The Symbols

The Symbols

Formed in the early 1960s prior to the Beat Boom explosion, The Symbols honed their craft in the back waters of East London earning a reputation as one of the region’s best live draws. With near-constant gigging and a knack for incorporating the catchiest of US hits within their set, the boys - John Milton (vocals), Mick Clarke (bass), Shaun Corrigan (lead guitar) and Clive Graham (drums - later Chas Wade) - caught the attention of the newly-formed President label.

Their 4th single introduced them to the UK charts, a version of the Four Seasons’ earlier US hit, “Bye Bye Baby” and, in so doing, inadvertently laid down the blueprint for what would become the Bay City Rollers’ No.1 some 8 years later. After releasing just one more single in 1968, the band’s brief tenure with President was over. “Bye Bye Baby” was released in the US in 1967, but failed to chart.

Title Album Genre Tools
The Things You Do To Me The Best Part Of The Symbols: The President Recordings 1966-1968 Pop, R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
The Symbols
Genres:
Pop and R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Drums, Guitar, Percussion, and Tambourine
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Epic, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Morning After, Sunny Day, Victory, and Wedding
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Male
CD/Track #:
The Best Part Of The Symbols: The President Recordings 1966-1968, #9
Release Year:
1968
Track ID:
49912
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Again Sometimes I Wonder: The Psychedelic Pop Sound of President Pop, Rock
Client:
Artist:
The Symbols
Genres:
Pop and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, and Tambourine
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Dramatic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Blues-Rock, British Invasion, and Sunshine Pop
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Duet and Male
CD/Track #:
Sometimes I Wonder: The Psychedelic Pop Sound of President
Release Year:
1965
Track ID:
40231
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back