The Peddlers + Cliff Bennett and His Band + Tony Rivers’ Harmony Grass - London, 1969

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Date 1969-05-16
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Notes The Peddlers were formed as a trio in Manchester in 1964 and brought together Trevor Morais, Tab Martin and Roy Phillips. They made success with singles, “Girlie” and “Birth” and with their album Birthday.

Cliff Bennett and his band made a name for themselves with tracks “One Way Love” and their cover of Paul McCartney’s “Gotta’ Get You Into My Life”. The band included Nicky Hopkins who later played keyboards on early Rolling Stones albums. They were originally managed by Brian Epstein of the Beatles.

Harmony Grass were a sunshine-pop band from Essex formed in the late 1960s. They were known for their song, “Move in a Little Closer” and their album, This is Us. Most of the band members moved on to greater success with a range of other well-known bands.

John Chilton brought together the Swing Kings in the late 1960s who notable backed leading American jazz acts touring Britain in that period including Buck Clayton, Ben Webster, Bill Coleman and Charlie Shavers.

Ken Collyer was a trumpet/cornet player and band leader in the traditional jazz boom in the 1950s and 60s. He notably participated in the renowned Alexander Palace Concert in 1963.

Almond Marzipan were regulars on the university and college circuit. They often backed the legendary bluesman Long John Baldry. They later had their own hits in 1970 with “Open Your Heart” and “Summer love”.

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