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Farinas, The

farinas2The Farinas were formed by rock guitarist Richard John Whitney while attending Leicester Art College in 1962.

Playing rhythm and blues in local venues, the group featured Jim King on saxophone and vocals, Tim Kirchin on bass and drummer Harry Overnall before being signed to Fontana and releasing You Better Stop in 1964.

The B-side was their take on Chris Kenner’s I Like It Like That.

Tim was replaced by Ric Grech and Roger Chapman joined as lead vocalist and in 1966 they renamed themselves Family releasing their debut album two years later, Music In A Doll’s House.

Richard Whitney
Jim King
Saxophone, vocals
Tim Kirchin
Harry Overnall
Ric Grech
Roger Chapman