived 1968
Mick Fowler – Keyboards Arrived 1968

1968 – DJX/O (Need Image)

1968 – O

1968 – XX

1969 – XX

1969 – XX

1968 – Germany

Dunhill – “Around Grapefruit” – Released 1968

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RCA 4215 – “Deep Water” – Released 1969

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Barry Gray & The Spacemakers

1963 – O

Cheryl Gray

1969 – b/w Lonely People

The Great Scots/Scotts (Canada)

Rick McNeil – vocals
Bill Schnare – guitar
Wayne Forrest – guitar
Dave Isner – bass
Gerry Archer – drums

1965 – XX

1965 – XX

1966 – XX

1966 – XX

The Greek Loon Band

The original group formed in August until October 1965.

Bernie Greenwood – Sax
Jake Milton – Drums Later on in Quintessence
Bob Ray – Bass
John Baily – Vocals Later with McGuiness-Flint
Ben Palmer – Piano Formerly with The Roosters (63)
Eric Clapton – L Guitar Came from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (65); See The Yardbirds for a complete group listing

Barry Green and Anthony Stag (Canada)

LP – United Artists 6756 – Anthony Green/Barry Stagg – 1969

The Green Beats

Members:

John Keogh

1965 – Parkway 939 – You Must Be the One b/w If This World Were Mine – Need Images

1965 – Jerden 757 – You Must Be the One b/w If This World Were Mine – Need Images

1965 – XX (Need Image)

Lorne Green (Invasion Novelty)
(via good timing with the name “Ringo”)

1964 – DJX/O

Mabel Greer’s Toy Shop

Mabel Greer's Toyshop

The original group formed in Early 1968 until June 1968.

Pete Banks – Guitar Formerly with The Syn (67); Yes (68); Blodwyn Pig (70)
Chris Squire – Bass Formerly with The Syn (67); Yes (68)
John Anderson – Vocals Formerly with The Warriors (67); then to Gun and onto Yes (68)
Clive Bailey – Drums

Greta Ann

1965 – XX

The Groop (Australia)

Members:

Brian Cadd with Axiom; The Blazing Salads; The Flying Burrito Bros.; MySpace
Don Mudie – with Axiom
Max Ross
Peter Bruce
Peter McKeddie
Richard Wright
Robert Glover – with The Sports
Ronnie Charles – with Atlas, The Jackson Kings
Tweed Harris – with The Clefs; The Groove

1968 – XX

1969 – XX

The Groop (UK)

1969 – XX

1969 – XX

1969 – DJX/OV1/Ov1

The Groove (Australia)

Members:

Geoff Bridford – with Steve and the Board; Tin Tin; The Bee Gees
Jamie Byrne
Tweed Harris with The Clefs; The Groop
Rod Stone – with The Librettos
Peter Williams – with Max Merritt & The Meteors; The Mixtures

The Groundhogs

Groundhogs

The Groundhogs formed in 1963.  They first formed at “The Dollar Bills” and then performed briefly as “Herbal Mixture” before resuming as The Groundhogs.  Tons of musicians passed through their ranks and amazingly they held the group together into the 21st Century!

Tony McPhee – Guitar Later with Herbal Mixture, John Dummer’s Blues Band, Tony McPhee’s Terraplane, Tony McPhee’s Turbo and the Tony McPhee Band –
Steve Rye – Harmonica
Pete Cruikshank – Bass Also with Herbal Mixture
Ken Pusteinik – Drums
Clive Brooks – later with The Groundhogs – Uriel

1965 – XX (Need Image)

1966 – XX

World Pacific 21892 – “Scratching The Surface” – Released November, 1968 – Did Not Chart

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Imperial 12452 – “Blues Obituary” – Released 1969 – Did Not Chart

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Group One

Group One

The original group formed in February 1962 until May 1964.

Keith Stokes – Guitar Formerly with The Remo Four (Feb 62)
Harvey Prytherch – Drums Formerly with The Remo Four (Sep 61)
Dave Williams – L Guitar Formerly with Dale Roberts & The Jaywalkers (Sep 61); Later to The Four Originals (Oct 64)
Eric London – Bass
Brian Hilton – L Guitar Later with The Hillsiders (Sep 64)

Group 1850 (Netherlands)

Members:

Daniel Van Bergen
Dave Duba
Beer Klaase
Ruud Van BuurenHessel De Vries
Martin Van Duynhoven
Nippy Noya
Paul Van Wageningen
Peter Sjardin
Rob De Rijke

Groups Incorporated

The original group formed in September, 1962.

