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FEELIN' GOOD
INSTINCT TO SURVIVE
A BRIEF HISTORY

 

1972
First gigs in and around Southend, Chris Fenwick fixes up some dates in Holland in Easter Holidays.
1973
First contact with Vic Maile at the Hope'n'Anchor who suggests the making of an EP (this doesn't happen).
1974
First recording at Dingwalls on July 8th of "Bonie Moronie/Tequila" - first proper tour of U.K. on Dave Edmunds / Brinsley Schwarz package. Signed to United Artists by Andrew Lauder who had seen Dr Feelgood at Cardiff Top Rank on above package tour. First single "Roxette/I Don't Mind" released.
1975
First album "Down by the Jetty" released. Concert recorded at Sheffield in May (to become side one on Stupidity), Naughty Rhythms tour. Second album "Malpractice" released. Concert at Southend Kursaal recorded in November (to become side two of Stupidity and to be released many years later on video from Grand Records).
1976
"Stupidity" reaches Number One in U.K. album charts. Various Feelgoods join Lew Lewis to record "Boogie on the street/Caravan Man", Band tour America!
1977
Fourth album "Sneakin' Suspicion" sees Wilko depart. Henry McCulloch joins Lee, Sparko, Big Figure and Guest Tim Hinkley to honour tour commitments before John Mayo joins. Next album "Be seeing you" released.
1978
"Private Practice" album includes their biggest chart single "Milk & Alcohol".
1979
Two album releases "As It Happens" followed swiftly by "Let It Roll".
1980
"A Case of The Shakes" album released.
1981
Following their 10th album "On the Job" Gypie leaves to be replaced by former Count Bishop Johnny Guitar.
1982
"Fast women, slow horses" album and then Figure and Sparko quit to be replaced by Buzz Barwell and Pat McMullen. European touring not a great success.
1983
New line-up - Lee, Gordon Russell (Gtr), Phil Mitchell (bass), Barwell (drums), lasts only a few months before Kevin Morris replaces Buzz.
1984
Band record "Doctors Order" album in January/February before starting hectic touring schedule to rebuild Feelgoods live success.
1985
"Mad Man Blues" album released firstly as a six track then later extended to ten tracks. Dr Feelgood Information Service opened surgery doors for the first time.

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1986
Dr Feelgood sign Stiff Records and are recorded with a number 2 single "See you later alligator" in Sweden and release of "Brilleaux" album.
1987Another album "Classic" recorded and band continue to build up live following by extensive touring.
1988
Dr Feelgood re-recorded "Milk & Alcohol" with Dave Edmunds. GRAND RECORDS is formed with the main intention of re-releasing all early deleted Feelgood albums on new formats such as CD.
1989
EMI/Liberty release compilation album "Singles, the UA years+" Gordon Russell left to be replaced by Steve Walwyn in June. One of his early gigs at Town & Country on 21st June was recorded and later released on Grand Records.
1990
Dr Feelgoods first live album since 1981 was released on Grand Records - "Live in London".
1991
Grand Records 12th release and their first original Feelgood studio work "Primo" saw Phil leaving and Dave Bronze stepping in.
1992
Grand Records reissue two live albums (the last of the back issues) whilst Dr Feelgood tour extensively with no time to record new material.
1993
Dave Bronze demonstrates his production skills and songwriting with a studio album "The Feelgood Factor". During the recordings Lee reveals he is ill with Lymphoma. Dr Feelgood suspend touring but do their bit for live music by opening Dr Feelgood Music Bar on Canvey Island.
1994
January 24th/25th were the dates for two live shows at the Feelgood Music Bar with Dr Feelgood being joined by Ian Gibbons on keyboards. Both shows were sold out and recorded to be released in the summer. It was a great loss when Lee died in April but the album went ahead as planned - "Down At The Doctors" - and the first Birthday Memorial took place featuring past and present Feelgoods.
1995
Kevin Morris, the longest serving member on Dr Feelgood, helped Dr Feelgood get back on the road again by enlisting the help of Phil Mitchell, Steve Walwyn and newcomer Pete Gage. After several low key gigs the new line-up commenced a hectic touring schedule visiting many countries. The Information Service launched a new Newsletter "Feelin' Good".
1996
Grand Records continue their policity of releasing Feelgood material with a new studio CD "On The Road Again" - a mixture of original/cover versions.
1997
Dr Feelgood celebrate 25 years with some special concerts, memorabilia including a biography, a double compilation CD and of course more live dates!

...to be continued...

(Source: Feelin' Good Issue 2/January 1996)
 

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