The Searchers

The Searchers Biography

Liverpool based group that were originally the backing group for singer Johnny Sandon but decided to branch out on their own. When Pye Records recording manager Tony Hatch heard a demo they had made he was so impressed that they were immediately placed under contract. They recorded "Sweets For My Sweet" as their first song.



Members history



1957 to 1959

John McNally: Guitar, Vocals

Big Ron: Vocals

Brian Dolan: Guitar

Joe West: Bass

Joe Kennedy: Drums



1960 to Feb 1962

John McNally: Guitar, Vocals

Chris Curtis: Drums, Vocals

Mike Pender: Guitar, Vocals

Tony Jackson: Bass, Vocals

Johnny Sandon: Vocals



Feb 1962 to July 1964

John McNally: Guitar, Vocals

Chris Curtis: Drums, Vocals

Mike Pender: Guitar, Vocals

Tony Jackson: Bass, Vocals



July 1964 to April 1966

John McNally: Guitar, Vocals

Chris Curtis: Drums, Vocals

Mike Pender: Guitar, Vocals

Frank Allen: Bass, Vocals



May 1966 to December 1969

John McNally: Guitar, Vocals

John Blunt: Drums

Mike Pender: Guitar, Vocals

Frank Allen: Bass, Vocals



January 1970 to December 1985

John McNally: Guitar, Vocals

Billy Adamson: Drums

Mike Pender: Guitar, Vocals

Frank Allen: Bass, Vocals



1986 to today

John McNally: Guitar, Vocals

Billy Adamson: Drums

Spencer James: Guitar, Vocals

Frank Allen: Bass, Vocals



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