Mighty Avengers c 1962
Also see Tony Campbell's article on Manchester Beat site with more material - Here http://www.manchesterbeat.com/groups/mightyavengers/mightyavengers.php
A Rugby based quartet
Sources - Rex Brough / Pete Chambers (Backbeat) / Dean Nelson
Biffo Beech - Drums, Vocals
Tony Campbell - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Mike Linnell - Bass, Lead Vocals
Kevin Mahon (aka Beppy)- Guitar, Harmonica
Hide Your Pride/Hey Senorita (Decca F 11891) 1964
So Much In Love/Sometime They Say (Decca F 11962) 1964
Blue Turns To Grey/I'm Lost Without You (Decca F 12085) 1965
(Walkin' Thru The) Sleep City/Sir Edward And Lady Jane (Decca F 12198) 1965
The Mighty Avengers came from Rugby and withproduced and recorded Jagger/Richard songs. They released four singles in two years and made a specialty of covering songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards,"So Much In Love" was a minor hit. Tony Campbell, the one in specs was later the one in specs in Jigsaw, along with Kevin.
Dean Nelson says "One is intrigued by the B-side of their final single, "Sir Edward and Lady Jane," which manages to squeeze references to the founder and head of Decca and a notable Jagger/Richards song into its name.
In 1966, lead guitarist Tony Campbell hooked up with ex-Pinkerton's Assorted Colours bassist Barrie Bernard and keyboardist Clive Scott and drummer Des Dyer,who'd written songs for Engelbert Humperdinck, to form Jigsaw, which had a long,successful history in England"
New article by Pete Clemons from Coventry Telegraph June 2013 HERE http://coventrygigs.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-mighty-avengers.html
Pete Chambers - Backbeat - Coventry Telegraph c April 2006
The Mighty Avengers - By Pete Chambers(after their initial release Hide Your Pride failed to do the business) - who just so happened to be managing the Rolling Stones at the time. So the Mighty Avengers got to use the songs that the Glimmer Twins (Mick n Keef) deemed less that worthy for Rolling Stone use.
Claim to fame number Two, one of those songs So Much In Love, was a record that became a record (ifhad already clocked up 13 hits in the hit parade by this time, but he was of course classed as a solo artist as apposed to a group).
The Mighty Avengers went on to release the singles Blue Turns To Grey (later a hit for Cliff Richard and written by the Stones) and the sublime tour de force (Walkin’ Thru The) Sleepy City. Sadly Tony
Claim to fame number three, the band would later re-emerge as Jigsaw and take the music world by storm with the ever popular sky High.
Claim to Fame number four, When the late great John Peel died, he left a box of 142 - 7” vinyl singles, believed to be his favourites, amongst them
Tim James site From Coventry Express, Friday May 28th 1965Citybeat by Paul Connew
More to be found On Dean Nelson's Coventry You Tube Site