Cliff Richard (up until 1969)
Marty Wilde
Billy Fury
Johnny Kidd and The Pirates
The Pirates
Adam Faith
Joe Brown
The Shadows (up until 1969)
Hank Marvin (up until 1969)
Helen Shapiro
Eden Kane
John Leyton
Mike Berry and The Outlaws
Shane Fenton and The Fentones
The Vernons Girls
The Breakaways
Lyn Cornell
Samantha Jones
Jet Harris and Tony Meehan
Jet Harris
The Tony Meehan Combo
Louise Cordet
The Tornados
Screaming Lord Sutch
Susan Maughan
The Beatles
Billie Davis
Gerry and The Pacemakers
Gerry Marsden
The Crowd
Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas
Freddie and The Dreamers
Freddie Garrity
The Hollies
Allan Clarke
Terry Sylvester
Tony Sheridan
Rory Storm and The Hurricanes
The Swinging Blue Jeans
The Searchers
Mike Pender’s Searchers
The Corporation
Tony Jackson and The Vibrations
Chris Curtis
Brian Poole And The Tremeloes
The Tremeloes
Brian Poole
Chip Hawkes
Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders
Wayne Fontana
The Mindbenders
The Fourmost
The Merseybeats
The Merseys
Tony Crane
Dave Berry
The Dave Clark Five
Dave Clark and Friends
Mike Smith
Cilla Black (up until 1978)
The Lana Sisters
The Springfields
Dusty Springfield (up until 1973)
Beryl Marsden
Chad and Jeremy
Chad Stuart
Chad and Jill
The Four Pennies
The Applejacks
Peter and Gordon
The Migil 5
The Mojos
The Undertakers
Sounds Incorporated
Lulu (up until 1975)
P.J. Proby
The Escorts
The Barron Knights
The Honeycombs
Herman’s Hermits
Peter Noone
The Hermits
The Long and The Short
The Rockin’ Berries
Sandie Shaw (up until 1973)
The Zombies
Tommy Quickly
The Ivy League
Unit 4 + 2
The Rolling Stones (up until 1969)
Manfred Mann
The Animals
Eric Burdon and The New Animals
The Pretty Things
The Nashville Teens
Marianne Faithfull (up until 1975)
The Kinks (up until 1971)
Dave Davies (up until 1969)
Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers
The Syndicats
The Warriors
The Spencer Davis Group
Hardin and York
The Yardbirds
Keith Relf
Box of Frogs
The Moody Blues (up until 1973)
Denny Laine (up until 1968)
Georgie Fame (with The Blue Flames + solo)
The Who (up until 1969)
Van Morrison (up until 1967)
The Graham Bond Organization
The Zephyrs
Donovan (up until 1969)
The Walker Brothers
Scott Walker
John Walker
Gary Walker
The Birds
The Fortunes
The Small Faces
The Silkie
Chris Andrews
Paul and Barry Ryan
Barry Ryan
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
Dave Dee
Crispian St. Peters
David and Jonathan
Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours
The Flying Machine
The Overlanders
The Sorrows
Don Fardon
Elkie Brooks (up until 1965)
Kiki Dee (up until 1969)
The Remo Four
A Band Of Angels
St. Louis Union
Chris Farlowe
Atomic Rooster
Graham Bonney
Alan Price (with The Alan Price Set + solo)
The Cryin’ Shames
Neil Christian
The Troggs
David Garrick
Los Bravos
Twice As Much
The Creation
Cat Stevens (up until 1968)
The Easybeats
The Action
The Koobas
The Untamed
Paul Jones (up until 1969)
The Move
The Smoke
The Pink Floyd (up until 1972)
The Bee Gees (up until 1970)
Robin Gibb (up until 1970)
Maurice Gibb (up until 1970)
P.P. Arnold
Procol Harum (up until 1977)
The Paramounts
Amen Corner
Fair Weather
The Flower Pot Men
The Foundations
The Herd
Long John Baldry
Simon Dupree and The Big Sound
Episode Six
Love Affair
The Status Quo (up until 1971)
The Equals
Fleetwood Mac (up until 1970)
Peter Green (up until 1971)
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity
Brian Auger and The Trinity (up until 1970)
Julie Tippets
Junior Campbell
Dean Ford
Sandy Newman
The Casuals
Vanity Fare
Mary Hopkin
Oasis (group featuring Mary Hopkin)
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
Clodagh Rodgers
Marsha Hunt
Thunderclap Newman

Re any “omissions”:

The pre-Beatles artists listed were meant more as an overview rather than a definitive list, so I only really included artists that (a) knew how to rock (‘n’ roll), and/or (b) continued having big hits beyond 1963, and/or (c) continued to influence the music scene, ie Marty Wilde with his songwriting. I also ignored boy-next-door types, such as Mark Wynter and Jess Conrad, ditto Frank Ifield, a country/pop singer rather than a “beat” performer.

Tom Jones was a major dilemma throughout the writing of the book, something I changed my mind about several times. In the end I decided not to, as Engelbert would also be a necessity, and, despite TJ being considered “cool now”, both were seen as the very antithesis of the word during the late 60s/early 70s. Also, where does it stop? Matt Monro? The Bachelors, Ken Dodd? Also not included are Petula Clark and Kathy Kirby, again artists I briefly considered.

Some more than worthy artists I rejected simply because I couldn’t find any footage on them. These include Jimmy Justice, Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers, The Big Three, Bern Elliott and The Fenmen, Hedgehoppers Anonymous and Honeybus.

I generally didn’t include “rock” acts from 1967 onwards (the book is meant to be about ‘60s UK POP), instead I largely concentrated on acts that continued in the “beat group” tradition. The Jimi Hendrix Experience very nearly were included, but I decided that Jimi’s career (with and without Noel and Mitch) has been covered in much detail elsewhere. The Jeff Beck Group, Arthur Brown, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Yes, The Nice… all legendary acts that originated in the ’60s, but all in my opinion didn’t quite belong in the book. I did at one point consider not including Donovan, Procol Harum, Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac, though they made the final edit!

Peter Checksfield (September 2018)

List of Artists profiled in ‘CHANNELLING THE BEAT!’

One thought on “List of Artists profiled in ‘CHANNELLING THE BEAT!’

  • January 29, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Hope your heart has recovered perfectly.
    Cheers !


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