Friday, November 20, 2020

Lee Curtis - The Rest

Lee Curtis & the Allstars,Liverpool, UK band in the early Sixties. Lee Curtis was born as Peter Flannery. His band was joined in September 1962 by ex-Beatles drummer Pete Best. With Frank Bowen (lead guitar), Tony Waddington (rhythm guitar) and Wayne Bickerton (bass) they became the second most popular band in the 1963 Mersey Beat readers poll. However, they didn't quite meet commercial demands, and so Lee Curtis was signed as a solo artist by Decca Records in 1963.
When Curtis went solo, the All-Stars became The All

Lee Curtis - The Rest

VA Live At The Cavern Club
1 - Jezebel
2 - Skinnie Minnie

Decca 45'
3 - Little Girl
4 - Just One More Dance
5 - Let's Stomp
6 - Poor Unlucky Me
7 - What About Me
8 - I've Got My Eyes On You

Star-Club 45'
9 - Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
10 - Exstasy
11 - Kelly
12 - Mohair Sam
13 - Come On Down To My Boat
14 - Concerto For her

Lee Curtis And The All Stars was one of many aspiring beat combos active in Liverpool, England during the early 60s. Curtis (b. Peter Flannery) was a pop vocalist indebted to the pop style of the late 50s, but in September 1962 his career was given a considerable fillip when former Beatles drummer Pete Best joined his group. Frank Bowen (lead guitar), Tony Waddington (rhythm guitar) and Wayne Bickerton (bass) completed the line-up, although Bowen was later replaced by Tommy McGurk. Best’s arrival boosted the All-Stars’ popularity and they came second only to the Beatles in a Mersey Beat readers’ poll in 1963. However, the group was rather staid onstage, lacking the passion of many contemporaries. Decca Records signed Curtis as a solo artist in 1963 - much to the chagrin of his ‘backing’ group - and his debut, ‘Little Girl’, was recorded with session musicians. The All-Stars appeared on the follow-up, ‘Let’s Stomp’ (1963), but the results were poor and the singer and band then parted company. Curtis formed a new All-Stars and continued his recording career with ‘What About Me’ (1964) and ‘Ecstacy’ (1965). Two live performances, ‘Skinny Minnie’ and ‘Jezebel’, are enshrined on the various artists’ compilation, At The Cavern. Meanwhile, his erstwhile colleagues regrouped as the Pete Best Four.


1 comment:

  1. Lee Curtis это английский исполнитель и это его песни! А Curtis Lee это американский певец и здесь про него описание (Curtis Lee (born October 28, 1939, Yuma, Arizona, USA – died January 8, 2015, Yuma, Arizona, USA) was an American singer best known for the 1961 hit single, "Pretty Little Angel Eyes". Lee began his recording career in 1959 and signed a recording contract with Dunes Records in 1960. By late 1960 he had written songs with a friend, Tommy Boyce, who would go on to become half of the hit songwriting team of Boyce & Hart.)


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