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Uploaded on Sep 17, 2011

THE DIMPLES
(1966 British Beatgroup)
Decca Records The Dimples and The Imps seen here at the Millennium Megabash (at Scunny Baths)


Original Personnel
STUART SMITH drums
CRAIG AUSTIN bass, vocals
GREG TOMLINSON guitar, vocals
JOHN GLADWIN vocals
TERRY WINCOTT guitar, vocals

Current Personnel
STUART SMITH drums
CRAIG AUSTIN guitar, vocals
GREG TOMLINSON guitar, vocals
FRED HAVERCROFT vocals
BILL GIBSON bass, vocals

Recordings on vinyl 45:
Love of a lifetime/My heart is tied to you. (Decca F12537) 1966.
Recordings on CD:
Dimples/Imps (V8 CD 06) 1999. CDs Available at £9.99 contact craig@digbop.co.uk

The Dimples (affectionately known as The Dimps) were part of the Don Arden "Galaxy" stable in Carnaby Street along side Small Faces, Nashville Teens, Move, Attack, Chris Jagger etc. Initially a Scunthorpe based blues/soul band, formed by Gladwin and Wincott in 1964. Joined in 1965 by Greg Tomlinson from the Chechakos and Craig Austin from the Imps (briefly featuring Iain Matthews) Matthews Southern Comfort/Pyramid/Fairport Convention and Plainsong). The Dimples were later to become hotel trashing pioneers at London's infamous Madison Hotel in Sussex Gardens and regularly working the Marquee, Flamingo, Speakeasy, 100 Club and all other major London blues haunts. Also touring the University & College Circuits, Mecca and Top Rank Ballrooms, All-nighters, Twisted Wheel in Manchester, Golden Torch at Hanley, 76 Club Burton, Nottingham's Boat Clubs, Newcastle's Go-Go & Quay Club, Hull Skyline, Sheffield City Hall & Esquire Club etc. There were countless others but good old Jazz Workshop where it all started also deserves a special mention. First live radio gig at Tiles in Oxford Street on Ready Steady Radio with DJ Pete Murray. Live TV debut on Granada's Scene at Six Thirty. The first single though totally inappropriate and unrepresentative of the band, was released under protest on Decca after turning down "Hi Ho Silver Lining". The B-side was much better and apparently is now something of a Northern Soul & Mod Circuit classic. The Dimples eventually evolved into psychedelic harmony soul band Gospel Garden (Camp label) with various personnel changes before finally becoming Methuselah (Elektra). Methuselah then splintered into Distant Jim (Negram), Steamhammer (CBS) and Amazing Blondel (Island).
In 1999 three original members of The Dimples (Stuart Smith on drums, Greg Tomlinson on guitar/vocals and Craig Austin on guitar/vocals) reformed and are featured here performing at the Millennium Megabash at Scunny Baths together with bassist Bill Gibson and singer Fred Havercroft from the original Imps.

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