Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Merseymen & The Phantoms - A Visit To The Beatle In & The Two Side Of The Phantoms


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The Merseymen

Line-Up :
Bob Paris (Lead Guitar)
Mike Leyton (Vocals)
Jim Newton (Bass Guitar)
Dave Moan (Rhythm Guitar)
Jett Rink (Drums)

In 1964, Phil Warren of Prestige Promotions, opened a club in Little Queen Street, Auckland, to capitalise on Beatlemania. He called the club the Beatle Inn and installed the Merseymen as its resident band.

The Merseymen had the credentials to play the beat music required, as three of its members all hailed from England. Mike Leyton (real name Mike Puddyfoot) and Dave Moan were both from London, and drummer Jett Rink had also only recently arrived in the country. Jett Rink's real name was John Tait and later on he was to use the name Dylan Tait, when he became a television reporter.
Bob Paris had been around the Auckland music scene for several years. His Bob Paris Combo had been the resident band at the Jive Centre in 1958. Jim Newton was originally from Wellington, but had left the group before the end of 1964. He was replaced by Ian McIntyre.
Not long after commencing their residency at the Beatle Inn, they were signed to Zodiac and quickly released an album called "A Visit To The Beatle Inn". .. MORE...

The Phantoms

ALAN 'OLLIE' FENTON drms A B
BOB GARDE gtr A B
DAVE LINCOLN gtr A B
PETE WATSON bs A B
MIKE BRADY gtr

Formed in Melbourne in 1960. Most of the members were British. They started
out as an instrumental group but utilised a vocalist in the beat era.
Mike Brady joined in 1965 and they were also known briefly as The New
Phantoms whilst Roy Earnes was briefly a member in May 1965.
The Cruel Sea, The Rumble and Stampede were also included on W&G
Instrumental Story and you'll find I Want You on Australian Rock Heritage


1. Reelin And Rockin

2. 5-4-3-2-1

3. I Will Get You

4. Sweet Little 16

5. Talkin But You

6. Rock Around The Clock

7. Jambalaya

8. You Are Never Satisfied

9. I Am A Hog For You Baby

10. Rit It Up

11. Heart Beat

12. Roll Over Beethoven

13. Somebody Told My Gal

14. Memphis Tenessee

15. Round And Round

16. Move It

17. I Want You

18. Perfidia

19. Mule Skinner Blues

20. Good Golly Miss Molly

21. The Cruel Sea

22. Hava Nagila

23. Tough Enough

24. Needles And Pins

25. Stranger On The Shore

26. Lessons In Love

27. Long Tall Texan

28. The Frightend City
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