1.a Hold Tight (Howard/Blaikley)1.b Bend It (Howard/Blaikley)1.c Save Me (Howard/Blaikley)1.d Hair On My Chinny Chin Chin (Blackwell)
Philips SFL 3175(PVM-233)
2.a Okay! (Howard/Blaikley)2.b Touch Me Touch Me (Howard/Blaikley)2.c DDD-BMT (Howard/Blaikley)2.d Frustration (Howard/Blaikley)
Philips SFL-31 [...]
DON JUAN / MARGARETA LIDMAN
A-side: Don Juan(Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley)Released: 21-2-1969
Lyrics:I watched the burning sun climb in the morning skyAnd from all sides I hear excited voices cryToday Don Juan will fight the proudest bull of allAnd in the blood-red sand which one will fallHey! Don Juan!
I am the matador who’s won a thou [...]
THE WRECK OF THE ANTOINETTE / STILL LIFE
A-side: The Wreck Of The Antoinette(Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley)Released: 13-9-1968
Full fathom five, on the seabed she lies – the Antoinette!
I sailed with the dawn and the wind blew free‘Cross the bright shining seaAnd it filled the sails of my Antionette
Goodbye home and the one [...]
In 1968, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich were available to spend a lot of time playing BBC sessions. The guests on the various radio shows performed their hits plus current successful songs which were not even in their repertoire.
This is a strong Buffalo Springfield track, of which Dave Dee & Co realize a unique [...]
I’M ON THE UP
In December 1966 appeared “If Music Be The Food Of Love…”, the second album from Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.
It started with a “Bang” and was full of Rock’n’Beat numbers, presumably enough to cause an “Indigestion”. But there was much variety too: so [...]
If you look at the vinyl label you find the print 2nd series or 3rd series.
2nd series means it is the second EP by the artist/group. This was generally done in France — for EP’s !
Especially on the Philips/Fontana label.
We suppose the label would not use “1st series” on a record, not knowing if ther [...]
RECORD COVER BLUNDER
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich were involved in one of the more spectacular record cover blunders in rock history.In 1981, Polydor in Italy (Orbis) put out a huge series of albums called Historia De La Musica Rock (“The History of Rock Music”) with one or two volumes for each of about a hundred differen [...]
CANADA 7″ VINYL
A: Hold Tight (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley) B: You Know What I Want (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley)
Release date: March 1966
Bend It! (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley) She’s So Good (Harman/Wilson/Dymond/Davies/Amey)
Fontana F-1559 (2:28)YW1-39024
Release date: 1966
Save Me (Ken Howard/Alan Blaik [...]
CHRONICLES: THE YEAR 1966
1966 was Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich year. Practically unknown at Christmas 1965, they ended the year the biggest British record sellers, with 5 hit singles in a row, adding up to a total of 50 weeks in the Top 50. With “Bend It” deprived of the coveted Number One by that year’s biggest hit, a coun [...]
THE WRECK OF THE ANTOINETTE COVERS
Artist: UnknownAlbum: Noi Slagare Engleze (Romania 1968 ?)Electrecord EDE 0447
Czecoslovakian cover: Pavel Novák – Začíná máj 45 (Czecoslovakia: Vox Supraphon 43 1051) 10/70 ?
The Mirror Image Orchestra – LP Your Favourite James Last Hits (TAG 8) 1976 [instrumental]
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 [...]
BEAT INSTRUMENTAL #45, January 1967
BEAT INSTRUMENTAL’S 1966 GOLD STAR AWARDS
Group on Stage:
1. The Who2. The Hollies3. The Shadows4. Rolling Stones5. Yardbirds6. Cream7. The Beatles8. Dave Dee, etc.9. Alan Price Set10. Small Faces
1. Bruce Welch (Shadows)2. John Lennon3. Spencer Davis4. Brian [...]