Years: 1962 - 1966
Styles: Beat, Mod Rock
Johnny Foster - Drums (in band: 1962 - 1963)
Terry Sylvester - Guitar, Lead vocals (in band: 1962 - 1966)
John Kinrade - Lead guitar, Vocals (in band: 1962 - 1966)
Mike Gregory - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1962 - 1966)
Pete Clark - Drums (in band: 1963 - 1964; 1965 - 1966)
Kenny Godlass - Drums (in band: 1964 - 1965)
Paul Comerford - Drums (in band: 1966)
Paddy Chambers - Rhythm guitar, Vocals (in band: 1966)
The Escorts were a Merseybeat band formed in October 1962 in Liverpool, England, by three classmates who had just left the Morrison School for Boys in Rose Lane, Allerton — Mike Gregory, Terry Sylvester and John Kinrade. In 1963, they were voted the ninth most popular group in Liverpool by readers ofMersey Beat magazine from a competitive field of several dozen popular Liverpool bands of the time.
They made their recording debut recording "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" / "All I Want Is You" but it failed to make the charts. The groups second release, "The One To Cry" / "’Tell Me Baby" reached no. 49 in the charts, their third release, a version of The Drifters "I don’t Want To Go On Without You" was also covered some days later by the Birmingham group The Moody Blues and it was this version which entered the charts. Terry Sylvester left the group and joined the Swinging Bluejeans, eventually moving to The Hollies, replacing Graham Nash. In 1965, The Escorts released a fourth record "C’mon Home Baby" and two more where released in 1966 "Let It Be Me" and "From Head To Toe" (Paul McCartney played tambourine) this release also failed to make the charts, the group broke up a short time later.
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