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The Gants - Gants Galore 1966 & Road Runner 1965

The Gants - Gants Galore 1966 & Road Runner  1965



1. The Gants - Road Runner
2. The Gants - Stormy Weather 
3. The Gants - Gloria 
4. The Gants - Six Days In May 
5. The Gants - You've Got To Hide You Love 
6. The Gants - The House Of The Rising Sun 
7. The Gants - Bad Boy 
8. The Gants - My Baby Don't Care 
9. The Gants - Never Got Right 
10. The Gants - Out Of Sight
11. The Gants - Don't Think Twice It's All Right 
12. The Gants - I Don't Want To See Her Again 
13. The Gants - Crackin' Up 
14. The Gants - Shapes Of Things
15. The Gants - Peter Rabbit 
16. The Gants - Summertime Blues 
17. The Gants - One Track Mind 
18. The Gants - Good Lovin' 
19. The Gants - Little Latin Lupe Lu 
20. The Gants - Kicks 
21. The Gants - Try To Hard 
22. The Gants - C'mon Everybody 
23. The Gants - Dirty Water 
24. The Gants - Dr. Feelgood 
25. The Gants - I Wonder 
26. The Gants - Somebody Please 
27. The Gants - Oh Yeah 
28. The Gants - Dance Last Night
29. The Gants - Drifters Sunrise 
30. The Gants - Greene Days 
31. The Gants - Just A Good Show

The Gants - Gants Galore 1966 & Road Runner  1965



Ronnie Singer & Keith Moffat /The 004's - The Clifton Beat - It's Alright (1966) S.Africa

Ronnie Singer & Keith Moffat /The 004's - The Clifton Beat - It's Alright (1966) S.Africa
Ronnie Singer & Keith Moffat /The 004's - The Clifton Beat - It's Alright (1966) S.Africa


Band Members:

Ronnie Singer, organ and vocals
Keith Moffat, drums

Derek Marks, bass on last album
Anton Fig, drums
Keith Lentin, guitar
Brian Jones, guitar
George Wolfaardt, bass
James Marwick, drums
Neville Whitmill, vocals
Mike Faure, sax
Neville Green, guitar
Charlie Peterson, bass
Jeremy Dreyer, drums
Anton van Rooyen, bass

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South African beat band formed in 1965. Pete Clifford had played with the Jesters and Georgie Fame and visited South Africa for the first time in 1964 while being a member of Dusty Springfield’s backing band. He also played with Tom Jones.
In 1965 he returned to South Africa and formed the 004’s. Brian Gibson and Jack Russell had been members of the Victors, who backed French artist Teddy Raye on tour. When the band broke up Gibson joined the Laurie Jay Combo and Russell got a job as production manager with Vox. Soon they joined the 004’s.
The band was signed by CBS and recorded some singles. They also backed Gene Vincent on his Durban performance.
Their only album was released in 1966.
Nick Doktor (ex-Leemen Limited) replaced Peter Stember in 1966.
Gibson left the band in 1967 and was replaced by Barry Mitchell (ex-In Crowd). The band recorded with Johnny Kongos’ groups Floribunda Rose and Scrugg in 1967.
The band broke up and Clifford joined the Bats in 1968 while Gibson joined Abstract Truth.


Band Members:

Pete Clifford (vocals, guitar),
Brian Gibson vocals, guitar),
Jack Russell (vocals, bass),
Peter Stember (vocals, drums),
Nick Doktor (drums),
Barry Mitchell (guitar)



The Rocking Ghosts - Complete Rocking Ghosts (1964-1968)

The Rocking Ghosts - Complete Rocking Ghosts (1964-1968)


Danish rock band formed in the summer of 1962 by Svend Bonavent Larsen (dm), Tommy Petersen (org., piano) (both formerly played in Tommy's Band), Timm Bo Madsen (lead-g) and Jørgen Frederiksen (rythm-g). In May of 1963 Johnny Dyhrberg (el-b) replaced Tommy Petersen, and John Andersen (lead-vo) (ex The Sundowns) joined the band.

