The Hideaways (band)
The Hideaways were a pop group that flourished in the mid-1960s as part of the Merseybeat era, and played at The Cavern Club over 250 times, more frequently than The Beatles; they are also noted for their connection to the Timex Watches advertising campaign of the time. The band included Ozzie Yue, later to become a well-known actor and Frankie Connor, now a BBC Radio Merseyside DJ.
The band formed in about October 1963 by Ozzie Yue (guitar, vocals), John Shell (bass guitar) and John Donaldson (drums); Frankie Connor joined three months later, followed by Judd Lander on harmonica.
In 1969, under the name of "Confucious", they released their only single ‘The Brandenburg Concerto’.
Shell, American by birth, would later die in the Vietnam War aged twenty. Lander would later play with Paul McCartney's Wings, provide harmonica for Culture Club's number 1 hit "Karma Chameleon" and become head of music for Warner Brothers UK.
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