Q65 - "World Of Birds" / "It Came To Me" (Decca AT 10 263) April 1967

The first time I heard "It Came To Me" was during the mid eighties but it wasn't by Q65 it was a recording by R&B revivalists The Tell Tale Hearts. And a fine job they did too.

Both songs on this 45 were taken from the Q65 album "Revival" recorded at the end of 1966 at Phonogram Studios in Hilversum, Holland. I don't know if the Q65 were big hitters in the Netherlands like The Outsiders for instance. Not surprisingly nothing was ever released in Britain as far as I know.

"It Came To Me" is a fierce blast of rhythm and blues, quite basic in places, especially the drums. Vocalist Willem Bieler gives it his best shot in a Phil May kind of way. A Dutch classic.


  1. Wonderful group! They did in fact have hits, World Of Birds was no. 8 and their biggest was The Life I Live on no. 6, the other 3 early singles were all top-20. Revival coupled some earlier singles with some newer material including tunes by Circus.


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