Woman/ I Wonder Where My Sisters Gone (Pye)
CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN-Fire/ Rest Cure (Track) #1
DEEP PURPLE-Hush/ One More Rainy Day (Parlophone)
ECLECTION-Nevertheless/ Mark Time (Elektra)
FLEUR-DE-LYS-Stop Crossing The Bridge/ Brick By Brick (Stone By Stone) (Atlantic)
FREEDOM-Where Will You Be Tonight/ Trying To Get A Glimpse Of You (Mercury)
GLASS MENAGERIE-You Didnt Have To Be So Nice/ Lets All Run To The Sun (Pye)
THE HUSH-Elephant Rider/ Grey (Fontana)
JULY-My Clown/ Dandelion Seeds (Major Minor)
JUNIORS EYES-Mr Golden Trumpet Player/ Black Snake (Regal Zonophone)
KINKS-Days/ Shes Got Everything (Pye) #12
MANFRED MANN-My Name Is Jack/ There Is A Man (Fontana) #8
MELODY FAIR-Something Happened To Me/ Sittin, Watchin, Waitin (Decca)
MOODY BLUES-Voices In The Sky/ Dr Livingstone I Presume (Deram) #27
THE MOVE-Something Else (EP) (Regal Zonophone)
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY-Gotta Get Away/ Time Wastin (MCA)
THE NICE-America/ Diamond Hard Blue Apples Of The Moon (Immediate) #21
ORANGE MACHINE-Three Jolly Little Dwarfs/ Real Life Permanent Dream (Pye)
ORBIT FIVE-I Wanna Go To Heaven/ Walking (Decca)
PENNY PEEPS-I See The Morning/ Curly, The Knight Of The Road (Liberty)
PURPLE GANG-Kiss Me Goodnight Sally Green/ Auntie Monica (Big T)
RIFKIN-Were Not Those People Anymore/ Continental Hesitation (Page One)
SCRUGG-Lavender Popcorn/ Sandwichboard Man (Pye)
THE SPECTRUM-London Bridge Is Coming Down/ Tables And Chairs (RCA)
SPOOKY TOOTH-Love Really Changed Me/ Lugers Groove (Island)
THE STRAWBS-Oh How She Changed/ Or Am I Dreaming (A&M)
THE SWEETSHOP-Barefoot And Tiptoe/ Lead The Way (Parlophone)
VANITY FAIR-I Live For The Sun/ On The Other Side Of Life (Page One) #20
THE WHO-Dogs/ Call Me Lightning (Track) #25
OF ARTHUR BROWN-Crazy World Of Arthur Brown (Track) #2
MANFRED MANN-Mighty Garvey! (Fontana)
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP-With Their New Face On (United Artists)
THE STATUS QUO-Picturesque Matchstickable Messages (Pye)
Nice burn a representation of the American flag during a performance of
their hit single "America" at the Royal Albert Hall. They are
handed a lifetime ban from the venue.
Rolling Stones are filmed in Olympic Studios by French director Jean-Luc
Goddard as they record their track “Sympathy For The Devil”.
Things drummer Viv Prince forms a new band, VAMP. The group are signed by
Screen Gems, the company which launched The Monkees.
Jones is again in court facing drugs charges.
appear on the "Glen Campbell Show" for U.S TV
Giles and Fripp recruit keyboards/sax player Ian McDonald and ex-Fairport
Convention singer Judy Dyble. Pete Sinfield arrives as lyricist but Dyble
departs within a few weeks.
Who’s Pete Townsend becomes a follower of Meher Baba, an Indian Perfect
Spiritual Master. This profoundly affects his future songwriting.
Greer’s Toyshop split. Guitarist Peter Banks joins Neat Change, who play
Herd, Love and Lemon Pipers numbers. Bassist Chris Squire plots a new group
with ex-Warriors vocalist Jon Anderson (2 solo 45s as "Hans Christian)
who had guested with Mabel Greer without becoming a member.
Creation split up. Ron Wood returns to the Jeff Beck Group. Kim Gardner
becomes one third of Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, while Kenny Pickett becomes
Led Zeppelin’s sound mixer. He also becomes a songwriter, penning the
ghastly #1 hit "Grandad" for Clive Dunn in 1970.