Pete Cooks Formerly with Dee & the Dynamites (60-61); then to The Kansas City Five (Feb 62); later with Earl Royce & the Olympics
Freddie Starr – Vocals Formerly with The Kansas City Five (1962); then to Freddie Starr & Midnighters (Oct 62)
Bruce McGaskill – Guitar Formerly with Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps; then to The Kansas City Five (Feb 62)
Pete Orr – Drums
Sydney Edwards – Bass

The Guess Who (Canada)

See the Guess Who Discography Page

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This group evolved from Chad Allen & The Silvertones, to The Reflections in 1962 who for a time became Chad Allen & The Expressions before becoming The Guess Who.  Randy Bachman was an original member with vocalist Burton Cummings arriving in 1965 to take Allen’s place.  Much has been documented on this band on-line for those who want the entire story.

Chad Allan – Guitar Departed 1965 – Formerly with Al and the Silvertones (60), Chad Allen & the Reflections (62), and Chad Allen & the Expressions (65)
Bob Ashley – Keyboards Departed 1965 – Formerly with Al and the Silvertones (60), Chad Allen & the Reflections (62), and Chad Allen & the Expressions (65)
Randy Bachman – Guitar Formerly with Al and the Silvertones (60), Chad Allen & the Reflections (62), and Chad Allen & the Expressions (65) – Later with Bachman Turner Overdrive (70s), Brave Belt, and Bachman-Cummings (2000′

s)
Jim Kale – Base Formerly with Al and the Silvertones (60), Chad Allen & the Reflections (62), and Chad Allen & the Expressions (65)
Gary Petersen – Drums Formerly with Al and the Silvertones (60), Chad Allen & the Reflections (62), and Chad Allen & the Expressions (65)
Burton Cummings – Vocals/Guitar Arrived 1965 – Later with Bachman-Cummings

The Guitares Magiques

Formed in 1964

Gulliver’s People

Recorded on Parlophone in 1966 until 1968 and Columbia in 1969.

Gun

Gun (originally known as The Knack) included brothers Adrian and Baker Gurvitz later formed The Three Man Army and then joined Ginger Baker.

Members:

Adrian Gurvitz – with The Baker Gurvitz Army; Rupert’s People; The Buddy Miles Band; The Graeme Edge Band; The Knack; The Three Man Army
Jon Anderson – with Anderson Bruford Walkeman Howe; The Anderson Ponty Band; The J.M.C. Singers; Jon and Vanelis; Mabel Greer’s Toyshop; Spirit of the Forest, The Warriors, Yes
Louie Farrell – with The Bulldog Breed, The Knack
Paul Gurvitz – with The Baker Gurvitz Army; Rupert’s People; The Graeme Edge Band; The Knack; The Three Man Army; The Londoners
Peter Dunton – with The Bulldog Breed; Neon Pearl; Please; The Flies

LP – Epic 26468 – Gun – 1968

Epic 156221 – “Gun Sight” – Released 1969 – Did Not Chart

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Jon Gunn

1967 – O

1968 – Deram 85024 – If You Wish It b/w I Don’t Want to Get Hung Up On You Babe (Need Images)

The Gurus

1966 – RX/PSO (Need Image)

The Johnny Gus Set

The original group formed in January, 1961.

Johnny Gustafson – Bass Formerly with Cass & Casanovas; then to The Big Three; Departed Nov 1963 for The Seniors ;Later years with Roxy Music; Also with The Merseybeats
Ron Parry – Drums Formerly with Kinsize Taylor & the Griff Parry Five (64)
Brian Griffiths – Guitar Formerly with Derry & the Seniors (59-62); then to The Big Three (Jul 62-Nov 63); then to The Seniors (Nov 63-Feb 64); Also with The Griff Parry Five
Vinnie Parker – Keyboards Formerly with Kinsize Taylor & the Griff Parry Five (64)
Daryl Dougdale – Keyboards Arrived Sep 65

Gus & The Thundercaps/Midnighters

Original Group The original group formed in 1959 continuing until May 1962 – at which time they became Gus Travis & the Midnighters until November 1962 – finally evolving into Freddie Starr & the Midnighters.

Gus Travis – Vocals Later with Freddie Starr & the Midnighters; then forming Gus Travis & The Dymonds in January 1963; evolving into Gus Travis & The Rainchecks in May 1963
Bill Bingham – Bass Departed 1962
Pete Williams – Drums Departed for The Morrockans (62)
Dave Carden – L Guitar To Freddie Starr & The Midnighters (Nov 62); then to Derry Wilkie & The Pressmen (Aug 63); then to The Flamingos (Jan 64); then Freddie Starr & The Flamingos (May 64)
Ian McQuair – R Guitar To Freddie Starr & The Midnighters (Nov 62); Later to The Chuckles (May 63)
Alan Watts – Guitar To Freddie Starr & The Midnighters (Nov 62)
Clive Watkins – Bass Arrived 1962; Departed in mid 1962
Ian Douglas – Drums Arrived 1962; Departed in mid 1962
Brian Woods – Bass Arrived May 1962; To Freddie Starr & The Midnighters (Nov 62); then to Heinz (Aug 63)
John Cochrane – Drums Arrived May 1962; To Freddie Starr & The Midnighters (Nov 62);  Later to The Chuckles (May 63)

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