The Rocking Ghosts - Complete Rocking Ghosts (1964-1968)


On January 28, 1964 the band won the Copenhagen championship in Rock at Nora Bio, which lead to a record deal with Metronome Records and producer Jørgen Ingmann. The instrumental debut album was called Vilja, Oh Vilja by Franz Léhar. Vocally the band broke through with their own Belinda that stayed on the charts for 13 months and was released in many European countries as well as the USA and Japan. During a trip to Bremen in April 1965, Johnny Dyhrberg left the band and was replaced by Kai Rose Petersen (el-b) and by the end of 1965 Bjørn Holte Jensen 
(rhythm-g) (ex The Ex-Checkers) replaced Jørgen Frederiksen. As the best selling album Oh, Oh What A Kiss, a rework of Johan Strauss' Über den Wellen, was a chart success in both 1966 and 1967.

In September 1967 the band decided to change their style to a more psychedelic flower power inspired pop sound, a change, however, Timm Bo Madsen and Kai Rose Petersen did not agree with and they consequently left the band.

They debuted with their new style at the Procul Harum concert in Tivoli. The new band recorded 2 singles for CBS Records with the following members: John Andersen, Svend Bonavent, Bjørn Holte, John Trefeldt (ex The Treffters), Fin Michael Musanti (rhythm-g, org) (ex The Playmakers) and Bent Hansen (el-b) (ex The Meteors).

The Rocking Ghosts were extremely popular in 1964-1967 and played, among other venues, at Giraffen, Enghaveparken, Hit House and Dansetten in Copenhagen, but their largest audience was primarily outside Copenhagen. The band also toured extensively in Germany, Austria, Italy, Sweden and Finland.

Musically and image wise the band was inspired by Cliff Richard & The Shadows' combination of vocal and instrumental rock & roll more than by the beat sound of the time. By changing their style in 1967 the band lost a lot of their fans who had a hard time accepting the new image and in the spring of 1969 the band split up.

Musically The Rocking Ghosts contributed to the following Danish movies in the 1960s: Jeg en elsker, Min søsters børn, Mig og min lillebror, Pigen fra Egeborg. Only the recordings from Min søsters børn were released as an album in 1966.

In 1964, using the name The Tigers, The Rocking Ghosts recorded a commercial record for the gas company ESSO....

The Rocking Ghosts - Complete Rocking Ghosts (1964-1968)

Jormas - Jormas (1966)


Jormas - Jormas (1966)


Jormas was a Finnish pop group that was active from 1965 to 1968.

First line-up in spring 1965:
Raul Wikström (vocals)
Pepe Willberg (vocals, guitar)
Seppo Keurulainen (lead guitar)
Kaj Wallin (bass)
Kurre Mattsson (drums)

Jim Pembroke featured as singer in Jormas in summer 1965. In August 1965 they recorded their first single "Mr. Tambourine Man / New Orleans" under the name The Finnish Beatmakers. Kaj Wallin left the group in November 1965 because of military service and he was replaced by Kicke Bergholm.

Jormas toured in Scandinavia and Germany in autumn 1965 and spring 1966. After their gigs in Germany in spring 1966 Seppo Keurulainen left the group and he was replaced by Hasse Walli. First single with the new lineup was "Saat Miehen Kyyneliin", the band's first recording in Finnish language and their biggest hit. The group's first LP was released in December 1966, but the band had already split up then, because Willberg, Bergholm and Wikström had to go to the military service. However, in the next spring Jormas released a new single "Rööperiin" and in August 1967 the band was active again.

Lineup in August 1967:
Pepe Willberg
Kicke Bergholm
Seppo Keurulainen
Arto "Mamba" Koskinen
Matti Oiling

In autumn 1967 Jormas released two singles with this lineup and their second album was out in February 1968. The songs were again in English language and the album was released in Scandinavia, Germany and England. The band released one single after the album but split up finally after it.

