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Fairies (Twink)

THE FAIRIES. British R&B band from Essex led by drummer John Twink Alder who recorded three singles between 1964 and 1965. In late 1964 The Fairies recorded their first single "Don't Think Twice Its Alright" for Decca Records. Around the same time, the band made newspaper headlines when members were arrested for climbing up a statue. Twink later recalled ; "With Dane Stephens, our shows were not only blues but soul numbers, touches of jazz as well. He was an amazing singer, very very special. Had a great voice, played amazing blues harp, the Fairies were just about to break big." "Dane Stephens was involved in an accident while he was driving the group van - without any licence or insurance. He hit another car and killed maybe 4 people. He went to jail after the accident, so we lost him for a year and got Nik Wymer from Nix Nomads instead. We had been actually about to break at that point, there was no doubt about it. We had Mickie Most producing us in the studio, we had a single out and another one on the way, an agent who was getting us booked back again everywhere - we were good, a really good R&B band". In 1965, after Wymer replaced Stephens as singer, they recorded two more singles, "Get Yourself Home" and "Don't Mind" for HMV. The Fairies split in 1967, Twink having already departed and joined The-In-Crowd a year earlier ............

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Fairies (Twink)

Reference number:

7437
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Description:

A very good vintage circa 1964 autograph book page, clearly signed in ballpoints by all five group members ; John Twink Alder (drums) (To Dianne from) / Dane Stephens (vocals) / Mick Weaver (guitar) / John Acutt (guitar) and John Gandy (bass).

 

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

15x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

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