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20 minutes ago, msc said:

Is Dougie (Douglas) his real name or stage name? Because only one of them was born in Pollok in that time period and it's Douglas Henderson born 1950.

Hmm. Would that presume that Henderson was born at home? Our man went to school in Pollok. That would mean lying about his age when he was with The Marmalade!

 

Info definitely suggests he was with The Poets circa 1967-71 and to my knowledge that group only appeared once on TOTP in 1964.

 

Possibly more likely he was born in one of the major maternity hospitals in Glasgow, Rottenrow or Queen Mother? Is there a record of a Douglas Henderson born later around the 1952-54 period? Not exactly an uncommon name, unfortunately.

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27 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Hmm. Would that presume that Henderson was born at home? Our man went to school in Pollok. That would mean lying about his age when he was with The Marmalade!

 

Info definitely suggests he was with The Poets circa 1967-71 and to my knowledge that group only appeared once on TOTP in 1964.

 

Possibly more likely he was born in one of the major maternity hospitals in Glasgow, Rottenrow or Queen Mother? Is there a record of a Douglas Henderson born later around the 1952-54 period? Not exactly an uncommon name, unfortunately.

 

Henderson - 74, 000  possibilities

Male - cuts it down to 37, 000

Glasgow -  6, 800

time period of 1948-55 - 311

Doug(las) - 9

 

The other option is Neil Douglas Henderson born 1955, but in Partick - but the maternity unit wasn't open yet there so unlikely to have a kid from Pollok. That'd' be Rottenrow, but that was more middle class folk in the 50s (and I didn't assume home birth, it was the lack of Hendersons for the time period which brought up Pollok)

 

Given this is him in The Poets, I don't think hes 14 or under:

 

Dougie%20Henderson.jpg

 

Also this is him *allegedly* during the 1978 World Cup - looks pushing 30 at least, unless he aged *very badly* which makes me suspect the "17 on TOTP" is a bit of a myth.

 

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Well, this is definitely him on FB: https://en-gb.facebook.com/douglas.henderson.94

 

We have a DOB if not the year, but 1950 is looking good - although looking at the recent pics he doesn't look 70. Maybe there's more info @Ulitzer95? I'm sure @msc is probably right, but do we have to wait until he's dead to confirm? :D

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3 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Well, this is definitely him on FB: https://en-gb.facebook.com/douglas.henderson.94

 

We have a DOB if not the year, but 1950 is looking good - although looking at the recent pics he doesn't look 70. Maybe there's more info @Ulitzer95? I'm sure @msc is probably right, but do we have to wait until he's dead to confirm? :D

And in fact if I'd just scrolled right down to the bottom of his FB page, he has a "Born in 1950"  as part of his Other Favourites.

 

We've bloody nailed him, and thanks @msc!

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To double check for you, no Doug(las) Henderson were born at Rottenrow (they'd be under Martha St registrations) from 1945-60.

 

Of the 9 possibles, 8 are born 1950-1, and the 9th one is your 1955 guy above who'd be 13 in that photo. And given he went to school in Crookston (in Pollok) I'm fairly confident in ruling out about 5 or 6 of the others born in Provan or Springburn, so yeah, I think its your 1950 man fwitw...

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Just now, msc said:

To double check for you, no Doug(las) Henderson were born at Rottenrow (they'd be under Martha St registrations) from 1945-60.

 

Of the 9 possibles, 8 are born 1950-1, and the 9th one is your 1955 guy above who'd be 13 in that photo. And given he went to school in Crookston (in Pollok) I'm fairly confident in ruling out about 5 or 6 of the others born in Provan or Springburn, so yeah, I think its your 1950 man fwitw...

It is...see above. ;)

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25 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

It is...see above. ;)

 

Just as well as there's 4000 possible Charlie Smiths if he was even Scottish! :D

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Guys, thank you. This is great research. 
 

