Formed around 1960, they got first recording contract in 1963.
In their best years 63-65 they released 5 albums, and had 10 Top 20 Hits.
Harmonie beat with a 12 string guitar, which influenced the US band BYRDS.
The SEARCHERS where one of the best and most successful bands in the beat boom years.
They didn't write to many songs on their own, that was the bringdown in the next years.
Live always amazing, they had a comeback with 2 great LPs in the beginning of the 80s, but
sorry some years later they split in two different bands, working in the cabaret-club scene.
Style: Harmonie Beat
Rory Storm & The Hurricanes ; Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers ;
Tony Jackson & The Vibrations ; Roundabout (=Deep Purple) ; Kursaal Flyers ;
Mike Pender - lead guitar,12 string-guitar, vocals; John McNally - rhythm guitar, vocals;
Tony Jackson - bass, vocals; Frank Allen (1965) - bass; Chris Curtis - drums, vocals;
John Blunt (1966-69) - drums (on 'Second Take' LP); Billy Adamson (1969) - drums;
Hearts in her Eyes (Will Birch-John Wicks)
Switchboard Susan (Mickey Jupp)
Feeling Fine (John David)
Back to the War (John Hiatt)
This Kind of Love Affair (McNally-Pender-Allen)
Lost in your Eyes (Tom Petty)
It's too late (John David)
Love's Melody (Andy McMasters)
No Dancing (Noel Brown)
Love's gonna be Strong (Ronnie Thomas)
Don't hang on (McNally-Pender-Allen)
Silver (Dave Paul)
Zustandsbeschreibung / grading:
vg++ to m- (minor edge and storage wear)