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 […]

The Supremes

The Supremes were an American soul group from Detroit, formed in 1961. The group recorded numerous albums and singles for Motown between 1962 and 1976 under several different lineups. Members: Mary Wilson (vocals), Diana Ross (vocals, 1961-70), Florence Ballard (vocals, 1961-67), Barbara Martin (vocals, 1961-62), Cindy Birdsong (vocals, 1967-72, 1974-76), Jean Terrell (vocals, 1970-73), Lynda […]

The Impressions

The Impressions were an American soul group from Chicago, formed in 1958 and initially a singles act for Abner. Between 1963 and 1968, the band released a string of albums on ABC-Paramount, followed by a run of titles on Curtom over the subsequent eight-year period. Members: Sam Gooden (vocals), Jerry Butler (vocals, 1958-60), Curtis Mayfield […]