Jormas - Jormas (1966)

Ian & The Zodiacs , Denny Seyton & The Sabres

Ian & The Zodiacs , Denny Seyton & The Sabres


Ian & the Zodiacs had one of the longest histories of any band working in Liverpool, which makes their utter obscurity in that city even more of a puzzle, considering that they had a cool name and played R&B well enough to become stars in Germany. The band's roots go back to the Zodiacs, a trad jazz (i.e. Dixieland) outfit formed in 1958 as a sextet that included future Fourmost drummer Dave Lovelady -- they switched to rock & roll soon after.

The original Zodiacs stayed intact through the spring of 1960, when lead guitarist Pete Pimlett exited and Ian Edwards, late of the Deltones (who attended the same school as the Zodiacs) came aboard, along with Charlie Flynn, from Kingsize Taylor & the Dominoes. The core lineup of Ian & the Zodiacs, as they were named in 1960, was Edwards on guitar and vocals, Pete Wallace on lead guitar, Charlie Flynn on bass and vocals, Cliff Roberts on drums, and Geoff Bethell at the piano. This was the lineup that held for much of the early '60s, through 1964, when Bethell and Roberts left.

It was in 1964 that, after years of languishing in obscurity in Liverpool, the band went to Germany and became major stars -- they were supposed to stay for a few weeks and didn't really leave for three years. Their lineup was still a bit fluid, with ex-Lee Curtis All-Stars drummer Joe Walsh eventually settling in, until he left, and Wallace and Flynn exited for the Connoisseurs, to be replaced by Arthur Ashton (lead guitar), Freddie Smith (drums), and Tony Coates (bass). By that time, the group had cut three LPs (that's one more than Gerry & the Pacemakers, who'd topped the charts in England, got to do) that were released exclusively in Germany on the Star Club label, which was part of Polygram, and two albums of Beatles covers issued under the name the Koppykats.

The group had several label relationships during their three major years, initially with Oriole and then with Mercury, Philips, and Fontana. Their audience was centered in the German-speaking world, despite some attempts at releasing their work in England and America. In addition to their three German LPs and the Beatles cover albums, they cut an album, Gear Again, that turned up on Mercury Records' budget Wing label in 1965. The group's three Star Club albums, Star Club 7, Just Listen to Ian & the Zodiacs, and Locomotive! (of which the last was heavily soul-oriented) have turned up on CD in the '90s from the Repertoire label.

The group's sound on records was centered on covers of Motown songs ("Beechwood 4-5789"), current U.S. hits ("Message to Martha," an adaptation of the Dionne Warwick hit "Message to Michael"), U.K. hits ("The Crying Game," which actually managed to chart in Texas during 1965), blues ("Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"), plus some forays into pop-jazz ("Wade in the Water"), some of which were released in America, once the possibility of finding an audience in the U.S. was understood. Until the reissue of the three German albums, they were represented best on Oriole's two-volume LP series This Is Merseybeat, doing a cover of Little Eva's "Locomotion" follow-up, "Let's Turkey Trot," on the first volume, and, on the second, George Gershwin's "It Ain't Necessarily So." Apart from the excellent "Wade in the Water," which stood on its own terms. They broke up in 1967 when Edwards shut down the group to return to England when his wife became ill.

