INTERVENTION-(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me/ Madame Garcia
ARTWOODS-What Shall I Do/ In The Deep End (Parlophone)
BEE GEES-New York Mining Disaster 1941/ I Cant See Nobody (Polydor) #12
DAVID BOWIE-Laughing Gnome/ The Gospel According To Tony Day (Deram)
THE CYMBALINE-Peanuts And Chewy Macs/ Found My Girl (Mercury)
CHRIS FARLOWE-Yesterdays Papers/ Life Is But Nothing (Immediate)
FORCE WEST-All The Children Sleep/ Desolation (Columbia)
THE HERD-I Can Fly/ Diary Of A Narcissist (Fontana)
BILLY J KRAMER-Town Of Tuxley Toymaker/ Chinese Girl (Reaction)
DENNY LAINE-Say You Dont Mind/ Ask The People (Deram)
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS-Let's Live For Today/ I'm Real (Philips)
THE LOMAX ALLIANCE-Try As You May/ See The People (CBS)
THE OUTER LIMITS-Just One More Chance/ Help Me Please (Deram)
PRETTY THINGS-Children/ My Time (Fontana)
PANDEMONIUM-No Presents For Me/ The Sun Shines From His Eyes (CBS)
THE PUDDING-Magic Bus/ Its Too Late (Decca)
PURPLE GANG-Granny Takes A Trip/ Bootleg Whiskey (Big T)
THE QUIK-Love Is a Beautiful Thing/ Berts Apple Crumble (Deram)
TERRY REID AND THE JAYWALKERS-The Hand Dont Fit The Glove/ This Time (Columbia)
THE ROKES-Let's Live For Today (RCA)
ROULETTES-Rhyme Boy Rhyme/ Airport People (Fontana)
THE SEARCHERS-Western Union/ Ill Cry Tomorrow (Pye)
SHOTGUN EXPRESS-Funny Cos Neither Could I/ Indian Thing (Columbia)
THE SPECTRUM-Samanthas Mine/ Saturdays Child (RCA)
TIMEBOX-Soul Sauce/ I Wish I Could jerk Like My Uncle Cyril (Piccadilly)
TWICE AS MUCH-Crystal Ball/ Why Dont They All Go And leave Me Alone (Immediate)
WARM SOUNDS-The Birds And Bees/ Doo Dah (Deram)
THE WHO-Pictures Of Lily/ Doctor Doctor (Track) #4
YARDBIRDS-Little Games/ Puzzles (Columbia)
Jones stars as a pop star who becomes a political spokesman for young
people, in the new movie release “Privilege”.
master tapes of the debut album by The Move are stolen from a car. A £200
reward for information leading to their recovery is offered.
Soft Machine record an albums worth of demos at De Lane Lea Studios.
Although never intended for release, these tracks were issued by Charly as
“At The Beginning” in 1977 and on CD as “Jet Propelled Photograph”.
member of The Paramounts Gary Brooker and his lyricist partner Keith Reid
advertise in the Melody Maker for musicians to play their new songs. They
form Procol Harum (after initially calling themselves The Pinewoods).
a prearranged signal, 800 bags of flour are flung about by fans of The Flies
at The Roundhouse’s free activity fun festival (8th)
announced that Donovan’s latest US hit single “Epistle To Dippy” will
not be released in the UK because “The press might find controversial drug
taking implications in the lyric”.
Richard Shirman says that he’s left The Attack because of a ‘clash of
Bunch are featured in a TV documentary titled “Swinging London”,
alongside Twiggy and Cathy McGowan.
Luxembourg holds a contest in which listeners are asked to name the debut LP
by The Move. There are over 8,000 replies! However, when the album is
eventually released the following year it bears the stunningly imaginative
title of “The Move”!
Floyd are reported to be starting work on a half-hour long feature film,
provisionally titled ‘The Life Story Of Percy The Ratcatcher’.
Him and The Others change their name to "The Hand".
