The Pretty Things
|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||psychedelic rock psychedelic 60s classic rock british invasion rock garage rock british|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
One of the UKs seminal R&B bands, the Pretty Things formed at Sidcup Art College, Kent, England, in September 1963. The original line-up featured a founder member of the Rolling Stones, Dick Taylor (Richard Clifford Taylor, 28 January 1943, Dartford, Kent, England; guitar), plus Phil May (b. Phillip Arthur Dennis Kattner, 9 November 1944, Dartford, Kent, England; vocals), Brian Pendleton (b. 13 April 1944, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, d. 16 May 2001, Maidstone, Kent, England; rhythm guitar), John Stax (b. John Edward Fulligan, 16 April 1944, Crayford, Kent, England; bass) and Peter Kitley (drums), although the latter was quickly replaced by Viv Andrews. The band secured a recording contract within months of their inception. Their label then insisted that the luckless Andrews be removed in favour of Viv Prince (b. Vivian St. John Prince, 9 August 1944, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England), an experienced musician and ex-member of Carter-Lewis...