2009. Rare Mod Volume 2.

2009. Rare Mod Vol­ume 2. A com­pi­la­tion CD of dif­fer­ent bands from the British music scene of the 1960’s. It includes a track from the “Fleur de lys”…a band I played key­boards in for a while in 1966. — with Les Fleur de Lys.

English Freakbeat” Vol 1–3

Eng­lish Freak­beat” Vol 1–3 One of sev­er­al com­pi­la­tion albums fea­tur­ing mid 1960’s Eng­lish rock bands. Anoth­er album was called “Ear­ly British R&B”. They all include tracks from my first pro­fes­sion­al band “The Sons Of Fred” from our 1964–65 record­ings at E.M.I. Stu­dios (lat­er renamed Abbey Road) in Lon­don.

1966. Fleur de Lys “Circles” Atlantic 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) dropped by our dress­ing room with a bot­tle of Cham­pagne.

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

I’ll Be There” Sons Of Fred. E.M.I. Colum­bia Records. 1965.   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 […]