Prehistory
Songs & Aliases

 

August 26, 1938 - Jet Black - born in Ilford, Essex, UK
as a child studies: clarinet / piano / violin (aliases: Jethro Whitethorne / Jethro Black / Brian John Duffy)


July 22, 1943 - Hans Warmling - born in Sweden (deceased: December 12, 1995)
March 29, 1949 - David Paul Greenfield - born in Brighton, Sussex, UK

August 28, 1949 - Hugh Alan Cornwell - born in Tufnell Park, North London, UK

February 21, 1952 - Jean Jaques Burnel - born in Notting Hill Gate, West London, UK
June 1, 1952 - John Ellis - born in Kentish Town, North West London, UK
early 1950s The Omega Dance Orchestra (Jet Black drums for this ensemble and others)
7" EP edition of 40/ to 50 copies
SON-EP-106 (7" white label EP ; UK)


In The Mood / Apple Honey / two other tracks


late 1950s
Hugh Cornwell's First 45 owned is What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For? by Emile Ford and the Checkmates
1959
Hugh Cornwell's First 45 purchased is Here Comes The Summer by Jerry Keller
December 31, 1959 - Paul Roberts - born in Chiswick, UK
1963 - John Ellis' granny buys him a guitar
March 25, 1964 - Baz Warne - born in Sunderland
1964 Emil And The Detectives
Hugh Cornwell (bass guitar, vocals) / Richard Thompson (guitar, vocals) / Elvis (lead guitar) / Malcolm (guitar) / Nick Jones (drums)
set consists mainly of Buddy Holly and Everly Brothers songs
some gigs at Hornsey College of Art parties
one gig on a boat moored at Eel Pie Island on the Thames River

1965-1966 The Germs / The Movement
Hugh Cornwell (guitar, vocals) / Richard Thompson (guitar, vocals)

1964-1967 The Jackie Fountains
Hans Wärmling on guitar in this group

1960s The Mark Addam Showband
Dave Greenfield (organ) / Keith Olive (bass guitar) / Ashton Spencer (Dennis Clayton) (lead vocals) / Jason Sinclair (drums)
Brighton, London, UK
1967
Dave Greenfield gigs in Germany playing covers at American bases and civilian clubs
1967
JJ Burnel writes Go Buddy Go
1968
JJ Burnel edits The Gubernator (newspaper) at Royal Grammar School, Guildford, UK
1968-1972
Hugh Cornwell (guitar) solo gigs
set includes Eddie Cochran, Joni Mitchell, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan songs, many others
Bristol University - Clifton, Bristol, UK
Keith Floyd's restaurants - Bristol, UK
The American Hotel - Amsterdam, Netherlands
(busking with Boris Nicholson)
vacation - Greece (busking for funds)
Lucerne, Switzerland (radio show)
University of Lund Hospital - Lund, Sweden
Copenhagen, Denmark
(busking for funds)

1969-1971
JJ Burnel is a member of The Hell's Angels - Kingston-on-Thames, UK
1969-1972
Hugh Cornwell reviews plays and exhibitions for student magazine" Rag Mag; Hugh also involved in acting and fringe comedy.
Bristol University - Clifton, Bristol, UK
pre-1971 The Spotniks
Hans Wärmling on guitar in the final line-up of this Scandinavian group
Over 500 solo undocumented songs / recording experiments
early 1970s - 1975 The Initials / Rusty Butler / Credo
Dave Greenfield on keyboards and vocals in these bands and 15 others

1972-1973 Johnny Sox
Hugh Cornwell (guitar) / Hans Wärmling (guitar / piano) / Gyrth Godwin (vocals / poet) / Jan Knutsson (bass guitar) / Chicago Mike (drums)
From 50 to 100 undocumented original songs of 2-3 minutes in length
Country Chaser
Strange Little Girl
Lund, Sweden
Sodra Sandby, Sweden


late 1972 untitled
Jet Black advertises for and auditions musicians and singers for nascent band