YW... I’ve added that birth date for Newman but stopped short of putting an estimated year in. There’s contradicting evidence out there. On the Marmalade website it says he was 14 when he joined his first band in the early 60s. Then there’s this... the only Alexander Newman born around that period seems to be born in ‘47. I can’t seem to find anything online that links him to Aberdeen or even says where he originated from.

 

 

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Al Matthews 21 Nov 1942 – 22 Sep 2018 (75) Independent obit
Wiki American actor and singer from Brooklyn, New York City, New York, best known for his role in 1986 film Aliens, later relocated to the UK
23/08/1975 Fool #16

Matthews' Southern Comfort
Wiki UK folk rock project, formed in 1969 and fronted by Iain Matthews – a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire,
Iain Matthews 16 Jun 1946 – Living
Collaborators:
Carl Barnwell
no info available
Roger Coulam 21 Aug 1940 – 23 Oct 2005 (65) Mention of death
Ray Duffy no info available
Tristan Fry 25 Oct 1946 – Living
Mark Griffiths no info available

Gordon Huntley 20 Dec 1925 – 07 Mar 1988 (62) Mention of death
Andy Leigh no info available
Keith Nelson no info available
26/09/1970 Woodstock #1 Cover of a single by Joni Mitchell

Matumbi
Wiki UK reggae band from London, formed in 1971 and disbanded in 1982
Eaton "Jah" Blake no info available
Dennis Bovell 22 May 1953 – Living
Lloyd "Jah Bunny" Donaldson c. 1949 –Living
Bevin Fagan 11 May 1953 – 03 Apr 2008 (54) Guardian obit
Glaister Fagan Oct 1956 – Living
Webster "Webby Jay" Johnson 1953 – 17 Aug 2020 (66) Obit
Euton Jones no info available
29/09/1979 Point of View #35

Max Webster
Wiki Canadian hard rock band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1973 and disbanded in 1982
Gary McCracken 19 May 1951 – Living
Kim Mitchell 10 Jul 1952 – Living
Dave Myles c. 1952 – Living
Terry Watkinson 15 Sep 1940 – Living
19/05/1979 Paradise Skies #43

Simon May 15 Aug 1944 – Living
Wiki UK musician and composer from Devizes, Wiltshire, best known for scoring the themes to television programmes such as EastEnders and Howards' Way
09/10/1976 Summer of My Life #7
21/05/1977 We'll Gather Lilacs – All My Loving (Medley) #49

Curtis Mayfield 03 Jun 1942 – 26 Dec 1999 (57) Guardian obit
Wiki American soul and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer from Chicago, Illinois, started his career as a member of vocal group The Impressions, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – firstly as a member of The Impressions in 1991 and then as a solo artist in 1999
31/07/1971 Move on Up #12
02/12/1978 No Goodbyes #54

The Maytals
Wiki Jamaican ska vocal trio from Kingston, formed in 1962, changed their name to Toots and the Maytals in 1972, frontman Toots Hibbert died from COVID-19 complications in September 2020
Henry "Raleigh" Gordon 1937 – Living
Toots Hibbert 08 Dec 1942 – 11 Sep 2020 (77) Guardian obit
Nathaniel "Jerry" Mathias 1939 – Living

25/04/1970 Monkey Man #47

Me and You
Wiki Jamaican reggae duo consisting of a brother and sister
Norman McLean 1959 – Living
Sonia McLean 1963 – 1995 or 1996 (~32) Mention of death

featuring We the People Band
Discogs UK reggae band
Winston "Bo Pee" Bowen 1957 – 26 Mar 2019 (62) Mention of death
Junior "Chico" Chin no info available
Dean "Youth" Fraser 04 Aug 1957 – Living
Neville Grant no info available
Lloyd Kerr no info available 
Lloyd Parks 26 May 1948 – Living
Devon Richardson no info available
Noel "Scully" Simms 18 Mar 1935 – 04 Feb 2017 (81) Local obit
Ruddy Thomas 12 Jul 1951 – 10 Jun 2006 (54) Obit

Franklyn "Bubbler" Waul no info available
28/07/1979 You Never Know What You've Got #31
NB: Can't find a death record for Sonia McLean, nor any trace of her brother Norman.
NB2: Also can't get a lineup for We the People Band for this record. Instead, I've used the lineup of the 1978 album Meet the People detailed here.


