.Years active1965 ( 1965)-1968 ( 1968)LabelsPast members. Mike Chain. Dink Kaplan.
Larry Gould. Ken Meyers. Bobby Cochran. Pug BakerThe Knack was an American / band from, who were active in the 1960s.
They are not to be confused with either the American band of the same name who became popular in the late 1970s, nor the British band of the same name in the 1960s. They were noted for their melodic and instrumental finesse and secured a recording contract with. The band nevertheless failed to break through to a national audience.
In the intervening years their work has come to the attention of 1960s music collectors and enthusiasts, especially with the release of the Time Waits for No One. Contents.History The Knack were formed in 1965 at by students at Hollywood High School led by Michael Chain. The original name for the band was the InMates. Their original line-up consisted Mike Chain on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Dink Kaplan on lead guitar, and Larry Gould on bass and backing vocals, and Ken Meyers on drums. After traveling on a Shindig road show, the band changed their name to the Knack. Dink Kaplan's older brother played in the Mothers of Invention. Not long after forming, Meyers left the group and was replaced by Pug Baker on drums.
The band initially played on the high school circuit, but would advance to the more popular clubs on the Sunset Strip: the Hullabaloo, the Whiskey-A-Go-Go, the Galaxy, the Trip, the Crescendo, Gazzarri’s, It’s Boss, the Cheetah, the Cherokee, the Sea Witch, and others. They were also the first rock group to appear at the Ice House folk room and the Troubadour. The Knack would eventually performed shows at larger venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Palladium, Melody Land, and Carousel.The group's manager, known as Abe and Rick Marcelli, arranged for Nick Venet, who had been the Beach Boys producer, to come to a club to see them perform on stage. Venet later invited A&R personnel at Capitol Records, which paved the way for the band to be signed by the famous label. Venet would produce all of the Knack's recordings at Capitol and Mike Chain would write most of them. The Knack recorded all of their songs at Studio A at the Capital Records' famous headquarters on Hollywood and Vine and played all their own instruments, which was unusual in Los Angeles studios at the time, particularly in light of their young age, with most of the band members still in high school.
The band was regarded for their instrumental and melodic finesse. The band's debut for Capitol was 'Time Waits For No One' b/w 'I'm Aware, ' which is set in a minor key. In 1967 Capitol released their second single, 'Softly Softly', a slower song, which included Frank Zappa on piano. Backed with 'The Spell', a more upbeat number.Capitol scheduled the group on a cross-country tour as part of their promotional strategy.
This resulted in the formation of numerous fan clubs, but Capitol’s insistence on using the hyperbolic motto, 'better than the Beatles,' led to an ill-fated marketing campaign. Chain was opposed to the use of the motto, but was overruled by the rest of the band. Later in 1967 the band released their third single, 'Pretty Daisy' b/w 'Banana Man.' 'Pretty Daisy' has a trumpet part played by a session man.
Eventually Dink Kaplan would leave, replaced by Bobby Cochran on lead guitar. In 1968 Capitol released their last single 'Freedom Now' b/w 'Lady In The Window.'
The band broke up in 1969.Mike Chain, along with ’s Gary Kato, would go on to form Pinkiny Canandy and record for. He would later do tours in Iraq and Afghanistan for American soldiers.In the intervening years the Knack have come to the attention of 1960s music collectors and enthusiasts. Their work has been featured on several compilations such as the four-disc CD box set put out.
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.Years active1964 ( 1964)-1968 ( 1968)Labels,Past members. Paul Gurvitz. Adrian Gurvitz. Brian Morris. Louis Farrel. Gearie Kenworthy. Topper Clay.
Tim Mycroft. Denny LaineThe Knack were a British -based and band from, near in the who were active 1960s. They are not to be confused with either of the two American bands of the same name, from the 1960s and the who became a popular act in the late 1970s.
