The Missing Links formed in 1964 in Sydney, Australia with the line-up of Bob Brady on vocals, Peter Anson and Dave Boyne on guitar, Ron Peel on bass and Danny Cox on drums.
The band recorded a single, We 2 Should Live (March 1965) on the Parlophone label with Boyne replaced on guitar by John Jones shortly afterwards and Cox replaced by New Zealand-born Andy Anderson (using the name Andy James).
More lineup changes saw Anderson and Jones joined by Frank Kennington on vocals, and Dave Longmore and Col Risby on guitars.
Longmore was soon replaced by Doug Ford with Chris Gray joining on keyboards and harmonica.
The group signed with Philips Records and released You’re Drivin’ Me Insane in August 1965 followed in September by Wild About You. Their self-titled debut album was released in December.
By 1966 the lineup had shrunk to Anderson, Gray, Ford and Jones, who released the EP, The Links Unchained in April 1966 before disbanding in August.
Anderson and Ford formed Running, Jumping & Standing Still in Melbourne. Anderson later became an actor on Australian and New Zealand television (appearing in The Sullivans, Fire and talking-dog sitcom The Bob Morrison Show).
Ford was the lead guitarist in The Master’s Apprentices from 1968. John Jones became a screenwriter in Hollywood.
Andy Anderson (Andy James)
Baden “Hutch” Hutchens