Barron Knights

Genres: Comedy
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

Formed in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, the Barron Knights rose from comparative obscurity following their appearance on the bill of the Beatles’ 1963 Christmas Show. Duke D’mond (Richard Palmer, 25 February 1945, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England; vocals/rhythm guitar), Butch Baker (b. Leslie John Baker, 16 July 1941, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England; guitar, banjo, vocals), ‘P’nut’ Langford (b. Peter Langford, 10 April 1943, Durham, Co. Durham, England; guitar/vocals), Barron Antony (b. Antony Michael John Osmond, 15 June 1940, Abingdon, Berkshire, England; bass/vocals) and Dave Ballinger (b. 17 January 1941, Slough, Buckinghamshire, England; drums) enjoyed a UK Top 3 hit the following year with ‘Call Up The Groups’, a parodic medley of contemporary releases by, among others, the Rolling Stones, the Searchers and the Dave Clark Five, based on the Four Preps’ US release, ‘Big Draft’. Two similarly...

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