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There are several bands called Circus.

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Personnel:
CHRIS BURROWS drums
MEL COLLINS sax
PHILIP GOODHAND-TAIT keyboads
IAN JELFS guitar, vocals
KIRK RIDDLE bas
ALAN BUNN drums

This band were first called The Stormeville Shakers. Their rare progressive album is now of minor interest to collectors. Mel Collins was later in King Crimson and Kokomo. Philip Goodhand-Tait had earlier recorded three 45s for Parlophone and after his spell with Circus he went on to record several solo albums. Chris Burrows had earlier played with Ray Anton and The Proform, and later had some involvement with Spirit Of John Morgan and Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come.

Their album was reissued on CD by Castle in August 2000.

Do You Dream? is a delightful piece of psychedelic pop and their first 45 was produced by Mike D’Abo.

Chris Burrows later became a Buddhist monk, releasing four CDs of Buddhist percussion/chanting for the New Beginnings label.

2. A UK psych group lead by Philip Goodhand-Tait. They released two singles and an album 1967-69.

3. A Swiss progressive rock band in the 1970’s. The band is best known for the album “Movin’ On” (1977).
They recorded 3 albums: Circus (1976), Movin On (1977), Fearless Tearless And Even Less (1980) plus an “All star band” album called “Circus All Star Band” (1978) with members of many famous Swiss bands of the time.

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