They were unable to achieve any hits in the UK or elsewhere, but in more recent years their work has come to the attention of music enthusiasts.History The band hailed from, a town north of in 1964. Their membership included Paul Gurvitz, their leader, on guitar and vocals, Brian Morris on guitar, and Louis Farrel on drums. They made ventures to Germany and France to play for American servicemen. Upon returning to England, they were invited to play as backing band for 1950s rocker Gene Vincent, who had set up a base of operations in the UK. Paul Gurvitz's father, Sam Guvitz, who had previously worked as road manager for the Shadows, was currently Vincent's road manager. After several months as Vincent's backing act, the group were hired for a long term engagement at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany.
Performing under the name, the Londoners, they became a top attraction and were even invited to record cut a for the Star Club's in-house record label. The single, which paired their version of Elvis Presley's 'That's My Desire' a rendition of Sam Cooke's 'Bring It On Home To Me,' was issued strictly in Germany.The band returned to England in 1965. Shortly after their return, Paul Gurvitz convinced the other members of the group to change their name to the Knack, a move inspired by the movie of the same name. The band would now cultivate a decisively image. They brought in Gearie Kenworthy to play bass and Topper Clay to replace Louis Farrel on drums. With the new line-up quickly the band became a formidable live act.Sam Curtis, the Gurvitz brothers' father, was now the band's manager and used his leverage in the music industry to secure a contract with Decca. Their debut single was an energetic cover of the recent Kinks B-side, 'Who'll Be The Next In Line,' which was backed with the equally frantic 'She Ain't No Good.'
Released in September 1965, it sold well enough to convince Decca to continue to work with the band. 'Who'll Be The Next In Line' had been recommended to the group by former member of the Shadows, Tony Meehan. Later in 1965 the band released their second single for Decca featuring covers of two songs previously recorded by the Clique, 'It's Love Baby (24 Hours a Day)' b/w 'Time Time Time.' The record failed to reach the charts, and Decca terminated their contract.After leaving Decca, the band was signed with Piccadilly Records, a subsidiary of. After their move to the new label, their music evolved away from its primitive beginnings and began to incorporate eclectic influences, such folk rock. Their first single with Picadilly would feature a version of 's 'Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind.'
Despite lack of airplay, Piccadilly remained committed to the Knack. They followed it up with 'Stop' b/w another Lovin' Spoonful cover, '.' 'Stop' turned out to be a modest success. Their next 45, 'Save All My Love For Joey' b/w 'Take My Love,' was issued in October 1966.
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The single failed to replicate its predecessor's success. Their next release was the largely acoustic and folk-inspired '(Man from the) Marriage Guidance & Advice Bureau' b/w 'Dolly Catcher Man,' issued in February 1967. The Piccadilly label was in financial trouble and soon foundered, leaving the group without a label. Drummer Topper Clay departed and Louis Farrel returned to the drum throne.
Guitarist Brian Morris left and was replaced not with a guitarist but a keyboardist, Tim Mycroft. During an interregnum in the summer of 1967, Paul Gurvitz did a brief stint with the group Rupert's People, but remained with the Knack. Though the Knack did not release any more material, they went to in the fall of 1967 with producer Denny Cordell to cut a new song by Paul Gurvitz, the psychedelic 'Light On The Wall'—long thought to be lost but for which an acetate has recently emerged. They played their last gig at the Roundhouse on 6 October with former Moody Blues member and future axeman,.Organist Tim Mycroft departed, leaving the Gurvitz brothers and drummer Louis Farrell.
The Knack changed their name to and pursued a heavier rock direction. Gun scored a #8 hit on the British charts with 'Race With the Devil.' Organist Tim Mycroft joined the group Sounds Nice, who recorded for in the late 1960s.In the intervening years since their break-up, the Knack has come to the attention of music collectors and enthusiasts. Their complete recorded works have been compiled on the Time Time Time: The complete UK Singles and More anthology put out by Rev-Ola Records. Paul Gurvitz later went on to form The Gun Three Man Army Parrisn & Gurvitz The Graeme Edge Band & The Baker Gurvitz Army with legendary Cream drummer & The New ArmyMembership.
Paul Gurvitz (bass and vocals). Brian Morris (guitar and vocals). Louis Farrel (drums). Gearie Kenworthy (bass). Topper Clay (drums).
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