Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich

  • Real Name: David Harman (Dee)
  • Birth Date: 17th December 1943
  • Birth Place: Salisbury, Wilts
  • Trevor Davies (Dozy)
  • 27th November 1944
  • Enford, Wilts
  • John Dymond (Beaky)
  • 10th July 1944
  • Salisbury Wilts
  • Michael Wilson (Mick)
  • 4th March 1944
  • Amesbury, Wilts
  • Ian Amey (Tich)
  • 15th May 1944
  • Salisbury, Wilts
  • Dave Harman had been a Wiltshire police cadet at the time Eddie Cochran was killed near Chippenham during April 1960. Harman accompanied the police to the scene of the accident and thus became witness to one of the greatest tragedies in Rock and Roll history. He had retrieved Eddie's undamaged guitar and had even taken it home 'to care for it' before it could be returned to Eddie's family. By the following year Dave Harman had formed his own group which became known as Dave Dee And The Bostons.

    Like many of the Merseybeat groups, the 'Bostons' learned their craft playing rock and roll in Hamburg, but graduated to touring with more established acts in the UK. For a time it seemed that opportunity was passing them by; even their first single releases failed to gain much record buyer response. It wasn't until the end of 1965 that they obtained a minor chart entry with their third attempt. At this time the 'beat boom' was in decline and 1966 was a poor year for most of the previously established beat groups. However, they distinguished themselves with a new 'sound' and a string of singles chart successes followed almost until the end of the decade.

    Sadly, Dave Dee and his mates only managed this one 45rpm EP release during their time at the top. Its focus is rather irreverant, but is quite in keeping with the cheeky humour that the band came to represent.
    Shortly after the release of their final chart entry as a five-piece, Dave Dee split from his friends. The abbreviated line-up; Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich soldiered on in the new form but without success. Sadly, Dave Dee's attempt to restart his career as a solo performer during 1970 was not a lot more fruitful with just one minor hit, and he eventually turned from singing to production.

    1950s & 1960s 45rpm UK Discography

    • Upper List includes UK 45 singles releases only
    • See Lower List for EP releases.
    • Collector's Items are shown In Red

    Fontana TF531 1965 No Time/ Is It Love  
    Fontana TF586 1965 All I Want/ It Seems A Pity  
    Fontana TF630 1965 You Make It Move/ I Can't Stop #26
    Fontana TF671 1966 Hold Tight/ You Know What I Want #4
    Fontana TF711 1966 Hideaway/ Here's A Heart #10
    Fontana TF746 1966 Bend It/ She's So Good #2
    Fontana TF775 1966 Save Me/ Shame #4
    Fontana TF798 1967 Touch Me Touch Me/ Marina #13
    Fontana TF830 1967 Okay!/ He's A Raver #4
    Fontana TF873 1967 Zabadak!/ The Sun Goes Down #3
    Fontana TF903 1968 Legend Of Xanadu/ Please #1
    Fontana TF953 1968 Last Night In Soho/ Mrs. Thursday #8
    Fontana TF971 1968 Wreck Of The Antoinette/ Still Life #14
    Fontana TF1000 1969 Don Juan/ Margareta Lidman #23
    Fontana TF1020 1969 Snake In The Grass/ Bora Bora #23
    Fontana TF1061 1969 Tonight Today/ Bad News  

    EP Discography

    • Collector's Items are shown In Red
    • See Upper List For Singles releases

    TFE17488 1966 Loos Of England #8
    Loos Of England/Over And Over Again/Nose For Trouble (Beaky)/All I Want To Do

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