FIRST TIME LOVING COVERS
Harmony Grass – First Time Loving / What A Groovy Day (UK: RCA 1828) 27/06/69
The Pebbles – First Time Loving / Party (UK: Parlophone E 5921) 10/71
The band was formed in 1966 with Brian Johnson (24/05/50, vocals), John Brown (bass), Trevor Mee (lead guitar) and Kenny Rickard (drums). Adrian Baker replaced Mee in 1968 and they released two singles on EMI: Peter The Painter Man and C’mon Marianne. The band was always kept busy, touring with Dave Dee, Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich and the Flirtations.
In 1969 Roy Morgan (drums) replaced Rickard. This group issued three records, all of which were penned by the songwriting duo Ken Howard & Alan Blaikley. The first single on Deram, Stand Up and be Counted, charted in Australia and New Zealand in 1970 but, along with the two follow ups Goodnight Ma (don’t turn the light on) and First Time Loving, (Parlophone, 1971) made little impact back in the UK despite having extensive airplay on Radio Luxemburg and the pirate station Radio Caroline.
“First Time Loving” had been a Dave Dee & Co. track from their last Album, “Together”, and “Goodnight Ma” was later cut by Dave Dee, albeit in demo form.
Brian and Roy then continued with Joe Ryan & Martin Kemp. Brian and Martin (under the name Mark & John) issued a new Howard/Blaikley composition entitled This One’s For You in 1972. In 1974 the group changed their name to Angel.
Info taken from the following page: http://www.angel1974.co.uk/Biog_Brian.htm