Help Yourself

(London, UK 70 – Aug 73, Apr 74)
Pub Rock

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

Running Down Deep 7″ (Liberty, LBF 15459) released Apr 71
Tracks: Running Down Deep, Paper leaves

Help Yourself LP (Liberty, LBS 83484) released 71
Tracks: I Must See Jesus For Myself, To Katherine They Fell, Your Eyes Are Looking Down, Old Man, Look At The View, Paper Leaves, Running Down Deep, Deborah, Street Songs

Various Artists – All Good Clean Fun 2xLP (United Artists, UDX 201/2) released 71
Tracks: Street Songs

Heaven Road 7″ promo (United Artists, UPS 2) released 72
Tracks: Heaven Road, Strange Affair

Heaven Row 7″ (United Artists, UP 35355) released Mar 72
Tracks: Heaven Row, Brown Lady

Strange Affair LP (United Artists, UAS 29287) released 72
Tracks: Strange Affair, Brown Lady, Movie Star, Deanna Call And Scotty, Heaven Road, The All Electric Fur Trapper, Many Ways Of Meeting

Strange Affair 7″ (United Artists, 50973) released Nov 72, USA
Tracks: Strange Affair, Movie Star

Strange Affair 7″ promo (United Artists, 50973) released Nov 72, USA
Tracks: Strange Affair (mono), Strange Affair (stereo)

Beware The Shadow LP (United Artists, UAS 29413) released 72
Tracks: Alabama Lady, Reaffirmation, Calapso, She’s My Girl, Molly Bake Bean, American Mother, Passing Through

Mummy Won’t Be Home For Christmas Sing Help Yourself 7″ (United Artists, UP 35466) released Dec 72. *as Space Truck And The Freight Yard Marshalls (Featuring Martin Ace Of The Flying Aces, Sean Tyla Of Ducks Deluxe And The
Helpless Elves)
Tracks: Mummy Won’t Be Home For Christmas Sing Help Yourself, Johnny B Goode*

The Return of Ken Whaley LP (United Artists, UAS 29487) released 73
Tracks: Man We’re Glad To Know You, It Has To Be, The Golden Handshake, Candy Kane, Pioneers Of The West In The Head, Who Killed Paradise, Amy, Blown Away

Happy Days* / The Return of Ken Whaley 2xLP (United Artists, UDG 4001) released 73
Tracks: Jesus What Are Little Kids For?*, Virginia*, Waiting At The Station*, Seashell*, I’ve got Beautiful You*, My Friend*, Elephant by My Side*, Man We’re Glad To Know You, It Has To Be, The Golden Handshake, Candy Kane, Pioneers Of The West In The Head, Who Killed Paradise, Amy, Blown Away

Various Artists – Christmas At The Patti LP (United Artists, UDX 205/6) released 73
Tracks: Mona, Eddie Waring

Strange Affair / Beware The Shadow 2×10″ LP (United Artists, UAS 29796/97) released 75, Germany
Tracks: Strange Affair, Brown Lady, Movie Star, Deanna Call And Scotty, Heaven Road, The All Electric Fur Trapper, Many Ways Of Meeting, Alabama Lady, Reaffirmation, Calapso, She’s My Girl, Molly Bake Bean, American Mother, Passing Through

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Playhouse Theatre, London recorded 21-3-72 BBC Bob Harris session transmitted 10-4-72
Tracks: Halfbreed, Let it Roll, Johnny B Goode

BBC John Peel session recorded 25-4-72
Tracks: Johnny B Goode, Re-Affirmation, Let It Roll

Sportspalast, Berlin late 72
Tracks: Hey Baby, Mona, Manillo, Reaffirmation, Eddie Waring Part 1, Eddie Waring, Part 2, 7171-551

BBC John Peel session recorded 17-4-73
Tracks: Amy, Blown Away, Who Killed Paradise, Man-We’re Glad We Know You

Demos recorded Jul-Aug 73 (United Artists) unreleased LP
Tracks: Light your Way, Cowboy Song, Monkey Wrench, Grace, Martha, Monkey Wrench (reprise), Willow, Duneburgers

