The Saphires (4) (London, England)

    Personnel :

    Roger Cook

    Gill Stevens

    Grant Heywood

    Vernon Merrick

    Brian Holly

    Discography :

    1958 - The Book Of Love / Why Don't They Understand / Let The Wind Blow / Down By The Riverside (Stan's Record)

    Biography :

    Roger Cook forms a vocal group, The Sapphires consisting of Gill Stevens, Grant Heywood, Vernon Merrick and Brian Holly.
    The Sapphires win a national talent competition called the "Carrol Levis Discoveries" and on the strength of it, they tour the UK playing cabaret and U.S. Air Bases.

    The Sapphires visit Stan's Record Centre at 5, Denmark Street, Bristol to cut their one and only disc consisting of The Book Of Love, Why Don't They Understand, Let The Wind Blow and Down By The Riverside.
    Roger Cook's meets fellow Bristolian Harry Barter while performing with The Sapphires in Bedminster, Bristol, England. Harry becomes a close friend and Roger's manager.

    The Londons

    The Sapphires break up and Roger teams up with Avril Woolcot and June Stevens to form a new vocal group, The Londons .June's sister, Gill, joins later this year.




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