Denny Alexander – The Clayton Squares and The Penny Peeps

Sunday, 19 June 2011, 14:53 | Category : Articles
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By Nick Warburton

Singer Denny Alexander first came to prominence with Liverpool soul/mod specialists The Clayton Squares, who produced two great singles for Decca in 1965-1966. After a brief spell with The Thoughts, he joined the London-based Motivation, whose guitarist was none other than future Jethro Tull axe man Martin Barre. When the band changed name to The Penny Peeps in late 1967, Denny composed the band’s original material, most notably the mod-rock classic “Model Village”.

The Penny Peeps 1968, clockwise from top right: Denny, Malcolm Tomlinson, Bryan Stevens, Mick Ketley and Martin Barre

In this career defining interview, Denny talks to Nick Warburton about his time in two Sixties groups whose music is now as popular as ever:

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