Roundhouse, London 28-4-74 Zigzag Magazine Concert
Tracks: intro, Running Down, Reaffirmation

 

Further Information;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help_Yourself_(band)

Line ups:

70 – 71
Malcolm Morley (gtr/keyb/voc)
Dave Charles (drms/perc/voc)
Richard Treece (gtr/voc/harmonica)
Ken Whaley (bass)

71 – 72
Malcolm Morley (gtr/keyb/voc)
Dave Charles (drms/perc/voc)
Richard Treece (bass/gtr/voc/harmonica)
Ernie Graham (gtr/voc)
Jonathan Glemser (gtr)
Paul Burton (bass)

72
Malcolm Morley (gtr/keyb/voc)
Dave Charles (drms/perc/voc)
Richard Treece (gtr/voc/harmonica)
Paul Burton (bass)
[Sean Tyla]

72 – Jan 73
Malcolm Morley (gtr/keyb/voc)
Dave Charles (drms/perc/voc)
Richard Treece (gtr/voc/harmonica)
Paul Burton (bass)
Deke Leonard (gtr)
[BJ Cole (gtr, Dec 72)]

Jan – Jul 73
Malcolm Morley (gtr/keyb/voc)
Dave Charles (drms/perc/voc)
Richard Treece (gtr/voc/harmonica)
Deke Leonard (gtr)
Ken Whaley (bass)

Jul – Aug 73
Malcolm Morley (gtr/keyb/voc)
Dave Charles (drms/perc/voc)
Richard Treece (gtr/voc/harmonica)
Deke Leonard (gtr)
Ken Whaley (bass)
Sean Tyla (gtr)

*Happy Days LP
c73
Vivian Morris
George Ace
Martin Ace
Ken Whaley (bass)
Dave Charles (drms)
Malcolm Morley (gtr/keyb)
Richard Treece (gtr)
Paul Burton (bass)

Apr 74
Malcolm Morley (gtr/keyb/voc)
Dave Charles (drms/perc/voc)
Richard Treece (gtr/voc/harmonica)
Ken Whaley (bass)
[Deke Leonard (gtr)]
[Paul Burton (bass)]

Malcolm Morley is ex-Sam Apple Pie, is later in Bees Make Honey, Man, Plummet Airlines, Wreckless Eric‘s band
Ken Whaley is ex-Growth, later in Ducks Deluxe, Iceberg, Man, Tyla Gang
Sean Tyla is ex-Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band, Third World (70), later in Ducks Deluxe, Tyla Gang, Takeaways, Spitballs and solo
Ernie Graham is ex-Tony & the Telstars (65), The People, (65), Eire Apparent (67), also solo and later in Clancy, Nick Lowe‘s band
Richard Treece is ex-Monday Morning Glory Band, later in Iceberg, Flying Aces, Tyla Gang
Dave Charles is ex-Sam Apple Pie
Jonathan Glemser is ex-ClancyErnie Graham‘s band
Deke Leonard is ex-Man, later solo, Iceberg, Larry Wallis‘s band
BJ Cole is ex-Cochise
Paul Burton later in Iceberg

