Sunday, 17 May 2015
I'm Satisfied/Little Man/Roberta/Here She Comes/Your Feets Too Big/Empty Words/Ain't That a Shame/Bad Times/Big Boy Pete/Ain't She Sweet/If You Live/The Gun & Flower Pot Trick
1964–1966: The Groop mark I
The Wesley Trio was formed as a folk music group in 1964 with Peter McKeddie on vocals, Max Ross on bass guitar and Richard Wright on drums; all three were students from Wesley College, a private school in Melbourne. The trio signed with CBS Records Melbourne, which released a single, an EP and an album.
They decided to become more R&B orientated and placed an ad for a guitarist, and, with Peter Bruce joining, they were renamed The Groop in late 1964. At the time, Bruce (originally from England) claimed that he had been a member of UK pop group Dave Clark Five in their early years as Dave Clark Quintet in 1957. In a 2002 interview, Bruce admitted that he had only been in a support act, The Hill City Skiffle Group and never actually in Dave Clark's band.