The Paramounts

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A tight 4-piece rhythm & blues band, who performed in 'mod-cafes' and pub bars like 'The Shades' (run by Trower's father) and 'The Elms' around the Southend area in Essex, England. Previously known as "The Coasters" the band adopted their new name in November 1960.

Scott left the band and Brooker took on his vocals. Copping departed in 1962 and was replaced on bass by Graham 'Diz' Derrick.

The group had moderate chart success with the cover single "Poison Ivy" after signing to Parlophone late in 1963. They appeared on both "Ready! Steady! Go!" and "Thank Your Lucky Stars" TV shows, sharing the bill with "The Rolling Stones" in the latter. Sadly, they did not have similar success to The Stones. They gigged around the London scene but, after several further singles, all of which failed and deviated somewhat from their R&B style, the group broke up in 1966.

Among their acquaintances on the Southend circuit were Graham Bonney and Mickey Jupp (then in "The Orioles").

Robin Trower eventually became recognized as an accomplished blues guitarist and Gary Brooker found fame with his co-written "Whiter Shade Of Pale" in Procol Harum.
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Singles & EPs

The Paramounts - Poison Ivy album art The Paramounts Poison Ivy (Single) Parlophone US 1963 Sell This Version
none The Paramounts - Poison Ivy album art The Paramounts Poison Ivy(Acetate, 7") Universal Programmes Corporation Ltd. none UK 1963 Sell This Version
The Paramounts - Little Bitty Pretty One / A Certain Girl album art The Paramounts Little Bitty Pretty One / A Certain Girl (Single) Parlophone UK 1964 Sell This Version
The Paramounts - Bad Blood / Do I album art The Paramounts Bad Blood / Do I (Single) Parlophone UK 1964 Sell This Version
GEP 8908, GEP.8908 The Paramounts - The Paramounts album art The Paramounts The Paramounts(7", EP) Parlophone, Parlophone GEP 8908, GEP.8908 UK 1964 Sell This Version
R 5155 The Paramounts - I'm The One Who Loves You album art The Paramounts I'm The One Who Loves You(7") Parlophone R 5155 UK 1964 Sell This Version
The Paramounts - Blue Ribbons album art The Paramounts Blue Ribbons (Single) Parlophone UK 1965 Sell This Version
The Paramounts - You Never Had It So Good album art The Paramounts You Never Had It So Good Parlophone UK 1965 Sell This Version
SOE 3774 The Paramounts - Draw Me Closer album art Les Paramounts* Draw Me Closer(7", EP) Odeon SOE 3774 France 1965 Sell This Version
The Paramounts - Poison Ivy album art The Paramounts Poison Ivy (EP) EMI UK 1978 Sell This Version
EP 101 The Paramounts - We Belong Together album art The Paramounts We Belong Together(7", EP) Avenue D Records EP 101 Unknown Sell This Version
1138 The Paramounts - Gosh Golly Gee album art The Paramounts Gosh Golly Gee(7") Broadcast Records (5) 1138 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

The Paramounts - Whiter Shades Of R&B album art The Paramounts Whiter Shades Of R&B (Comp) Edsel Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
The Paramounts - At Abbey Road 1963 - 1970 album art The Paramounts At Abbey Road 1963 - 1970 (Comp) EMI UK 1998 Sell This Version

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