The Nice

The Nice were an English organ-rock/psych band from London that released the album The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack on Immediate in March 1968, followed that December by Ars Longa Vita Brevis, recorded as a trio after the departure of guitarist Davy O’List. The band’s self-titled third album — released stateside as Everything as Nice as […]

Skip Bifferty

Skip Bifferty were an English pop-psych band from Newcastle that released four singles and a self-titled album on RCA Victor in 1967. Further recordings preceded a name-change to Heavy Jelly for the lengthy a-side “I Keep Singing That Same Old Song” on Island in 1969. Members: Graham Bell (vocals), Micky Gallagher (keyboards), Colin Gibson (bass), […]

Rainbow Ffolly

Rainbow Ffolly were an English popsike quartet that was briefly active during the late 1960s. The band demoed an embryonic concept LP that they had hoped to rerecord in a lavish studio setting. EMI, however, found the demos fit for release. Members: Johnathon Dunsterville (vocals, guitar), Richard K. Dunsterville (vocals, guitar), Roger Newell (bass), Stewart […]

Golden Earring

Golden Earring are a Dutch rock band that started life in 1962 as The Tornadoes. The band released two Nederbeat albums on Polydor between 1965 and 1967 under variations of the pluralized “Golden Earrings” banner before the arrival of vocalist Barry Hay. Between 1968 and 1981, the band recorded 16 albums for the label before […]

Donovan

Donovan (born May 10, 1946) is a Scottish folk-rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter who premiered with a pair of albums on Pye in 1965, followed by a prolific run of titles on Epic between 1966 and 1976. After a self-titled one-off on RAK in 1977, he released a further round of albums on RCA during […]

The Twilights

The Twilights were an Australian beat combo from Elizabeth that released numerous singles and two albums on Columbia (EMI) between 1965 and 1968. Their second album, Once Upon a Twilight, was one of rock’s pioneering concept albums. The band included future Axiom/Little River Band vocalist Glenn Shorrock and songwriter Terry Britten, who would later pen […]