1973 - 1974 Johnny Sox
Hugh Cornwell (guitar) / Gyrth Godwin (vocals / poet) / Jan Knutsson (bass guitar) / Chicago Mike (drums)
Band sometimes jams with bank robber Kai Hansson (aka: Axl C.)
From 50 to 100 undocumented original songs of 2-3 minutes in length
Country Chaser
Strange Little Girl
Sodra Sandby, Sweden
gigs in southern Sweden
Camden Town, London, UK
Brecknock - Camden Town, London, UK
(final gig)
November 30 - December 1, 1973 recordings; Rusty Butler Saturn Studios; Worthing, Sussex, UK
Dave Greenfield on keyboards and vocals in this group
Drivin' Rose
Truth Games


early 1974 - Jet Black answers ad in Melody Maker for drummer
early 1974 Johnny Sox
Hugh Cornwell (guitar, vocals) / Gyrth Godwin (vocals / poet) / Jan Knutsson (bass guitar) / Jet Black (drums)
From 50 to 100 undocumented original songs of 2-3 minutes in length
Country Chaser
Strange Little Girl
Guildford, Surrey, UK


early 1974 Wanderlust
Hugh Cornwell (guitar, vocals) / Jet Black (drums)
From 50 to 100 undocumented original songs of 2-3 minutes in length
Country Chaser
Strange Little Girl
Guildford, Surrey, UK (rehearsals only)

April 1974 Wanderlust
Hugh Cornwell (guitar, vocals) / Jet Black (drums) / J.J. Burnel (bass guitar, vocals)
From 50 to 100 undocumented original songs of 2-3 minutes in length
Go Buddy Go
Country Chaser
Strange Little Girl
Guildford, Surrey, UK (rehearsals only)

1974 band managed part-time by Charles Edwards (aka: "Charlie Boy")
1974 The Guildford Stranglers
Jet Black (drums) / Hugh Cornwell (guitar, vocals) / J.J. Burnel (bass guitar, vocals) / Hans Wärmling (guitar)
Go Buddy Go
My Young Dreams (written by Hans and Hugh)
Strange Little Girl (written by Hans and Hugh)
Bouncing Man (First Punk song according to Jet Black)
Chinatown (Hans Warmling instrumental)
I Know It (written by JJ and Hugh)
Country Chaser
White Wedding
Make You Mine
Shut Up
Mean To Me
Promises
Evening Shadow (written by Jet Black)
Ice Cream Salesman
Rock 'n' Roll Music (Chuck Berry cover)
Money (That's What I Want) (Barrett Strong cover)
Fun Fun Fun (Beach Boys cover)
Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie (cover)
I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles cover sung by Hugh)
Twist And Shout (Isley Brothers cover)
Walk On By (Dionne Warwick cover sung by Hugh)
Flame (Slade cover)
If (David Gates cover sung by Jet)
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree (Tony Orlando & Dawn cover)
Guildford, Surrey, UK
Village Hall - Bramley, UK
(early gigs)

1974 home demos; The Jackpot off license back storeroom; Guildford, Surrey, UK
Country Chaser
Make You Mine
I Know It (written by JJ and Hugh)
Charlie Boy (written by JJ and Hugh)
Chinatown (Hans Warmling instrumental)
Evening Shadow (written by Jet)
White Wedding

www.strangled.co.uk/74Demos/74Demos.html


1974 - 1975 Bazooka Joe
John Ellis (guitar) / Pat Collier (bass guitar) / Stuart Goddard (later Adam Ant) / Daniel Kleinman (guitar, vocals) / Robin Chapekar
1974 band managed part-time by Brian Crook
1974 - The Stranglers first proper public gig at The Star pub in Quarry Street, Guildford, UK
September 11, 1974 - 1975 The Stranglers
Jet Black (drums) / Hugh Cornwell (guitar, vocals) / J.J. Burnel (bass guitar, vocals) / Hans Wärmling (guitar)
Gigging Aliases: Oil & The Slicks / The Chiddingfold Chokers
Go Buddy Go
My Young Dreams
Wasted (written by Hans and Hugh)
Strange Little Girl
Promises
Highway
I Know It
Charlie Boy
Country Chaser
I've Got Myself To Blame
Fun Fun Fun (Beach Boys cover)
Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie (cover)
Make You Mine
Shut Up
Mean To Me
Money (That's What I Want) (Barrett Strong cover)
I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles cover sung by Hugh)
Walk On By (Dionne Warwick cover sung by Hugh)
Guildford, Surrey, UK
Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK

