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BAND LINEUP

Lead Guitar / Vocal – Tony Crane

Rhythm Guitar / Vocal – Billy Kinsey

Bass Guitar / Vocal – Johnny Gustafson

Rhythm Guitar / Vocal – Aaron Williams

Drums – John Banks



The Merseybeats + The Shakeouts at The 76 Club

BAND INFORMATION

The group were formed in Liverpool in 1961 and were originally called The Mavericks. In 1962 the band was re named The Merseybeats. They signed to Brian Epstein but this relationship soon soured and they split with Epstein. They signed for Fontana Records and had there first hi single “Its Love That Really counts” in 1963 followed in 1964 by there million seller “I Think Of You”. The band made another 6 singles but split in 1966 when Crane and Kinsey left to form The Merseys who had a number 4 hit with “Sorrow”.

The support band The Shakeouts could well have been TD & The Shakeouts who were a Manchester band of the same era.



YOUTUBE CLIP


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ALBUMS

This Is Merseybeat (1963)

The Merseybeats (1964)

Greatest Hits (1977)

Beats And Ballads (1982)


SINGLES

It’s Love That Really Counts / The Fortune Teller(1963)

Think Of You / Mister Moonlight (1963)

Don’t Turn Around / Really Mystified  (1964)

Wishin & Hopin / Milkman (1964)

Last Night (I made A Little Girl Cry) / Send Me Back  (1964)

IDon’t Let It Happen To Us / It Would Take A Long Long Time (1965)

I I Love You Yes I Do / Good Good Lovin' (1965)

I Stand Accused /  All My Life (1965)



DID YOU KNOW?

The MerseyBeats were named by Bob Wooler who was MC at The Cavern Club.

4 of The Merseybeats were in Liverpool Express who had a hit single “You Are My Love” in 1975.


WHERE ARE THEY NOW

Kinsey and Crane re formed The Merseybeats in 1993 and still perform the sixties circuit.

John Banks died in 1988 aged 44.


DATES AT THE 76 CLUB

Sunday, 17th October1965


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