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There are 2 artists with the name Twink:
1. The alias of an English drummer, singer and song writer John Charles Alder
2. The toy piano band project by Mike Langie.

1. John Charles Alder (born 29 November 1944), better known as Twink, is an English drummer, singer and song writer who was a central figure in the English psychedelic movement, and an actor.

Alder was born in Colchester, Essex, England, into a musical family. His father’s mother was a concert pianist and soloist. Alder has said he was always interested in music as a child.

The Fairies:
Alder’s career began in 1963 as a member of a rhythm and blues band from Colchester called Dane Stephens and the Deep Beats. After a year, the band changed its name to The Fairies.
The Fairies were sent gifts and Alder, having long curly hair, regularly received bottles of Twink brand home perm lotion. It was at this time that he adopted ‘Twink’ as his stage name.
In 1964 The Fairies recorded the single “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” for the Decca Records label. In 1965 they recorded two singles, “Don’t Mind” and “Get Yourself Home”, for HMV.
The band split at some date before 1967.

The In-Crowd and Tomorrow:
In 1965 Twink moved to London and lived in Chelsea. When The Fairies came to a halt, he joined a rhythm and blues/soul music band called The In-Crowd after its previous drummer had left the band. Other members were Steve Howe (guitar) and Keith West.

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