The Pretty Things (1965)

When Dick Taylor was at Sidcup Art School he formed a band called Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys with fellow students Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. The three then joined  Brian Jones and Ian Stewart to form The Rollin' Stones in 1962.
Taylor left the Stones when he moved to London Central School of Art, which is where he formed The Pretty Things.
They released their debut LP in 1965. The American version included the single Rosalyn (also included here). They released 7 singles between 1964-66, but only touched the top ten once.
After a million line up changes they are still going today. Why they aren't up there with the likes of The Animals, The Yardbirds, The Stones and The Who is a mystery to me. 
Being a fan of Billy Childish I really enjoy this.
Line up here:
Phil May - vocals, harmonica
Dick Taylor -guitar
Brian Pendleton- rhythm guitar
John Stax -bass
Viv Prince -drums

  • Later the band would record soundtrack music for the De Wolfe Music Library under the name Electric Banana.
A 1999 compilation of Electric Banana tracks from 1967-1969 can be found here:

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