Meat Loaf 27 Sep 1947 – Living
Wiki American rock singer and actor from Dallas, Texas, real name Marvin Lee Aday, his Bat Out of Hell album trilogy have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide, his notable film roles include Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Bob Paulson in Fight Club (1999)
20/05/1978 You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth #33

19/08/1978 Two Out of Three Ain't Bad #32
10/02/1979 Bat Out of Hell #15

Meco 29 Nov 1939 – Living
Wiki American disco musician and record producer from Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania, real name Domenico Monardo
01/10/1977 Star Wars Theme – Cantina Band #7


Medicine Head
Wiki UK blues rock duo (and occasionally group) from Stafford, Staffordshire, formed in 1968 and disbanded in 1977, drummer Rob Townsend was also a member of progressive rock band Family, bassist George Sweetnam-Ford was also a member of Emile Ford and the Checkmates and Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
John Fiddler 25 Sep 1947 – Living
Peter Hope-Evans 28 Sep 1947 – Living
Roger Saunders 09 Mar 1947 – Dec 1999 (52) Mention of death

George Sweetnam-Ford 01 Jan 1941 – 09 Mar 2007 (66) Mention of death
Rob Townsend 07 Jul 1947 – Living
26/06/1971 (And the) Pictures in the Sky #22

05/05/1973 One and One is One #3
04/08/1973 Rising Sun #11
09/02/1974 Slip and Slide #22

Melanie 03 Feb 1947 – Living
Wiki American folk and pop singer-songwriter from Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, also recorded under full name Melanie Safka
26/09/1970 Ruby Tuesday #9 Cover of a single by The Rolling Stones

16/01/1971 What Have They Done to My Song, Ma #39 B-side to Ruby Tuesday
01/01/1972 Brand New Key #4
16/02/1974 Will You Love Me Tomorrow #37 Cover of a single by The Shirelles

The Melodians
Wiki Jamaican ska and rocksteady band from Kingston, formed in 1963 and disbanded in 1973
Tony Brevett 03 Sep 1949 – 25 Oct 2013 (64) Telegraph obit
Brent Dowe 29 Jun 1946 – 29 Jan 2006 (59) Independent obit
Trevor McNaughton 16 Dec 1940 – 20 Nov 2018 (77) Obit

10/01/1970 Sweet Sensation #41


Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes
Wiki American soul and R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1954 and disbanded in 1996 with occasional reunions since, member Teddy Pendergrass also had a hugely successful solo career
Larry Brown 05 Nov 1944 – 06 Apr 2008 (63) Local obit
Jerry Cummings 23 Aug 1951 – Living
David Ebo 09 Nov 1950 – 30 Nov 1993 (43) Mention of death
Harold Melvin 25 Jun 1939 – 24 Mar 1997 (57) Independent obit

Lloyd Parks 19 Aug 1949 – Living
Teddy Pendergrass 26 Mar 1950 – 13 Jan 2010 (59) Guardian obit
Bernard Wilson 12 Jul 1946 – 26 Dec 2010 (64) Billboard obit

13/01/1973 If You Don't Know Me by Now #9
12/01/1974 The Love I Lost #21
13/04/1974 Satisfaction Guaranteed (or Take Your Love Back) #32
31/05/1975 Get Out (and Let Me Cry) #35 Originally released in 1965
28/02/1976 Wake Up Everybody #23
22/01/1977 Don't Leave Me This Way #5 Released as Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes featuring Theodore Pendergrass
02/04/1977 Reaching For the World #48
NB: Get Out (and Let Me Cry) was recorded in the early days of the group – a period when the lineup was forever changing. Haven't been able to track down who recorded on that specific single.


