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Sylvia Tatler (vocals), Mike Ramsden (Michael John Ramsden, 21 June 1943, Totnes, Devon, England, d. 17 January 2004, Totnes, Devon, England; guitar/vocals), Ivor Aylesbury (guitar/vocals) and Kevin Cunningham (double bass) were students at Hull University, England, when they were discovered by the Beatles manager Brian Epstein. They took their unusual name from The Great Silkie, a Hebridean song about a seal that they performed. The Silkies folk credentials were established with their debut single, Blood Red River, but they achieved a commercial success with Youve Got To Hide Your Love Away, which clipped the UK Top 30 in October 1965 but more impressively reached the US Top 10. This engaging release was produced by its composers - John Lennon and Paul McCartney - but the band was unable to repeat its charm with subsequent singles Keys To My Soul and Born To Be With You and...