THE SORROWS. British freak-beat group formed in Coventry in 1963. They released seven singles between 1965-67 in the UK, but only "Take a Heart" charted at No21 in 1965. The band's first recording was a version of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes recorded in legendary producer Joe Meeks bathroom.  The Sorrows released their first album Take a Heart in 1965 on Piccadilly. At this time they were the hardest, most aggressive contemporary R&B band. This type of music was eventually termed "Freak-beat". Its hallmarks were boomy, raucous vocals, lightning fast guitar solos and frantic thudding drums. Their musicianship was excellent, but the band failed to achieve much commercial success, most likely because this style was simply too far ahead of its time ..........

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Reference Number. 12108


An original vintage 1960s autograph book page, clearly signed in various ballpoints by ; Phil Packham / Philip "Pip" Whicher / Hank Lloyd x2 / Don Fardon and Bruce Finlay

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