1974 T.W. Studios; Fulham, UK recorded by Alan Winstanley
Demos rejected by Island Records / Courtney Music / Bell Records

My Young Dreams 9version one)
My Young Dreams (version two)
Strange Little Girl
Wasted

1974 band managed for a short time by Reg McLean of Safari Records

April 1975 My Young Dreams / ( ? )
Safari Records (unreleased 7" 45) (note: released in 1992 on LP)


February 1975 - The Stranglers leave Guildford for Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK
1975 - April 1975 The Stranglers
Jet Black (drums) / Hugh Cornwell (guitar, vocals) / J.J. Burnel (bass guitar, vocals)
Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK played one gig at a Jewish wedding
Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK (rehearsals only)

April 1975 - July 1975 The Stranglers
Jet Black (drums) / Hugh Cornwell (guitar, vocals) / J.J. Burnel (bass guitar, vocals) / Igor Saxophonich (saxophone)
Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK
pre-1975 Untitled
(unreleased Dave Greenfield concept LP based on Homer's The Odyssey)
tracks unknown

July 1975 - The ad in Melody Maker that Dave's aunt answered on his behalf read:

Keyboard/vocal man for soft rock band. Mostly original material. Good gear essential. Accomodation available. Recording contract.


July 1975 - August 12, 1990 The Stranglers
Jet Black (drums, percussion) / Hugh Cornwell (guitar, vocals) / J.J. Burnel (bass guitar, vocals) / Dave Greenfield (keyboards, vocals)
Gigging Aliases: The Old Codgers / Bingo Nightly & The OAPs / The Shakespearos / Johnny Sox
100s of undocumented original songs
Highway
I've Got Myself To Blame
I Know It
Charlie Boy
Promises
Bouncing Man (First Punk song according to Jet Black)
Walk On By (Dionne Warwick cover sung by Hugh)
Tomorrow Was The Hereafter
(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
London Lady
Sometimes
Goodbye Toulouse
Princess Of The Streets
Hanging Around
Peaches
Ugly
Down In The Sewer
Choosey Susie
Peasant In The Big Shitty
Go Buddy Go
Mony Mony (Tommy James cover)
Shut Up
Mean To Me
Bitching
I Feel like A Wog
School Mam
Something Better Change
Straighten Out
Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK
London, UK


August 24, 1975 - The Stranglers first gig with Dave Greenfield on keyboards at Watchfield Free Festival, Wiltshire, UK
November 15, 1975 LIVE Nob Gig; Railway Tavern, Redhill, UK recorded on cassette by Hugh Cornwell
undocumented cover and original songs
Princess Of The Streets


1975 - 1979 The Vibrators
John Ellis is a member of this early punk band with Ian "Knox" Carnochran / Pat Collier / John Edwards
March 7, 1976 - The Vibrators first public gig at Hornsey Art College supporting The Stranglers
March 1976 - First posters using Kevin Sparrow's The Stranglers logo design are posted to announce concerts; features "Boston Strangler" victim photo (Coming Your Way)
March 1976 Foel Studio; Mid Wales, UK recorded by Ian Gomm
Tomorrow Was The Hereafter (version one)
Tomorrow Was The Hereafter (version two)
Peaches
Bitching
Down In The Sewer

1976 Tomorrow Was The Hereafter / ( ? )
(unreleased 7" 45) (note: released in 1980 on 45)
1976 band managed by Savage-Ayris Association (Derek Savage)
July 11-12, 1976 Pebble Beach Studio; Worthing, UK
(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
Bitching
Go Buddy Go


July 1976 Riverside Studio; Chiswick, UK recorded by Dave Foster
(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
Peasant In The Big Shitty


October 10, 1976 Chris Spedding and The Vibrators (Chris Spedding / John Ellis / Ian "Knox" Carnochran / Pat Collier / John Edwards)
Pogo Dancing / Pose
RAK 246 (7" 45 ; UK)

