Them – Witch Doctor 30th April 1965

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John Storer…Does this get votes as one of the most influential singles ever? both tracks are now standards and both sound as brilliant today as they did back then. “Gloria” was the b-side to “Baby Please Don’t Go” when it was released in the UK but the tracks were reversed when the single was released in the States. Yet it was “BPDG” as a b-side that caught the imagination of many American bands and it was a cover of that song by The Amboy Dukes in 1967 that brought a certain Mr Ted Nugent to prominence.

Andy Qunta…..Funnily enough, Gloria was the B-side to Baby Please Don’t Go, although it is perhaps the better-known one now. I like both, but I still prefer the A-side!  By the way, they say that if you drop a guitar down the stairs, sooner or later it will play Gloria!

Len……Saw ‘Them’ in the club upstairs above the Fiesta Coffee Bar, on the day they played the Witch Doctor.

Alan Esdaile….Anyone remember seeing Van Morrison at The White Rock Theatre in 1991?

Mick O’Dowd…..Yes I was there. Fantastic show from The Master and if I remember Mike Cotton Sound were a more than adequate band.

David Edwards… Well I never knew that Them had played the Witchdoctor.

John Warner… Mike Cotton, came across him again on a cruise, great trumpeter. Them – Van Morrison. Lonely Ones – Noel Redding. Great times!

The Stormsville Shakers – Witch Doctor 8th April 1967

Mick O’Dowd… The Heads were nobodies!

Paul Huggett… Saw PGT and the, Stormsville guys, at Chislehurst Caves very good too.

Graham Matthews… Being just a child of 12 in ’67’ I was too young but my elder brothers used to frequent The Witch Doctor BUT I discovered Phillip Goodhand – Tait as a solo artist in the early 70’s at The Dome in Brighton. I went there regularly to see Family ( amazing band) and twice Phillip was the support act and I thought he was fantastic.

Alan Esdaile… Remember meeting Phillip Goodhand-Tait at DJM Records in the 70’s. His songs were more popular recorded by other people, Love Affair and others.

Alan King… Claire?