THE TONY JACKSON GROUP - YOU'RE MY NUMBER ONE


THE TONY JACKSON GROUP - 'You're My Number One'/'Let Me Know' (CBS 202039) Feb 1966

Back in March 2007 when one man and his dog used to visit my blog I wrote about Tony Jackson and included a rare photo from the 1966 Teenbeat annual. For those inept peeps who can't navigate my archive here's the link.

I can't understand how The Tony Jackson Group (previously called Tony Jackson with The Vibrations) failed to be household names in England. Sadly each release sold less and less leaving their record label no choice but to drop the band.
'You're My Number One' is a fantastic beat jangler loaded with pop hooks and melody. It harks back to Tony's days with The Searchers. They had the sound The Byrds 'borrowed' and called folk rock but that's another story. Next up will be some Searchers music! The flip 'Let Me Know' is also impressive jangle beat.

THE TONY JACKSON GROUP - You're My Number One


The Tony Jackson Group
Tony Jackson

on stage 1966

Comments

  1. Excellent stuff. Reminds me of the Hollies, especially those harmonies.

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  2. Great pics and great records. I'm 100% with you on Tony Jackson, I'd daresay I prefer his material to The Searchers. I don't usually post links as comments but thought you'd appreciate this Tony Jackson "RSG" clip (if you haven't already seen it):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ezoQw2itVE

    Sadly no interview with Cathy McGowan and the discussion on his nosejob though!

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  3. That's cool about posting links. I've never seen Tony Jackson performing before via You Tube. Too bad the muppets at the BBC wiped those taped recordings. Such an impressive list of groups.
    Perhaps he went to the same surgeon who performed on the Tom Jones snout.

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