An English rock band, formed in London and lasting from 1962 to 1969. The group was named after their keyboardist Manfred Mann. The band had two different lead vocalists, Paul Jones from 1962 to 1966, and Mike d’Abo from 1966 to 1969.
The group was regularly in the UK charts in the 1960s. Three of the band’s most successful singles, “Do Wah Diddy Diddy“, “Pretty Flamingo” and “Mighty Quinn“, topped the UK Singles Chart. Their 1964 hit “5-4-3-2-1” was the theme tune for the ITV pop music show Ready Steady Go! and they were the first southern-England-based group to top the US Billboard Hot 100 during the British invasion.
In 2016 East Central One Limited bought the EMI Manfred Mann catalogue and through Umbrella Music the entire 60s catalogue is available on digital and physical formats.
Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, performer, actor, radio and TV presenter of over 60 years’ standing is celebrated with the release of this album of his performances. This takes in the earliest recordings with Manfred Mann, solo recordings and performances with The Blues Band, Mick Pini and Guido Toffoletti. The sleeve notes contain informative and entertaining information written by Paul himself.
Out on 30 September 2022: Paul Jones – The Blues (CD and double vinyl)