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Formed 1964, Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom Disbanded 1968

Members Andy Ellison (vocals), Geoff McLelland (guitar, 1964-67), Chris Townson (drums, guitar), John Hewlett (bass), Marc Bolan (guitar, 1967), Chris Colville (drums)

John's Children, formerly "The Silence", were a Leatherhead, England-based 1960s proto-punk band featuring future T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan, whose 1967 single "Desdemona" was banned by the BBC for the 'controversial' lyric, "Lift up your skirt and fly". Bolan was with the band for about four months. His main roles… read more

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  • I didn't realise until recently that Andy Ellison went on to form The Radio Stars, whose debut TV performance was on a certain show introduced by a certain showman, none other than Marc Bolan on his show "Marc"..! Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaQvkipz8rM The white stage gear reminds me very stronly of Manic Street Preachers early publicity shots: http://www.withguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/Manic_Street_Preachers_promo_1e.jpg
  • Like their titles. You'd think a single the Beeb wouldn't play on the air would've gone straight to Number One, did that happen with "Desdemona"?
  • Smashed! Blocked!
  • pure awesome!!!!!
  • flawless
  • Wow! Sly Phillis actually existed, Bertha & Muriel from NSW.
  • Bolan!
  • kool!
  • hippy gumbo is a tune!!!

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