The Shadows Of Knight
Formed in Chicago in 1965, the original line-up comprised Jim Sohns (vocals), Warren Rogers (lead guitar), Jerry McGeorge (rhythm guitar), Norm Gotsch (bass) and Tom Schiffour (drums). As the house band at the citys Cellar club, the Shadows were already highly popular when they secured a recording contract. Their debut single, a cover version of the classic Them track, Gloria, written by a youthful Van Morrison, was the climax to the quintets stage act, but when the group toned down its mildly risqué lyric, they were rewarded with a US Top 10 hit. By this point Gotsch had been replaced by Joe Kelly, with Rogers switching to bass to accommodate the changing instrument role of Kelly. Their best-known line-up now established, the Shadows Of Knight enjoyed another minor chart entry with Oh Yeah, before completing their debut album. Gloria consisted of several Chicago R&B standards which, paradoxically, were patterned on UK...