The Dollies

courtesy Olaf Owre and Davina Goldstein

See also The Feminine Touch

Check out this rare Youtube clip of the Dollies - courtesy Phil Coggan 

Original line-up 

  • Jill Davies - vocals
  • Carole Parkes - vocals
  • Rea Bancroft - vocals
  • Gerri Oswald - vocals

later members included

  • Davina Goldstein - vocals
  • Maureen Chapman - vocals
  • Diana Pearson -vocals

In 1966, The Wild Ones, Nick Gribbon, Peter Haliwell, Malcolm Pearson (Roadie) and myself ceased being so wild and joined an established three piece girl band from the Manchester area called The Dollies.

Some venues billed us as The Dollies with The Mixtures, how embarassing!

The act was based on The Supremes, etc. The girls were Davina, Maureen and Jill who was at that time engaged to Karl Green of Herman's Hermits. I can't remember their second names, it is forty years ago!

One of the gigs we played was Manchesters Belle Vue, Jimmy Savile was there as D.J. We also appeared on a tv show for Manchester Television.

We were paid £15 each a week, out of that we paid the roadie £2 each, the rest went on petrol and food. Most of the time we slept in the Thames van. We stayed in the car park of Knutsford Services (M6) for three or four days I remember.

Phil Coggan

Discography

In addition to the 45 on Paddy Disc from 1968 they also released:

  • 45: You Touch Me Baby/I Can't Go On UK CBS CBS 201788 (1965)
  • 45: European Cup Final Souvenir record 

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