Ian & The Zodiacs , Denny Seyton & The Sabres

Denny Seyton & the Sabres were one of the more promising Liverpool-based bands that never made it, despite getting as far as charting a single, "The Way You Look Tonight," in 1964. Denny Seyton (real name Brian Tarr) was their founder and lead singer, and their most important lineup -- which went through several transitions leading up to that point -- featured songwriter Lally Stott on lead guitar, Mike Logan on organ, John Boyle on bass, and Eden Kane alumnus Dave Saxon on drums. Their sound was R&B-based, and some accounts of their early stage sound compare them to the Rolling Stones. They were signed to Mercury Records' U.K. division (making them sort of the distant musical precursors to Dexy's Midnight Runners), but soon after they began to add harmonies and incorporate pop influences into their work, to emulate the successful sounds of the Beatles, the Searchers, Gerry & the Pacemakers, et al. Denny Seyton & the Sabres played a lot of shows in Hamburg and were regular denizens of the Star-Club circuit, and despite some idiosyncrasies (including recollections of eccentric behavior by Stott), had a dedicated following and seemed to hold a lot of potential. Their first Mercury release, "Tricky Dicky" b/w "Baby What You Want Me to Do," and their second, "Short Fat Fannie" b/w "Give Me Back My Heart," never charted, but their third, "The Way You Look Tonight," was a minor hit, reaching number 48 in England. That taste of success would prove to be fleeting, however, and was never repeated -- they left Mercury for Parlophone (signed as the more contemporary-sounding Denny Seyton Group) later in 1964 and saw no action with "Just a Kiss" b/w "In the Flowers by the Trees." Mercury issued an LP, It's the Gear, comprised of covers of contemporary hits, in 1965 -- that record, a choice collector's piece as of 2003, also failed to chart, and that was the last heard from the group, apart from appearances on compilations such as Mersey Beat 1962-1964 in the 1980s and 2003's Unearthed Merseybeat, the latter offering a superb, thumping cover of "House of Bamboo" and a raucous version of "I'm Gonna Love You Too."



Ian &The Zodiacs -RARITIES !!! & The Koppykats Recordings (1965)

Ian &The Zodiacs -RARITIES !!! & The Koppykats Recordings  (1965)



Ian and the Zodiacs had one of the longest histories of any band working in Liverpool, which makes their utter obscurity in that city even more of a puzzle, considering that they had a cool name and played r&b well enough to become stars in Germany. The band's roots go back to the Zodiacs, a trad-jazz (i.e. Dixieland) outfit formed in 1958 as a sextet that included future Fourmost drummer Dave Lovelady-they switched to rock 'n roll soon after.

The original Zodiacs stayed intact thru the spring of 1960, when lead guitarist Pete Pimlett exited and Ian Edwards, late of the Deltones (who attended the same school as the Zodiacs) came aboard, along with Charlie Flynn... Read More..
...It was in 1964 that, after years of languishing in obscurity in Liverpool, the band went to Germany and became major stars-they were supposed to stay for a few weeks and didn't really leave for three years. Their line-up was still a bit fluid, with ex-Lee Curtis All-Stars drummer Joe Walsh eventually settling in, until he left, and Wallace and Flynn exited for the Connoiseurs, to be replaced by Arthur Ashton (lead guitar), Freddie Smith (drums), and Tony Coates (bass). By that time, the group had cut three LPs (that's one more than Gerry & the Pacemakers, who'd topped the charts in England, got to do) that were released exclusively in Germany on the Star Club label, which was part of Polygram, and two albums of Beatles covers issued under the name the Koppykats....
Left to right:

Charlie Flynn - Bass/Vocals
Pete Wallace - Lead Guitar
Geoff Bamford - Drums
Ian Edwards - Guitar/Vocals
The Gants - Gants Galore 1966 & Road Runner  1965Ronnie Singer & Keith Moffat /The 004's - The Clifton Beat - It's Alright (1966) S.AfricaThe Bats - All I Got-Ahabby Little HutDickie Loader & The Blue Jeans - My Babe/Exclusviely Yours 1963VA - South African 60's Antology - Guitars&Beat&Garage The Square Set - Silence is golden / Loving YouThe Rocking Ghosts - Complete Rocking Ghosts (1964-1968)Jormas - Jormas (1966)Ian & The Zodiacs , Denny Seyton & The SabresIan &The Zodiacs -RARITIES !!! & The Koppykats Recordings  (1965)

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