The Saints (1960s band)
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|Also known as||The Ambassadors|
|Genres||Instrumental, pop, surf music|
|Associated acts||Joe Meek, Heinz, The Tornados, The Peddlers|
The band were made up of Tab Martin (fresh from his stint with The Tornados), Roy Phillips (playing guitar), and drummer Ricky Winter (born Richard Winter, 27 September 1940, in Aldershot, Hampshire). They worked as the house band for Meek's productions, and as such backed Heinz, Andy Cavell (born 20 April 1945, Piraeus, Greece) and others. Their most notable recording was their cover of The Surfaris', "Wipe Out". They appeared as themselves in the British film, Live It Up!.
- "Wipe Out" / "Midgets" - Pye Records 7N 15548
- "Husky Team" / "Pigtails" - Pye 7N 15582
- "Surfin' John Brown" / "Big Breaker" - Dot Records 16528 (U.S. only single, as 'The Ambassadors')
- "Happy Talk", "Midgets" and "Parade of the Tin Soldiers", appeared on 304 Holloway Road, Joe Meek The Pye Years Volume 2 (Sequel Records NEX CD 216)
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