MARK RAYMOND AND THE CROWD

BIRMINGHAM BAND 1960s UK

COLUMBIA RECORDS

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Mark Raymond and the Cyclones managed to get a recording contract with Columbia records in 1964.

But when they arrived in London to record there first single they were informed that there was already an American band called the Cyclones and that they would have to rename the band for the recording. They came up with the name the Crowd.

They recorded their single at Abbey Road Studios London in 1964 they were booked in the studio after Cliff Richard

and the Shadows who were recording their single (On the Beach)at the time ,Norrie Paramour from Columbia Records plays piano on the record for the band. They spent a total of three days in the studio at Abbey Road recording lots of demos.

(A side) Girls, written by Raymond / Marsh (B side) Remember me to Julie, written by Bob Barrett (A&R) man for the band at Columbia

Band Members left to right on photograph

Phil Riches (Bass Guitar) Roger Marsh (Chalky) (Lead Guitar)

Pete Dawson (Drums)

Bernard Robinson (Rhythm)

Ken Hoban (Stage name Mark Raymond) Vocals

 

 

 

 

Newspaper  cutting from The Birmingham Planet 1964

           

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