Karl Thaler 45 The Storm

Karl Thaler

Karl Thaler 45 The StormKarl Thaler 45 Phoebe

Supreme obscurity here, though not garage at all. Karl Thaler plays acoustic guitar and sings on the excellent composition “The Storm”, and plays guitar and harmonica on the instrumental “Phoebe”.

I have no info other than what’s on the label, which includes the deadwax stamp “45 202 385″ / “45 202 386″. I’m sorry I don’t have a sound clip for you to listen to, my current set up mars every rip I make so I won’t do it right now. Any info on who he is or what music scene this came from would be appreciated.

Sleepers Marvy 45 I Want a Love

The Sleepers

The Sleepers photo

Sleepers Marvy 45 I Want a LoveThe Sleepers were from Mansfield, Ohio, located in the northern part of the state about halfway between Columbus and Cleveland.

Tom Zinser lead the band so they were usually referred to as Tommy Z and the Sleepers, though not on the record label which simply says The Sleepers and lists the members by last name, including Murry, Crause, Davis, and First. Tommy Zinser’s name is spelled Zinzer on the labels.

“I Want a Love” combines a fuzz riff with a jangly guitar sound and unison vocals. There’s a short drum break and the fuzz repeats its riffs without trying for anything ambitious. “Time Will Tell” features hypnotic picked guitar and fine harmonies in backup and on the chorus.

Zinser and Davis wrote both songs. The single was recorded at Audio Recording in Cleveland, produced by E.R. Thomas and E.R. Garnes, and released on the Marvy label in 1966.

Sleepers Marvy 45 Time Will Tell
After the Sleepers broke up in 1967, Zinser went into the Wildlife with guitarist and vocalist Terry Van Auker. The Wildlife released one 45 on Columbia, 4-44369, “Time Will Tell” / “Hard, Hard ,Year”, which I haven’t heard.

Confusingly there was another group with two earlier 45s on Columbia who are listed as the Wild Life (two words instead of Wildlife) which have similar credits, arranged by Chuck Sagle and produced by John Walsh:

“This Is What I Was Made For” / “Somes Times I’m Up (Sometimes I’m Down”) (Columbia 4-44213)
“New Games to Play” / “Where Do You Go” (Columbia 4-44285)

Same band?

In any case, Zinser and Van Auker went into Owen-B which had a self-produced LP recorded at Mus-i-col Studios in Columbus. Another member of Owen-B was Jim Krause, vocals and harmonica. I suppose he could be the same person listed as ‘Crause’ on the Sleepers label.

Sugar Beats Knight 45 What Am I Doing Here

The Sugar Beats

Sugar Beats Knight 45 What Am I Doing HereThe Sugar Beats formed in Tampa, Florida and had the first release on the Knight label, which is much better known for 45s by the Outsiders, the Tropics and the Mods. The band members were:

Roland Kent LaVoie – guitar
Bill Ellington – guitar
Bill Denman – bass
Rick Emmert – drums

Both sides are upbeat pop cover songs, which may be why it was not included in Teen Beat Mayhem. Produced by Phil Gernhard and recorded at H & H Studios, though I’ve also read this was recorded at Charles Fuller’s studio – some overlap there? It dates from approximately 1964, with SoN #s 22541/2 in the matrix.

Roland LaVoie went into Me & the Other Guys who had two 45s, “Skinny Minnie” / “Crazy” on Hit Cat and “Runaround Girl” / “Everybody Knew But Me” on Boss.

Sugar Beats Knight 45 Have You Ever Had the Blues

Citations Pre-Sav Enterprises 45 The Day That She'll Go

The Citations

Citations Pre-Sav Enterprises 45 The Day That She'll Go

There were several groups called the Citations recording in the ’60s including groups from Alabama, Maine, Ohio and, most famously, the group from Milwaukee who cut “Moon Race” / “Slippin’ and Slidin'”.

The Citations I’m featuring today may have been from Lowell, Massachusetts. Though obscure, their release on Pre-Sav Enterprises is an excellent double-sider.

“Long Time Wanderin'” was the A-side, a good upbeat cut, but most garage fans prefer the flip, “The Day That She’ll Go”, for its moody New England sound.

I have no info on the group except the vocalist on both sides is Gino DiMaio. This was released in July of 1966.

