Thinking of booking The Fourmost with it’s roots steeped in the eclectic 1960’s Mersey beat boom? The band was part of the Brian Epstein stable along with The Beatles, Billy J Kramer, Gerry and The Pacemakers and others. It has evolved from enjoying 1960’s chart hits such as Hello Little Girl (no.9) and A Little Loving (no.6).
Less popular songs such as Baby I Need Your Lovin’, Here There and Everywhere and a cover of George Formby’s Auntie Maggie’s Remedy can still be heard. Since the mid 1980’s the band has enjoyed a golden era as part of the wider 1960’s revival scene. It now appears throughout the UK and Europe playing at theatres, holiday parks and 60’s festivals to a diverse fan base.
The Fourmost 1960s Band
During the 1970’s and the early 1980’s, like many of its peers, the band played mainly on the cabaret circuit as it struggled to compete for appeal with disco, funk, glam rock and punk. This one of the most authentic 1960’s bands currently on the circuit today, from their Vox amps and Ludwig drums down to their Italian made slim fitted suits and Cuban heel boots.
The Fourmost were an English Merseybeat band that recorded in the 1960s. Their biggest UK hit single was “A Little Loving” in 1964. “A Little Loving”, written by Russ Alquist, reached Number 6 in the UK Singles Chart in mid 1964. From then on, none of the group’s singles cracked the Top 20 in the UK.
On the group’s only sixties album, First and Fourmost, from September 1965, they covered Jackie DeShannon’s “Till You Say You’ll Be Mine”. Other tracks included “My Block” sung by Hatton and written by Jimmy Radcliffe, Carl Spencer and Bert Berns (originally a hit for the Chiffons in 1963), Millward sang a re-make of “The in Crowd” which featured the brass section from Sounds Incorporated, and Hatton sang two cover versions of Little Richard’s “The Girl Can’t Help It” and “Heebie-Jeebies”. The band appeared in the 1965 film, Ferry Cross the Mersey and on the soundtrack album of the same name singing ‘I Love You Too’ (which appeared in two totally differing versions mono to stereo). (Wikipedia)