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Finders Keepers
United Kingdom

Years: 1965 - 1969
Styles: Beat, Pop Rock


Ralph Oakley - Rhythm guitar
Roy 'Dripper' Kent - Vocals (in band: 1965 - 1967)
Alan Clee - Lead guitar (in band: 1965 - 1967)
Jake Elcock - Bass Guitar (in band: 1965 - 1967)
Dave Williams - Drums (in band: 1965 - 1968)


Phil Overfield - Bass Guitar (in band: 1967 - 1968)
Mel Galley - Lead guitar (in band: 1967 - 1969)
Ian Lees - Vocals (in band: 1967 - 1969)
Glenn Hughes - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1968 - 1969)
Dave Holland - Drums (in band: 1968 - 1969)

Biography Picture     The members of the Finders Keepers were Roy 'Dripper' Kent as vocalist, Alan Clee on lead, Jake Elcock on bass, Ralph Oakley (ex-Montanas) on rhythm and Dave Williams on drums. Within a very short time they had established themselves as one of the most popular of the local groups. They were managed by Roger Allen.

     They played in Germany, more than once, and recorded on Pye. They gained some notoriety by being produced by Scott Walker on their Light recording and becoming the first local group to make the lower reaches of the Top 50. In early 1967 Jake Elcock left the group and joined the Montanas, while Phil Overfield joined the group from the Staffords.

    Later in the same year Ian Lees joined as a vocalist. He had been with Walker's Walkers and Mel Galley became the new lead guitar. Alan Clee remained with the group.

     Roy Kent joined Light Fantastic. In 1968 Glenn Hughes and Dave Holland joined. It was at the end of that year that the group ceased to function with Mel Galley, Glenn Hughes and Dave Holland joining the newly formed Trapeze. Alan Clee also worked with Trapeze. Some time later the group re-emerged and are still to be found performing their brand of comedy and pop on the circuit.

This biography is from Wikipedia, the free collaborative encyclopedia. Used under licence and subject to disclaimers.

Singles & EPs

Light / Come On Now (Sep 2, 1966)
Friday Kind Of Monday (Oct, 1967)
Sadie (The Cleaning Lady) (May, 1968)

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