The Members
Wiki UK punk rock band from Camberley, Surrey, formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1983, regrouped in 2007
Nigel Bennett no info available
JC Carroll 09 Feb 1956 – Living
Adrian Lillywhite 1957 – Living
Chris Payne no info available
Nicky Tesco no info available
03/02/1979 The Sound of the Suburbs #12

07/04/1979 Offshore Banking Business #31

The Merton Parkas
Wiki UK mod revival band from Merton, London, keyboardist Mick Talbot later played with Dexys Midnight Runners and The Style Council
Neil Hurrell 25 Jul 1959 – 01 Jan 2000 (40) Mention of death
Simon Smith 03 Dec 1958 – Living
Danny Talbot 1961 – Living
Mick Talbot 11 Sep 1958 – Living
04/08/1979 You Need Wheels #40

 

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So, Medicine Head

 

Both of those two still alive and John Fiddler maintains the name and records/performs under it

 

However, the final hit single is the band as a five piece incl. the now deceased George Ford (bass) and Roger Saunders (lead guitar) both of whom I'm fairly sure were mentioned hereabouts on death. Ford for sure because he was also in Cockney Rebel. Drummer in the five piece hit making Medicine Head was Rob Townsend, newly freed at the time by the disbanded Family and eventually to join the Blues Band which - I'm fairly sure - is where he still thumps the tubs

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Not sure how this thread works as I don't generally read it, but someone like, say, Nicky Tesco tweets regularly - does that count as being alive?

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Merton Parkas.

 

Date of Birth here for Simon Smith: https://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Mood-Six.html

 

Various sources confirm Neil Hurrell is dead: http://bmodrevivalforums.runboard.com/t11710 and this interview with Mick Talbot from 2009 says he died "a few years ago" https://sexygroovyrhythms.wordpress.com/tag/mods/ so probably some time in the 2000s.

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2 hours ago, harrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy said:

Not sure how this thread works as I don't generally read it, but someone like, say, Nicky Tesco tweets regularly - does that count as being alive?

 

It should do.  :D  I expect they'll get round to it.

The Wiki page for the band gives quite a lot of detail, including a real name for Tesco of Nick Lightowlers.  Not too many of them about, but I don't see a Nicholas.

This one might be worth consideration:

 

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18 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

It should do.  :D  I expect they'll get round to it.

The Wiki page for the band gives quite a lot of detail, including a real name for Tesco of Nick Lightowlers.  Not too many of them about, but I don't see a Nicholas.

This one might be worth consideration:

 

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Very unlikely as Tesco himself says he went to Liverpool University in 1972.

 

Been reading up on them, possible Tesco might not even have been born in the UK as his dad was in the RAF and "they travelled around a lot", though he grew up in as Tesco describes it the "shithole" that was Camberley in Surrey.

 

There's quite a bit out there on Nigel Bennett, just not much in the way of bio. Chris Payne similar though less I can find.

 

Edit: Nigel's FB page doesn't give much away, here's his seemingly abandoned Twitter: https://twitter.com/NigelBennettGTR

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Max Webster.

 

Interesting article here: grass_co_beatles_40.jpg

 

So in May 1967, David Myles was already 15, older than Kim Mitchell, so born probably 1951/52 (more likely the latter). Might be of some help.

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@maryportfuncity Cheers! I did read that at one point they were actually a group but I didn't spot that this had been the case for the last record. I've added the other three members and expanded the notes slightly.

@harrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy I did see the Twitter account earlier, sadly nothing on there about when he was born. By default, anyone in black type is alive or assumed to be alive. Everyone who is confirmed dead or aged 90+ with no evidence of being alive is marked in red. Cheers!

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4 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Merton Parkas.

 

Date of Birth here for Simon Smith: https://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Mood-Six.html

 

Various sources confirm Neil Hurrell is dead: http://bmodrevivalforums.runboard.com/t11710 and this interview with Mick Talbot from 2009 says he died "a few years ago" https://sexygroovyrhythms.wordpress.com/tag/mods/ so probably some time in the 2000s.


