Amazing Friendly Apple

From: United Kingdom

Amazing Friendly Apple was formed in mid-1967 from various players of other Leeds bands that wanted to move in a more creative and psychedelic direction. Members included Peter Waddington (lead vocals, harmonica), Barry Mills (organ, harpsichord, guitar, vocals), Art Lindon (saxophone, flute), Alan Scott (bass, vocals) and John Barnfather (percussion).

They first played live at local pub in early 1968 but were soon sacked by the owner because the floor was being weakened by the audience. Soon after they began playing the New Marquee in Leads, opening for artists like Family and John Mayall. They released one single in early 1969 of which the A-side, ‘Water Woman’ is an excellent, upbeat cover of the original Spirit tune.

Artist information sources include: Band co-manager, Peter Brent, and the book, ‘Tapestry of Delights Revisited’ by Vernon Joynson.

Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1969 single Decca F 12887

  • Water Woman