If anyone has more info on the band or a photo of the group please contact me.
Citations Pre-Sav Enterprises 45 Long Time Wanderin'

Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band 1968

Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band 1968-1970

Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band 1968
Ram Jam Band, late 1968.
Top, left to right: Buddy Beadle, Hans Herbert, Geno Washington, Keith O’Connell and Rod Baby
Bottom, left to right: Steve Gregory, Pete Carney and John Culley. Photo courtesy of Buddy Beadle.

Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band
(July 1968-August 1968)

Geno Washington – lead vocals
Dave Greenslade – organ
Dave Tedstone – lead guitar, vocals
Peter Carney – bass, vocals
Lionel ‘Rocky’ Kingham – tenor saxophone
Buddy Beadle – baritone saxophone
Pat Higgs – trumpet
Colin Davey – drums

In May 1968 Geno Washington went to Madrid on his own and played at the Stones Club with Carl Douglas & The Big Stampede. Back in the UK, during mid-July, he fired guitarist John Culley and drummer Hans Herbert and put together a new formation around the surviving members.

Guitarist Dave Tedstone had a long pedigree, having worked with Herefordshire bands, Lee Starr & The Astrals and The Doc Thomas Group before joining Freddy Mack in London in April 1967. By early 1968, he was playing with Jimmy James & The Vagabonds with original Ram Jam members John Roberts and Herb Prestidge. Colin Davey had played drums with Tedstone in Freddy Mack’s band in 1967.

Original sax player Buddy Beadle returned after working with The Amboy Dukes, who’d shared the bill with The Ram Jam Band on numerous occasions.

The new line up’s first important gig was a three-hour BBC Radio 1 session at Maida Vale. With Greenslade taking the lead as musical director, the group (with a session bass player) cut five tracks, including the old blues staple, “Rock Me Baby”, a cover of The Rolling Stones’ recent single “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” plus “Hi Heel Sneakers” and “Holdin’ On (With Both Hands)”, which were later picked up by collectors’ label Acid Jazz for a compilation EP.

Producer John Schroeder, however, was not happy with the new direction and with a live album lined up for August the new line up proved to be short-lived. Gigs were few and far between and while all of this was going on, Dave Greenslade began rehearsing with his new band, Colosseum.

Selected gigs:
3 August 1968 – Market Hall, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire

Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band
(August 1968-September 1968)

Geno Washington – lead vocals
John ‘Silkie’ Culley – lead guitar
Dave Greenslade – organ
Peter Carney – bass, vocals
Lionel ‘Rocky’ Kingham – tenor saxophone
Buddy Beadle – baritone saxophone
Hans Herbert – drums

In the first week of August, Dave Tedstone left to re-join Jimmy James & The Vagabonds. He later contributed recording sessions for Cartoone’s second album and then joined Tom Jones’s band, The Squires. In 1970, Tedstone joined Herbie Goins & The Night-Timers, reuniting with Buddy Beadle. The group cut an unreleased album at Trident Studios. Colin Davey and Pat Higgs also departed at this point.

Geno Washington revamped the band just in time for a new live album Live! –  Running Wild (Pye NPL/NSPL 18219) recorded at the Casino Ballroom, Bolton, Lancashire on 9 August 1968, bringing back John Culley and Hans Herbert from the previous incarnation.

The revised line up cut a lone single, “Bring It To Me Baby” c/w “I Can’t Let You Go” (Pye 7N 17649), which was released in November 1968.

NME reported in the week ending 17 August that Geno Washington had split from Rik Gunnell’s agency and briefly gone with Mike Rispoli.

Selected gigs:
7 August 1968 – Top Rank, Henley, Berkshire
8 August 1968 – Salisbury City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire with The Emotions
9 August 1968 – Casino Ballroom, Bolton, Lancashire
9 August 1968 – Casino Club, Wigan, Lancashire
10 August 1968 – Brighton Festival, Brighton, West Sussex
12 August 1968 – Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hants
15 August 1968 – Locarno, Bristol, Avon
16 August 1968 – Torquay Town Hall, Torquay, Devon
17 August 1968 – Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
23-24 August 1968 – Scene Two, Scarborough, Yorkshire
30 August 1968 – Hemel Hempstead Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
31 August 1968 – Leas Cliffe Hall, Folkestone, Kent

1 September 1968 – Bank Holiday Bluesology Festival, Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire with The Move, Fleetwood Mac, Freddie Mack, Chris Farlowe, Wynder K Frogg, Family and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers
1 September 1968 – Winter Gardens, Malvern, Worcestershire
1 September 1968 – Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham
2 September 1968 – Golden Torch, Tunstall, Staffordshire

Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band
(September 1968-December 1968)

Geno Washington – lead vocals
John ‘Silkie’ Culley – lead guitar
Keith O’Connell – organ
Peter Carney – bass, vocals
Buddy Beadle – baritone saxophone
Steve Gregory – tenor saxophone
Rod Baby – trumpet
Hans Herbert – drums

In early September, Dave Greenslade formally departed to play with his new band, Colosseum. Longstanding member Lionel Kingham also departed and later did sessions for Henry McCullough and Geoff Muldaur among others.

