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Wayne Gibson

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  • Years Active: 1960s, 1970s


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Wayne Gibson's career spanned two decades and several styles of music, from British blues to disco. Wayne Gibson and the Dynamic Sounds were the brain-child of Shel Talmy, who put the band together in 1963 and carried them through four singles on Pye, of which only one, "Kelly" (featuring Jimmy Page on guitar), was a minor hit. The band split up in 1965 and Gibson went solo the following year, signed to EMI-Columbia (where his version of "Under My Thumb" died an agonizing death, denounced by Mick Jagger along with rival covers).

He had a good voice, however, and no less an organization than Motown seemed to acknowledge this when Gibson's version of the Beatles' "For No One" became the first record by a British male singer to be released on the label. He persevered, and in the mid-1970's was cutting disco music for Pye.