Pinkerton's Assorted Colours
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|Pinkerton's Assorted Colours|
|Also known as||Pinkerton's Colours
|Origin||Rugby, Warwickshire, England|
|Labels||Decca Records, Pye Records|
|Associated acts||The Liberators, The Flying Machine|
|Past members||Tony Newman
Samuel "Pinkerton" Kempe
Formed in Rugby, Warwickshire as 'The Liberators', they became Pinkerton's Assorted Colours in 1965, and scored a Top 10 hit with their first single release, "Mirror, Mirror" written and sung by bandmember Tony Newman. They were managed by Reginald Calvert, and supported by his then radio station, Radio City. Lack of further chart success found them dubbed one-hit wonders.
After their second single they shortened their name to 'Pinkerton's Colours', then to 'Pinkertons.' In 1969, following several lineup changes, they reformed as The Flying Machine, who also became one-hit wonders, albeit in the United States.
- Tony Newman (born 1947, Rugby) - vocals, guitars
- Samuel "Pinkerton" Kempe (born 1946, Rugby) - vocals, Autoharp
- David Holland (born 5 April 1948, Northampton) - drums
- Barrie Bernard (born 27 November 1944, Coventry) - bass guitar
- Tom Long (Rugby) - lead guitar
- Stuart Colman (born Ian Stuart Colman, 19 December 1944, Harrogate, Yorkshire) - bass, electric piano
- Steve Jones (born 1946, Coventry) - lead guitar, vocals
- Paul Bridge-Wilkinson (known as Paul Wilkinson) (born 1948, Coventry) – drums, vocals
- Michael Summerson (born 1950) - bass guitar, vocals
- Philip Clough (born November 1947) Lead Guitar, Vocals
- Peter Robbins (born February 1959) drums, vocals.
- Martyn "Stalky" Gleeson (born February 1955) drums.
- "Mirror, Mirror" b/w "She Don't Care" 1965 - #9 UK
- "Don't Stop Loving Me Baby" / "Will Ya" 1966 - #50 UK
- "Magic Rockin' Horse" / "It Ain't Right" 1966
- "Mum And Dad" / "On A Street Car" 1967
- "There's Nobody I'd Sooner Love" / "Duke's Jetty" 1968
- "Kentucky Woman" / "Behind The Mirror" 1968