With Greenslade gone, the band recruited Manchester musician, Keith O’Connell, who’d played with local groups The Raging Storms and Glass Menagerie.

Beadle recommended his former band mate from The Amboy Dukes, Steve Gregory, who’d played with The Alan Price Set before that. The band also added trumpet player Rod Baby.

Selected gigs:
13 September 1968 – Mayfair, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
14 September 1968 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire
29 September 1968 – Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, Scotland with The Shadettes (also played Maryland Ballroom, Glasgow around this time)

4 October 1968 – Top Rank, Leicester
7 October 1968 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
11 October 1968 – Salford University, Salford, Greater Manchester
12 October 1968 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
15 October 1968 – Top Rank, High Wycombe, Bucks
17 October 1968 – RAF Hollyhead, Anglesey
19 October 1968 – The College, Chester, Cheshire
21 October 1968 – Top Rank, Sheffield

Mid-October 1968 – HM Wormswood Scrubs

October-November 1968 – Piper Club, Rome, Italy (also gigs in Turin)

23 November 1968 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex with Apricot Brandy
25 November 1968 –Top Rank, Cardiff
28 November 1968 – Top Rank, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

6 December 1968 – Locarno Ballroom, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
12 December 1968 – Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
20-21 December 1968 – Scene 2 Club, Scarborough
22 December 1968 – Top Rank Suite, Birmingham

Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band
(December 1968-April 1969)

Geno Washington – lead vocals
John ‘Silkie’ Culley – lead guitar
Keith O’Connell – organ
Peter Carney – bass, vocals
Buddy Beadle – baritone saxophone
Steve Gregory – tenor saxophone
Rod Baby – trumpet
Malcolm Wolffe – drums

Hans Herbert did not stay long on his return. Malcolm Wolffe, who’d previously played with The Tribe and then Happy Magazine took his place.

Selected gigs:
17 January 1969 – Central Pier, Morecombe, Lancashire
18 January 1969 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire
20 January 1969 – St Matthew’s Hall, Ipswich
25 January 1969 – Gaeity Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire
26 January 1969 – Britannia Club, Nottingham
29 January 1969 – Oldham College of Further Education, Oldham, Lancashire
30 January 1969 – Riverton Barn, Bolton, Lancashire
31 January 1969 – Locarno Ballroom, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear with Cupid’s Inspiration

2-10 February 1969 – Showboat Variety Club, Middlesbrough
12 February 1969 – Top Rank Ballroom, Cardiff, Wales
13 February 1969 – Locarno Ballroom, Coventry, West Midlands
15 February 1969 – Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
23 February 1969 – Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, Scotland with Alan Jordan & The KB Showband

5 March 1969 – Winter Gardens, Morecombe, Lancashire
7 March 1969 – College Ballroom, Hinckley, Leicestershire
8 March 1969 – Marie Hall, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
12 March 1969 – Skyline Ballroom, Hull, Humberside
14 March 1969 – Public Baths, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
15 March 1969 – Leeds University, Leeds
16 March 1969 – Pop World ’69, Empire Pool, Wembley, Middlesex with Fleetwood Mac, Amen Corner, The Move, The Gun, Barry Ryan and others

Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band
(April 1969-September 1969)

Geno Washington – lead vocals
Keith Field – lead guitar, vocals
Keith O’Connell – organ
Peter Carney – bass, vocals
Buddy Beadle – baritone saxophone
Steve Gregory – tenor saxophone
Malcolm Wolffe – drums

John Culley departed after a Scottish tour in March-April 1969, playing his final gig in Stranraer. After working in the Ivory Coast with The Crazy Fingers, he joined Cressida in 1970 and later played with Black Widow. Rod Baby departed at the same time.

Guitarist Keith Field, formerly with The Blue Aces, and, more significantly, Ferris Wheel, took over from John Culley after cutting a solo single, “The Day That War Broke Out” c/w “Stop! Thief” for Polydor in September 1968.

The new line up recorded a lone single, “My Little Chickadee” c/w “Seven Eleven” (Pye 7N 17745), which was released in June 1969.