October 15, 1976 The Vibrators (John Ellis / Ian "Knox" Carnochran / Pat Collier / John Edwards / Gary Tibbs)
We Vibrate / Whips And Furs
RAK 245 (7" 45 ; UK)

1976 band managed by Albion Agency (Derek Savage / Dai Davies / Ian Grant)
1976 - Arista Records interested in The Stranglers but they sign Burlesque instead
December 4, 1976 - The Stranglers LIVE audition for United Artists
December 6, 1976 - The Stranglers sign record contract with United Artists
December 10, 1976 LIVE at The Nashville, London, UK
Peasant In The Big Shitty

December 23, 1976 LIVE at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
Sometimes
Bitching
Peasant In The Big Shitty
Hanging Around
Peaches
Ugly
Down In The Sewer
Go Buddy Go
(unreleased LIVE debut LP recorded by United Artists)
1977 Albion Agency's Ian Grant finds Alan Edwards and Tony Moon to start Strangled magazine
February 9, 1977 - Dagenham Dave jumps off of The Tower Bridge
February 1977 The Vibrators (John Ellis / Ian "Knox" Carnochran / Pat Collier / John Edwards / Gary Tibbs)
Jumpin' Jack Flash / (?)
RAK #? (7" 45 ; UK) withdrawn
March 1977 The Vibrators (John Ellis / Ian "Knox" Carnochran / Pat Collier / John Edwards / Gary Tibbs)
Bad Time / No Heart
RAK 253 (7" 45 ; UK) withdrawn

May 27, 1977 The Vibrators (John Ellis / Ian "Knox" Carnochran / Pat Collier / John Edwards)
Baby Baby / Into The Future
Epic EPC 5302 (7" 45 + ps; UK)
June 3, 1977 The Vibrators (John Ellis / Ian "Knox" Carnochran / Pat Collier / John Edwards)
PURE MANIA
Epic EPC 82097 (LP; UK)
PURE MANIA
Epic JC 35038 (LP; USA) (note: promo copies white label with promo sticker on front of sleeve; stamped "demonstration")
Into The Future / Yeah Yeah Yeah / Sweet Sweet Heart / Keep It Clean / Baby Baby / No Heart / She's Bringing You Down // Petrol / London Girls / You Broke My Heart / Whips And Furs / Stiff Little Fingers / Wrecked On You / I Need A Slave / Bad Time

August 1977 The Vibrators (John Ellis / Ian "Knox" Carnochran / Pat Collier / John Edwards)
London Girls (Live) / Stiff Little Fingers
Epic EPC 5565 (7" 45 + ps; UK)
John Ellis
1974 - 1975 Bazooka Joe
1975 - 1979 The Vibrators
1979 The Euroman Band
1979 - ? Rapid Eye Movement (aka: REM)
1986 - 1989 The Purple Helmets
1991 The Roadbreakers
John Ellis is a member of these pre and contemporary Strangler bands
1980 John Ellis (John Ellis / Ricki Le Gair / Richard Wernham)
Babies In Jars / Photostadt
Rat Race 1-RAT (7" 45 + ps ; UK)

1980 John Ellis (John Ellis / Ricki Le Gair / Richard Wernham)
Hit Man / Hollow Graham
Rat Race RAT 6 (7" 45 + ps ; UK)

Paul Roberts
late 1970s - 1990 The The
(drummer) / Who Shot Susan / Alternative Rabies / The Word (substitute vocals) / Then Jerico / Big Wheel
Paul Roberts is a member of these pre - Strangler bands

Paul Roberts
1991 - 2006 The Roadbreakers / The Faith Band / The Paul Roberts Band / Electrascope / Soulsec / La Vida Santana
(cover band)
Paul Roberts is a member of these contemporary and post - Strangler bands

Baz Warne
1983 - 1984 Toy Dolls
1989 - 1990 Troubleshooters
1995 - 1999 Smalltown Heroes
2001 Sun Devils
2006 Robot Elvis

Baz Warne is a member of these pre and contemporary Strangler bands



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