World of Oz

The World of Oz was an English pop-psych band from Birmingham that released four singles and a self-titled 1969 album on Deram.

Members: Christopher Robin [Chris Evans, aka Garbo] (vocals, guitar), Tony Clarkson (bass), David Kubinec (guitar, organ, 1968), David Reay (drums, 1968-?), Geoff Nicholls (organ, 1968-69), Rob Moore (drums), Peter Beckett (guitar, 1969)

The World of Oz was formed in January 1968 by guitarist–organist David Kubinec, guitarist–singer Chris Evans, bassist Tony Clarkson, and drummer David Reay. Kubinec hailed from R&B–soul-rockers The Pieces of Mind, which gigged the German club circuit in 1966–67.

A: “The Muffin Man”
B: “Peter’s Birthday (Black and White Rainbows)”

A: “King Croesus”
B: “Jack”

A: “Willows’ Harp”
B: “Like a Tear”

A1. “The Muffin Man”
A2. “Bring the Ring”
A3. “Jackie”
A4. “Beside the Fire”
A5. “The Hum-Gum Tree”
A6. “With a Little Help”
B1. “We’ve All Seen the Queen”
B2. “King Croesus”
B3. “Mandy-Ann”
B4. “Jack”
B5. “Like a Tear”
B6. “Willow’s Harp”

A: “The Hum-Gum Tree”
B: “Beside the Fire”


  • The World of Oz (1969)


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