I managed The Measles, a Manchester band who released four singles over four years, best known for their version of “Casting My Spell on You”. The B-side “Bye Birdie Fly” had similar driving R ‘n’ B stylings, but despite a strong sound achieved little commercial success.
Led by singer and harp player Stan ‘Red’ Hoffman the rest of the band consisted of Wyn Davis, Dave Earl, Ray Mondell and Jomo Smith. The Mickie Most produced take on “Casting My Spell on You” in 1965 had them filming a promo for U.S. televison show “Where The Action Is“.
Their second single was “Night People” for which I co-wrote the B-side “Dog Rough Dan” with Peter Cowap and Stan Hoffman.
The Measles called it a day in 1968.
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