"Kevin Ayers possessed a voice like no other, intrinsically British and full of whimsy and mischief. This latter quality animated much of his life as well as his music."
"Born in Herne Bay, Kent, in 1944, Ayers was raised in Malaysia before returning to England at the age of 12 where he attended Simon Langton Grammar School For Boys, later described as "a hotbed for teenage avant-garderie". His first band, The Wilde Flowers, formed in the summer of '63 and also featured Robert Wyatt andHugh Hopper, both of whom (along with Ayers) would have a huge effect on what became known as The Canterbury Scene." Link To Mojo Obit
"Groep 1850 was a Dutch psychedelic rock band. The band was founded in 1964 in The Hague by the name Klits and renamed Groep 1850 in 1966, when their debut single, "Misty Night" / "Look Around", appeared on the tiny Yep label."
Groupe commune managed to be compiled on the Cult original Pebbles' 60's Punk
series (Vol.14) ... And I can see why, it sounds a 'bit like what the Pattie Smith
Group would be doing 5-7 years later down the line : just watch how Chaotic and Anarchic it gets towards the end of clip!
The Prunes were one of the rare original US Garage-bands to successfully tour in Europe during their prime, back in '67 ; all the fans or most, now would've heard their fantastic Live in Stockholm remastered since in HD but, let it be said that their best, more memorable shows were made on French TV where exclusive footage were to be found... like this legendary appearance on the foremost French Pop, Avant-garde TV program of the day : Bim, Dam, Dom (sounding a bit like : "Biff! Bang! Pow!" ) et en couleurs, s'il vous plait!
Dutch Pop-Psych/Freakbeat combo performs slow Psych version of "Brand New Cadillac" while wearing diving outfits, flanked by hot babes also wearing wet-suits, while rear-projected fish sorta make it look like they're underwater.