The Mockingbirds

The Mockingbirds

Formed by Graham Gouldman in late 64, following the breakup of the earlier Whirlwinds. the lineup included two fellow members of that band, bassist Bernard Basso and guitarist Steve Jacobsen, plus drummer Kevin Godley from another recently disbanded Manchester group, the Sabres. their bad luck commenced immediately. signing to Columbia, the Mockingbirds announced their debut single would be “For Your Love,” a song Gouldman wrote in the changing room of the men’s clothing shop where he worked. Columbia, however, had other ideas; they rejected it in favor of another Gouldman original, taped on the same day, “That’s How It’s Gonna Stay.” it bombed, even as the rejected song resurfaced on the same label, courtesy of the Yardbirds, after Gouldman hand-delivered it to the band in their dressing room at a London gig. you can find this track on the Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts – British Empire and Beyond, ’64 – ’69, a 2001 four-disc box set from Rhino Records.

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

    From Immediate Records single IM 015
    You Stole My Love

  • You Stole My Love