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Wimple Winch

From: Liverpool, England

This Liverpool group was originally called the Four Just Men and then Just Four Men before changing their name to Wimple Winch (reputedly an old English term for a ditch) in 1966. Members were Demetrius Christopholus (vocals, guitar), John Kelman (lead guitar), Barry Ashall (bass) and Lawrence Arendes (drums).

To start fresh, they hired a new manager in Mike Carr who owned a coffee bar in Stockport, which he turned into a nightclub called The Sinking Ship and made Wimple Winch the house band. They then secured a record contract with Fontana and issued three 45s throughout 1966, with the outstanding freakbeat tune 'Save My Soul' appearing on the A-side of the second. The records sold relatively well locally, but never went national prompting Fontana to drop them. Just prior to that, the Sinking Ship caught fire, gutting the club and ruining their instruments. Even with this string of bad luck, they rallied back to record an LP in the summer of 1967, which includes the excellent 'The Last Hooray'. Unfortunately they couldn't get anyone to officially release the album, which was the primary cause for their breakup later that year.

Artist information sources include: The book, 'Tapestry of Delights Revisited' by Vernon Joynson.

Artist Compilations

Tales From The Sinking Ship

Songs from this album played on TWOS:

  • Save My Soul

    (Original 45 Label: Fontana TF 718, A - June, 1966)

  • The Last Hooray

    (Originally Unreleased - , 1967)

General Compilations

Chocolate Soup

This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- Save My Soul

Head Sounds From The Bam-Caruso Waxworks, Volume One - Number One

This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- Save My Soul

Nuggets II: Original Artifacts From The British Empire and Beyond

This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- Save My Soul

The Rubble Collection, Volumes 1-10

This compilation CD contains the following songs by this artist that are played on TWOS:
- Save My Soul

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