Billy Karloff And The Extremes

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Billy Karloff And The Extremes

Billy Karloff And The Extremes

BILLY KARLOFF MEMORIAL GIG September 11th 2010 8.00 – 11.00 pm Doors open 5pm – midnight Scream Lounge 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN 0208 667 0155 nearest train East Croydon Special appearances by Pedro Ortiz Neil Hay Mark Dawson Gareth Dean Glen Buglass Tickets £6 (includes entry into raffle) www.myspace.com/screamstudios www.billykarloff.co.uk [email protected] BILLY KARLOFF & THE GOATS The history of Billy Karloff goes right back to the mid 70’s when guitarist/vocalist/songwriter John “Billy” Osborn played all over South London with bands like ‘Slippery Sam’, ‘The Punks’, ‘Scum Of The Earth’ and ‘Streamliner’. By 1977 he’d formed ‘Billy Karloff & The Goats’ along with guitarist Chris Pye (later of ‘The Books’), drummer Pedro Ortiz (who played with Bowie at Live Aid!) and bassist Ed Duane, though keeping a regular bassist proved difficult. They played The Roxy on quite a few occasions and following their appearance on “Farewell To The Roxy” they became the ‘Billy Karloff Band’ for April 78’s “Crazy Paving” / “Back Street Billy” 45 (Wanted Records, CULT45-001) and album “The Maniac” (SOS LP 2). By this time they’d added a second guitarist known simply as Julian. They became ‘Billy Karloff & The Supremes’ then (after a threat of legal action from The Supremes management) ‘Billy Karloff & The Extremes’ and secured a deal with Warner Brothers. By now the lineup featured Karloff, Neil Hay (guitar), Paul Jeiman (guitar), Dolphin Taylor (drums ex – ‘Tom Robinson Band’ later ‘Stiff Little Fingers’ / ‘Spear Of Destiny’) and bassist Glen Buglass. It was this incarnation that recorded the 1981 LP “Let Your Fingers Do The Talking” (K56394) and the singles “Headbangers” / “Don’t Keep Me Down” (K17753) and “Summer Holiday” / “It’s Too Hot” (K17818,) though a second album “The Vinyl Solution” remains unreleased to this day. Karloff then issued a “Stars On 45” style single under the name Frankie Lee called “It Ain’t Him Babe” (ZIM001) which was basically a medley of Bob Dylan songs! He then concentrated on song-writing and his credits include “Wait For The Blackout”/ “Dozen Girls” by ‘The Damned’ and “Anywhere But Here” / “Back Street Billy” by ‘The Business’

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BILLY KARLOFF MEMORIAL GIG September 11th 2010 8.00 – 11.00 pm Doors open 5pm – midnight Scream Lounge 20 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DN 0208 667 0155 nearest train East Croydon Special appearances by Pedro Ortiz Neil Hay Mark Dawson Gareth Dean Glen Buglass Tickets £6 (includes entry into raffle) www.myspace.com/screamstudios www.billykarloff.co.uk [email protected] BILLY KARLOFF & THE GOATS The history of Billy Karloff goes right back to the mid 70’s when guitarist/vocalist/songwriter John “Billy” Osborn played all over South London with bands like ‘Slippery Sam’, ‘The Punks’, ‘Scum Of The Earth’ and ‘Streamliner’. By 1977 he’d formed ‘Billy Karloff & The Goats’ along with guitarist Chris Pye (later of ‘The Books’), drummer Pedro Ortiz (who played with Bowie at Live Aid!) and bassist Ed Duane, though keeping a regular bassist proved difficult. They played The Roxy on quite a few occasions and following their appearance on “Farewell To The Roxy” they became the ‘Billy Karloff Band’ for April 78’s “Crazy Paving” / “Back Street Billy” 45 (Wanted Records, CULT45-001) and album “The Maniac” (SOS LP 2). By this time they’d added a second guitarist known simply as Julian. They became ‘Billy Karloff & The Supremes’ then (after a threat of legal action from The Supremes management) ‘Billy Karloff & The Extremes’ and secured a deal with Warner Brothers. By now the lineup featured Karloff, Neil Hay (guitar), Paul Jeiman (guitar), Dolphin Taylor (drums ex – ‘Tom Robinson Band’ later ‘Stiff Little Fingers’ / ‘Spear Of Destiny’) and bassist Glen Buglass. It was this incarnation that recorded the 1981 LP “Let Your Fingers Do The Talking” (K56394) and the singles “Headbangers” / “Don’t Keep Me Down” (K17753) and “Summer Holiday” / “It’s Too Hot” (K17818,) though a second album “The Vinyl Solution” remains unreleased to this day. Karloff then issued a “Stars On 45” style single under the name Frankie Lee called “It Ain’t Him Babe” (ZIM001) which was basically a medley of Bob Dylan songs! He then concentrated on song-writing and his credits include “Wait For The Blackout”/ “Dozen Girls” by ‘The Damned’ and “Anywhere But Here” / “Back Street Billy” by ‘The Business’

Billy Karloff And The Extremes

Listen to music from Billy Karloff & The Extremes like Let Your Fingers Do The Talking, It's Too Hot & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Billy Karloff & The Extremes. Let Your Fingers Do The Talking. LP released in Australia on the WEA label from the year 1981. Cover is excellent with pen writing. Complete with inner sleeve. All records are cleaned and sent in a.