The Alan Bown

From: London, England

This London based band originated in 1965 and was named after, you guessed it, their leader, Alan Bown (trumpet). Other band members included Robert Palmer (vocals) of 1980s ‘Addicted To Love’ and Power Station fame, Stan Haldane (bass, vocals), John Helliwell (saxophone), Vic Sweeney (drums), and Tony Catchpole (guitar).

Their 1967 debut LP, ‘Outward Bown’ includes most cheeky pop-psych numbers, except for the incredible ‘My Girl The Month Of May’. They released several 45s and LPs throughout the late 60s and into the early 70s but, although very popular on the club circuit, never scored with a hit.

Artist information sources include: The book, ‘Tapestry of Delights Revisited’ by Vernon Joynson.

Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

Original LPs/EPs…

Outward Bown First Album – 1968

  • My Girl The Month Of May
  • Toyland

The Alan Bown! – 1969

  • All I Can Do