BROWNE-On The Bombsite/ Alfred Bell (Immediate)
BUBBLEGUM-Little Red Bucket/ With The Sun In Your Hair (Philips)
THE CYMBALINE-Down By The Seaside/ Fire (Philips)
KEITH DANGERFIELD-No Life Child/ Shes A Witch (Plexium)
DAVE DAVIES-Lincoln County/ There Is No Life Without Love (Pye)
ZION DE GALLIER-Dream Dream Dream/ Geraldine (Parlophone)
DUKES NOBLEMEN-City Of Windows/ Thank You For Your Loving (Philips)
EAST OF EDEN-King Of Siam/ Ballad Of Harvey Kaye (Atlantic)
EASYBEATS-The Land Of Make Believe/ We All Live Happily (UA)
ELASTIC BAND-Do Unto Others/ 8 1/2 Hours Of Paradise (Decca)
FAMILY-Me My Friend/ Hey Mr Policeman (Reprise)
CHRIS FARLOWE-Paint It, Black/ I Just Need Your Lovin (Immediate)
FRIENDS-Piccolo Man/ Mythological Sunday (Deram)
THE GLASS OPENING-Silver bells And Cockle Shells/ Does It Really Matter (Plexium)
GRAPEFRUIT-Cmon Marianne/ Aint It Good (RCA) #31
HOPSCOTCH-Look At The Lights Go Up/ Some Old Fat Man (UA)
ICARUS-Youre In Life/ Devil Rides Out ((Spark)
THE JENSENS-Deep Thinking/ Marguerite (Philips)
THE MIRAGE-Mystery Lady/ Chicago Cottage (Page One)
THE NEAT CHANGE-I Lied To Auntie May/ Sandman (Decca)
THE NERVE-It Is/ Mystery Lady (Page One)
THE NEW FORMULA-My Babys Coming Home/ Burning In The Background (Pye)
OPAL BUTTERFLY-Beautiful Beige/ Speak Up (CBS)
PATTERN PEOPLE-Take A Walk In The Sun/ Love Is A Lover Loving To Be Loved (MGM)
PICADILLY LINE-Yellow Rainbow/ Evenings With Corrina (CBS)
PLASTIC PENNY-Your Way To Tell Me Go/ Baby Youre Not To Blame ( Page One)
RAINBOW PEOPLE-Walkll Do You Good/ Dream Time (Pye)
SKIP BIFFERTY-Man In Black/ Mr Money Man (RCA)
SLEEPY-Loves Immortal Fire/ Is It Really The Same (CBS)
SMALL FACES-The Universal/ Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass (Immediate) #16
THE STATUS QUO-Ice In The Sun/ When My Mind Is Not Live (Pye) #8
THE SWEET-Slow Motion/ Its Lonely Out There (Fontana)
PETER THOROGOOD-Haunted/ If No One Sang (Pye)
TOBY TWIRL-Toffee Apple Sunday/ Romeo And Juliet (Decca)
THE WALHAM GREEN EAST WAPPING, CARPET CLEANING RODENT AND BOGGIT EXTERMINATING ASSOCIATION-Sorry Mr Green/ Death Of A Kind (Columbia)
KEITH WEST-The Kid Was A Killer/ On A Saturday (Parlophone)
CONVENTION-Fairport Convention (Polydor)
FAMILY-Music In A Dolls House (Reprise) #35
ELMER GANTRYS VELVET OPERA-Elmer Gantrys Velvet Opera (Direction)
JULY-July (Major Minor)
MOODY BLUES-In Search Of The Lost Chord (Deram) #5
THE NICE-The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack (Immediate)
PINK FLOYD-A Saucerful Of Secrets (Columbia) #9
SKIP BIFFERTY- Skip Bifferty (RCA)
SPOOKY TOOTH-Its All About A Roundabout (Island)
TYRANNOSAURUS REX-My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair But Now Theyre Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows ( Regal Zonophone) #15
confirm that they will split later in the year.
Yardbirds split up. Jimmy Page attempts to form a "New Yardbirds"
to fulfil existing tour commitments, while Keith Relf and Jim McCarty launch
themselves as a “Folksy, advanced pop” duo under the name of
Danny Mc Culloch and guitarist
Vic Briggs quit The Animals. Eric Burdon names Andy Summers as replacement
"Yellow Submarine" cartoon movie is premiered in London.
controversy for The Nice. Their single “America” is promoted by a poster
showing the group members with small children on their knees, and
superimposed on the children are the faces of the late President John F
Kennedy, Senator Robert Kennedy and Dr Martin Luther King. The group
instruct their Record Company, Immediate, to withdraw the poster after
stores refuse to stock the record.
Flowerpot Men change their name to Friends.
Iveys sign to Apple Records.
Driscoll & Brian Auger’s UK hit "This Wheel’s On Fire"
stalls at #102 in the U.S.
Bowie forms ‘Feathers’, a music and mime group. They perform at Middle
Earth and other clubs but do not record.
