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Fairies, The

The group were formed in Colchester in Essex in 1963 as Dane Stephens and The Deep Beats, later evolving into The Fairies.

They signed to Decca in 1964 releasing their first single, a cover of Bob Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright and making newspaper headlines when members of the group were arrested for climbing up a statue.

In 1965 they moved to HMV and recorded Get Yourself Home, written by their road manager Johnnie Dee. Previously Dee’s composition Don’t Bring Me Down had been rejected by The Fairies and became a hit instead for The Pretty Things.