|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s mod psychedelic classic rock british psychedelic rock rock freakbeat british invasion garage proto-punk garage rock|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in Leatherhead, Surrey, England, in 1965, Johns Childrens earliest antecedent was known as the Clockwork Onions. Louis Grooner (vocals), Andy Ellison (Andrew Ellison, 5 July 1946, Leatherhead, Surrey, England; harmonica), Geoff McClelland (b. 1947, England; guitar), Chris Dorsett (bass) and Chris Townson (b. 24 July 1947, Battersea, London, England, d. 10 February 2008, London, England; drums) made up this short-lived ensemble, with Grooner leaving after one local gig. Ellison stood in as lead singer before Martin Sheller was brought into the line-up, with the band shortly afterwards changing its name to the Few. Sheller only lasted a few months, with Ellison taking up the vacant lead vocalist slot and Dorsett switching to organ to accommodate new bass player, John Hewlett (b. 1948, England). Dorsett was the next to leave, following which Ellison, McClelland, Townson and Hewlett renamed themselves the Silence and recorded a demo tape. The quartet...