Middle Earth club closes, but concerts continue to be promoted under the
Middle Earth banner at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London.
Me Pop" has performances by Fleetwood Mac (19th) and The Kinks (26th).
TV "How It Is"-Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Manfred Mann (19th),
Eric Burdon, The Pentangle (26th)
Alan Bown appear on BBCs "Simon Dee Show" (20th).
"Time For Blackburn"-The Kinks (6th), Grapefruit (13th), Strawbs
(20th), Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, The Easybeats (27th)
TV "Beat Club"-World Of Oz, Unit 4 Plus 2 (13th)
SESSIONS-Bonzo Dog Band (21st, Top Gear), Alan Bown (6th, Saturday Club),
Bystanders (1st-5th, David Symonds-27th, Pete’s People), Crazy World Of
Arthur Brown (19th, Joe Loss Show), Cupid’s Inspiration (1st-5th, David
Symonds), Cymbaline (15th-19th, David Symonds-29th-2nd, Aug, David Symonds),
Deep Purple (1st, David Symonds), Eclection (15th, David Symonds-28th, Top
Gear-29th-2nd Aug, David Symonds), Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera (17th,
Parade Of The Pops), Episode Six (1st-5th, Jimmy Young-29th-2nd Aug, Brian
Matthew), Family (22nd, David Symonds), Flowerpot Men (22nd-26th, Keith
Skues), Free (21st, Top Gear), Ron Geesin (3rd, Night Ride),
(1st-5th, David Symonds), Grapefruit (18th, Pop North),
The Herd (22nd-26th,
Keith Skues) The Kinks (7th, Top Gear-13th, Saturday Club),
(1st-5th, Pete Brady-22nd-26th, Dave Cash-27th, Pete’s People), Marmalade
(15th-19th, Dave Cash-22nd-26th, Keith Skues), John Martyn (10th, Night
Ride), Merseys (15th-19th, Dave Cash), Montanas (29th-2nd Aug, Dave Cash),
Moody Blues (7th, Stuart Henry-13th, Saturday Club-15th-19th, David
Symonds-21st, Top Gear-29th-2nd Aug, David Symonds), The Move (1st-5th,
David Symonds), Orange Bicycle (1st-5th, Jimmy Young-22nd-26th, Dave
Cash-29th-2nd Aug, Brian Matthew), Pentangle (7th, Top Gear),
Edwards Magic Theatre (31st, Night Ride), Simon Dupree & The Big Sound
(1st-5th, Pete Brady-13th, Pete’s Saturday People-29th-2nd Aug, David
Symonds), Skip Bifferty (14th, Top Gear), Spectrum (4th, Pop North),
Davis Group (15th-19th, David Symonds),
Spooky Tooth (20th, Saturday Club), The Symbols (1st-5th, Pete
Brady), Timebox (1st-5th, David Symonds--6th,
Saturday Club--15th-19th, David Symonds),
(20th, Saturday Club), Tremeloes (1st-5th, David Symonds-29th-2nd Aug, Dave
Cash), Tyrannosaurus Rex (14th, Top Gear)
The Royal Albert Hall-Joe Cocker, The Move, Bonzo Dog
Band, Alan Bown, Grapefruit, Easybeats (7th- Sounds
‘68’ in aid of Boys Clubs, compered by, ahem…Chris Denning), Family
(as support to Tim Hardin) (16th).
‘68’ in aid of Boys Clubs, compered by, ahem…Chris Denning), Family
(as support to Tim Hardin) (16th).
Woburn Music Festival--Jimi Hendrix Experience headline on the 6th,
supported by Al Stewart, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Pentangle, Family, New Formula.
The ubiquitous Donovan appears on the afternoon of the Blues dominated
second day (7th).
Hyde Park Free Concert (27th) features Traffic, The Pretty Things, The Nice, The Action and Junior’s Eyes.
