|above: Promo of the new single (UK)||below: different pressings of Pye 7N15766, release date February 1965, didn't chart.|
Tony Jackson: Lead Vocal
Now a five piece band that allows Tony to move more on stage.(Wonder what this idea was about?)
Record Mirror, Febuary 1965
NME, January 1965
above: Record from Sweden, the only foreign country where the single was released
From the Booklet of "Just Like Me" CD
single appeared in late February. It was a remarkable release in several
ways; mainly because Tony had already cut 'Love Potion No. 9' while
with The Searchers. Although never a single in the U.K., it had reached No.
3 in America only a few weeks beforehand, and remained the biggest hit the
group ever had there! Maybe it was felt that the association might bring
that illusive breakthrough.The second piece of interest involved the
advertisements taken out in the music press for Tony's -single, which were
paid for by The Searchers. In unrivalled altruism, they stated that the
arguments were over and their best wishes went out to Tony for future
success. Jackson then reciprocated by taking space out himself to thank the
lads' and let bygones be bygones.Further evidence that the boys were once
again friends came when Tony rejoining the Searchers for a one-off T.V.
slot, singing 'Sweets For My Sweet' again on a 'Thank Your
Lucky Stars anniversary show. 'Love Potion No. 9' regrettably
chalked up another flop, despite its obvious strength. Perhaps 1965 was the
wrong time to rework such material, while the flip side, a glorious grab at
Bunny Spellman's 'Fortune Teller', helped reinforce an aura of
datedness. Those who listened were to discover its wild brilliance, the
problem was that few persevered.
|left: Spanish Ep with Love
Potion No. 9 by Tony, the others are by Butch Moore, Glyn Johns and the
(E-Pye PYEP 2078)
right: Tony's membership card of the Cavern Club
left: no other music paper would feature Tony on the front page but Mersey Beat.
one of the rare pictures of the five piece group