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The Iveys

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Pete Ham - vocals, Tom Evans - bass, Ron Griffiths - guitar, Mike Gibbins - drums

The Iveys evolved out of a school band in Swansea called The Panthers. They moved to London in 1966 where they shared a house with The Mojos. After sending a demo tape to The Beatles' Apple Records they were signed to the label by Beatles roadie Mal Evans. The band's first single was Maybe Tomorrow which was not successful in the UK although it reached number one in the Netherlands and was also successful in the US, Italy, Germany and Japan. Griffiths left frustrated by a lack of progress for the band and was replaced by Joey Mulland. The follow-up single Dear Angie and an LP called Maybe Tomorrow were only released outside the UK.

Paul McCartney offered the band one of his own compositions Come and Get It with which the band had a big hit after changing their name to Badfinger.

The Maybe Tomorrow album was finally released in the UK in the UK in 1992 with unissued tracks.

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