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Ron Reynolds

Ron Reynolds
Born Ronald Reynolds, date unknown
Bands: Jon (1967 - early 1968) Still Life (early 1968 - March 1968) Warren Davis Monday Band (March 1968 - Aug 1968) Candy Choir (Jan 1970 - mid-1972 ???) White Plains (mid 1972 - late 1974) Zenith (late 1974 - 1975)
White Plains [Ron's lineup] (late 1970s - early 1980s)
Jon (1967 - early 1968) Jon was a Psych Pop group formed in England in 1967. They released two singles before changing their name to Still Life in early 1968. Irish singer Jonathan Kelly is often miscredited as lead singer of this group.  
Members: Chris Simmons - vocals Stuart Cowell (ex-Rockhouse Band) - guitar Tom Tierney (ex-The Luvvers) - bass Jim Toomey (ex-Arthur Brown Union) - drums Ron Reynolds - hammond organ
Singles (UK):
"So Much For Mary" (Chris Andrews) b/w "Polly Sunday" (Eden, Elvin), Parlophone, 9 Jun 1967 "Is It Love" (Leopold, Mills) b/w "Sing Out" (Trad., Arr. Jon), Columbia, 18 Aug 1967
Singles (USA):
"Is It Love" (Leo…

Julian Bailey

Julian Bailey
b. April 1943, d. 1979 

Bands:
Ricky Forde and the Cyclones (1960 - early 1964) Peter and Gordon's backing band (The Cyclones) (early 1964 - 1966) Pete Budd and The Rebels (1965 - 1966) The Kytes (1966 - 1969) White Plains (Spring 1970 - mid 1970) Crucible (1971)
Ricky Forde and the Cyclones (1960 to early 1964)
Ricky Forde and the Cyclones were formed by five schoolmates in Bristol, UK in 1960. By 1962, the group had moved on from playing local gigs to nightly bookings around all of South West England. They then moved on to a residency gig in Hamburg. After their return from Hamburg in 1963, Roger Jones left the group and Julian quickly took over on drums. Vocalist Ricky Forde soon left the group and the remaining members continued on as a three-piece. The group then moved to London and in early 1964, Peter and Gordon asked Eddie, Julian, and Freddie to join them as their backing band. 
Members:
Ricky Forde (aka Bill Green) - vocals (1960-1963)  Eddie King - guitar (1960-1964)  J…

White Plains TV Appearances

Top Of The Pops


12 Feb 1970 (Hosts: Jimmy Savile & Tony Blackburn) - White Plains perform "My Baby Loves Lovin'"


Due to singer Ricky Wolff being unavailable during this period, Producer Roger Greenaway takes over lead vocal duties.
26 Feb 1970 (Host: Jimmy Savile) - White Plains perform "My Baby Loves Lovin'"

A myth, perpetuated by Tony Burrows himself, is that he performed with three different bands on one episode of TOTP. This was later found not to be true. 8 Jan 1970 - Edison Lighthouse (Live) 29 Jan 1970 - Edison Lighthouse (Disc only during charts), Brotherhood Of Man (Live), Edison Lighthouse (Live) 5 Feb 1970 - Edison Lighthouse (Live) 12 Feb 1970 - Edison Lighthouse (Repeat), White Plains (Live) 19 Feb 1970 - Edison Lighthouse (Disc only during opening & end credits), Brotherhood Of Man (Repeat) 26 Feb 1970 - Edison Lighthouse (Disc only during opening & end credits), White Plains (Live) 25 Dec 1970 - Edison Lighthouse (Repeat) (Note: Tony Burrows&…

A to Z Song List/Lead Vocal Guide

An Eye For The Main Chance (Cook, Greenaway, Nov. 1971)  - Lead Vocals: Ricky Wolff
A Simple Man (Pete Nelson, 31 May 1974) - Lead Vocals: Pete Nelson
Beachcomber (Horne, Nelson, 6 Oct 1972) - Lead Vocals: Pete Nelson
Carolina's Comin' Home (Hiller, Goodison, Greenaway, Cook, 19 Feb 1971) - Lead Vocals: Ricky Wolff Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young) Unreleased Neil Young cover recorded 14 Oct 1970 (BBC Session) - Lead Vocals: Ricky Wolff with Pete Nelson Dad You Saved The World (J. Hill, R. Hill, 6 Oct 1972) - Lead Vocals: Pete Nelson
Dance With You (P. Curtis, 26 May 1978) - Lead Vocals: Pete Nelson
Does Anybody Know Where My Baby Is? (Reynolds, Horne, 4 May 1973) - Lead Vocals: Ron Reynolds Ecstasy (Roger Cook, 31 May 1974) - Lead Vocals: Pete Nelson
Every Little Move She Makes (Macaulay, Cook, Greenaway, 19 Feb 1971) - Lead Vocals: Pete Nelson Gonna Miss Her Mississippi (Cook, Greenaway, Hammond, Hazlewood, 27 Aug 1971) - Lead Vocals: Pete Nelson Home Loving Man (Macaulay, Cook, Greenaway, No…