The Giants' History

The Operation Hungerstop "Twisters Ball '64" came along in November of that year and was held at The King Alfred Ballroom.  The Giants and local band The Chimes performed to a sell-out crowd and the Miss Teenage Brighton contest, which had started the previous year, also took place.

In the same month, Trevor and John turned out at the Greyhound Stadium Hove for the "Brighton Beat Groups versus the Showbiz XI" charity football match, also for Operation Hungerstop.  England and Spurs centre forward Bobby Smith led the Beat Group Team, which lost!

In January '65, The Giants went into the R.G. Jones recording studios in Morden.  Among several tracks laid down that day were "Monkey Time" and "Without You", recorded for EMI producer Norrie Paramor.  The song "Monkey Time", a popular and often requested soul number from The Giantsí stage act, was not considered commercial enough for EMI and was not released.

Later that month Johnny Day, who had joined as organist, left the band to be replaced by Glyn Morgan Grain on electric piano.  This added a new dimension to The Giantsí increasingly Soul and Blues oriented sound.



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