Ricky and Geoff Brook hailed from Winchester, Hampshire, and started out in a skiffle group in 1956.
The brothers changed their look and sound to approximate the style of The Everly Brothers, and – after winning a Southern Television talent show called Talent Contest – they signed with Top Rank Records in 1960 and released a cover of the song Greenfields by The Brothers Four.
The single was a hit in Italy and they developed a popular following in France, but the record did not chart in the UK
After switching to Pye Records, their single Warpaint became a UK Top 5 hit in 1961.
They released a full-length album and toured with Cliff Richard and Bobby Rydell, taking part in the annual NME Readers’ Poll-Winners Concert at London’s Wembley Pool (they came second in the vocal group division).
Their last chart hit was Trouble Is My Middle Name (1963), after which their popularity faded, and they called it a day in 1965.