Friday, 22 April 2022

The Young Brothers


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Members
 
Paul Young - vocals (Died: 2000)
Frank Renshaw - guitar, vocals (Born: 22 June 1943, Wythenshawe)
 
Paul Young and Frank Renshaw were previously both in The Toggery Five.
Frank Renshaw was also previously in Wayne Fontana and the Boys touring the USA. 
Paul Young walso previously in The Toggery.
Later they made the group bigger and called it The Young and Renshaw Band.
Paul Young was later in Sad Café and Mike and the Mechanics.
Frank Renshaw was later in Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Herman's Hermits and also played solo.
 
 
UK Singles
 
1968 I've Always Wanted Love/Mirror, Mirror                                                               MCA MU 1042
 
 

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Bob Miller and the Millermen


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Members
 
Bob Miller - saxophone, bandleader
 
 
Formed in the late 1950s.
British instrumental band.
Bob Miller appeared on BBC Light Programme's 'Swingalong' during the week commencing 31st Dec 1967.
 

 


















Known Gigs

12 Oct 1971 Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion, East Sussex. With Barley.


The Trend


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Members
 
Norman Cummins - lead guitar, vocals
John Connolly - rhythm guitar, vocals
Pete Cole - bass, vocals
Frankie Morgan - drums
 
Mo Eccles - rhythm guitar
Phil Duke - bass guitar
 
Formed in Dagenham, Essex.
Formerly known as The Buddy's.
Pete Cole had previously played with The Prospectors.
Played in Germany many times. 
Backed American singing duo 'The Soul Sisters' for most of their tour of the UK in 1967.
 
 
Known Gigs

21 Apr 1967 London, Tiles Club, Oxford Street. Backing The Soul Sisters. With The Love Affair.
22 Apr 1967 Southsea, The Birdcage. Backing The Soul Sisters. With The Bizarre.
22 Apr 1967 London, The Speakeasy. Backing The Soul Sisters.
26 Apr 1967 London, Sibyllas. Backing The Soul Sisters.
27 Apr 1967 Stoke-On-Trent, The Golden Torch, Tunstall, Staffordshire. Backing The Soul Sisters. With The Toggery, and The Canadians.
 
 
 

Johnny Ringo and the Colts


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Members
 
 
 
Formed in Liverpool.
 
Known Gigs
 
3 Aug 1963 Liverpool, The Cavern, Mathew Street. Supporting The Beatles. With The Merseybeats, The Escorts, The Sapphires, and The Roadrunners. This was The Beatles' farewell performance at The Cavern.
12 Feb 1965 Liverpool, The Cavern, Mathew Street. With The Notions, and The Road Runners.
15 Nov 1965 Liverpool, Orrell Park Ballroom. With The Mersey Gonks, and Tiffany's Thoughts.
 
 

The Toggery


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Members
 
Paul Young - lead vocals (Died: 2000)
Mick Abrahams - guitar
Dave Cakebread - bass
Bernie Hetherington - baritone sax
Graham Waller - keyboards 
Tony MacDonald - drums 
 
The Toggery was formed in Manchester after The Toggery Five disbanded in late 1966. 
Paul Young was later in The Young Brothers, The Young and Renshaw Band, Sad Café, and Mike and the Mechanics.
Mick Abrahams later formed Jethro Tull.
 
Netherlands Single
 
1967 No! No! No!/Baby You Blow My Mind                                                  Stateside HSS 1190 
   (Released in May 1967)
 

 
 

















Known Gigs

27 Apr 1967 Stoke-On-Trent, The Golden Torch, Tunstall, Staffordshire. With The Soul Sisters, The Trend, and The Canadians.
















