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Just Dropped In (BBC)

Just Dropped In (BBC)
JUST DROPPED IN   A great psychedelic track, which caused the First Edition to be compared to Pink Floyd in 1968 ! Watch their Video Clip on Youtube. It was written by Country & Western singer/songwriter Mickey Newbury, who had found fame in 1966 with “Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings”.He included the song, complete wit [...]

All I Want lyrics

All I Want lyrics
ALL I WANT / IT SEEMS A PITY   A-side: All I Want (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley) Released: 2-7-1965Lyrics: I don’t want an angel in disguise I don’t look at the world thru half-closed eyes All I want is someone who’ll Be nice to me and show me just The way that love is meant to be I don’t look for a Mona Lisa smile I don’t care if she do [...]

Sixties’ star Dave Dee dies age...

Sixties’ star Dave Dee dies aged 67
TO THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON…     DAVE DEE R.I.P. 17 Dec 1941 – 9 Jan 2009 We are all in deep grief & need courage. A friend & a totally unique & gifted person has sadly now left this world. Since the age of fourteen & 1967 then Dave Dee has been a main hero…probably second to my father. Loved his voice & [...]

Austria

Austria
AUSTRIA Besides the 7″vinyl there is just one EP released in Austria: E.P. Hold Tight Hold Tight (Howard/Blaikley) You Know What I Want (Howard/Blaikley) Hideaway (Howard/Blaikley) Here’s A Heart (Tubbs/Segal) Fontana 80 091 (465 325 TE) Club Sonderauflage Beat Club 2 Releasedate: 1966

January 1965

January 1965
JANUARY  1965   January 1965    Dave Dee and The Bostons change their name to Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich The change was thought of by Howard & Blaikley in one brainstorming session at their Swiss Cottage residency, thinking that “the Bostons” sounded square. That’s how their first single was labelled, and what was printed [...]

If No-One Sang covers

If No-One Sang covers
IF NO-ONE SANG COVERS   Peter Thorogood – Haunted / If No-One Sang (Pye 7N 17.577) 12/07/68 Here is another one-off signing by Howard & Blaikley, an artist of which very little is known. He released one single on 12 July 1968, with both sides written by the managers/songwriters team: “Haunted” / “If No-One Sang” (Pye 7N 17.57 [...]

How it started

How it started
HOW IT STARTED In an interview on the BBC Dave Dee states how it all began for him: “I was always in bands before I left the police force and within two weeks of resigning I had joined a local band which was going to be the nucleus of Dave Dee, Mick, Beaky, Dozy and Titch. Titch and Dozy had a different drummer and singer and I joined a [...]

August 1967

August 1967
AUGUST 1967   August 1967    Rave n°43: This is Where it’s at Around the pop scene with RAVE man Mike Grant August 1967    (Holland) Muziek Parade: Dave Dee, etc. voelen zich okay Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (het blijft een mond vol) hebben weer eens een goeie gooi gemaakt naar de hoogste plaats op de verschillende hitparades. H [...]

BBC Sessions

BBC Sessions
BBC SESSIONS   Imagine you’re in the sixties, and your favourite group has just released a new album. Well, this is it : “The BBC Sessions” ! The chance to hear that elusive B-side from their initial single “Is It Love” ; a lot of never-before-available songs: “Hello Josephine”, “Watch Yo [...]

If Music Be The Food Of Love lyrics

If Music Be The Food Of Love lyrics
ALBUM: IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE   A-1: Bang(Martin/Coulter) Bang! I was in loveHeard a simple melodyRunning round inside of meBells ringing in my headKnew something special was ahead Bang! I was in loveBang! I was in loveCause out of the blue I met you, I met you Now I know that this was itLove had scored a perfect hitRight ther [...]

September 1965

September 1965
SEPTEMBER  1965   Tue 7/09/65    Oasis Club, 45-47 Lloyd Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich supported by The Hickory Stix  Wed 8/09/65    Hollywood, USA: Advertisement (in Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety)MADNESS!! – AUDITIONSFolk & Roll Musicians-Singers – for acting rol [...]

Snake In The Grass (BBC)

Snake In The Grass (BBC)
SNAKE IN THE GRASS   As always in these BBC sessions, we get to enjoy a great alternative to the official Fontana release. These alternate versions, being recorded on stage at the BBC, retain more of a live feeling, but they are much better than real live versions, as they are consistently high quality studio products, without crowd in [...]

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