Grimms

"Grimms" (1973–74) was an English pub rock and poetry group, originally formed as an extension of The Scaffold. The band name was an acronym formed by the initial letters of each member's surname:

*Gorman, John born 4 January 1936, in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.
*Roberts, Andy born Andrew Roberts, 12 June 1946, in Harrow, Middlesex, England.
*Innes, Neil born Neil James Innes, 9 December 1944, in Danbury, Essex, England.
*McGear, Mike born Peter Michael McCartney, 7 January 1944, at Walton General Hospital, 107 Rice Lane, Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire, England (younger brother of Paul McCartney).
*McGough, Roger born Roger Joseph McGough, 9 November 1937, in Litherland, Liverpool, England.
*Stanshall, Vivian born Vivian Anthony Stanshall, 21 March 1943, at Radcliffe Maternity Home, Shillingford, Oxfordshire, England; died 5 March 1995, in Hill Field Park, near Alexander Palace, Muswell Hill, North London, England.

There could be as many as another six additional members at a performance. Other performers included Adrian Henri, Brian Patten, George "Zoot" Money, Michael Giles, Kate Robbins, John Megginson, David Richards, Peter "Ollie" Halsall, Norman Smedles, Brian Jones, Ritchie Routledge, Valerie Movie, Gerry Conway, Pete Tatters and Timmy Donnell. All members were paid the same wage and those not performing any given segment would sit with the audience1.

Discography

*"Grimms" - 1973
*"Rockin' Duck" - 1973
*"Sleepers" - 1976

The latter was re-released on CD in 2006 with 11 bonus tracks via from [http://andyrobertsmusic.com/shop_page.html Andy Roberts' website.]

ee also

*Bonzo Dog Band
*The Scaffold
*Liverpool poets

References

1Interview on "GRIMMS on Women" - bootleg CD available from the [http://neilinnes.org/nisa.htm Neil Innes Sound Archive] .
* [http://web.mac.com/doo.dah.diaries Doo Dah Diaries]


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