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Plastic Penny

Early work by Mick Grabham


Yan Friis writes:

Mick Grabham was indeed a pop star long before he entered Procol Harum. Under the name Mike Graham he played lead guitar in the pop-band Plastic Penny who had a big, big hit in early '68 with Everything I Am. They followed it up with two more excellent singles (Nobody Knows It and the Who-sounding Your Way To Tell Me Go) and two not so good (Hound Dog and She Does).

 

Plastic Penny released two albums: Two Sides Of A Penny (1968) and Currency (1969), plus the compilation Heads You Win, Tails You Lose (1970), all on the Page One label.

Other members of the band: were bassist Tony Murray (later The Troggs and sessions for Elton John); keyboardist / vocalists Paul Raymond (later Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, UFO and Michael Schenker Group); vocalist Brian Keith; drummer Nigel Olsson (later sessions for among others Uriah Heep and Elton John).


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