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Sharon - Loves You Know Who

Sharon  - Loves You Know Who



Sharon Finkelstein aka ... Sharon Tandy.

Sharon  - Loves You Know Who

If there was any justice in the world, Johannesburg-born Sharon Tandy (born Sharon Finkelstein) would have been up there with Dionne Warwick and Dusty Springfield in the 60s.
Unquestionably, she had the voice for it, and her choice of songs was pretty much impeccable. Her South African debut LP, Sharon - Loves You-Know-Who, showcased her strong, intuitive delivery on Cliff Richard and Elvis Presley covers.
Sharon honed her vocals on the South African club circuit before hooking up with lover (later husband) Frank Fenter of Atlantic Records and playing a couple of dates with his proteges, UK beat band The Couriers.
She moved to London in 1964 to seek fame and fortune.
Between 1964 and 1969 Sharon flirted with melodramatic, Sandie Shaw-like Brit pop, freakbeat and psychedelic rock with Southampton pop art beat combo Les Fleur de Lys, recording superb numbers such as Stay With Me and You’ve Gotta Believe It.
sharontandy_lpShe appeared on Thank Your Lucky Stars, Beat Club and Top Of The Pops, and her fiery version of Hold On (1967) became her signature tune – with her breathless rasp going head-to-head with searing Yardbirds-like guitars.
Signed to Stax in 1966 she cut earthy Southern soul with Booker T & The MGs and Isaac Hayes, becoming the first European-based artist to record in East McLemore Studios. She also appeared as an opening act on the 1967 Stax/Volt Tour of Europe.
On her return to England she teamed with Les Fleur de Lys again, but by 1970 she was back in South Africa.
  She recorded a single for Polydor in 1967 credited to "Debrah Aire" featuring more pop styled tracks, but this also flopped. However, the combination of lack of commercial success and the breakdown of her relationship with Fenter led to her return to South Africa in 1970.



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Sharon - Loves You Know Who (With The Astronauts)
 Rare first album ...







The Staccatos - Here and now & He was a friend of mine [1968-1969].


Steve Lonsdale: vocals/ Brian le Gassick: vocals, guitar/ Eddie Boyle: bass/ Gary Chaplin: drums/ Richard Crouse: guitar

This major contribution to SA's pop history was an adaption of a Bert Russell composition which has been recorded by many others including Solomon Burke (1962), Tom Petty, The Pretty Things, The Rolling Stones, Freddie Scott and Betty Harris. Bert Russell is really Bert Berns, a prolific writer of soul classics.


The Staccatos - Here and now  & He was a friend of mine [1968-1969].

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Mickie Most & His Playboys - Mickie Most & His Playboys/Best Of Mickie Most...

Mickie Most & His Playboys - Mickie Most & His Playboys/Best Of Mickie Most...

Mickie Most was born Michael Hayes in Aldershot, England, but then moved with his family to North London. As a teenager Most became entranced with the British rock & roll scene and formed the Most Brothers, in which he covered American R&B numbers. 

In 1959 he emigrated to South Africa for two years and fronted the rock focused Mickie Most and His Playboys, a group that again covered U.S. hits of the era. While in South Africa the band managed to record and release three albums and a number of EPs and singles. Most became a star and was taught the recording business. The band managed to score 11 consecutive number ones on the South African charts and rated considerable attention on the international music market and when Most returned to England in 1963 where his reputation earned him a place that would eventually make him one of the mid 60's most in demand record producers, producing hits for such bands as, The Animals, Herman's Hermits, Jeff Beck and many more. The Best Of Mickie Most and His Playboys is the first ever compilation of those South African recordings and the only release so far that covers Mosts' pre-production career. This disc contains 30 tracks recorded between 1959-1963 but released between 1962-1964. Mainly straight cover versions of rock and roll hits of the era ,there are a few tracks included in this set that were either written by Most or given special Mickie Most arrangements that varied considerably from the original version. Most handled all of the vocal work, production and guitar on these recordings but the Playboys were mainly studio musician and many of the recordings feature a very young Jimmy Page on guitar. As with many of the Rock- In- Beat releases the sound quality is spectacular but liner notes and booklet content is very basic. ~ Keith Pettipas, 


Mickie Most & His Playboys - Mickie Most & His Playboys/Best Of Mickie Most...



Mickie Most - Mickie Most  LP 91962

Mickie Most & His Playboys - Mickie Most & His Playboys/Best Of Mickie Most...

Mickie Most & His Playboys - Mickie Most & His Playboys/Best Of Mickie Most...