Selected gigs:
April 1969 – Gigs in Netherlands (according to Billboard)

5 April 1969 – Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, Scotland with Alan Jordan & The KB Showband and The Shadettes

23 May 1969 – Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester
24 May 1969 – The Pavilion, Buxton, Derbyshire
26 May 1969 – Skegness Seaside Soul Festival, Skegness, Lincolnshire with Amen Corner, Inez & Charlie Foxx, The Fantastics and Jimmy James & The Vagabonds
31 May 1969 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Tract and Virgin Hearse

June 1969 – Scottish tour (includes gigs with Jo Jo Gunne and Three Dog Night)

6 July 1969 – Citation Hotel, Perth, Scotland
6 July 1969 – Grand Hall, Kilmarnock, Scotland
27 July 1969 – Start week at Fiesta, Stockton

August 1969 – Short tour of Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland (around now)

9 August 1969 – Three-day Swedish tour starts (advertised in music press)

29 November 1969 – Imperial Ballroom, Nelson, Lancashire (may not have happened)

Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band
(March 1970-November 1970)

Geno Washington – lead vocals
Alan Griffin – lead guitar, vocals
Tom Duffy – bass, vocals
Winston ???? – keyboards
Tony Hall – tenor saxophone
Brent Scott Carter – baritone saxophone
Frank Charlton – trumpet
Larry ???? – drums

The Ram Jam Band split with Washington after working at the Neago Club in Majorca in October 1969.

Beadle and Gregory would go on to play a multitude of sessions with artists as diverse as Ginger Baker’s Airforce, Babe Ruth, Bell & Arc, Chicken Shack, Andy Fairweather-Low, Alan Hull, Otis Spann, Suzi Quatro, Freddie King and Lindisfarne. They also became members of Gonzalez and recorded a string of albums in the 1970s.

NME announced in the week ending 4 October 1969 that Geno Washington had split from The Ram Jam Band and returned to The United States. Fabulous 208 magazine mentioned in its 25 October issue that the group had split in the same week as Amen Corner and The Marbles.

The singer duly returned from the United States in early 1970 and put together an entirely new version of The Ram Jam Band around March.

Tom Duffy came from Newcastle and had previously played with The Sect. The group’s new drummer was another American, from California. Alan Griffin had previously played with Croydon, Surrey band, The Subjects.

Londoners Tony Hall and Brent Scott Carter both came in from Simon K & The Meantimers. Tony Hall had a long pedigree having previously worked with West London outfits, Peter Nelson & The Travellers, Peter’s Faces, Wainwright’s Gentlemen, The Flowerpot Men and Rupert’s Spoon.

Selected gigs:
4 April 1970 – Marquee, London

May 1970 – Gigs in Ballymena, Belfast and Dublin (according to Billboard)

13 November 1970 – Ballerina Ballroom, Nairn, Scotland

Around December 1970, Tom Duffy left and went on to record with Arc and Bell & Arc before playing and recording with Lindisfarne. Frank Charlton also left and later recorded with The Avant Gardeners.

Roger Flavell joined on bass after working with Grand Union (Bandwagon’s backing band) and Judd. Further personnel changes took place in early 1971 before the musicians broke away from Geno Washington.

Flavell subsequently played with The Tommy Hunt Band and recorded with The Byron Band among others. Brent Scott Carter later appeared on an album by Babe Ruth while Tony Hall did sessions for Dana Gillespie among others.

Selected gigs:
26 December 1970 – Marquee, London

Sources: Melody Maker, NME, Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Nottingham Evening Post, Fabulous 208.

Huge thanks to Peter Carney, John Culley, Dave Tedstone and Tony Hall for helping with line ups.

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Paris Aiken with the Mustangs

The Mustangs

The Byrds and the Mustangs backstage
The Mustangs backstage with the Byrds
from left: Mike Clark, Larry Hutcherson (partially hidden), Mike Johnstone, Jim McGuinn, Paris Aiken (with glasses), Norm Lawrence, Brad Tinglehoff, Rick Farrar, and Chris Hillman (with back to camera). Photo credited to Bob Scott.
Mustangs business card and caption to the Byrds and the Mustangs backstage photo
Mustangs business card and caption to the Byrds and the Mustangs backstage photo

The Mustangs in the photo above consist of:

Larry Hutcherson – vocals
Mike Johnstone – lead guitar
Paris Aiken – drums
Norm Lawrence – bass guitar
Rick Farrar – rhythm guitar

Brad Tinglehoff was the roadie for the group.

