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The Fairies

Band, 1963-1966 GB, Colchester
A.k.a. Wonderland (10)

The Fairies were a British rhythm and blues band led by drummer John 'Twink' Alder, who recorded three singles between 1964 and 1965.The group began in Colchester, Essex, in 1963 as 'Dane Stephens and the Deep Beats'. After a year, the band evolved into 'The Fairies' - Dane Stephens (born Douglas Robert Ord, vocals/blues harp), John 'Akky' Acutt (lead guitar, ex-The Strangers), Mick 'Wimps' Weaver (rhythm guitar/fiddle - not the same-named organ player also known as Wynder K Frog), John Frederick 'Freddy' Gandy (bass) and John 'Twink' Alder (drums, ex-The Strangers). The Fairies were sometimes sent gifts and Alder, having long curly hair, regularly received bottles of Twink brand home perm lotion. It was at this time that he adopted 'Twink' as his stage name.

PortraitMick Weaver
key, org *1944 GB
dr, voc *1944 GB
PortraitJohn Charles Alder
dr, voc GB
Dane Stephens
Fred Gandy
b, voc 1963-1966 GB
Nick Wymer
John Acutt
g 1963-1966 GB
Popular Tracks   
Dancing Manners on Fairy Besties by The Fairies
Fairy Ballet on Lullabies by The Fairies
Jump Jump Star on Fairy Beach by The Fairies
Fairy Dancing Girl on Fairy Besties by The Fairies
Fairy Friends Forever on Fairy Beach by The Fairies
The Fairies Theme Song on Fairy Magic by The Fairies
The Fairy Twist on Fairy Beach by The Fairies
We Love a Fairy Ring on Fairy Magic by The Fairies
Fairy Dancing Girl on Party Songs by The Fairies
Surfing Fairy Beach on Fairy Beach by The Fairies

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Title Artist Year Type
Get Yourself Home: The Early YearsThe Fairies2017Album
Don't Mind / Baby Don'tThe Fairies1965Single
Get Yourself Home / I'll DanceThe Fairies1965Single
Don't Think Twice, It's All RightThe Fairies1964Single
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