Burton of The Move injures his shoulder in a car crash. Meanwhile Ronnie
Bond of The Troggs collapses due to ‘nervous exhaustion’. He’s
temporarily replaced for live dates by Roger Pope of The Loot.
Lead guitarist Terry Meredith leaves the Lemon Tree and is replaced by Micky Hopkins.
Hendrix Experience record an appearance on TV show "It Must Be
Dusty!" including a duet with Ms. Springfield on
Filming begins (at the Brighton Dome) on a BBC TV Documentary provisionally titled "Time Waits For No Man". The programme will feature Brighton group The Mike Stuart Span and it is predicted that it will take a year to make.
BBC1 TV “Dee Time”-Donovan, Tremeloes (1st), Manfred Mann (8th), Cupid’s Inspiration (15th), Vanity Fair (22nd)
TV “Basil Brush Show”-Manfred Mann (14th), The Kinks (26th)
BBC 2 show "Colour Me Pop" features Manfred Mann (14th), Small
Faces (21st-doing side 2 of their "Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake" LP),
“It Must Be Dusty (Springfield)”-guests include Jimi Hendrix Experience
“Golden Shot”-Manfred Mann (23rd)
ITV "Time For Blackburn"-Tremeloes, Marmalade (1st), Simon Dupree
& The Big Sound, Mike Batt (8th), Manfred Mann (15th), Cupid’s
Inspiration, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity (22nd), Bee Gees
TV "Beat Club"-The Hollies, Manfred Mann, Brian Auger, Julie
Driscoll & the Trinity, The Herd, Small Faces (22nd)
BBC SESSIONS-Alan Bown (17th-21st, David Symonds), Bystanders (3rd-7th, Jimmy Young), Michael Chapman (12th, Night Ride), Joe Cocker (9th, Top Gear-16th, Stuart Henry-17th, David Symonds), Cymbaline (17th-21st, Pete Brady-24th-28th, Jimmy Young), Deep Purple (30th, Top Gear), Donovan (16th, Top Gear), Episode Six (1st, Saturday Club-3rd-7th, David Symonds-17th-21st, David Symonds), Fairport Convention (2nd, Top Gear-24th-28th, David Symonds), Ferris Wheel (17th-21st, David Symonds), Flowerpot Men (24th-28th, Jimmy Young),, Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera (1st, Saturday Club--10th-14th, David Symonds--24th-28th, David Symonds), Glass Menagerie (23rd, Top Gear), Grapefruit (3rd-7th, Jimmy Young), The Herd (6th, Pop North-24th-28th, Jimmy Young), Idle Race (9th, Top Gear-17th-21st, David Symonds), Katch 22 (10th-14th, Jimmy Young--24th-28th, Pete Brady), Koobas (15th, Saturday Club), Manfred Mann (8th, Saturday Club-9th, Stuart Henry-24th-28th, David Symonds), Marmalade (3rd-7th, David Symonds-10th, Radio One O’Clock-15th, Pete’s People-19th, Parade of the Pops-24th-28th, Jimmy Young), Merseys (24th-28th, Pete Brady), The Mirage (17th-21st, Pete Brady), Montanas (10th-14th, Jimmy Young--17th-21st, Pete Brady), Moody Blues (29th, Saturday Club), The Move (3rd-7th, Pete Brady-17th-21st, Jimmy Young-21st, Joe Loss), The Nice (16th, Top Gear), Orange Bicycle (3rd-7th, Pete Brady-15th, Saturday Club-24th-28th, David Symonds), Terry Reid (1st, Saturday Club), Spectrum (10th-14th, David Symonds--22nd, Saturday Club), Spooky Tooth (23rd, Top Gear), The Symbols (10th-14th, David Symonds--17th-21st, Jimmy Young), Traffic (30th, Top Gear), Tremeloes (7th, Joe Loss Show--8th, Pete's People--10th-14th, Pete Brady--17th-21st, David Symonds), The Troggs (10th-14th, David Symonds--17th, Radio One O’Clock-24th-28th, David Symonds), Unit 4 Plus 2 (17th-21st, Jimmy Young)
Kenny Everett Show 19th June HERE
Floyd headline the first free rock concert in Hyde Park (29th). Jethro Tull,
Roy Harper and Tyrannosaurus Rex are the support acts.
