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The Remo Four were a ss rock band from Liverpool Lies - The Remo Four - 40 Years Of MusicEngland. They were contemporaries of The Beatlesand later had the same manager, Brian Epstein. They progressed from playing local parties and contests to regular hall appearances, and turned professional, changing their name to the Remo Four in summer A highlight of their early career was sharing the stage with the Shadows, in the latter's only Cavern Club appearance. Johnny Sandon joined the band as vocalist inand stayed for two years.
In earlyPrytherch decided to get married and find a regular job, and Roy Dyke took his place in the band. The band also released instrumentals, including a driving rendition of Henry Mancini 's Peter Gunn theme.
Kramerbecame a frontman for the band, which adopted the name "The New Dakotas" while backing him. Despite their talent and track record, the band's success in the record market was limited, and most of their work came as backing musicians, or as the house band in German clubs, including the Star-Club in Hamburg. They released an album, Smile! Late inBeatle George Harrison hired the Remo Four as his backing band for part of his first solo project, the soundtrack album to the movie Wonderwall.
While the songs were mostly instrumentals, they did record one lyrical song, " In the First Place ", with Harrison, which was left in the can until the s.
They also became Billy Fury 's backing band, in the late s. Manley died of cancer on 9 Apriland a memorial concert was held for him that June, with some of his former bandmates performing. Ashton also died of cancer, on 28 May Keith Stokes died on 19 Junecause unknown.
He was living in Wallasey and friends and relatives had been trying to trace him for 15 years, without success. Fab Gear!
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