From: London, England
This relatively short-lived, London based pop-psych outfit formed in late 1967, quickly signed with the Page One label and scored a Top 10 hit right out of the gates with 'Everything I Am', which was sung strongly by Brian Keith (lead vocals) who surprisingly left the group soon after its release. Other members included Mick Grabham/Graham (guitar), Paul Raymond (organ, vocals), Tony Murray (bass) and Nigel Olsson (drums, vocals). A debut LP (Two Sides Of A Penny) followed in the spring of 1968 and includes the standout track 'Take Me Back'.
In early 1969, a second album titled Currency was issued. This record is actually better than the first and includes the excellent 'Your Way To Tell Me Go' penned by Raymond and Murray. Unfortunately neither LP sold well so the band decided to call it quits that August. After the breakup, Page One released one more LP (Heads I Win, Tails You Lose) for some reason in the spring of 1970, which includes outtakes from the first two albums as well as singles and a few newer tracks. Highlights on this record include their last single ('She Does') as well as an awesome version of the Gordon-Bonner classic 'Celebrity Ball' (made most famous by Three Dog Night with their version titled 'Celebrate'). Murray went on to join the Troggs in 1970, Grabham became a member of Procol Harum in 1973 and Olsson played in both Argosy and the Spencer Davis Group before becoming Elton John's backup band drummer.
Artist information sources include: The book, 'Tapestry of Delights Revisited' by Vernon Joynson.
Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
Original LP/EP Label: Page One POLS 611
Released: April, 1970
Songs from this album played on TWOS:
(Original 45 Label: Page One POF 146, A - July, 1969)