The Toggery Five



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Members
 
Bob Smith - vocals
Frank Renshaw - lead guitar (Born: 22 June 1943, Wythenshawe)
Keith Meredith - rhythm guitar
Ken Mills - bass guitar
Graham Smith - drums
 
Paul Young - vocals (Born: 17 June 1947, Wythenshawe - Died: 2000)
Alan Doyle - rhythm guitar
Mick Abrahams
Clive Bunker

Formed in 1963 in Stockport.
Mike Cohen managed the group. He also managed The Hollies. Cohen owned a clothes shop called The Toggery.
Bob Smith left in 1964 and was replaced by 16 year old Paul Young.
Competed in the national beat competition 'Ready, Steady, Win!', the final of which was shown on television and judged by Brian Epstein and several other important music industry individuals and established stars of the day. The Toggery Five would have won the first prize of a Decca recording contract had they not already signed to Parlophone. So the winners were The Bo Street Runners.
'I'm Gonna Jump' was written by Frank Renshaw. 
Their first single for Parlophone was banned by the BBC because of its supposed 'suicide' theme. Without this essential radio airplay the single flopped.
Alan Doyle replaced Keith Meredith late in 1964.
Frank Renshaw left in October 1965.
Frank Renshaw was later in Wayne Fontana And The Boys, The Opposition, The Young Brothers, and The Young and Renshaw Band.
Later line-ups included Mick Abrahams and Clive Bunker who went on to form Jethro Tull.
Disbanded in late 1966.
Paul Young was later in The Young Brothers, The Young & Renshaw Band, Sad Cafe, and Mike and the Mechanics.

UK Singles

1964 I'm Gonna Jump/Bye Bye Bird                                                                       Parlophone R 5175
   (Released on 18 September 1964. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios (EMI Recording Studios) on 22 June 1964. 'I'm Gonna Jump' was done in one take at the very end of the session.) 





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1965 I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys/It's So Easy                                              Parlophone R 5249
   (Released 26 February 1965)
 
US Singles
 
1965 I'm Gonna Jump/Bye Bye Bird                                                                       Tower 119
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Known Gigs

18 Sep 1964 Liverpool, The Cavern, Mathew Street. Lunchtime session.
19 Sep 1964 Slough, Adelphi. With Freddie and the Dreamers, The Hollies, The Four Pennies, Tony Jackson and the Vibrations, Marianne Faithfull, and Don Dwight (compere). Two shows.
23 Sep 1964 Exeter, ABC. With Freddie and the Dreamers, The Hollies, The Four Pennies, Tony Jackson and the Vibrations, Marianne Faithfull, and Don Dwight (compere). Two shows.
1 Oct 1964 Leeds, Odeon. With Freddie and the Dreamers, The Hollies, The Four Pennies, Tony Jackson and the Vibrations, Marianne Faithfull, and Don Dwight (compere). Two shows.
5 Oct 1964 Cardiff, Top Rank Suite, Wales. With Freddie and the Dreamers, The Hollies, The Four Pennies, Tony Jackson and the Vibrations, Marianne Faithfull, and Don Dwight (compere). Two shows.
7 Nov 1964 Colwyn Bay, Dixieland Showbar, Wales. With The Four Just Men.
10 Dec 1964 Swindon, Locarno. With The Original Checkmates.
20 Dec 1964 Manchester, Top Ten Club.
24 Dec 1964 Manchester, New Century Hall, Corporation Street. Supporting Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders. With Johnny Peters and the JPs.
9 Jan 1965 Stockport, Manor Lounge Club. With The Mersey Four
8 Aug 1965 Manchester, Twisted Wheel Club.
23 Sep 1965 Elgin, Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Scotland. With The Groundhogs.
27 Oct 1966 London, Tiles Club. With The Soft Machine. 















 

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Lee Shondell and the Premiers of Beat


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Members
 
Lee Shondell - vocals (Born: Ken Wroe)
Frank Renshaw - lead guitar (Born: 2 June 1943, Cheshire)
Brian Wrightson - rhythm guitar
Dave Mirrelson - bass guitar
Ric Rothwell - drums
 
Formed in Manchester.
Formerly known as The Swallows.
Also known as Lee Shondell and the Premiers.
Frank Renshaw was formerly in The Swallows, a skiffle group.. 
Frank Renshaw was later in The Toggery Five, Wayne Fontana's backing band, The Young Brothers, The Young & Renshaw Band, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, and Herman's Hermits.


 
 

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