1968. VAMP. “Floatin”. Atlantic Records. London.

1968, Lon­don. This was a band called “VAMP” which stood for Viv, Andy, Mick, and Pete. Viv Prince from the “Pret­ty Things” on drums, Andy Clark on key­boards and vocal, Mick Hutchin­son on gui­tar, and me on bass. We released a sin­gle in 1968 called “Float­in” on Atlantic Records through Screen Gems. Rhi­no Records re-released […]

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1966. Fleur De Lys. “Circles”. Immediate Records.

1966, some­where in Eng­land. Fleur de Lys…me 2nd from left, the sec­ond Eng­lish band I played with for a bit. We played most­ly Motown style music. I played piano with this band. We once opened for Eddie Floyd (Knock on Wood) in Lon­don, and Bri­an Epstein (Man­ag­er of the Bea­t­les who was pro­mot­ing the show) […]

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1965. Sons Of Fred. “Baby What You Want Me To Do”. Parlophone

I began play­ing bass and a lit­tle key­boards with the Sons of Fred in 1963…we turned pro in 1964. That’s me with the weird striped jack­et on the left. We record­ed at E.M.I (lat­er Abbey Road) in Lon­don for the E.M.I. Par­lophone label, and toured all over play­ing six or sev­en nights a week. We […]

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1965. Sons Of Fred. “On The Level”

Pete Sears after a cou­ple of years of hard tour­ing. Tak­en between Sons of Fred sets. I began play­ing bass and a lit­tle key­boards with the Sons of Fred in 1963…we turned pro in 1964. That’s me with the weird striped jack­et on the left. We record­ed at E.M.I (lat­er Abbey Road) in Lon­don for the […]

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1965. Sons of Fred. “You Told Me” Parlophone

I began play­ing bass and a lit­tle key­boards with the Sons of Fred in 1963…we turned pro in 1964. That’s me with the weird striped jack­et on the left. We record­ed at E.M.I (lat­er Abbey Road) in Lon­don for the E.M.I. Par­lophone label, and toured all over play­ing six or sev­en nights a week. We […]

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1965. The Sons Of Fred. “I. I. I. Want Your Lovin”. Parlophone

I began play­ing bass and a lit­tle key­boards with the Sons of Fred in 1963…we turned pro in 1964. That’s me with the weird striped jack­et on the left. We record­ed at E.M.I (lat­er Abbey Road) in Lon­don for the E.M.I. Par­lophone label, and toured all over play­ing six or sev­en nights a week. We […]

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1965. The Sons Of Fred. “She Only Wants a Friend”. Parlophone

I began play­ing bass and a lit­tle key­boards with the Sons of Fred in 1963…we turned pro in 1964. That’s me with the weird striped jack­et on the left. We record­ed at E.M.I (lat­er Abbey Road) in Lon­don for the E.M.I. Par­lophone label, and toured all over play­ing six or sev­en nights a week. We […]

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1964. Sons of Fred. “I’ll Be There”. E.M.I. Columbia

I began play­ing bass and a lit­tle key­boards with the Sons of Fred in 1963…we turned pro in 1964. That’s me with the weird striped jack­et on the left. We record­ed at E.M.I (lat­er Abbey Road) in Lon­don for the E.M.I. Par­lophone label, and toured all over play­ing six or sev­en nights a week. We […]

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The Sons Of Fred. “Sweet Love”. E.M.I. Columbia.

I began play­ing with the Sons of Fred in 1963…we turned pro in 1964. That’s me with the weird striped jack­et on the left. We record­ed at E.M.I (lat­er Abbey Road) in Lon­don for the E.M.I. Par­lophone label, and toured all over play­ing six or sev­en nights a week. We played a few TV shows, […]

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