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Brent Scott Carter

Brent Scott Carter
birthdate unknown
Bands: Simon K & The Meantimers (mid 1967  - Spring 1970) Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band (Spring 1970 - Jan 1971) White Plains (mid 1971 - mid 1972) Babe Ruth (sessions) (June - Sept 1972)
Simon K & The Meantimers (mid-1967 to Spring 1970) The Meantimers (as they were originally known) were a Mod R&B/Soul band formed in London in late 1964. The original lineup consisted of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Tony (surname unknown), Rick Thomas on lead guitar, bassist Warwick Rose (future Tangerine Peel), organist Bill Pitt, and drummer Michael Armes. Not much is known about the early history of the band. In early 1967, Tony was replaced on lead vocals by Simon K (aka Kennie Simon). The band was then renamed Simon K & The Meantimers and by the summer a full lineup change had taken place. Brent Scott Carter, along with fellow sax players, Alan Wherry and Ken Hendy were part of this new lineup. A few more changes happened over the next…

Robin Shaw

Robin Shaw
Born Robin George Scrimshaw, 6 October 1943, Hayes, Middlesex, UK
Bands: Mick Everly & The Prophets (late 1950s) The Downbeats (1960) The Rhythm and Blues Bohemians (1963) Peter Nelson and The Travellers / Peter's Faces (1962-1963, 1964 - early 1965) The Ministry Of Sound (1966 - 1968) The Flower Pot Men (Summer 1967 - Oct 1969) White Plains (Oct 1969 - late 1973) Crucible (1971) Duke (1973/1974) The First Class (1974 - 1976) Uncle Tone & His Magic Sax (1976) Heyday (c. 1977) Tommy Hunt Band (1976 - 1983) Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers (1988 - 2002) White Plains (reformed) (2004 - 2006, 2013)
Mick Everly & The Prophets (late 1950s) According to Robin's own account in the liner notes of The Ministry Of Sound 2005 CD, The Prophets were formed in the suburbs of London, after he met Micky Keen at a cafe run by Micky's parents. They soon purchased their first guitars and taught themselves how to play. The band was short-lived and after playing some small youth club g…