According to the Tidewater Virginia Hippies site, other members of the Mustangs included Steve Swenson and Ronnie Hall. I don’t believe this group released any records, and if there were any unreleased recordings, I haven’t heard them.

Mike Johnstone went on to play with Headstone Circus, whose recordings circa 1968 were eventually released by Shadoks. Paris Aiken joined Dennis & the Times, and later played drums with Billy Joe Royal on his recording of “Down in the Boondocks”.

James Mrdutt sent in the photos seen here and reported that Paris passed away on December 24, 2009.

Thank you to Mike Johnstone for correcting the mistakes I made in transcribing the IDs for the photo.

Paris Aiken with the Mustangs
Paris Aiken with the Mustangs
Gladiators Donnie 45 Turning to Stone

The Gladiators

Gladiators Donnie 45 Turning to StoneMickey Ward – keyboards
Dan Walker – guitar
Glen Mikaland – bass and saxophone
George Neuhoff – drums

This is a 45 I’d been trying to track down for a few years, and finally found a copy through Buckeye Beat, whose website has the full story on this Lorain, Ohio band.

“Turning to Stone” has a sharp fuzz riff and gloomy vocals, with a shift to a bright chorus with tambourine. The flip, “I Need You” comes from a doo wop or vocal group era, it sounds like a different group entirely, though it is well done. “I Need You” is an original by Mickey Ward, “Turning to Stone” was a group original.

Gladiators Donnie 45 I Need YouThe Gladiators name was only used for this one single from September, 1966 on the Donnie label run by Donnie Barden. The group was actually known as Mickey & the Clean Cuts in live shows and on their first 45 from October, 1965, “Soapy” / “Static Electricity”, also on Donnie and picked up by Wand. I’m not sure why they changed their name for the release of “Turning to Stone”. They had a good sound on that song and I wish they cut more in that style.

Anyone have a photo of the group?

The band continued as Mickey & the Clean Cuts, and backed the other two artists on the Donnie label for their releases: Dave Charles’ excellent soul 45 “Ain’t Gonna Cry No More” / “My Love”, and Tillie Wow’s “I Wanna Tell You A Thing Or Two” / “The Sway”, but had no other releases under their own name. Mickey Ward kept the Clean Cuts act going with different members into the ’80s.

The Passports & the Tabooz, Cori LP 66

Cori Records Discography

Riffs Cori 45 Outside That DoorCori Records was the house label for Continental Recordings studio in Framingham, Massachusetts. I discussed the studio in some depth in an article on the Balladeers, who had the first two 45s released by Continental. Max Waller and I put together this discography of the label. It’s incomplete, especially in regard to the LPs, so if you have any additional information please contact me.

All 45s after the first have matrix codes for Capitol Custom pressings. The first letter of the code refers to the year (T=1965, U=1966, W=1967).

Most publishing is either Hyannis Music Co, BMI or Donna Music Pub. BMI.

On “You’ve Got Me Cryin'” BOSS TODES is written below The Mauve but marked out on all copies I’ve seen. The band had a second 45 as the Boss Todes on the Sound City label in 1967, “Have Certainty” / “Sally the Pollywog”.

Sole Survivors Cori 45 Love Her So

45s:

E.P. Scroggs CR-0001: The Balladeers “Cape Cod (Here We Come) / “Land of the Sea and Sun” (ZTSP-94612/3) (Summer, 1964)
Cori CR-31001: The Balladeers “Words I Want To Hear” / “High Flying Bird” (TB 631/2) 8/1965
Cori CR-31002: The Royals “I’m All Alone” / “The Lady’s Bad” June 1965
Cori CR 31003: The Valkyries “Love You Like I Do” (Curtis) / “Blues For Cookie”(TB 476) 1965
Cori CR 31004: Al Gay “Soldier’s Last Letter” / “Over and Over”
Cori CR 31005: The Riffs “Outside That Door” (Paul Iannazzo) / “Holy Ravioli” (UB 276) March 1966
Cori CR 31006: The Mauve “You’ve Got Me Cryin'” (Ford-Weeks) / “In The Revelation” (Arranged by Eric Sample, UB 238) March 1966
Insegrievious CR 31007: The End “Bad Night” / “Make Our Love Come Through” (IAM 45-UB-388/6-P1) 1966
Cori CR 31008: Sole Survivors “Love Her So” (D. Cormier) / “There Were Times” (R. Pieroni) PS (UB 423, both sides Hyannis Music BMI) 1966
Cori CR 31009: ??
Cori CR 31010: C.C & the Chasers “Two And Twenty” / “Hey, Put The Clock Back On The Wall” (WB 144/5) 1967
Cori CR 31011: Shyres “Where Is Love” (Cox) / “My Girl” (Beckmann) (WB 218/9, both sides Hyannis Music BMI) May 1967
Cori CR 31012: Jerry Seeco Sextet “That’s All” / “Teach Me Tonight”
Cori CR 31013: The Kumbaya Singers “To My Brothers” / “Ruben Harte”
Cori CR 222: Brownie Macintosh with the Harry Gronki Corale “Rye Whiskey Joe” (Bill Staines) / “The Call” (Gene MacLellan) – 1971

