LARRY'S REBELS
Mo'reen
(Terry Melcher - Mark Lindsay)
New Zealand 1969
#11 NZ

Charted in February 1969, single on Impact, the last for Larry's Rebels.

Popular band, from Ponsonby in Auckland, often in the New Zealand Top 10 in the late 60s. Vocalist Larry Morris later went solo and had six singles on the NZ charts 1969-1983 including The Hunt (1969, #5 NZ) and The Game (1970, #8 NZ).

Larry’s Rebels were New Zealand’s Animals. Our Paul Revere and the Raiders. The top notch local pop band with bluesy bite, who released a handful of vital discs, and for a brief few years were all over the media, the charts and the nation’s bedroom walls. They were Auckland’s first great homegrown pop band of the modern pop era; hard working and electrifying live. Their cover versions nipped at the heels of the originals.
      - Andrew Schmidt at Audio Culture.

See also Larry & The Rebels' Mo'reen, Painter Man, It's Not True, Do What You Gotta Do and I Feel Good; and The Rebels' My Son John

Further reading: 1. The Larry's Rebels page at Bruce Sergent's New Zealand music website. 2. Larry Morris interview with Murray Cammick at NZ music website Audio Culture (January 2016). 3. Larry's Rebels profile at Audio Culture.

Thanks to Larry for correction.

THE BAY CITY UNION
Mo'reen
(Terry Melcher - Mark Lindsay)
Australia 1968
#40 Melbourne* #25 Brisbane

Single on Festival by blues band led by Matt Taylor, formed in Brisbane 1966, based in Melbourne from early 1967. Bay City Union members would include Phil Manning, who was later with Matt Taylor in the classic line-up of the great Australian blues band Chain. Another well-known Bay City Union alumnus is Glenn Wheatley, later of the Masters Apprentices and manager of Johnny Farnham.

Reference: Ian McFarlane, Encyclopedia of Auistralian Rock and Pop.
Further reading: 1. Chain history at Milesago. 2. Bay City Union and Chain pages at Craig Smith's Blues.org.au. 3. Matt Taylor at Answers.com. 4. Phil Manning.com.au.

*Melbourne chart position as calculated by Tom Guest in his Melbourne chart book Thirty Years of Hits. Brisbane chart position from Gavin Ryan's Brisbane Chart Book.

Thanks to Terry Stacey for version alert and background.

THE TEENMAKERS
Mo'reen
(Terry Melcher - Mark Lindsay)
Denmark 1968

Single on Triola (also on US label Jamie and in Canada on Regency) by Danish band known as The Danish Hollies.

Further reading: Teenmakers discography at Teenmakers.dk.

Thanks to Chas Kit at Garage Hangover.

BZN
Mo'reen
(Terry Melcher - Mark Lindsay)
Netherlands 1968

Single on Polydor, B-side of Waiting For You, by long-lasting Dutch band from Volendam (Band Zonder Naam: "Band Without Name"), often on the Dutch charts.

Further reading: 1. BZN-Online.com. 2. BZN entry at Wikipedia.

DANNY & JERRY
Mo'reen
(Terry Melcher - Mark Lindsay)
USA 1968

Single on Ronn, a subsidiary of Stan Lewis's Shreveport LA label Jewel (not the Cincinnati label Jewel).

Further reading: 1. Jewel and Ronn background at Both Sides Now. 2. Ronn singles discography at Global Dog.

PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS
Mo'reen
(Terry Melcher - Mark Lindsay)
USA 1968
Original version

On 1968 Columbia EP Paul Revere & The Raiders. The composers are Raiders singer Mark Lindsay and producer Terry Melcher.

The Raiders, from Portland OR, first charted in 1961 with an instrumental, Like, Long Hair and had their last big hit in 1971, a #1, Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian), written by John D. Loudermilk. They were known for their 18th century costumes (worn in keeping with their historical name) and for their weekly appearances on the TV pop show Where The Action Is.

There was a Paul Revere, on keyboards, the foundation member, but the lead singer was Mark Lindsay, who had a career of his own, charting in 1970 with Arizona and Silver Bird.

By the time of Indian Reservation the band had split, leaving Lindsay and Revere with new personnel as simply The Raiders. (ER2)

See also: Kicks.

Further reading: 1. Bruce Eder's Raiders history at All Music Guide. 2. Terry Melcher entry at Wikipedia. 3. Raiders EP discography at MarkLindsay.com.

JOHN KINCADE
Mo'reen
(John Carter - Gillian Shakespeare)
UK 1974
Red herring

Same title but not the same song as 'Mo'reen' by Larry's Rebels.

Single on Penny Farthing

John Kincade was the name adopted by John Knowles after he was recruited to front a touring version of songwriter John Carter's studio band Kincade (Dreams Are Ten a Penny, 1973, a hit in parts of Europe and Australia).

Further reading: 1. Post (including label shot) on this Mo'reen by Robin Wills at Purepop. 2. For the full complicated story of Kincade, see Alex Gitlin's Kincade page and the Wikipedia entry.

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