Paul Gurvitz and vocalist/guitarist Brian Morris formed a band in 1963, immediately heading across the English Channel to play US Army bases.Upon their return, they christened themselves The Londoners, backed up Gene Vincent for a while, and released a 7" (‘That's My Desire’ b/w ‘Bring It On Home To Me’) on the German Star Club label.
They soon met up with famed producer/manager Larry Page and with another name change (this time inspired by Richard Lester's big comedy hit The Knack... And How To Get It) released a half-dozen singles for the Decca and Piccadilly labels between 1965 and 1967.
Paul of course eventually ditched his shears and formed Gun with his brother Adrian and Peter Dunton of the Flies, Please, Neon Pearl, and T2 fame, and after that Three Man Army but that's another story.
Presented here are The Londoners and The Knack's complete discography—fourteen mod/beat nuggets plus an unreleased take of ‘Back In The USA,’ plus unreleased pics and liner notes spanning their haberdashery roots to the present day.
1 –The Knack (6) Who'll Be The Next In Line 1:58
2 –The Londoners (2) That's My Desire 2:35
3 –The Knack (6) She Ain't No Good 2:14
4 –The Knack (6) Younger Girl 2:48
5 –The Knack (6) Stop 2:52
6 –The Knack (6) Marriage Guidance And Advice Bureau 3:43
7 –The Knack (6) Back In The U S A 3:01
8 –The Knack (6) Red Hearts 2:05
9 –The Knack (6) Save All My Love For Joey 2:51
10 –The Knack (6) Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind 2:06
11 –The Knack (6) Take Your Love 2:19
12 –The Knack (6) Dolly Catcher Man 2:54
13 –The Knack (6) Time, Time, Time 2:44
14 –The Londoners (2) Bring It On Home To Me 2:44
15 –The Knack (6) It's Love Baby 2:20