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About The Liberators

A beat quintet formed in Rugby during 1964, with Sam "Widge" Kemp on lead vocals, Barrie Bernard on bass, Tom Long on lead guitar, Tony Newman on rhythm guitar, and John Wallbank on the drums. They hooked up with Shel Talmy for one single, the punchy "It Hurts So Much" b/w "You Look So Fine," which was released on the Stateside label in 1965, before they changed their look and style of music, Sam Kemp dropping the "Widge" and picking up the nickname "Pinkerton" as well as an electric autoharp, as the band morphed into Pinkerton's Assorted Colours, for a brief career at the top of the charts. ~ Bruce Eder

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