Fleur De Lys

From: Southampton, England

The Fleur De Lys (originally Les Fleur De Lys) were a British psychedelic rock band active between 1964-1969. The band had varied line-ups with drummer Keith Guster the only consistent member throughout the band’s career. Pete Sears (keyboards) went on to play with Sam Gopal Dream, and recorded on four early Rod Stewart albums. He was also a founding member of Jefferson Starship, and went on to play with Hot Tuna for ten years. Gordon Haskell (bass) eventually replaced Greg Lake in King Crimson before going on to have a successful solo career. Bryn Haworth (guitar) moved to America and recorded an unreleased album under the name Wolfgang with a band that included acclaimed bassist Leland Sklar. Haworth also recorded solo albums in the 1970s for Island Records and A&M Records.

Fleur de Lys were managed by Atlantic Records’ Frank Fenter who had also discovered Sharon Tandy, the first white artist to record for Stax Records. The band was recruited by Howard Conder to record the song “Reflections of Charles Brown” under the name Rupert’s People. The single is very reminiscent of Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale.” The song failed to chart despite receiving airplay. It has now become a collectable item according to Record Collector Magazine.

Jimmy Page produced Les Fleur De Lys’ first single and co-produced their second release with Glyn Johns. In 1966 Chas Chandler added Jimi Hendrix to a song they had recorded in London called “Amen.”

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1966 single Immediate IM 032

  • Circles

From the 1967 single Polydor 56200

  • I Can See A Light

From the 1968 single Polydor 56251

  • Gong With The Luminous Nose
  • Hammer Head