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A hot mod band of the mid-'60s discovered by Animals managers Mike Jeffries and, in their one single, produced by Alan Price, Hipster Image managed to become a major band on the London club scene without ever charting a record. They were already established around Keele University when the group got to put two soul numbers onto a Jimmy Savile-sponsored flexidisc record issued at the university, which got them noticed by Jeffries and into a recording studio in London. Typical of Decca's judgement, the B-side, "Make Her Mine," was the better of the two songs and a popular club single. Despite these breaks, the band was never able to sustain itself and ultimately broke up, although their four surviving songs have since emerged on CD, and "Make Her Mine" is an acknowledged classic. ~ Bruce Eder