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Mark Four
United Kingdom

Years: 1963 - May, 1966
Styles: Mod Rock


Norman "Miff" Mitham - Lead guitar (in band: 1963)
Mick "Spud" Thompson - Rhythm guitar (in band: 1963 - 1965)
John Dalton - Bass Guitar (in band: 1963 - 1965)
Kenny Pickett - Vocals (in band: 1963 - May, 1966)
Jack Jones - Drums (in band: 1963 - May, 1966)


Eddie Phillips - Lead guitar (in band: 1963 - May, 1966)
Tony Cooke - Bass Guitar (in band: 1965 - 1966)

Biography Picture    Most of the members of what would eventually become Creation were initially members of The Mark Four, a British beat group based in Cheshunt,Hertfordshire. By late 1963 The Mark Four was a quintet consisting of Kenny Pickett  (vocals), Eddie Phillips (guitars), Mick "Spud" Thompson (rhythm guitars), John Dalton (bass), and Jack Jones (drums). This line-up played regularly in the UK and in Germany before issuing two non-charting singles for Mercury Records in 1964.

    Dalton then left the band, later joining The Kinks, and was replaced by new bassist Tony Cooke. Around the same time, Thompson left the band and was not replaced. This Mark Four line-up issued two further non-charting singles: "Hurt Me (If You Will)" and "Work All Day (Sleep All Night)".

   In April 1966, the group signed a management deal with Tony Stratton-Smith. He promptly suggested replacing Cooke with new bassist Bob Garner and a name change. The band took him up on both suggestions: it was Pickett who came up with the name The Creation.

Singles & EPs

Rock Around The Clock / Slow Down (May 8, 1964)
Try It Baby / Crazy Country Hop (Aug 21, 1964)
Hurt Me If You Will / I'm Leaving (Aug 6, 1965)
Work All Day (Sleep All Night) / Going Down Fast (Feb, 1966)

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