Bedlam punk rock dating
Bedlam punk rock dating
The abbreviated line-up; Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich soldiered on in the new form but without success.Sadly, Dave Dee's attempt to restart his career as a solo performer during 1970 was not a lot more fruitful with just one minor hit, and he eventually turned from singing to production and became head of A&R for WEA Records, signing many bands, including AC/DC, Boney M and Gary Numan. Kramer, Emile Ford, Ronnie Carrol, Alex Harvey and Del Shannon.
The boys played for 7 days, a 1 hour set at lunchtime (open air) and a 4 hour set at night in the town hall.The Dead End Kids supported The Bay City Rollers on what turned out to be their last UK tour (1976) and played Dundee Caird Hall, Edinburgh Playhouse, Glasgow Apollo, Belleview Manchester and Birmingham ABC.CBS Records saw the reaction the fans gave the band and especially to the old Honeycombs hit, 'Have I the Right'.However, they distinguished themselves with a new 'sound' and a string of singles chart successes followed almost until the end of the decade.Shortly after the release of their final chart entry as a five-piece, Dave Dee split from his friends.The original 'Vehicle' line-up was Andrew (Drew) Clark - guitar and vocals, Alan Doc Bingham - drums, Davy Johnstone - keyboards and Alistair Kerr - Bass and vocals.
They played at a rock concert in Castle Douglas and met another Kilmarnock band called 'Canyon' with lead singer Robbie Gray and after the gig Alistair asked Robbie if he wanted to audition for a new band.
Jimmy Scott - vocals Charlie Low guitar Kenny Robertson - Rab Batton drums Later: Alex Inglis bass Rab Hughes keyboards, lead vocals Formed in 1968 from the ashes of a previous band called the Memphis Soul Band they swiftly found success as a hard-working touring outfit in the pubs & clubs of Edinburgh and surrounding area including Friscos, The Place, Mcgoos, The Nash, The Caves, The International Club, Walkers and The Birds Cage. They also enjoyed a popular Sunday residency at Bilston Casino that lasted 24 months and attracted a large travelling support.
An early gig saw them supporting The Who at Perth Town Hall where they had to watch Daltrey & Co. The times they were a-changin though and the band split in 1975 with everyone moving to other bands.
In 1977 an album contract and 5 singles followed, with Barry Blue producing the sounds.
Sad to say though they were one hit wonders but, in 1977, with their single 'Have I the Right' reaching number 6 in the UK chart, number 1 in the Republic of Ireland and top ten in Germany, they attracted enough attention to tour UK, Ireland and Germany with regular TV appearances.
They were probably as well known for having one of the longest band names in the history of pop as they were for their string of hits.