RARE BEAT - GARAGE ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIC
TONY JACKSON (GROUP) (& THE VIBRATIONS)
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Tony Jackson was an English bass guitar player and singer who was a member of The Searchers. Anthony Paul Jackson was born in Dingle, Liverpool. Jackson was inspired by the skiffle sound of Lonnie Donegan, and then by Buddy Holly and other U.S. rock and rollers. He founded the skiffle group the Martinis. Nicknamed Black Jake, he joined the guitar duo The Searchers, which had been formed by John McNally and Mike Pender in 1959. Jackson built and learned to play a customized bass guitar. Learning his new job on the four-stringed instrument proved too difficult to permit him to continue singing lead so he made way for a new singer, Johnny Sandon, in 1960. They played in Liverpool's nightclubs and the beer bars of Hamburg, Germany. Brian Epstein considered signing them but he lost interest after seeing a drunken Jackson fall off the stage at the Cavern Club. Jackson was lead singer and played bass on the band's first two United Kingdom hits, "Sweets for My Sweet" and "Sugar and Spice", but was not the vocalist on the band's biggest hit "Needles and Pins". Jackson was unhappy with the band's move away from rock and roll to a softer, more melodic sound and felt that he was not getting appropriate attention. He left the group in July 1964 in some acrimony and immediately moved to London and put together a new band, The Vibrations, which had an organ-based sound instead of the Searchers' guitar based one. After leaving the Searchers Jackson spent 200 on cosmetic surgery on his nose. He said at the time that he had had a lifelong complex about his nose to the extent that he could not mix socially. The Vibrations toured the UK with The Hollies, Marianne Faithfull and other acts. They released four singles on the Pye Records label but only the first had any success. In 1965 they changed their name to The Tony Jackson Group but the fourth single also failed and Pye dropped them. The band then signed to CBS without improvement. Disillusioned and out of options, Jackson left the music business. Jackson took a variety of jobs including Spanish night club manager, entertainments representative, furniture salesman, disc jockey, and golf club manager. In the 1980s he tried to establish a Searchers revival band, but was unable to compete effectively with the other two that already existed. In 1996 he was convicted of threatening a woman with an air pistol after an argument over a phone booth, and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. The arthritis in his hands became so bad that he had to abandon even recreational guitar playing. In 2002 he said, "The spirit's willing, but the body's knackered." Towards the end of his life he suffered from diabetes, heart disease, and cirrhosis of the liver from a lifetime of heavy alcohol consumption. Jackson died on 18 August 2003 in a Nottingham hospital.

MEMBERS:

Tony Jackson - Bass and Vocals
Ian Buisel - Guitar and Vocals
Martin Raymond - Organ
Paul Francis - Drums
Denis Thompson - Bass

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Butch Moore / Glyn Johns
The Sorrows / Tony Jackson: Love Potion # 9
Spain
Pye PYEP 2078
Value: 75

Bye Bye Baby
Watch Your Step
Germany
Vogue DV 14212
Value: 45

Bye Bye Baby
Watch Your Step
Holland
Pye 7N 15685
Value: 35

Bye Bye Baby
Watch Your Step
Norway
Pye 7N 15685
Value: 150

Bye Bye Baby
Watch Your Step
Sweden
Pye 7N 15685
Value: 100

I'm The One She Really Think A Lot Of
Never Leave Your Baby's Side
Italy
CBS 2069
Value: 50

Just Like Me / Understanding
Shake / He Was A friend Of Mine
Portugal
Estudio EEP 50013
Value: 1200

Kinks: You Really Got Me / Shangri-Las: Remember
Honeycombs: Have I The Right / Tony Jackson & the Vibrations: Bye Bye Baby
Australia
Astor NEP-24214
Value: 50
HITMAKERS

Kinks: You Really Got Me / Shangri-Las: Remember
Honeycombs: Have I The Right / Tony Jackson & the Vibrations: Bye Bye Baby
UK
Pye NEP 24214
Value: 25

Let Me Know
You Are My Number One
Italy
CBS 2039
Value: 100

Love Potion # 9
Furtune Teller
Sweden
Pye 7N 15766
Value: 220

You Beat Me To The Punch
This Little Girl Of Mine
Denmark
Pye 7N 15745
Value: 150

You're My Number One / Let Me Know
I'm The One She Really Think A Lot Of / Never Leave Your Baby's Side
France
CBS 5726
Value: 120
   

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