The Symbols

The Symbols

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The Symbols began their stage career as Johnny Milton and the Condors - John Milton (vocals), Mick Clarke (bass guitar), Shaun Corrigan (lead guitar) and Clive Graham (drums). Their first single under the new name was "One Fine Girl", produced by Mickie Most, but it didn't sell.

They experienced several line-up shuffles during their existence, with Joe Baccini (bass), Sean Corrigan (guitar) and Chris (Chas) Wade (drums) playing with the group at various times. A cover version of "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" failed to produce mainstream success and 1966 saw them without a record contract.

Mick Clark left to play with The Tremeloes for a while and introduced them to a song from The Symbols act, "Silence Is Golden". He then returned to the Symbols.

Ed Kassner at President needed a harmony band to cover "See You In September" which he owned and which was a hit in the US, so The Symbols were signed. The record didn't sell, partly due to distribution problems, but it set the band up for more singles including "Bye Bye Baby" which was later to produce success for the Bay City Rollers and "Best Part Of Breaking Up", which became their second chart hit at number 25 in January 1968.

The band carried on until 1972. Mick Clark joined The Rubettes, Chas Wade and John Milton played with the pub-rock band JJ Foote during the mid-70s.
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The Symbols Discography Tracks

Albums

The Symbols The Best Part Of The Symbols (Comp, Album) President Records UK 1968 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Symbols You're My Girl / Why Do Fools Fall In Love (Single) Columbia UK 1965 Sell This Version
The Symbols See You In September / To Make You Smile Again (Single) President Records UK 1966 Sell This Version
The Symbols Canadian Sunset (Single) President Records Belgium 1966 Sell This Version
K13348 The Symbols One Fine Girl / Don't Go(7", Single, Promo) MGM Records K13348 US 1966 Sell This Version
K13463 The Symbols Oo Wee Baby / Don't Go(7", Single, Promo) MGM Records K13463 US 1966 Sell This Version
The Symbols You'd Better Get Used To Missing Her / Hideaway (Single) Polar UK 1967 Sell This Version
The Symbols (The Best Part Of) Breaking Up / Bye Bye Baby (Single) Espectra Spain 1967 Sell This Version
The Symbols (The Best Part Of) Breaking Up / Again (Single) Fontana UK 1967 Sell This Version
The Symbols The Best Part Of Breaking Up / The Things You Do To Me (Single) President Records Italy 1967 Sell This Version
The Symbols Bye Bye Baby (Single) President Records Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
TP-31001 The Symbols The Gentle Art Of Loving / Canadian Sunset / See You In September / To Make You Smile Again(7", EP) Discos Tempo S.A. TP-31001 Spain 1967 Sell This Version
The Symbols Do I Love You (Single) President Records UK 1968 Sell This Version
The Symbols Canadian Sunset / Hideway / You'd Better Get Used To Missing Her / The Gentle Art Of Loving (EP) Sintonia Spain 1968 Sell This Version
0-0343 The Symbols Haz Que Te Ame (Do Love You) / Colegiala (Schoolgirl) (7", Single) Odeon 0-0343 Nicaragua 1968 Sell This Version
PT 190 The Symbols A Lovely Way To Say Goodnight / Pretty City(7", Single) President Records PT 190 UK 1968 Sell This Version
The Symbols The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down / The Great Swamp Symphony (Single) Bell Records US 1970 Sell This Version
The Symbols No No No / Woman (Single) CBS UK 1972 Sell This Version
Sounds Of Sunset / The Symbols Sounds Of Sunset / The Symbols - Canadian Sunset (Single) Crystal (2) UK 1975 Sell This Version

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