Years: 1963 - 1965
Styles: Beat, Pop Rock
Johnny Ruff - Bass Guitar (in band: 1963)
Jim Capaldi - Drums, Lead vocals (in band: 1963 - 1965)
Gordon Jackson - Rhythm guitar, Vocals (in band: 1963 - 1965)
Dave Mason - Lead guitar, Vocals (in band: 1963 - 1965)
Dennis Morgan - Bass Guitar (in band: 1963)
Dave Meredith - Bass Guitar (in band: 1963 - 1965)
Poli Palmer - Drums, Flute, Vibes (in band: 1965)
The Hellions was a part of the thriving Worcester beat scene in the early 1960s. Some of the members went on to be involved in the formation of well known and internationally acclaimed bands.
In August 1964, Tanya Day took The Hellions to the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany as her backing group. The Spencer Davis Group were staying at the same hotel as The Hellions and it was there that Steve Winwood befriended Capaldi and Mason.
After returning from Germany, The Hellions soon established a reputation as a musically proficient act. By the end of 1964, the group had made the right connections to secure them a residency at the trendy Whisky-A-Go-Go Club in London where they were seen by visiting American record producer Kim Fowley and songwriter Jackie De Shannon.
Though success in the record charts was not forthcoming, The Hellion's work schedule remained busy and they soon went on tour to back the notorious American vocalist P.J. Proby. John "Poli" Palmer joined the band on drums later in the year which allowed Jim Capaldi to front the band as vocalist.
The Hellions moved back to Worcester in 1966 in an attempt to reduce their costs but local tastes had changed and the band relaunched themselves as The Revolution with a fourth single that also failed to chart. Disillusioned, Dave Mason left the band. Capaldi replaced Mason with Luther Grosvenor and renamed the band Deep Feeling.
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