Badfinger formed in Swansea, Wales, originally as The Iveys, which became the first group signed by the Beatles' Apple label in 1968. The band renamed themselves Badfinger, and recorded five albums for Apple, two for Warner bros., and toured extensively. Like many bands, they recorded many radio sessions featuring cover versions not released on record and alternative arrangements of album and single tracks. The Lost Broadcasts features the best of The Iveys’ and Badfinger’s late Sixties radio sessions. As with many lost recordings from this period some tracks have been included for their historical significance do not represent the usual sound quality of studio recordings. However, the majority of the recordings on this disc sound great and are a must for any fan of this much missed band.Brinsley Schwarz were a 1970s English pub rock band, named after their guitarist Brinsley Schwarz. With Nick Lowe on bass and vocals, keyboardist Bob Andrews and drummer Billy Rankin, the band evolved from the 1960s pop band Kippington Lodge. They were later augmented by Ian Gomm on guitar and vocals.
Mott the Hoople were one of the great bands in the history of rock & roll. Though Mott scored a number of album rock hits in the early '70s, the band never quite broke through into the mainstream. At the centre of Mott the Hoople was lead vocalist/pianist Ian Hunter, a late addition to the band who developed into its focal point as his songwriting acumen grew. Hunter was able to subvert rock & roll conventions with his lyrics, and the band (led by guitarist Mick Ralphs) had a tough, muscular sound that kept the group firmly in hard rock territory. This live recording from 1970 showcases the band’s early material and features their rarely herd version on Neil Young’s Ohio along with hard driving songs from their album Mad Shadows.Formed in March 1969, Humble Pie featured Steve Marriott (Small Faces) and Peter Frampton (The Herd). Their debut album, As Safe as Yesterday Is, was released in August, '69, along with the single, "Natural Born Bugie"/"Wrist Job. Their second album Town and Country was rush-released in the UK in November '69 while Immediate were on the verge of financial collapse and the band was away on its first tour of the US. Since 1970, Humble Pie focused on the US market, instigating a more raucous sound with Marriott as the front man. The album Humble Pie, was released later that year and alternated between progressive rock and hard rock. In September '70, Humble Pie returned to the UK and with three albums and a reputation as one of the best live bands in the world recorded this stunning live performance for radio broadcast.
The Herd was founded in 1965 in south London and recorded three singles with Parlophone. In 1966 three members in succession (Terry Clark, Louis Cennamo and Mick Underwood) quit the group and the group got the line-up that made it famous. Peter Frampton was 16 when he joined the group in 1966, a few years younger than the other members. After a UK Singles Chart near-miss with "I Can Fly" (April '67), the haunting "From the Underworld", (August '67) based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, reached Number 6 later that year. The last months of 1968 were tempestuous times for the group. Steele left to be replaced by Henry Spinetti and dissatisfied with mere teen idol status, and disappointed with the failure of "Sunshine Cottage", which he’d written, Frampton left to form Humble Pie with Steve Marriott.Founded by Eddy Grant, The Equals was formed in North London, England and featured John Hall, Pat Lloyd and the Gordon twin brothers Derv and Lincoln. After playing some successful gigs on a Hornsey Rise council estate they released “Hold Me Closer” / “Baby Come Back” as a single. It was a slow burner in the United Kingdom, but in Germany and The Netherlands it went to #1 - a position its re-issue would later reach in the UK. The year 1968 saw the release of “I Get So Excited” which appeared in the Top 50 of the UK Singles Chart. A string of single releases followed up to 1970, all of which charted in the UK. “Laurel and Hardy” (#35, '68), “Michael and The Slipper Tree” (#24, '69), “Viva Bobby” (#6, '69) and “Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys” (#9, '70).
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band was een Britse underground beatband. De geschiedenis van de band begon op een Britse kunsthogeschool, waar Rodney Slater en Vivian Stanshall in 1962 de Bonzo Dog Dada Band oprichtten. Bonzo had betrekking op een animatiefiguur uit de jaren 1920 en Dada op het dadaïsme. Na talloze wisselingen bij de band werden in 1966 de twee eerste singles opgenomen, zonder noemenswaardig succes.
Het enige financiële succes in de Britse pophitlijst was het door Paul McCartney onder het pseudoniem Apollo C. Vermouth geproduceerde I'm the Urban Spaceman (1968). Een verdere binding met The Beatles was er door een optreden van de Bonzo's in de film Magical Mystery Tour. In een tafereel begeleidt de band een striptease-voorstelling.
Peter Green, geboren als Peter Allen Greenbaum (East End, Londen, 29 oktober 1946 – Canvey Island, 25 juli 2020) was een Brits gitarist, vooral bekend geworden als oprichter van Fleetwood Mac. Meer van Peter Green