The Equals

The Equals were an English soul-rock band, best known for the hits “Viva Bobby Joe,” “Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys,” and the 1968 UK chart-topper “Baby, Come Back.” Guitarist Eddy Grant later found fame as a reggae pop singer.

Members: Derv Gordon (vocals), Lincoln Gordon (guitar), Eddy Grant (guitar), Patrick Lloyd (guitar), John Hall (drums)

The Equals formed in North London in 1965.


  • Unequalled Equals (1967)
  • Equals Explosion (1968)
  • Sensational Equals (1968)
  • Equals Supreme (1968)
  • Equals Strike Again (1969)
  • Equals at the Top (1970)


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