Incredible String Band commence their first U.S tour.
Barn Barbeque Concert and Barn Dance" at Whittlesey, near Peterborough
features Donovan, John Mayall, Fairport Convention, Blossom Toes, Fleetwood
Mac, The Move, Amen Corner and Pesky Gee! (2nd/3rd) Thankfully the barn was
Night’s Dream” Golden Orange Festival, Burton Constable, Nr Hull,
Yorkshire (21st)-The Move, Marmalade, Family, Fairport Convention, Elmer
Gantry’s Velvet Opera, Spooky Tooth etc.
Moody Blues play a prestigious concert at The Queen Elizabeth hall, London
Royal Festival Hall-Tyrannosaurus Rex, Roy Harper, David Bowie etc (2nd), Pentangle (29th)
Albert Hall-The Nice (26th), Incredible String Band (29th)
Kleek-The Nice (4th), The Gass (13th), Jethro Tull (15th), Ten Years After
(18th), Savoy Brown (25th)
Blaises-Fairport Convention (9th), Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation (30th)
Timebox (1st, 8th, 15th), The Exception (1st, 22nd), The Riot Squad (5th),
The Nice (6th, 20th), Ten Years After (7th), Neat Change (8th), Nite People
(10th), Family (11th), Granny’s Intentions (11th), Mud (12th), Marmalade
(13th, 27th), Gun (13th), Jethro Tull (14th, 28th), Toast (15th), Free
(21st), Glass Menagerie (22nd), Spooky Tooth (24th), Joe Cocker (25th), The
Breakthru (27th), House Of Lords (30th)
Earth-Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll & the Trinity, Blonde On Blonde,
Leviathan (7th), Spooky Tooth (8th), The Tribe, Third Ear Band (9th), The
Move, Dr K's Blues Band (14th), Hapshash & The Coloured Coat (15th), Pink Floyd, Hurdy Gurdy (21st), Pretty Things, July,
JuniorsEyes (22nd), Fairport Convention,
Caravan (28th), Family (29th) The Nice (30th)
Flamingo Ballroom-Small Faces (29th)
Black Prince-Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity (9th) ,
Spooky Tooth (23rd)
, Spooky Tooth (23rd)
Birmingham Cedar Club- Scrugg (2nd)
Dolce Vita-Plastic Penny (23rd)
Birmingham, Henry's Blueshouse- Bakerloo Blues Line (18th, 25th), Tea & Symphony (25th)
Birmingham-Chicken Shack, Hobstweedle (9th), Tyrannosaurus Rex (23rd)
Borehamwood, Crown Hotel- Shakey Vick (17th, 24th)
Pavilion-Simon Dupree & The Big Sound (28th)
Bradford Bluesville- Black Cat Bones (16th)
St Thomas’ Hall-Simon Dupree & The Big Sound (29th)
Ballroom, Bridlington-The Herd (8th)
Dome-Scott Walker, The Herd, Mike Stuart Span (21st)
Brighton University of Sussex- Fairport Convention (14th)
Bromley, Bal Tabarin- The Gods (22nd), Riot Squad (29th)
College, Cambridge-Pink Floyd (12th)
Peterhouse-Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity (10th)
John’s College, Cambridge-Spooky Tooth (11th)
Club, Carlisle-Easybeats (2nd)
Whitcombe Club-Manfred Mann, Elmer Gantry, Savoy Brown (7th)
Metrix Hall-Status Quo (29th)
Victoria & Bull-Marmalade (28th)
Impsella Club-Katch 22 (7th)
Kinema, Dunfermline-The Herd (9th), Troggs (30th)
Dunstable California Ballroom-Marmalade (1st), Tony Rivers & The Castaways (7th), The Move (14th), The Searchers (15th), Traffic (21st), Chris Farlowe (22nd), Nashville Teens, The Toast (28th)
Civic Hall-Simon Dupree & The Big Sound (27th)
University-The Who, Status Quo, Nashville Teens (21st)
East Molesey Cricket Club- Gracious (14th)
Edmonton Cooks Ferry Inn- Marmalade (17th)