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
11/12/70 Country Club, Hampstead
11/01/71 London College of Fashion
23/01/71 Chelsea College, Manresa Rd, London
23/01/71 Isleworth Polytechnic, Houmslow
29/01/71 All Saints Hall, Notting Hill, London (as Down Home Rhythm Kings)
31/01/71 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
05/03/71 Country Club, Hampstead
10/04/71 Chaguaramas Club, London (*)
16/04/71 Red Lion, Leytonstone
23/04/71 Drill Hall, Gloucester
24/04/71 Keswick College of Education
30/04/71 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
01/05/71 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
16/05/71 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
05/06/71 Friars (Assembly Hall), Aylesbury
06/06/71 Horn Hotel, Braintree
10/06/71 Country Club, Hampstead
11/06/71 Friars, Bedford
19/06/71 Wake Arms, Epping
13/07/71 Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke (as Down Home Rhythm Kings)
07/08/71 Ashdown Forest Festival, Corboroough
27/08/71 Metro (Van Dike Club), Plymouth
28/08/71 Bumpers Club, Piccadilly, London
29/08/71 Bumpers Club, Piccadilly, London
30/08/71 Bumpers Club, Piccadilly, London
24/09/71 Red Lion, Leytonstone
01/10/71 Brunel University, Uxbridge
02/10/71 St Mary’s College, Twickenham
03/10/71 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
16/10/71 University of London (Imperial College)
18/11/71 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
27/11/71 University of London (UCL)
05/12/71 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
09/12/71 Winter Gardens, Blackpool
13/01/72 Apollo, Glasgow (?)
13/01/72 Green’s Playhouse, Glasgow
14/01/72 Caird Hall, Dundee
15/01/72 Empire Theatre, Edinburgh
21/01/72 Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich
22/01/72 Odeon, Cheltenham
26/02/72 University of London (Royal Holloway College)
04/03/72 Longscar Hall, Hartlepool
04/03/72 Town Hall, Middlesbrough
24/03/72 Nag’s Head, Wollaston
18/04/72 Les Cousins, London
19/05/72 Huddersfield Polytechnic
20/06/72 Oxford Polytechnic
21/06/72 University of East Anglia, Norwich
22/06/72 Bingley College
23/06/72 Swansea College
27/06/72 Martin Hall, Loughborough
29/06/72 Civic Hall, Guildford
30/06/72 Sussex University, Brighton
01/07/72 Town Hall, Stockton
10/07/72 Flanagan’s Railway, Putney
11/07/72 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
17/07/72 Flanagan’s Railway, Putney
20/08/72 Richmond Club, Worthing
21/08/72 Cooks Ferry Inn, Angel Rd, Edmonton
25/08/72 Memorial Hall, Barry
26/08/72 Kensington Court, Newport
27/08/72 Pandora’s, Swansea
28/08/72 Queen’s Hall, Narbeth
29/08/72 St David’s, Camarthen
31/08/72 Memorial Hall, Barry
02/09/72 Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
29/09/72 Anerley Town Hall, Croydon
01/10/72 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
11/10/72 Sundown, Mile End Rd, London
12/10/72 Sundown, Edmonton, London
14/10/72 University of London (LSE)
29/10/72 Torrington Arms, Finchley, London
19/11/72 Harrow Inn, Abbey Wood, London
21/11/72 St Andrews Hall, Norwich
24/11/72 Edgehill College, Ormskirk
25/11/72 Stoneground, Gorton, Manchester
30/11/72 Alhambra, Birmingham
19/12/72 Patti Pavilion, Swansea
21/12/72 Country Club, Hampstead
06/01/73 Glen Ballroom, Llanelli
10/02/73 University of East Anglia, Norwich
03/03/73 Havering Technical College
27/04/73 Swansea University
28/04/73 University of London (UCL)
03/05/73 North Staffs Polytechnic, Stoke-on-Trent
04/05/73 Bishop Lonsdale College, Derby
05/05/73 Leicester University
07/05/73 Shenstone College, Bromsgrove
09/05/73 St David’s College, Lampeter
11/05/73 Brighton Polytechnic
12/05/73 Bristol University
16/05/73 Central London Polytechnic
18/05/73 Birmingham University
19/05/73 Wolverhampton Polytechnic
20/05/73 Civic Hall, Gravesend
23/05/73 Edgehill College, Ormskirk
24/05/73 Sheffield Polytechnic
26/05/73 Bradford University
31/05/73 Cleopatra’s, Derby
01/06/73 Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
02/06/73 Grantham College
08/06/73 Surrey University, Guildford
09/06/73 Luton Technical College
09/06/73 Magic Roundabout, Shepherd’s Bush, London
13/06/73 Aberystwyth University
15/06/73 Hatfield Polytechnic
23/06/73 Reading College of Education
29/06/73 Swindon Technical College
07/07/73 Bradfield College
08/07/73 Bletchley FC
13/07/73 Davenport Guild Hall, Plymouth
13/08/73 Harrow Technical College
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved
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