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Ten Feet Five

Ten Feet Five


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1. Girl In A Million

2. I'm Gonna Get You

3. Let Me Be

4. Love Potion Number Nine

5. Never

6. Say It Wasn't You

7. She's My Witch 

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Group Members: Dave Smith (lead vocs) (born David Hedgerow died July 2005), Chris Penfound (rhythm gtr, vocs, harmonica) (born Christopher Penfound, 1944), Chris Britton (lead gtr) (born Charles Christopher Britton, 21 June 1944, Watford, Hertfordshire, England), Dave Glover (bass) (born David Glover, 1947), John Hayward (drums), John Walker (drums) (born John Robert Walker, 10 January 1942, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England), Pete Staples (bass gtr) (born Peter Lawrence Staples, 3 May 1944, Andover War Memorial Hospital, Andover, Hampshire, England), Charlie Porter (gtr), Simon Pay (bass gtr), Tony Taylor (drums).
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Ten Feet Five originated from Andover, Hampshire circa 1962. Walker and Staples had been in Bruce Turner and the Senators (Rhythm Group), with Bruce Turner on lead gtr, vocs (born December 1941), Arthur Smart on bass, Walker on drums and Staples on rhythm gtr. Before that Bruce and Walker had been in The Bandits, with Mickey Roach, Morrie Mansfield and his brother Ginger Mansfield. Early members of Ten Foot Five were drummer John Hayward and bassist Dave Glover. Glover left to be replaced by Pete Stapes and then soon after Hayward was replaced by John Walker. The band were eventually signed to Phillips (Fontana records) who released their only single (Baby's Back In Town b/w Send Me No More Lovin') on 28 May 1965 (Fontana UK TF578). The band were photographed by Dezo Hoffman who had also photographed The Beatles in their early career. Both Pete Staples and Chris Britton eventually left the band in Autumn, 1965 and teamed up with Reg Presley (born Reginald Maurice Ball, 12 June 1941, 17 Belle Vue Road, Andover, Hampshire, England) in Andover to form The Troggs. The demo recordings displayed here were recorded at Abbots Ann circa 1964. The studio was run by John Claydon and Terry 'Phins' King. Terry King had played in a local band called Phins King and The Peasants. The Abbots Ann studio was also frequented by Inflatable Toy (see entry). Tony Taylor joined the band in August or September 1965 for about 5 months, after the drummer they had at the time did not turn up to a gig. Ten Feet Five disbanded in Late 1965.

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All recorded and photographic material kindly supplied by John Walker. 2012.

All recorded and photographic material copyright J. Walker/Ten Feet Five. 2012.

Special thanks to: John Walker, John H. Warburg, David St. John.


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