Submitted by Michael Graham Date: 18/05/2011, then 60's covers Year formed: 1964 Year Disbanded : 1969 No of Members: 4 Area: Ipswich Style: 60's POP Michael[Mick]Graham,Lead Guitar/Vocals Peter Pegg,Rytham Guitar/Vocals Steven Pegg[brother]Drums Howard Matthews,Bass Band history: Supplied by Peter Pegg Peter and Michael formed a band called The Black Arrows in 1963 - joined by Stephen (and a variety of early bass players). However, as there was an aerobatic display team of the same name, they soon changed the name to The Pursuers. Early gigs were in Ipswich pubs and on Saturday mornings at the Gaumont cinema playing Shadows and other instrumental material. They progressed to youth clubs and local venues, playing R'n'B and 60's beat material. Highlights included playing support to Johnny Kidd and the Pirates and The Hollies. Peter left in 1965 to join the Ipswich-based Unit 4, replacing Morton Lewis for a spell on rhythm guitar and vocals until 'Hap' Taplin joined the band. Michael also joined other bands (see his profile).
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