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John E. Sharpe and the Squires
South Africa (RSA)

Years: 1963 - 1966
Styles: Beat, Garage Rock

Founder

Les Goode - Bass Guitar (in band: 1963 - 1965)
Chris Demetriou - Keyboards, Vocals (in band: 1963 - 1966)
John E. Sharpe - Lead guitar, Vocals (in band: 1963 - 1966)
Robbie Heaney - Drums (in band: 1963 - 1966)

Members

Alan Shane - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1965 - 1966)

Biography

RockBoar.com Picture    John E Sharpe was a South African guitarist and vocalist. Along with bassist Les Goode (whom he'd met whilst playing in a Johannesburg group The Deans), he formed the Squires in 1963.

    After a couple of years they were signed by Clive Calder to CBS (South Africa). They released 4 singles and an LP in the period 1965 - 1966. The Squires became the resident band in the late 60s in a Hillbrow basement club, "The Downstairs", run by his father, after which the band folded.   

 

 



Albums

Maybelline (1966)

Singles & EPs

Stop Your Sobbing / High Heel Sneaker (1965)
I'll Explain / Yours for the Picking (1965)
I Am a Rock / Like a Rolling Stone (1966)
Monkey Shine / Take It Easy (1966)

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