Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mike Sheridan &The Nightriders - Birmingham Beat (1963-66)

Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders = Early Idle Race
This group was one of the most well known Brumbeat acts of the early 1960s and are also very significant as the members included two of the most famous Birmingham musicians of the 1960's and 70's, namely Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne. ( read more...

Mike Sheridan
The Nightriders
Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders
Idle Race
Mike Sheridan lead vocal (left 1966)
Brian Cope bass guitar (left 1963)
Al Johnson lead guitar (left 1964)
Dave Pritchard guitar, vocals
Roger Spencer drums, vocals
Greg Masters bass guitar, vocals (joined 1963)
Roy Wood lead guitar, vocals (joined 1964, left 1966)
Johnny Mann lead guitar (joined & left 1966)
Jeff Lynne lead guitar, vocals (joined 1966)
Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders - Mike Sheridan's Lot
Bermingham Beat
Product DescriptionFollowing the huge 'Merseybeat' success of 1962/63, the spotlight moved to Birmingham and the major record companies in the UK swept through the Midlands to sign the leading groups in the area. EMI signed a few via Columbia and Parlophone labels with local favorites Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders first off the block. This is real Beat Group era fare that deserves its first ever appearance on CD. All the group EMI singles are included here. Features 10 tracks by Mike Sheridan & the Nightriders & 4 tracks by Mike Sheridan's Lot.
1. No Other Guy 2. Tell Me What You're Gonna Do 3. Please Mr. Postman 4. In Love 5. Brand New Cadillac 6. Thing of the Past 7. What a Sweet Thing That Was 8. Fabulous 9. Here I Stand 10. Lonely Weekends 11. Take My Hand - Mike Sheridan 12. Make Them Understand - Mike Sheridan 13. Stop Look and Llisten - Mike Sheridan 14. Don't Turn Your Back on Me - Mike Sheridan
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