John Povey (organ) and Alan Waller (bass) have replaced Brian Pendleton and John Stax in the Pretty Things.
last minute shake-up cancels Top Of The pops appearances by The Move and
Pink Floyd (13th)
TV “Top Of The Pops”-The Truth “Walk Away Renee”, Manfred Mann “Ha
Ha Said The Clown”(6th)
TV “Joe & Co”-featuring Manfred Mann (28th)
BBC TV “Dee Time”-Cat Stevens, Jimi Hendrix (4th), Manfred Mann (11th), Donovan (20th), Tremeloes (25th), Alan Price (27th)
Manfred Mann on Dee Time
“14 Hour Technicolour Dream”-a benefit for “London’s own hip
newspaper” the International Times-- is held at London’s Alexandra
Palace on the 29th. Among the acts appearing are Pink Floyd, Soft Machine (Daevid
Allen wearing a miner’s helmet), Pretty Things, The Move, Tomorrow,
John’s Children, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Social Deviants, The Purple
Gang, The Syn, The Flies.
Rolling Stones play what turns out to be their final European tour of the
plays the Saville Theatre (24th-29th)
Daily Express Record Star Show at Wembley Empire Pool (16th)-sprinkled among
the hordes of lightweight chart acts are the likes of Cream, Troggs, The
Move and The Kinks.
Syn (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th), The Herd (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th), The
Action (4th), Marmalade (6th, 13th), 1-2-3 (7th, 28th), Timebox (7th, 21st),
Les Fleur De Lys (10th), Jeff Beck Group (11th), Nite People (13th), Tony
Rivers & The Castaways (14th), C Jam Blues (15th), Chris Farlowe (18th),
Family (24th), Skip Bifferty (29th)
at UFO-Soft Machine (7th), Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Social Deviants, The
Giant Sun Trolley (14th), Pink Floyd, The Gas Company “Life Is A Dream”
(21st), Tomorrow,(including a jam with Jimi Hendrix playing bass), Purple
Gang (28th, The Smoke also advertised for this date???)
Garden-Tim Buckley, Roy Harper (5th), Family (6th), Soft Machine (13th),
Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll and the Trinity (19th), Fairport Convention
Floyd, (8th), The Flies (8th), Soft Machine (8th, 15th, 22nd), Sam Gopal
Indian Group (8th, 15th, 22nd), Creation (22nd).
Manor House Bluesville- The Gass (28th)
Scotch Of St James- Wages Of Sin (23rd)
Machine (5th,12th, 19th, 26th)
Tiles-David Bowie (13th), Magic Lanterns (16th), Haydock's Rockhouse (28th)
A’ Go Go, Wardour St-The Bunch (11th, 18th)
Cut-The Hush (6th), Jeff Beck Group (28th)
Hall, Barnstaple-Pink Floyd (20th)
Bath-Pink Floyd (10th), The Who (24th)
Bearwood Morgue- Robert Plant & Band Of Joy (21st)
Hall, Belfast-Pink Floyd (7th)
Black Prince-Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity (9th)
Birmingham Carlton Club- Neat Change, Wages Of Sin (1st), Montanas, Wages Of Sin (11th), Band Of Joy (25th)
Birmingham Cedar Club- Idle Race (3rd), Wages Of Sin (17th)
Birmingham, Aston Elbow Room- Robert Plant & Band Of Joy (15th)
Birmingham Handsworth Plaza- Easybeats (15th)
Suite, Birmingham-Traffic (8th), Family (15th)
Ballroom, Birmingham-Family (21st)
Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford- The Action (1st), Pink Floyd, The Flies, Sam Gopal (8th), Cream (15th), Wages Of Sin (24th, Radio London Big L Show)