The Passports & the Tabooz, Cori LP 66

The Rising Storm, Remnant LP Calm BeforeLPs:
Remnant Records RBA 3571: The Rising Storm – Calm Before…
Cori CRLP 31002: The Passports and the Tabooz – 66 (Bradford Junior College)
Cori CR 3101: Bobby Orr – The Two Sides Of Bobby Orr
Cori CR 3111: Paul Wayne – Live At The Garage
Cori CS 31009: Endless Knights – Something For You (1971)
Cori CS 31016: Endless Knights – Back For More (1975)
Cori CS 31017: Brownie Macintosh – Coastline Brownie (1975)

Brownie Macintosh Cori 45 Rye Whiskey JoeBrownie Macintosh wrote to me about his recordings on Cori:

I met Dan at probably the most troubled time of my life. I was about 19 and had been kicked out of boarding school a year and a half earlier. I used to drive by the studio on my way from Wayland, MA to Hopkinton to see my then girlfriend. After about a year I got up the courage to knock on the door and Dan was very nice and showed me around. I was absolutely in love with the possibility of working in a studio, and after two or so years, Dan hired me to sing on two jingles … I was hooked.

I did first a single “Rye Whiskey Joe” b/w “The Call” which Dan loved and we had some action on radio, but could not get major Boston airplay, even though we came close. We did the single in 1971. It was exciting as Dan and Pudgie knew a lot of DJs and everyone who came through Continental was forced to listen to it. “Rye Whiskey Joe”, the A-side, was four minutes long, unheard of for an unknown at the time.

I have since produced countless recording sessions, commercial jingles, corporate pieces, records, etc, and written songs for and with The Kingston Trio, The Irish Rovers (which produced my first and only gold record) and many large music publishing companies.

Thank you to Max Waller and Brownie Macintosh for their help with this discography.

Tiger’s Head, Catford

The Tiger’s Head was a popular music venue in Catford, Southeast London during the 1960s. The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band played here many times during their early years. The gigs below are taken from the Southeast London Mercury.

I would welcome any additions or memories of this venue.

3 February 1966 – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
6 February 1966 – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
10 February 1966 – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
13 February 1966 – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
17 February 1966 – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
27 February 1966 – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

3 March 1966 – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

6 January 1967 – The New Loose Ends
13 January 1967 – Amboy Dukes
25 January 1967 – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

10 February 1967 – The Shevelles
17 February 1967 – The Shotgun Express

2 March 1967 – The Gass
8 March 1967 – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
31 March 1967 – Tony Rivers & The Castaways

14 April 1967 – Coloured Raisins and Honey Darling
21 April 1967 – James Royal Set
28 April 1967 – The New Mojo Band

12 May 1967 – Marmalade
19 May 1967 – Davey Sands & The Essex
26 May 1967 – The Spectrum

2 June 1967 – St James Infirmary
9 June 1967 – The Spectrum
16 June 1967 – Linda Layne & The Sin
23 June 1967 – Freddie Fingers & The Upper Hand
30 June 1967 – Tony Rivers & The Castaways

28 July 1967 – The Coloured Raisins

18 August 1967 – The Coloured Raisins

12 January 1968 – Shell Shock Show
26 January 1968 – The Love Affair

2 February 1968 – Delroy Williams
9 February 1968 – Hamilton’s Movements
16 February 1968 – Coloured Raisins

8 March 1968 – Cymbalines
15 March 1968 – Coloured Raisins

12 April 1968 – Riot Squad
19 April 1968 – Good Time Band
26 April 1968 – Sugar Simone & The Programme

17 May 1968 – Joyce Bond Revue

14 June 1968 – Epics
21 June 1968 – Hopscotch
28 June 1968 – Moon’s Train

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