Avery Hill College-Tremeloes, Easybeats (28th)
Wake Arms-The Plague (2nd)
St Luke’s-Marmalade (24th)
Lees Cliff Hall-Honeybus (8th)
Glastonbury Town Hall- Savoy Brown (15th)
College Of Art-Manfred Mann (7th)
Country Club-Joe Cocker (12th) , Spooky Tooth (19th)
, Spooky Tooth (19th)
Youth Club-Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity (27th)
Harrogate Jazz Club- Black Cat Bones (14th)
Hall, Haverfordwest-Tremeloes (1st), Pink Floyd (8th)
Hall, Hawick -Easybeats (1st)
High Wycombe Blues Loft- Black Cat Bones (21st)
Huddersfield Blues Club- Black Cat Bones (13th)
Tech College-Barclay James Harvest (27th)
Skyline Ballroom-Honeybus (14th)
University-Climax Chicago (22nd), The Move (28th)
Country Club-The Move (30th)
Leeds Bluesville- Black Cat Bones (17th)
Scraptoft College-Honeybus (21st)
University-The Who (14th)
Hall, Leeds-"Mojo festival" featuring The Small Faces, The Herd,
Alan Bown, Amboy Dukes and others. Compere is future Nightclub king Peter
of Contemporary Art, London-The Nice, Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band (29th)
College Of Printing-The Who, Alan Bown (15th)
Kennington Oval-Marmalade (30th)
Manor House-Jeff Beck (7th), Ten Years After (14th), Pegasus (21st), Traffic (28th)
London Soho Les Cousins- Ron Geesin (14th), Al Stewart, Ralph McTell (15th)
London Stratford Railway Hotel- Sam Apple Pie (16th)
College, London-Pink Floyd (14th)
Longton Crown & Anchor- Climax Chicago (23rd)
Loughton College- Roy Harper (14th)
Village, Manchester-Pink Floyd (15th), Liverpool Scene (22nd), Fairport
Century Hall, Manchester-The Herd (22nd)
College-Manfred Mann (21st)
Civic Hall-Manfred Mann (22nd)
Imperial Hall-Honeybus (22nd)
Hall, Newcastle-Small Faces, The Nice (8th)
Blue Lagoon-Honeybus (1st)
Pop Festival-Small Faces (28th)
St Andrew’s Hall-Pentangle (11th)
Of East Anglia, Norwich-Pink Floyd (22nd)
Nottingham Beachcomber- Penny Peeps (15th)
Union Rowing Club-Traffic (23rd)
College, Oxford-Julie Driscoll/Brian Auger & The Trinity (1st)
College, Oxford-Manfred Mann (1st)
College, Oxford-Traffic, Marmalade, Spencer Davis Group (22nd)
Park Ballroom-Honeybus (2nd)
Pavilion, Porthcawl-Tremeloes (3rd)
Ballroom, Purley-Easybeats (3rd)
Gaiety Club-Honeybus (15th)
Rank, Reading-The Herd (7th)
Retford, Broken Wheel-Pesky Gee (8th), Breakthru (22nd), Jo Jo Gunne (29th)
Hall, Salisbury-The Herd, Emotions (13th)
Club, Scarborough-Jethro Tull (21st)
University-Pink Floyd (26th)
University-Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity (29th)
Southend-The Herd (14th)
Civic Hall-Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity (28th)
Coldfield, The Belfry-Manfred Mann (29th)
Top Rank-Honeybus (7th)
Hotel, North Tamworth-The Herd (15th)
Tolworth Toby Jug-Jethro Tull (12th), Chicken Shack (19th), Keef Hartley Band (24th)
Four Hundred Club-Marmalade (25th)
Twickenham Crown Hotel- Shakey Vick (15th)
Uxbridge-The Herd (20th)
College-The Move (27th)
Victoria Cross Gallery-Marmalade (29th)
Civic Hall-Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity (8th)
Fishmongers Arms, Woodgreen-The Nice (11th), Chicken Shack (18th)
Hall, Worthing-The Herd (6th)
University-Manfred Mann (27th)
July, who released their "My Clown" 45...in June!
