Tuesday, 19 July 2011

THE MERSEYBEATS FAMILY TREE

This family tree is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by John H Warburg and Ken Mundye, to whom I'm most grateful.


THE MAVERICKS #1 (ca. OCT 1960 - ca. NOV 1960)
1) Anthony 'Tony' Crane vocals, lead guitar
2) William Ellis 'Billy' Kinsley vocals, bass  


THE MAVERICKS #2 (ca. NOV 1960 - SEPT 1961) / THE PACIFICS (SEPT 1961 - LATE 1961) / THE MAVERICKS #2 (LATE 1961 - FEB 1962) / THE MERSEY BEATS (FEB 1962 - APR ?, 1962) / THE MERSEYBEATS #1 (APR ?, 1962 - AUG 1962)
1) Tony Crane
2) Billy Kinsley
3) David 'Dave' Elias rhythm guitar
4) Frank Sloane drums
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5) William George 'Billy' Butler (aka TV Billy) lead vocals (guest vocalist for a few shows in 1962)
6) Irene Hughes (aka Sweet Irene) lead vocals (guest vocalist for a few shows in 1962)
7) Janice Nicholls lead vocals (the band backed her for two weeks in 1962)
8) ? drums (The Stranger's drummer dep for Frank Sloane when he temporarily left the band for two weeks in 1962)


THE MERSEYBEATS #2 (AUG 1962 - JAN 1964)
1) Tony Crane
2) Billy Kinsley
3) Aaron Williams rhythm guitar
4) John Banks drums


THE MERSEYBEATS #3 (JAN 1964 - FEB 1964)
1) Tony Crane
2) Aaron Williams
3) John Banks
4) Robert Anthony 'Bob' Garner bass


THE MERSEYBEATS #4 (FEB 1964 - DEC 1964)
1) Tony Crane
2) Aaron Williams
3) John Banks
4) John Frederick 'Johnny Gus' 'Johnny Bass' Gustafson bass


THE MERSEYBEATS #5 (aka #2) (DEC 1964 - JAN 1966)
1) Tony Crane
2) Billy Kinsley
3) Aaron Williams
4) John Banks
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5) Gibson 'Gibbo' Kemp drums (filling in for John Banks for a few shows in 1965)
6) Kenny Mundye drums (filling in for John Banks for a few shows in 1965)


THE MERSEYS #1 (JAN 1966 - 1967)
1) Tony Crane
2) Billy Kinsley
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FRUIT EATING BEARS #1
1) Joseph Charles 'Joey' Molland guitar
2) Chris Finley keyboards
3) George Cassidy bass
4) Kenny Goodlass drums
5) Kenny Mundye drums


THE MERSEYS #2 (1967 (only for a few weeks))
1) Tony Crane
2) Billy Kinsley
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FRUIT EATING BEARS #2
1) Joey Molland
2) Chris Finley
3) Kenny Mundye
4) Dave 'Mushy' Cooper bass
5) Terry McCaster drums 


THE MERSEYS #3 (1967 - 1968) / THE CRACKERS (1968)
1) Tony Crane
2) Billy Kinsley
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FRUIT EATING BEARS #3
1) Chris Finley
2) Kenny Mundye
3) Dave Cooper
4) Terry McCaster
5) ? guitar


THE MERSEYBEATS #6 (1968 - 1969)
1) Tony Crane
2) Billy Kinsley
3) Chris Finley
4) ??????? + others unknown


THE MERSEYBEATS #7 (1969)
1) Tony Crane
2) Chris Finley
3) ??????? + others unknown


THE MERSEYBEATS #8 (1969)
1) Tony Crane
2) Billy Kinsley
3) Chris Finley
4) Trevor Leeson bass?
5) Roger Scott Craig keyboards


THE NEW MERSEYBEATS (1969 - 197?) / TONY CRANE AND THE MERSEYBEATS #1 (197? - 1974)
1) Tony Crane
2) Kenny Mundye 
3) Chris Finly
4) Trevor Leeson
5) Roger Scott Craig


TONY CRANE AND THE MERSEYBEATS #2 (1974 - 1983)
1) Tony Crane
2) Robert 'Bob' Packham vocals, bass
3) ??????? + others unknown 


TONY CRANE AND THE MERSEYBEATS #3 (1983 - 1986)
1) Tony Crane
2) Bob Packham
3) Allan Cosgrove drums
4) ??????? + others unknown


TONY CRANE AND THE MERSEYBEATS #4 (1986 - 1993)
1) Tony Crane
2) Bob Packham
3) Allan Cosgrove
4) Colin Drummond keyboards, violin
5) ???????? + others unknown


THE MERSEYBEATS #9 (1993 - 2000)
1) Tony Crane
2) Billy Kinsley
3) Bob Packham
4) Allan Cosgrove
5) Dave Goldberg keyboards, vocals


THE MERSEYBEATS #10 (2000 - 2009)
1) Tony Crane
2) Billy Kinsley
3) Bob Packham
4) Adrian Crane keyboards
5) Lou Rosenthal drums


THE MERSEYBEATS #11 (2009 - PRESENT)
1) Tony Crane
2) Billy Kinsley
3) Bob Packahm
4) Lou Rosenthal
5) Adrian Crane 
6) Chris Finley
7) Toni Baker keyboards  


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