Added DOB for Smith. 

Just managed to find the full DOB and DOD for Hurrell (I was between two ppl of the same name for his birth earlier in the GRO but the death in the 2000s allowed me to find this record and match the middle initial "L" to his birth record). Died on the Millennium – poor guy! 


Cheers!

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4 hours ago, Toast said:

 

It should do.  :D  I expect they'll get round to it.

The Wiki page for the band gives quite a lot of detail, including a real name for Tesco of Nick Lightowlers.  Not too many of them about, but I don't see a Nicholas.

This one might be worth consideration:

 

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There is also a Kevin Lightowlers on there from the surrounding area which could be him but again, nothing concrete to go on. 

Can't find any indication anywhere of an alternate first name. @YoungWillz could be right in suggesting he was born abroad. One to shelf for now I think.

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3 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Max Webster.

 

Interesting article here: grass_co_beatles_40.jpg

 

So in May 1967, David Myles was already 15, older than Kim Mitchell, so born probably 1951/52 (more likely the latter). Might be of some help.


Added c. 1952 for now.

Sadly the Canadian records are very limited on Ancestry. If anyone is reading this and knows where I can access them all for free, please speak up.

I will look further into We The People Band tomorrow, cheers again.

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30 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


There is also a Kevin Lightowlers on there from the surrounding area which could be him but again, nothing concrete to go on. 

Can't find any indication anywhere of an alternate first name. @YoungWillz could be right in suggesting he was born abroad. One to shelf for now I think.

 

I was just looking for initial N, thinking Nicholas might be his middle name.

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On 29/02/2020 at 20:02, Ulitzer95 said:

C

Roy C 03 Aug 1939 – 16 Sep 2020 (81) Obit
Wiki American southern soul singer-songwriter and record executive from Newington, Georgia, real name Roy Charles Hammond
21/04/1966 Shotgun Wedding #6

 


Both 60s and 70s entries for "C" updated for the death of Roy C.

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MFSB
Wiki American soul, R&B, funk and disco group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1971 and disbanded in 1985, acronym stands for Mother Father Sister Brother, keyboardist Leon Huff is a hugely successful songwriter as part of the Gamble and Huff team, drummer Earl Young and bassist Ronnie Baker were also members of the soul band The Trammps, Vincent Montana was also a member of the disco group Goody Goody
Ronnie Baker 12 Feb 1947 – Mar 1990 (43) Mention of death
Karl Chambers 09 Sep 1946 – 24 Feb 2002 (55) Mention of death

Roland Chambers 09 Mar 1944 – 08 May 2002 (58) FindAGrave memorial
Bobby Eli 03 Mar 1946 – Living
Norman Farrington no info available
Eddie Green 02 May 1933 – 05 Jul 2004 (71) Mention of death
Norman Harris 14 Oct 1947 – 20 Mar 1987 (39) Mention of death
Leon Huff 08 Apr 1942 – Living
Anthony Jackson 23 Jun 1952 – Living
Reggie Lucas 25 Feb 1953 – 19 May 2018 (65) Obit
Vincent Montana Jr. 12 Feb 1928 – 13 Apr 2013 (85) Independent obit
Lenny Pakula 23 Jul 1945 – 19 Jul 2019 (73) Obit
Don Renaldo 29 Nov 1914 – 29 Jun 1989 (74)
T. J. Tindall 05 Jul 1950 – 26 Jan 2016 (65) Obit
Larry Washington 10 Dec 1945 – 08 Mar 1999 (53) Mention of death
Harold "Ivory" Williams 25 Aug 1949 – 09 Jun 2010 (60) Mention of death

Tony Williams c. 1931 – Living
Earl Young 02 Jun 1940 – Living

Leon "Zach" Zachery 06 Jul 1924 – 25 Feb 2009 (85) Local obit
27/04/1974 TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) #22 Released as MFSB featuring The Three Degrees / Theme to the American television show Soul Train
26/07/1975 Sexy #37
NB: Can only get the lineup for the first record. Probably not a bad thing given the size of this group!