Nite People (1st, 15th), Granny’s Intentions (1st, 24th, 30th), Simon
Dupree & The Big Sound (2nd), Spooky Tooth (3rd), Glass Menagerie (3rd,
15th, 31st), The Nice (4th, 18th), House Of Lords (4th, 14th, 21st), Mike
Stuart Span (4th, 25th), Jethro Tull (5th, 19th, 26th), Neat Change (6th,
13th, 20th, 27th), Gun (6th, 17th), Family (9th), Joe Cocker (10th, 17th,
24th, 31st), Dream Police (11th), The Iveys (13th), Tony Rivers & The
Castaways (22nd), Open Mind (27th), The Herd (30th)
Earth-The Deviants (5th), Love Sculpture (6th), Traffic, Blonde On Blonde
House Bluesville Club-Spooky Tooth (5th), The Nice (12th)
Kleek-The Nice (16th)
Sweet (20th), Terry Reid (28th)
Club-Steamhammer (3rd), Spooky Tooth (10th)
Playground-Cherry Smash (14th), Two Of Each (17th), Moon's Train (23rd,
31st), Penny Peepshow (25th), Unit 4 Plus 2 (30th)
Floyd play The Scene club in New York (16th)
The Factory-The Nice (5th), Marmalade (12th)
Birmingham, Teacher Training College- Hobbstweedle (20th-Jimmy Page checks out vocalist Robert Plant)
Bishop's Stortford, Rhodes Centre- Marmalade (1st)
Gardens, Cardiff-Family (19th)
Doncaster, Co-Op Ballroom- Simon Dupree & The Big Sound (4th, early show)
Edmonton, Cooks Ferry Inn- Traffic (1st)
Epping, Wake Arms-Art Movement (7th) The Hopscotch (14th)
Hull, Skyline Ballroom- Simon Dupree & The Big Sound (4th, late show)
Hall, Leeds-Family (20th)
Montfort Hall, Leicester-Family (18th)
Technical College-Yardbirds final gig (7th)
Trade Hall, Manchester-Family (26th)
Village, Manchester-Eclection (6th), The Nice (13th), Jethro Tull (20th)
Nottingham beachcomber- Penny Peeps (13th)
Hall, Portsmouth-Traffic, Family, Spooky Tooth (17th)
Orchid Ballroom-Cupids Inspiration (29th)
University-Manfred Mann (3rd)
City Hall-The Move (20th)
Theatre, Sunderland-Family (28th)
Jug, Tolworth, Surrey-Taste (3rd), Family (10th), Jethro Tull (17th)
Town Hall-Traffic (23rd), Cupids Inspiration (27th)
Eel Pie Island-Spooky Tooth, Spice (31st)
Hotel, Wealdstone-Jethro Tull (11th)
Arms, Woodgreen-Spooky Tooth (2nd), Fairport Convention (23rd)
Liberal Hall-Cupids Inspiration (25th)
On The Bombsite: Medium-paced, pretty, thoughtful and there are all the signs of human intelligence at work. Gently jangling guitars, firm drumming, and warm vocals from newcomer Duncan indicate that perhaps all is not lost, and we won't have to start a Stargazers revival after all. Nice.
Music In A Doll's House (LP): An English group on an American label who are highly confident of their creative powers, which they prove with a Dave Mason produced selection of Toyland 'n' soul compositions--as near a label as you can get with such an original team.
Zion de Gallier
Dream Dream Dream: Zion is a hill in Jerusalem, and a Zionist as we all know is an advocate of the colonisation of Palestine by modern Jews. After listening to this strange ditty, which is like a cross between Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band and Dear Delilah, I feel like uttering "schmock" from the Yiddish, a form of old German with words added from many modern languages, spoken chiefly by Jews from Slavonic countries. Not a terribly corking sound.
Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera
Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera (album) : A London group's first album revealing their musical ability, instrumentally and vocally, and their sense of humour. Surprisingly varied and entertaining.
July (LP): An impressive first album, allying a propulsive beat with a wide range of intelligently used instrumental sounds.
In Search Of The Lost Chord (LP): Poetry with a Birmingham accent! Highly inventive and excellent production. The Moodies have come a long way in the last year, and are accepted on the Underground as a top creative group. A vast selection of instruments are played by the group who take us on a musical trip leading to "Om".
A Saucerful Of Secrets (LP): Exciting, penetrating, experimental sounds by Britain's top psychedelic group, much maligned and misunderstood. They really score on recording rather than 'live' performances, particularly on the eerie title track, which proves that the experiments in jazz, pop, contemporary serious music and electronics are all moving in the same direction.
Your Way To Tell Me Go: Pin back your ears! Dig in your toes! Pick your nose, and stand by for the NEW SOUND OF PLASTIC PENNY! Yes folks, here is an exciting blast of sheer jive, that will cause young girls to loosen their stays and lose their inhibitions, while young boys will close their eyes, and sway rhythmically to the beat as if crazed. Listen for heavy bass patterns, good vocals and a solid lead guitar.
Man In Black: Skip Bifferty haven't done much skipping yet, but with a bright song, mobs of action, and excellent production by the old firm of Marriott & Lane, Bifferty deserves to bounce into the chart soon.
Skip Bifferty (LP): Brilliant first album by a struggling group that deserve recognition. They write excellent material and have a pleasant combination of humour and dedication, plus instrumental and vocal ability. Graham Bell must be a big star, and the group must be a big success, if discerning ear holes are still open!
The Universal: This is either the worst release of their career, or the most original. It's a staggering change from the Faces usual sound, and Marriott doesn't even sound like the Steve we all know and dig. Strange Dylan type lyrics, sung to a 12-string guitar, with added Don Partridge-type bass drum thumping, corny trombone, clarinet and street noises. The vocal sounds decidely serious, with the deadpan qualities of a Ray Davies performance, yet the backing sounds like the Small Faces out of work aged about seventy. As a Faces fan, I hope somebody likes it, but this strikes me as a catastrophic mistake.
It's All About (LP): Powerful sounds by a group fast gaining popularity, featuring the unusual double power of a harpsichord and an organ.
My People Were Fair...(LP): The attraction lies in the simplicity, fun and beauty.
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