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The Red Squares

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Red Squares, - English rockband that started in Boston England in June 1964.
The original members were: David (Geordie) Garriock (lead vocal), Ronnie Martin (lead gtr, vocal), Andy Bell (drums), Dave Bell (rhythm gtr, vocal) and Pete Mason (bass gtr, vocal). The group went to France playing on the american bases.

In July 1965 Dave Bell went back to England and was replaced by Mick Rothwell on (lead gtr, vocal) and Howie Gee joined at the same time as an extra lead singer.

In December 1965 Howie Gee left the group to join his girlfriend in Denmark. Howie saw there was a big market for a group like Red Squares and called the group in France and said, Come to Denmark, I have a lot of jobs for you, in fact he had only one job for the group but was convinced they would be an instant success.

The band came to Denmark in January 1966 and within six months were the biggest name in Denmark and breaking into Sweden.
There was total fan hysteria and in Sweden the fans totally wrecked a Folkpark stage at one concert. The fans adored the two front figures of Geordie and Ronnie.
In March of 1966, Andy Bell went back to England to be a journalist and Howie Gee went back in the group as Drummer/Vocalist.

Just as Red Squares were making thier first record (Howie was on the two biggest hits Sherry and People Get Ready) and just before a massive tour of Sweden, Howie was thrown out of Denmark, because he had no work permit.

Andy Bell was asked to come back for a short while and then Mick Malony took over the position of drummer.

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