Club, Bognor Regis-The Move (22nd)
Bolton Beachcomber- Family (30th)
Brandon Wheatsheaf- Wages Of Sin (16th)
Dome-Cream, The Who, Merseys (21st)
Brighton-The Move, Mike Stuart Span etc (14th-Brighton Arts Festival)
Pier, Brighton-Pink Floyd (15th)
Exchange, Bristol-Cream (18th)
Jam Club, Brixton-Eyes Of Blue (8th), Pretty Things (15th)
Club, Bromley-Pink Floyd (19th)
Cambridge Corn Exchange- Wages Of Sin (26th)
Cambridge Victoria- Wages Of Sin (8th)
St Thomas' Church Hall-Wilde Flowers (8th)
Ballroom, Crawley-Pink Floyd (23rd, plus “Full Supporting Cast”)
Dereham Sunshine Rooms- Move (29th)
Rank, Doncaster-The Move (17th)
Dunfermline-Koobas (9th), Human Instinct (10th), Tremeloes (17th), Zombies
(23rd), Small Faces (24th)
California Ballroom-The Symbols (1st), Normie Rowe & The
Playboys (8th), The Hush (29th)
Tech College-Graham Bond Organisation, Swinging Blue Jeans, The Spectres
Ealing Broadway-Alan Bown (17th), Pink Floyd (24th)
Ham Poplar Town Hall-The Attack (8th-supporting John Mayall)
Magoo’s, Edinburgh-Small Faces (26th)
Tofts-Wilde Flowers (1st, 2nd, 14th, 16th, 28th, 30th)
Glasgow-Small Faces (25th)
Great Yarmouth, Garibaldi- Wages Of Sin (1st)
Great Yarmouth, Tower Ballroom- Wages Of Sin (2nd)
Starlight Club, Greenford- The Creation, The Syn (14th), Pink Floyd (21st), PP Arnold, The Syn (28th), Chris Farlowe (30th)
Hall, High Wycombe-The Who (25th)
Ricky Tick-The Gass (8th), Alan Bown (15th)
Teen Club, Huddersfield-Pink Floyd (30th)
Ballroom, Hull-Family (13th)
Electric, Leicester-Family (14th)
Nite Owl-Alan Bown (8th), Wynder K Frog (15th)
Leatherhead Bluesette- John's Children (2nd)
Liverpool Pier Head- Move (28th)
Club West Indies, London- Wages Of Sin (22nd)
Loughton Youth Club- The Hush (28th)
Luton Beachcomber- Wages Of Sin (25th)
Gardens, Malvern-Jeff Beck Group (25th)
Kinks, The Move & The Tremeloes play a charity gig at Manchester’s
Belle Vue Hall (6th)
Margate-Manfred Mann (22nd)
Newcastle-Tremeloes (26th) , Move (27th)
, Move (27th)
Newmarket, unknown venue- Wages Of Sin (17th)
Club, Nottingham-Jeff Beck Group (23rd)
Rowing Club, Nottingham-Pink Floyd (9th), Family (22nd)
Nottingham Slipper- Graham Bond Organisation (28th)
Oakington RAF Base- Wages Of Sin (20th)
Club, Oldham-Family (23rd)
Club, Oxford-Pink Floyd (25th)
Birdcage Club, Portsmouth-Pink Floyd (1st), The Move (15th), Family (29th)
Corn Exchange-Wilde Flowers (3rd)
Memorial Hall, Rugby-Pink Floyd (22nd)
Hall, Salisbury-Pink Floyd (6th) , The Herd (15th)
, The Herd (15th)
Soham, Cambridgeshire, unknown venue- Wages Of Sin (14th)
Southampton Concord- Family (27th)
Hall, Southampton-The Move (21st)
Stockport-Pink Floyd (28th)
Hotel, Tilbury-Pink Floyd (13th)
West Bromwich Adelphi Ballroom- Action (3rd), Troggs (24th)
Wyton RAF Base- Wages Of Sin (13th)
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ME? : One of the first Steve Marriott-Plonk Lane compositions and production arising from their deal with Immediate.This is a big, deep, very Small Faces-like number and sound, but it's a little aggressive and imposing for the current pop market. As ever with Faces records you feel there are great bits and then again, it could all have been so much better.
