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Crooks, The

Hailing from Stoke Newington in London, The Crooks had a lengthy residency at The Pegasus in Green Lanes – and wore mainly rugby shirts and flares before turning mod in 1978.

crooks60Generally shunned by the mod establishment (they were thought to be “too old to be mods” as three of them were 23!), Dino Dean, Chris Broderick, Jim Fingers and Micky Sparrow nevertheless scored a record deal, released two singles and had a surprisingly unsuccessful LP (Just Released).

The Crooks morphed into an outfit called Modern Jazz, and eventually had a couple of hits in the mid-80s as Blue Zoo.

Dino Dean
Jim Fingers
Chris Broderick
Micky Sparrow