Merseybeat Sunset

1966 is understood to be the year when Merseybeat era ground to a halt. A time when the chart hits dried up and bands that were hot a few years before became anachronisms compared with new more progressive psych sounds from London. But what really happened? In fact what we saw was Mersey acts regroup […]

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 […]