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Originally known as the Blue Jays, then the Four Jays, then the Four Mosts, this Merseybeat group comprised Brian OHara (12 March 1942, Liverpool, England, d. 27 June 1999, Liverpool, England; lead guitar/vocals), Mike Millward (b. 9 May 1942, Bromborough, Cheshire, England, d. March 1966; rhythm guitar/vocals), Billy Hatton (b. 9 June 1941, Liverpool, England; bass) and Dave Lovelady (b. 16 October 1942, Liverpool, England; drums) achieved momentary fame under the management wing of Brian Epstein. The unit had already been part of the boom of beat music in Liverpool, and played the famous Cavern Club in 1961, long before the Beatles had made their debut. After being auditioned by George Martin they were signed to Parlophone Records, the same label as the Beatles. Two commercial John Lennon and Paul McCartney songs, Hello Little Girl and Im In Love, served as their initial a-sides, but the unflinchingly chirpy A Little...