Years: February 1965 - 1966
Styles: Beat, Mod Rock
Graham Gouldman - Guitar, Vocals (in band: February 1965 - 1966)
Bernard Basso - Bass Guitar (in band: February 1965 - 1966)
Steve Jacobson - Guitar (in band: February 1965 - 1966)
Kevin Godley - Drums (in band: February 1965 - 1966)
The Mockingbirds were formed February 1965, with 19 year-old Graham Gouldman on rhythm guitar, with Steve Jacobsen on lead guitar, bongos (born Steven Jacobson), Bernard Basso on bass and Kevin Godley on drums. Godley was ex-Group Seven and The Sabres, while the others had been in The Whirlwinds.
The Mockingbirds were managed by Kennedy Street Enterprises and Harvey Lisberg, who also had Herman’s Hermits under his supervision and who would later become the manager of 10cc.
It was here that Gouldman wrote the lines of his first millionseller "For Your Love". It was intended to be the first Mockingbirds single. The group recorded the song together with "That’s how it’s gonna stay", also written by Gouldman - which their record company preferred and was released.
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