Charlie

From London, England.  Originally named for a racehorse, "Charlie Cuckoo".  Great, little-known and forgotten band.  Thanks to John Warburg for helping me with the early lineups for Maton's Magic Mixture and Axe.

Maton's Magic Mixture I (1967 - February 1968)
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals - formerly with Peter and the Wolves, Amalgamation, Pearly Kings, and Pleasant Street.
  • Mel Hacker - bass - b. Melvyn Hacker - formerly with Peter and the Wolves, Amalgamation, Pearly Kings, and Pleasant Street.
  • Simon Kirk - drums - b. Simon John Frederick St. George Kirk, July 28, 1949, Lambeth, South East London, England.

Maton's Magic Mixture II (February 1968 - 1969)
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Mel Hacker - bass - b. Melvyn Hacker
  • Stan Curtis -
  • Jake Curtis -

Axe I (1969 - ? )
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • John Anderson - bass/vocals - b. January 20, 1950, London, England - formerly with The Wells Street Blues Band.
  • Nikky McBrain - drums - b. Michael Henry McBrain, June 5, 1952, Hackney, East London, England - formerly with 18th Fairfield Walk and The Peyton Band.

Axe II ( ? - ? )
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Martin Smith - guitar
  • Ray B. Bulloch - bass
  • Nikky McBrain - drums

Axe III ( ? - 1971)
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Martin Smith - guitar
  • Ray B. Bulloch - bass
  • Steve Gadd - drums

Charlie Cuckoo (1971)
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Martin Smith - guitar
  • Ray B. Bulloch - bass
  • Nikky McBrain - drums

Charlie I (1971 - ? )
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Martin Smith - guitar
  • Ray B. Bulloch - bass
  • Nicky McBrain - drums
Single: "I Need Your Love" b/w "I'm So Happy"

Charlie II ( ? - 1976)
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Martin Smith - guitar
  • Steve Gadd - drums
  • John Anderson - bass/vocals
Album:
  1. "Fantasy Girls" (1976) - Singles: "First Class Traveller" b/w "TV Dreams", "Fantasy Girls" b/w "Miss Deluxe"

Charlie III (1976 - 1977)
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Steve Gadd - drums
  • John Anderson - bass/vocals
  • Julian Colbeck - keyboards/vocals - b. Aldershot, Hampshire, England.
Album:
  1. "No Second Chance" (1977) - Singles: "Turning To You" b/w "Love Is Alright", "Johnny Hold Back" b/w "Please Let Me Know", "Turning To You" b/w "Pressure Point"

Charlie IV (1977 - 1978)
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Steve Gadd - drums
  • John Anderson - bass/vocals
  • Julian Colbeck - keyboards/vocals
  • Eugene Organ - guitar/vocals - b. October 21, 1951, London, England.
Album:
  1. "Lines" (1978) - Singles: "She Loves To Be In Love", "Watching T.V." b/w "Out Of Control"

Charlie V (1978 - 1980)
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Steve Gadd - drums
  • John Anderson - bass/vocals
  • Julian Colbeck - keyboards/vocals
  • Eugene Organ - guitar/vocals
  • Shep Lonsdale - drums
Albums:
  1. "Fight Dirty" (1979) - Singles: "Fight Dirty" b/w "The End Of It All", "Killer Cut" b/w "Heartless", "Killer Cut" b/w "The End Of It All"
  2. "Here Comes Trouble" (1982) - recorded in 1979/1980 - Singles: "Five Years" b/w "Only Dreaming", "There You Go Again" b/w "Jealous"

Charlie VI (1980 - 1981)
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Steve Gadd - drums
  • John Anderson - bass/vocals
  • John Verity - guitar/vocals - b. July 3, 1949, Bradford, England - formerly with Argent and Phoenix.
  • Bob Henrit - drums b. May 2, 1944, Broxbourne, England - formerly with Argent and Phoenix.
Album:
  1. "Good Morning America" (1981) - Singles: "My Perfect Lover" b/w "I'm Angry With You", "Fool For Your Love" b/w "Im Angry With You"

Charlie VII (1981 - 1982)
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Steve Gadd - drums
  • John Anderson - bass/vocals
  • Bob Henrit - drums

Charlie VIII (1982 - 1983)
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Steve Gadd - drums
  • John Anderson - bass/vocals
  • Bob Henrit - drums
  • Terry Slesser - vocals
Album:
  1. "Charlie" (1983) - Singles: "It's Inevitable" b/w "Can't Wait 'Til Tomorrow", "Never Too Late" b/w "Tempted"
Group disbands.

Charlie IX (1986) (reformed)
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Felix Krish - bass/keyboards/vocals
  • Richard Cottle - keyboards/sax
  • Graham Broad - drums
  • Linda Thomas - vocals
Album:
  1. "In Pursuit Of Romance" (1986) - Single: "The Kings Of The World" b/w "Take It Or Leave It"
Group disbands.

Charlie X (1998 - ? ) (reformed)
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/vocals
  • Felix Krish - bass/keyboards/vocals

Charlie XI ( ? - ? )
  • Terry Thomas - guitar/bass/keyboards/vocals
  • Martin Smith - guitar
  • Janne Jarvis - bass
  • Julian Colbeck - keyboards
  • Steve Alexander - drums
Album:
  1. "Kitchens Of Distinction" (2009)

Compilations:
  1. "No Second Chance / Lines" (2-fer) (1996)
  2. "Fight Dirty / Good Morning America" (2-fer) (1996)
  3. "Best Of Charlie" (2000)
  4. "Anthology" (2007)

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