THE T-BONES-Won't You Give Him (One More Chance)/Hamish's Express Relief U.K. Columbia DB 7489 1965
Gary Farr & The T-Bones were one of those unsung British 60's bands who had all the right contacts but never got to the big time. Gary was the brother of Ricky Farr who managed The Action and had been spotted gigging in Brighton (their stomping ground with fellow South Coast r&b'ers The Untamed) in 1964 by Giorgio Gomelsky's associate Hamish Grimes (announcer on the legendary "Five Live Yardbirds" LP). This led to Gomelsky signing them up (having lost The Rolling Stones and about to lose The Yardbirds) and their appearing at all the famous London r&b night spots. The band's line up included at this time, Farr on lead vocals, Winston B. Whetherall on lead guitar, Andy McKechnie on rhythm guitar, Stu Parks on bass and Andy Steele on drums (later to leave the band for The Herd after the recording of this 45 and replaced by Brian "Legs" Walkley).
The 45, for reasons unknown, as was the case with their previous 45 ("How Many More Times" b/w "I'm A Lover Not A Fighter" U.K. Columbia DB 7401) was released under the moniker "The T-Bones". Subsequent releases, (an E.P. and another 45 would be credited to "Gary Farr & The T-Bones perhaps to avoid confusion with the American band of "No Matter What Shape Your Stomach's In" fame).
Gary Farr at the Marquee Club 1965
A plug on the famous television show "Ready! Steady! Go!" notwithstanding the record flopped. Like his Gomelsky stablemates Brian Auger and The Yardbirds, there are loads of dodgy Gary Farr LP comps out there with these tracks and there's a collection of all of his 60's output from the r&b era (some of dubious quality) available from iTunes for download including both of these tracks.
Gary Farr & The T-Bones rocking out on "Ready Steady Go" 1965
after the line up change of this 45
Hear "Won't You Give Him One More Chance":