Episode Six formed in Harrow, Middlesex, in 1965. The initial lineup consisted of Andy Ross on vocals, siblings Sheila Carter-Dimmock on keyboards and vocals and Graham Carter-Dimmock on guitar and vocals, with guitarist Tony Lander, bassist Roger Glover and drummer Harvey Shield.
After playing a residency at the Arcadia Club in Frankfurt, Germany, Ross decided to get married and quit the music business, and Ian Gillan joined as his replacement.
Their first single – a version of The Hollies‘ Put Yourself in My Place – was released in early 1966, followed by a solo single from Sheila (I Will Warm Your Heart) in November.
Harvey Shield left the group due to ill health in 1967 and was replaced by John Kerrison.
By May 1968, the band had a new record deal with MGM and had shortened their name to The Episode, releasing the single Little One in May.
The group left MGM before the end of the year and signed with Chapter One Records for their eighth single, Lucky Sunday (September 1968), also contributing Gentlemen of the Park to the soundtrack of the 1968 short film Les Bicyclettes de Belsize.
Updating their musical style to a heavier sound, they made a start on a debut album which was never finished. Ian Gillan and Roger Glover left in 1969 to join Deep Purple.
Episode Six carried on for a time with John Gustafson on bass and vocals but had folded by the end of 1969.