RARE BEAT - GARAGE ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIC
THE GRAPEFRUIT
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Grapefruit was a London-based British band of the late 1960s. They were formed in 1967 as a result of John Perry meeting Terry Doran at Apple Publishing and Terry inputing Scottish-born singer and Bass guitarist George Alexander (born Alexander Young), a member of the talented Young family that also spawned his brothers George, the rhythm guitarist and founding member of The Easybeats and also Malcolm and Angus Young, both founding members of the Australian hard rock band, AC/DC. Alexander Young had chosen to remain in Britain when the rest of the Youngs emigrated to Australia. The band was named by John Lennon after his future wife, Yoko Ono's book Grapefruit. Terry Doran, a friend of John Lennon, became their manager, seeing some commercial potential in them. They were signed to a US label Equinox, run by Terry Melcher. This was distributed in the UK by Decca Records. However, The Beatles continued to take some interest in Grapefruit, with John Lennon introducing the band to the media and inviting John Perry to join in on the recording of the hit single "Hey Jude". As well as Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of the Beatles, Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, Donovan, and Cilla Black attended the press launch and were photographed with the band. Jimi Hendrix and Sajid Khan were reportedly also in attendance. Grapefruit's recording career spanned only two years, from late 1967 to the end of 1969. They released two albums and several singles, none of which made a significant impact on the charts. Their best-known track is probably the Terry Melcher-produced "Dear Delilah", which was released in early 1968. Grapefruit broke up in late 1969, with Alexander remaining the most visible. Alexander joined forces with his brother, George Young, and his songwriting partner Harry Vanda from The Easybeats and, in 1970, they recorded for the Young Blood label as Paintbox and Tramp. Lennon and McCartney were co-producers of "Lullabye for a Lazy Day", a song that was initially called "Circus Sgt. Pepper".

MEMBERS:

George Alexander (Alexander Young) - Vocals, Bass
Mike Fowler - Piano, Organ and Guitar
John Perry - Vocals and Guitar
Pete Swettenham - Guitar
Geoff Swettenham - Drums
Bobby Ware - Vocals, Lead Guitar and Harmonica

BEST LINK:

John Perry's Homepage



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Ain't It Good
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Ain't It Good
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C'Mon Marianne
Theme For Twiggy
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Dead Boot
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Come Down To The Station
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Come Down To The Station
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