Sam Apple Pie

samapplepie4Sam Apple Pie hailed from Walthamstow (East London) in the late 60's and played all the day's underground clubs and 'happenings', and even appeared at the very first Glastonbury Festival, in 1970.

Fronted by vocalist/harpist Sam Sampson, the group featured an astonishing three guitarists, drummer Dave Charles and keyboardist Malcolm Morley.

Their recorded output was limited to their self-titled debut album (1969) and the appropriately titled East 17 (1973). The band called it a day in 1976.

Dave Charles went on to play with Kid Creole & The Coconuts and with Dave Edmunds.

He also gained a reputation as a first-class recording engineer, working with Nick LoweThe Stray CatsDr FeelgoodJeff BeckThe La's and The Charlatans.

Guitarist Andy "Snakehip" Johnson died in Hastingwood, Essex, of throat cancer on 5 March 2010. He was 62.

samapplepie1

Sam 'Tomcat' Sampson 
Vocals, harmonica
Mick 'Tinkerbell' Smith 

Guitar
Steve 'Tomcat' Jolly 

Guitar
Andy 'Snakehip' Johnson 

Guitar
Denny 'Pancho' Barnes 

Guitar
Bob 'Dog' Rennie 

Bass
Malcolm Morley 
Keyboards
Dave Charles 

Drums
Lee Baxter Hayes 

Drums
Gary Fletcher 

Bass