The Pentad - Woking Herald 1965 June 11

The Pentad

Pentad Woking Herald 1965 June 11
The Pentad featured in the Woking Herald and News, June 11, 1965

Terry Crowe – lead vocals
Mike Fitzpatrick – lead guitar
Roger Hanks – piano, organ
Mick Dunford – bass
Peter Garland-Jones – drums

A Woking, Surrey band that was formed around April 1965 from the ashes of The Plebs, The Pentad was led by singer Terry Crowe, who together with Mick Dunford, had been an original member of The Nashville Teens.

The band’s debut single “Silver Dagger” c/w “Nothing But Love” came out on Parlophone in June 1965. The group recorded a second single, “Don’t Throw It All Away” c/w “Too Many Ways”, which was released later that year.

Pentad’s third and final release, “Something Other People Call Love” c/w “It Better Be Me”, was issued in March 1966. Dunford later became a member of Renaissance.

The Woking Herald provided good source material.

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11 thoughts on “The Pentad”

  1. The West Briton & Royal Cornwall Gazette lists this gig for the band on 12 February 1966 at the Blue Lagoon, Newquay with The Other Five

  2. Found tonnes more gigs on the Pentad:

    Eastern Evening News:

    15 June 1965 – Gala Ballroom, Norwich with Unit 4 + 2
    20 June 1965 – Orford Cellar, Norwich
    16 July 1965 – Orford Cellar, Norwich
    31 August 1965 – Gala Ballroom, Norwich with Them
    15 September 1965 – Orford Cellar, Norwich
    9 November 1965 – Gala Ballroom, Norwich

  3. Pentad (billed as formerly The Clouds) also play at the Orchid Ballroom in Oxford (Oxford Mail) on 30 October 1965 with The Legends (assuming this is the West London outfit and not a local act)

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