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The Paramounts

The Paramounts were a British R&B band based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. They are best known as the forerunner of the band Procol Harum: singer Gary Brooker, guitarist Robin Trower, bass player Chris Copping and drummer B.J. Wilson were all members at one time or another. Originally known as The Coasters, their main claims to fame were one hit single with a cover version of "Poison Ivy", and having once shared the bill with The Rolling Stones on the Thank Your Lucky Stars television show. They also appeared on another British show, Ready! Steady! Go! In 1970, Brooker, Trow ...read more

The Paramounts were a British R&B band based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. They are best known as the forerunner of the band Procol Harum: singer Gary Brooker, guitarist Robin Trower, bass player Chris Copping and drummer B.J. Wilson were all members at one time or another. Originally known as The Coasters, their main claims to fame were one hit single with a cover version of "Poison Ivy", and having once shared the bill with The Rolling Stones on the Thank Your Lucky Stars television show. They also appeared on another British show, Ready! Steady! Go! In 1970, Brooker, Trower, Copping and Wilson recorded an album called Ain't Nothing to Get Excited About as Liquorice John Death, consisting mostly of tunes they had previously performed as The Paramounts. The tapes for the recording sessions were promptly lost until the 1990s. They were finally released in album form in 1997. « hide

Similar Bands: Procol Harum, Liquorice John Death, Gary Brooker, Robin Trower, The Rolling Stones

EPs
Draw Me Closer
1965

The Paramounts
1964

Compilations
The Paramounts at Abbey Road 1963-1970
1998

Whiter Shades of R&B
1983

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