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown (album) : Exciting music with Arthur working up the atmosphere. Strong organ backing.
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown (album): You can see Arthur, flaming bonce and all, leaping around while you're listening to this album. Built up on strong organ backing, Arthur's songs contain a great deal of homage to fire and flames. The music is exciting and Arthur works up the atmosphere by going from low-pitched singing to wails, screams and shouts.
Fire: I like this very much. Very exciting. It's not like other singers who get a style or arrangement imposed on them. I imagine Arthur Brown had quite a say in this. The overall Sound is very exciting. (Marty Feldman in Melody Maker's Blind Date)
Vigil (album) : They have a good habit of selecting good numbers. You'll find many of them on this album. Sometimes their vocalising gets a bit strained but their interesting orchestrations are strong on excitement.
My Clown: Sitar, assorted percussion and some odd recording tricks certainly catch the attention on this debut single. Lead singer Tom Newman also wrote the tune which is sort of Eastern Hollies. He's obviously a newcomer of talent and this is just strange enough to catch the attention of DJs and fans. Given the plugs it could make it. I like it, anyway.
Days: Wonder Boy was a flop staggering in its finality and completeness, and now the brothers Davies sing through another non-descript tune against a barrage of strings--or electronics--it's difficult to tell these days. Ray seems to be going through a dull patch on the songwriting front, but we're sure he will pull another hit out of whatever bag he uses soon. This isn't the one, however.
My Name Is Jack: Number One, it must be. This has hit written all over it. There's the familiar recorder intro and both melody and lyric have immediate gentle appeal. It all builds to a neatly engineered climax in the arrangement. All that and the usual high Manfred standard of performance.
Voices In The Sky : Sounds like a Chinese Move. Wrong again. Curses. I was cheating by looking at the label, but that never gets me anywhere. It's a nice record. Moodies? I'll have this one at home. But they'll probably need something a bit more dynamic to get across again.
Voices In The Sky: While the group have sunk below the national consciousness since their hit days, they have improved vastly and are now producing some remarkably beautiful records, including this moody and blue ballad. If the public can forget "Go Now" then the Moodies should be back in the main stream of pop events soon.
America: A tremendous performance from Britain's most exciting, original and experimental instrumental group. This tour de force on the Leonard Bernstein song is the most climactic number in their repertoire. It's nice to hear Davey O'List getting some guitar work in as well as Keith's organ. Blinky Davison underpins the group with his battering drums and takes a lightning break at the end of a brief snatch of Lee Jackson's poetry, read by a small girl, which refers to The Nice's concern for recent events in America.
Spencer Davis Group
With Their New Face On (album) : A great deal of care has obviously gone into this LP but, curiously, it is generally the simple, jazz-based things that come off best. The group is really excellent on tracks like "Alec In Transit Land" with great organ and piano from Eddie Hardin and fine guitar from Ray Fenwick in addition to the always dependable Spencer and Pete York--still one of the best drummers on the pop scene. The occasional failures occur when lyrical imagery falls over into pretentiousness, but taken all in all this is an excellent album which should delight Spencer's fans--the old as much as the new.
Love Really Changed Me: These lads have been building quite a name for themselves around the clubs and this proves there's still a lot of untapped talent about. It's a good song and there's so much happening in the background you need to play it a few times before it all sinks in. Not one for the faint hearted, but i like it more every time I hear it. I wish it luck and lots of plugs. John Peel will play it anyway.
Dogs: This should sell a million at the White City and Shawfield--it's all about a real greyhound called "Yellow Printer". It's another Pete Townsend original with tremendous instant appeal. There's a lot of hilarity, notably chunks of Cockney, dog-lover's chat from Pete and John Entwhistle. Not exactly The Who at their most progressive but this deserves to make the top 5, and no doubt it will.
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