The Bee Gees
New York Mining Disaster 1941 : The Aussie Bee Gees group are now in Britain - and very talented they are too. A story in song ballad thats folksy in some respects, and a bit like the Beatles in other ways. Fascinating harmonies, underlined by cello, and a lyric that keeps you glued to the speaker. I found it wholly gripping - congrats to the boys.
Laughing Gnome : A novelty number chock full of appeal! This boy sounds remarkably like Tony Newley, and he wrote this song himself. An amusing lyric, with David Bowie interchanging lines with a chipmunk like creature.
Peanuts And Chewy Macs: Harmless, inoffensive, finger-snapping and enjoyable--that just about sums up this Cymbaline self-penned item. The lyric's about a street vendor, and the catchy chorus is his cry and sales jargon.
All The Children Sleep: A raucous, vibrant, enveloping sound, with shuffle beat. The absorbing lyric is attractively harmonised...what you can here of it!
I Can Fly : Not surprisingly there is a Dave Dee feel to the number, and Steve Rowland's production leaves me cold as usual-which is a shame because this type of harmonious, atmospheric number-which relies mainly on effect-needs clever production. Without wishing to be a downer we can only say-if you're going to freak, please do it properly. Believe it or not, there is good and bad 'psychedelic' music.
Billy J Kramer
Town of Tuxley Toymaker : Billy's voice doesn't come over completely, but the number has a lot of appeal and certainly might hit with its cute fantasy line, and child-like philosophy. Not bad.
Say You Don't Mind : Denny has a very distinctive, expressive sound and it's a pleasant, lilting record, nicely produced by Denny Cordell. Not an instantly commercial song but the blue, mournful feel incorporates enough charm to make its way into the 30.
More Chance: Shimmering organ-flecked sound blends with pounding beat and
appealing vocal. Good tune too. Maintains the high Deram standard.
No Presents For Me: Exudes a suitably raucous, strident sound. The pounding is a little overbearing, but good for dancing.
The Magic Bus: You'll like this! A Pete Townsend item, it's got a wonderfully bouncy beat, fascinating tympani-bongoes-guitar-brass backing, and a cute lyric that'a a whole heap of fun. The tune's catchy, too.
The Purple Gang
Granny Takes A Trip: Prohibition-style Chicago raver with this new well-spatted double breasted Birmingham group. It's a very charming little ditty with nice bluesy harmonica, some of the most appealing comb and paper on record, and a good lyric about Granny taking a trip once a year to the movie auditions in Hollywood. But she never makes it. Good record, nicely produced and it swings along in a vaudeville good-time way. Possibly a hit?
Samantha's Mine: A real swinger of a disc--soloed, with intriguing falsetto harmonies. Plus organ, clavioline and maraccas. Well worth hearing--give it a spin!
Birds and Bees: Produced by Mike Hurst (who is responsible for Cat Stevens discs), this is a brilliantly styled disc, both vocally and arrangement-wise. The boys harmonise superbly, and indulge in a little scat singing. There's a mid-tempo beat, tinged with classical influences - with cellos prominent. Nice song, too - only trouble is, it might be a shade too obscure for the average fan.
Pictures Of Lily: The storyline of this very unusual number happily isn't as sordid as one might think from the synopsis! It's a job to get your teeth into the melody at the outset, but the frequently repeated chorus has a quick-to-register tune that you'll all be whistling before long. It's extremely well harmonised, employing falsettos and counterpoint with discretion and subtlety. Add to this The Who's inevitable rumbling, reverberating beat and you've got a disc that's intriguing to say the least. A certain hit!
Little Games: Gee whiz, what a shattering beat from the Yardbirds! A heavy handed walloping drive all the way - and this, coupled with the raucous twanging and sitar effect, creates a completely insidious and nagging wall of sound. Psychedelic it may well be, but not of a distasteful nature. The lyric is simple, but absorbing and topical, and the melody is little more than a riff phrase repeated over and over.
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