In addition to forming his own label in the '70s, RAK, British producer Mickie Most is credited with the discovery of the Animals and the Nashville Teens, while his production credits include Donovan, Lulu and Jeff Beck.

Born Michael Hayes in Aldershot, Most moved with his family to North London and, as a teenager, became entranced by the burgeoning British rock & roll scene. He became friends with Terry Dene and Wee Willie Harris and formed a band, the Most Brothers, along with Alex Murray (who later produced the Moody Blues). Yet, success eluded Most, and in 1959 he married a South African woman and emigrated there. While in South Africa Most had success as the frontman of a rock group who covered U.S. hits. Though this sort of arrangement would never make Most an international star, it did walk him through the process of recording, and he amassed 11 consecutive number ones on the South African charts.

Sunshine Superman [US] Returning to Britain in 1962, Most found himself in the middle of an R&B revolution and, looking for a group to produce, discovered the Animals in a Newcastle club. He had them record "Baby, Let Me Take You Home" and "House of the Rising Sun," the latter becoming a worldwide smash that catapulted the group to stardom and Most to credibility. He produced "I'm Into Something Good" for Herman's Hermits and "Tobacco Road" for the Nashville Teens and, in 1966, Most produced Donovan's widely acclaimed Sunshine Superman album. After producing Jeff Beck in the late '60s, Most decided to form his own label, RAK, in 1969. Though its roster never held any critically acclaimed acts, the RAK label was quite successful at releasing chart hits. Staff writers Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman made acts such as Suzi Quatro and Mud successful for a short time. In the '70s Most worked with the English funk group Hot Chocolate, helping them score their only two Top Ten hits. Most's profile lessened considerably in the '80s. He sold his RAK label and concentrated on managing the publishing catalog he had amassed from the numerous productions he helmed over the years. 



The Invaders -The Best Of

The Invaders -The Best Of

The rise of the Invaders can be traced directly to the South African tour in March 1961 of Cliff Richard and the Shadows. Richard and The Shadows were appearing at the Feather Market Hall in Port Elizabeth, a concert for which twenty-one year old John Henry Burke (born 23 March 1940) of Uitenhage had purchased a ticket. Johnny Burke rushed home after the show, tried a few chords on an old, battered guitar in front of a mirror and declared aloud, “I was born for show business and someday I’ll be famous like The Shadows!” Prophetic words indeed.

The Invaders -The Best Of

Dicky Loader & The Blue Jeans - Groovy Kinda Sounds (1967)

Dicky Loader & The Blue Jeans - Groovy Kinda Sounds (1967)

Dicky Loader & The Blue Jeans - Groovy Kinda Sounds (1967)







The Staccatos - Second Sin (1966)

The Staccatos - Second Sin (1966)

The Staccatos from South Africa (not to be confused with the Canadian Staccatos who morphed into Five Man Electrical Band), are an outfit I'd actually like to know more about. I know the original line-up featured singer/rhythm guitarist Brian Le Gassick, lead guitarist John Leach, drummer Ian Miller, and bassist Willie van der Walt.

Inspired by British rockers, the band was formed in Johannesburg, South Africa 1961 and in 1964 scored a contract with the Parlophone label, where they released a series of three singles





The Staccatos - Second Sin (1966)


The Finders Keepers - Stained Glass Sun (1966)

The Finders Keepers - Stained Glass Sun (1966)

The Finders Keepers - Stained Glass Sun (1966)
by version http://www.rock.co.za - 1968...?


The Finders Keepers - Stained Glass Sun (1966)


Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue - applies to this record by the Finders Keepers, except that the "something blue" are mostly new compositions by various members of the group. Vocal is by John Allison, who comes from England, and we are wondering whether we detect something of Tommy Steele's influence in some of the numbers? Chris Anderson sings "Man of the Sea" and "Orient Green".The Finders Keepers perform in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg and are tremendously popular wherever they appear. We are confident that something of this record will appeal to you. Remember, there are no fewer than seven new numbers of which any one can become tomorrow's hit tune. Add this record to your collection now and prevent later disappointment when stocks run low.



Sharon  - Loves You Know Who  The Staccatos - Here and now  & He was a friend of mine [1968-1969].Mickie Most & His Playboys - Mickie Most & His Playboys/Best Of Mickie Most...The Silhouettes - At The Bop Inn (1960)The Invaders -The Best OfDicky Loader & The Blue Jeans - Groovy Kinda Sounds (1967)The Staccatos - Second Sin (1966)VA - South African 60's Antology - Guitars&Beat&Garage The Finders Keepers - Stained Glass Sun (1966)The Square Set - Silence is golden / Loving You

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