THE FLIES Doin' The Mod (Les Vandyke)
Australia 1965 #23 Melbourne
Second single, the first that charted by Melbourne band influenced by British Invasion insects, also notable for the involvement of Ronnie Burns, who later became a solo pop star. Go to Browse Artists: 'B' for some of his songs featured at this site.
Thanks to Terry Stacey for uncovering all these Flies.
VANDYKE AND THE BAMBIS Doin' The Mod (Les Vandyke)
Single on Picadilly. According to AMG, an obscure British band teamed with songwriter Les Vandyke: my hunch (and it is only a hunch) is that this is a studio band.
British songwriter, singer and film composer Les Vandyke (b. Yani Skoradalides, 1931) also used the names John Skoradalides, Johnny Worth and John Worsley. He wrote many well-known songs of the 60s and 70s including significant hits for Adam Faith (What Do You Want, Poor Me) and Eden Kane (Well I Ask You, Forget Me Not). Ex-Shadows Jet Harris & Tony Meehan had a UK hit with his Applejack (1963, #4 UK).