This blog is a companion to FLASHBACK magazine, which I edit, and to my GALACTIC RAMBLE and ENDLESS TRIP books. All of these cover the 60s and 70s UK and US music scenes in detail. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
THE ESCORTS: with a little help from Paul McCartney
I wrote last week that Paul McCartney's contribution to The Family Way soundtrack was 'the first solo musical project by a Beatle'. However, at much the same time he served as producer on this little-known 45. The connection was with his old Liverpool friend Paddy Chambers, who'd been a member of bands including The Big Three and Paddy, Klaus & Gibson (with Klaus Voorman). Brian Epstein managed (or mismanaged) the latter, and following his death Chambers joined pop-soul combo The Escorts. From Head To Toe was a Miracles cover, and isn't especially interesting but for the fact that - as is made clear in the article below (from Record Mirror of November 19th 1966) - Paul had his hands all over it, despite not receiving a credit.