THE NITESHADES - "Be My Guest" / "I Must Reveal" (CBS 201763) May 1965

Here's an obscure single by an equally obscure combo from Stevenage in Hertfordshire. As far as I can ascertain this was their first single of two they released on CBS.

"Be My Guest" has an uptempo surf-beat sound with harmonies and a short but flashy guitar break and was produced by the legendary Shel Talmy. It's never been compiled which is unbelievable considering the many thousands of comps in circulation.

Both the song and The Niteshades fearured in the teen movie "Be My Guest" which also had parts for a young, pre Small Faces Steve Marriott and David Hemmings.

Check out the Tindeck clip, it's BEAT man.



  1. I used to work with Howard 'Ginger' Roberts who was the Niteshades organist at the time they were filming Be my guest. The band were very popular in the sixties and performed regularly at The Cali, Dunstable.


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