Formed from the remains of URF when Ellis (lead) left the band. He was replaced by Cliff Homewood from New Romney and Eddie Maitland from Woodchurch.
The Folkestone Herald article that conned the band into distributing Marshmallows
to the audience at their next Leas Cliff Hall gig.
A box of bagged Marshmallows
was purchased from Dave Watkins, who at the time was partner of Mick Scott in
the local Agency "Micave" Dave ran his dads cafe under the Bridge at
Central Station, Mick was a photographer and later had a shop in Dover Road. The
agency ran successful during the 50's and 60's giving many new bands their first
break in the better venues. Mick and Dave were very helpful to us in the early
days in the music biz. and we have no complaints and loads of praise - except
the emergency stand-in for Acker Bilk, Dave arranged for us at Bridge Country
Club for 2 pounds less than we normally got paid and then we had his fees to pay
on top. To go with that we found out that Acker Bilk was not even booked, he was
playing a big venue in London, still that was a typical Peter Melkin trick. As
long as he got people in the door...............the band had a chicken dinner
and gave the the bill to Peter after they had loaded the van to go home after
To continue - Bags of sweeties were distributed to the fans at the
gig but quickly became re-distributed all around the hall singly - on the stage,
the curtains, the walls, floor and even the ceiling. It appears if you suck them
first they will stick to anything. The real suckers were the band, who got a real
roasting from the Leas Cliff Hall manager with threat of the cleaning bill.
at this time Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band were in the charts with "Urban Spaceman"
and regular visitors to Folkestone.
Pete Sewell left in 1969 to join Tristam Shandy. He was replaced by Les Sampson
Cliff joined Raw Material and The Vivian Stanchall Band later
in his career.