Keith Michell 01 Dec 1926 – 20 Nov 2015 (88) Guardian obit
Wiki Australian actor and singer from Adelaide, emigrated to the United Kingdom, known for his film portrayals of King Henry VIII
27/03/1971 I'll Give You the Earth (Tous les bateaux, tous les oiseaux) #30

Middle of the Road
Wiki UK bubblegum pop group from Glasgow, Scotland, formed in 1968, originally called Part 4 and then Los Caracas
Ken Andrew 28 Aug 1942 – Living
Sally Carr 28 Mar 1945 – Living
Eric McCredie 17 Jul 1945 – 06 Oct 2007 (62) Independent obit
Ian McCredie 15 Jul 1947 – Living
05/06/1971 Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep #1 Cover of a single by Lally Stott
04/09/1971 Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum #2
11/12/1971 Soley Soley #5
08/04/1972 Sacramento (A Wonderful Town) #23
29/07/1972 Samson and Delilah #26

John Miles 23 Apr 1949 – Living
Wiki UK rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist from Jarrow, County Durham, real name John Errington
18/10/1975 Highfly #17
20/03/1976 Music #3
16/10/1976 Remember Yesterday #32
18/06/1977 Slow Down #10

Milk and Honey featuring Gali Atari
Wiki Israeli pop vocal group, formed in 1979
Gali Atari 29 Dec 1953 – Living
Shmulik Bilu no info available
Reuven Gvirtz 01 Dec 1951 – Living
Yehuda Tamir no info available
14/04/1979 Hallelujah #5 Israel's entry for the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest (and winner)

Frankie Miller 02 Nov 1949 – Living
Wiki UK rock singer-songwriter and actor from Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland
04/06/1977 Be Good to Yourself #27
14/10/1978 Darlin' #6
20/01/1979 When I'm Away From You #42


Glenn Miller 01 Mar 1904 – 15 Dec 1944 (40) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American bandleader, trombonist and arranger from Clarinda, Iowa, while traveling to entertain American troops in France during World War II his plane disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel, wreckage of the plane was never recovered but a new investigation was launched in 2019

24/01/1976 Moonlight Serenade (re-release) / Little Brown Jug / In the Mood #13

Steve Miller Band
Wiki American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1966, have sold more than 24 million albums in the United States alone, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016
Gary Mallaber 11 Oct 1946 – Living
Steve Miller 05 Oct 1943 – Living
Lonnie Turner 24 Feb 1947 – 28 Apr 2013 (66) Mention of death
23/10/1976 Rock'n Me #11

Millican & Nesbitt
Wiki UK pop vocal duo from Northumberland, both were former coal miners, won the television talent show Opportunity Knocks, Nesbitt later relocated to Australia
Alan Millican n/a – deceased Mention of death
Tom Nesbitt no info available
01/12/1973 Vaya Con Dios #20
18/05/1974 For Old Times Sake #38
NB: Ancestry reveals that there are a lot of people in Northumberland who have the name Alan Millican. I though that this could be him but the individual would probably have been too young at the time to have been in the duo judging by pictures of them.

Garnet Mimms & Truckin' Company 26 Nov 1933 – Living
Wiki American R&B and soul singer from Ashland, West Virginia
25/06/1977 What it is #44

Mink DeVille
Wiki American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1986
Thomas "Manfred" Allen 08 May 1948 – 19 Apr 2016 (67) Local obit
Willy DeVille 25 Aug 1950 – 06 Aug 2009 (58) Guardian obit

Louis X. Erlanger 03 Jun 1952 – Living
Bobby Leonards no info available
Allen Rabinowitz no info available
Rubén Sigüenza no info available
06/08/1977 Spanish Stroll #20

