The Pretty Things


60’s Pop 

Years active 1963-present

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the-pretty-things 1966

London, England

Formed in 1963

Great Britain

The Pretty Things are an English rock band, formed in 1963 in London. They took their name from Willie Dixon's 1955 song "Pretty Thing". A pure rhythm and blues band in their early years, with several singles charting in the United Kingdom, they later embraced other genres such as psychedelic rock in the late 1960s (with 1968 S.F. Sorrow being one of the first rock operas), hard rock in the early 1970s and new wave in the early 1980s. Despite this, they never managed to recapture the same level of commercial success of their very first releases.

History; 1962-1964: Formation The Pretty Things were preceded by Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys, which consisted of Dick Taylor, fellow Sidcup Art College student Keith Richards, and Mick Jagger, among others. When Brian Jones was recruiting for his own band, all three joined Brian and Ian Stewart and were dubbed "Rollin' Stones" by Jones in June 1962. Because there were too many guitar players in the band, Taylor switched to bass. He quit the Stones five months later, when he was accepted at the Central School of Art and Design in London. Phil May, another Sidcup student, convinced him to form a new band. Taylor was once again playing guitar, with May singing and playing harmonica. They recruited John Stax on bass, Brian Pendleton on rhythm guitar, and Pete Kitley on drums. Kitley was soon replaced by Viv Andrews, also known as Viv Broughton. … Read the original text here >>> The Pretty Thing

Members; Phil Maylead vocals, maracas, harmonica (1963–1976, 1978–present)Dick Taylorlead guitar, occasional vocals (1963–1969, 1978–present

Brian Pendletonrhythm guitar, backing vcl, bass (1963–1966)John Staxbass, harmonica, backing vcl (1963–1967)Viv Princedrums (1964–1965)

Skip Alan – drums (1965–1968, 1969–1976, 1978–1980, 1994–2007)

Judgement Day - 1965

A House In The Country - 1966

Come See Me - 1966


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