Alan Shacklock (lead guitar) forms The Juniors
Mick Taylor (rhythm guitar) and later of John
Mayalls Bluesbreakers and The Rolling Stones,
the late John Glascock (Bass) later of The
Gods, Chicken Shack, Carmen and Jethro
Tull. Brian Glascock (drummer), John's elder
brother, later of The Gods and The Motels
with Martha Davis.
The Juniors record one single for EMI'S Parlaphone
label, Perform @ NME Jazz Poll winners concert 1964
Wembley. UK with Manfred Mann hosted by Sir Jimmy
Saville and appear on BBC TV 'Teenbeat' with Hermans
Shacklock supercedes Albert Lee as guitarist
to Chris Farlowe and The Thunderbirds
with keyboardist Peter Robinson later
of Quatermass and Phil Collins,
Brand -X and drummer Carl Palmer
later of ELP (replaced by John Bonham
later of Led Zeppelin) .
Farlowe records single ' Paint it Black ' (Immediate
Records) produced by Mick Jagger & Keith
Shacklock graduates from London's Royal Academy
of Music and forms the band named, 'Shacklock'
David Hewit (Bass) formerly Creed &
Dr K's Blues Band, later of Georgia Satelites,
Jenny Haan's Lion. Played with Humble Pie
before the demise of the great late Steve Marriott,
Whitford St. Holmes, (Brad Whitford of
Aerosmith & Derek St Holmes of Ted
Dave Punshon on Piano (Jazz pianist , Composer
Flute and Harp Concerto, Chamber and Orchestral pieces,Computer
Dick PowellI (drums). Roger Dean (Artist
for Yes etc) introduces Shacklock to Nick
Mobbs VP of A&R to EMI Harvest label who catches
'Shacklock' ( the band) performing @ London's
Marquee Club and signs the band to the EMI Harvest record
Shacklock (the band) then recruits Janita
Haan (vocalist). Haan appears on Be Bop
Deluxe , Strider, Waterboys ' Pogues, Jenny Haan's Lion
known for their BASF recording of ' Forgotten Dreams'
( written by Haan awarded 'commercial of the year '
), Fuoco with engineer/producer Paul Cobbold
(Clash, Waterboys, Clanaad) Jellybean Benitez
version of the 'Mexican' (reached #1 on Billboard dance
chart), producing with Paul Cobbold ' Matty Groves'
for the Laurie Engel Fund for Teenage Cancer.
Shacklock are renamed 'Babe Ruth' after
the US Baseball Legend. Rupert Perry (Chairman)
EMI/CAPITOL Records signs BR for the USA. First Base
- BR'S First album. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios by
Tony Clark (The Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney,Sky,
Sir Cliff Richard, Cockney Rebel) produced by Shacklock
and Mobbs. Roger Dean commissioned for sleeve
BR join the Harvestmobile UK tour, with Spontaneous
Combustion, Elo, Roy Wood's Wizzard, Kevin Ayres, Roy
Harper & The Edgar Broughton Band.
Ed Spevock (drums & Percussion) joins
BR replacing Powell. Spevock formerly
of 'AMBOY DUKES' (UK) 'FLARE' with Max Middleton, Clive
Chaman) 'Salt & Pepper' (with Junior Hansen
of Bob Marley and the Wailers) 'Piblokto (with
Pete Brown of Cream fame) 'Bond & Brown'
(with Graham Bond and Pete Brown). Later writer of 'Elusive'
New York club Hit for Babe Ruth.
BR appear on BBC2's 'Old Grey Whistle Test' with '
whispering ' Bob Harris
BR Shacklock, Haan, Punshon, Hewitt and Spevock survive
a near fatal car crash on UK's ' M1 ' Motorway coming
home from a Liverpool Uni gig.
Chris Holmes (keyboards) formerly of 'Time
Box' (formed in 1966, Southport, Lancashire, split
in 1969: Mike Patto vocals, John Halsey drums, Clive
Griffiths bass, Ollie Halsall guitar) replaces Punshon.
Amar Caballero Harvest EMI records Babe Ruth'S
second album recorded @ Abbey Road Studios by Clark,
produced by Shacklock.
First USA Tour Landed in Toronto. Passed through Niagara
Falls and down onto Buffalo. First date Milwaukee. Alan
electrocuted on stage but thankfully okay. Texas, Dallas,
Houston and San Antonio opening for 3 Dog Night.
BR explore 'The Alamo'.
LA Whiskey a go go opening for Iggy Pop. Hotel
on the Sunset Strip with Bands Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck.
BR open for The Who at London's 'Sundown' Edmonton
First Base is certified 'Gold' in Canada.
BR appear again on BBC2's Old Grey Whistle Test with
'whispering' Bob Harris
BR are banned from the BBC by producer Bernie Andrews
whilst recording the John Peel Show.
Summer Festivals USA
Sedalia with Aerosmith, Elvin Bishop,
Tower of Power, Ted Nugent
Oklahoma with Beach Boys, Leon Russell,
Milwaukee double headlined with ZZ Top
Headlining @ Place DE nation Montreal Canada, Quebec
Hilton, Ottawa Civic Center.
BR also toured in Europe with Uriah Heep in Finland,
Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
Returned to England and 'In Concert' with Queen
Steve Gurl supersedes Chris Holmes on
BR the bands 3rd album recorded @ Lansdowne Studios
London. Recorded by Ashley Howe, produced by Steve Rowlands
BR's ban liftted from BBC
Winter USA Tour
Flew to Canada to receive Gold Leaf Award for
outstanding sales of First Base
Full lengrth video is shot 'Garden of the Stars' in
honour of Babe Ruth. in concert with Humble Pie,
Roxy Music, Robin Trower, the West coast
leg Peter Frampton (Frampton Comes Alive) tour.
Steve Miller Band in Detroit, Roy Buchanan
in Portland Oregon, Humble Pie open for BR in
Manfred Mann open for BR in Ottawa Civic Center
Roxy Music open for BR in Milwaukee
Invited by DJ Hooch BR (Spevock, Haan, Punshon,
Hewitt and Shacklock) perform 'The Mexican' @ London's
Brixton Academy for the BBoy Championships Finale.
Punshon rejoins BR on their 30th Anniv.
A new BR studio album 'Que Pasa' in production with
Punshon, Haan, Shacklock, Spevock and Hewitt celebrating
30 yrs of BR. Included is a new version of the 'Mexican
New album 'Que Pasa' completed for release.
Sony Playstation honour BR by including the 'Mexican
Millennium' for their new game release 'BBoy'
B-Boy wins Best Music Game for PSP and runner up Best
Music Game for PS2 at
E3 computer game trade fair in USABBoy Soundtrack including
' Mexican Millennium' nominated for BAFTA Award