The Miracles [see also 
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles]
Wiki American R&B vocal group from Detroit, Michigan, the first successful act on the Motown label, Smokey Robinson later enjoyed a solo career and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, controversially The Miracles were not inducted until 2012
Billy Griffin 15 Aug 1950 – Living

Pete Moore 19 Nov 1938 – 29 Nov 2017 (79) Telegraph obit
Smokey Robinson 19 Feb 1940 – Living
Claudette Rogers 20 Jun 1942 – Living
Bobby Rogers 19 Feb 1940 – 03 Mar 2013 (73) LA Times obit
Marv Tarplin 13 Jun 1941 – 30 Sep 2011 (70) Guardian obit
Ronnie White 05 Apr 1939 – 26 Aug 1995 (56) NY Times obit

01/08/1970 The Tears of a Clown #1 Released as Smokey Robinson and The Miracles / Originally released in 1967
30/01/1971 (Come 'round Here) I'm the One You Need #13 Released as
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
05/06/1971 I Don't Blame You at All #11 Released as Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
10/01/1976 Love Machine (Part 1) #3
16/10/1976 The Tears of a Clown (re-release) #34 Released as
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles

Danny Mirror 30 May 1946 – Living
Wiki Dutch singer and record producer from Rotterdam, better known as Eddy Ouwens, later recorded with The Jordanaires
17/09/1977 I Remember Elvis Presley (The King is Dead) #4 Recorded shortly after the death of Elvis Presley as a tribute

Mr. Big
Wiki UK pop rock band from Oxford, Oxfordshire, formed in 1972 and disbanded in 1978, originally called Burnt Oak, Vince Chaulk and John Burnip both later emigrated to Australia
John Burnip Nov 1950 – Living
Eddie Carter no info available
Chaulky (aka Vince Chaulk) 1950 – Living
Pete Crowther 1952 – Living
Dicken (aka Jeffrey Pain) 10 Apr 1950 – Living
12/02/1977 Romeo #4
21/05/1977 Feel Like Calling Home #35

Mr. Bloe
Wiki UK rock studio group, harmonica player Harry Pitch later went on to record the theme for television series Last of the Summer Wine
Session musicians:
Zack Laurence 1945 – Living
Harry Pitch 09 May 1925 – 15 Jul 2015 (90) Guardian obit
Russ Stableford 21 Nov 1924 – 17 Jun 1988 (63)
09/05/1970 Groovin' with Mr. Bloe #2
NB: This lineup is incomplete. The three above appeared on the single. The musicians who were part of the Top of the Pops appearance didn't necessarily appear on it, as explained on the Wikipedia page for the group. We're missing, at the very least, a guitarist and a drummer.

Mistura
Discogs American disco and funk brass group
featuring Lloyd Michels 11 Aug 1943 – Jan 2014 (70) Obit
Discogs American swing and jazz trumpeter from New York City, New York, real name Lloyd Michael Bergman
15/05/1976 The Flasher #23
NB: Mistura are a mystery! There were seven of them but can't find names anywhere.

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Mr Big.

 

John Lewis Burnip FB page: https://www.facebook.com/john.l.burnip seems to come from Washington, Tyne and Wear and has emigrated to Australia since 2006 - I've tracked down that he seems to be a resident of Corindi Beach, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

 

Peter Crowther now runs a cello shop in Witney, Oxfordshire https://www.petercrowthercellos.org/ based on this:

Little on Eddie Carter - still performing with a band called Sunfly.

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37 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Mr Big.

 

John Lewis Burnip FB page: https://www.facebook.com/john.l.burnip seems to come from Washington, Tyne and Wear and has emigrated to Australia since 2006 - I've tracked down that he seems to be a resident of Corindi Beach, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

 

Peter Crowther now runs a cello shop in Witney, Oxfordshire https://www.petercrowthercellos.org/ based on this:

Little on Eddie Carter - still performing with a band called Sunfly.


Thanks. Burnip – Nov 1950, Crowther 1952. Added.

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