The Equals - Police On My Back / Laurel And Hardy
Eddy Grant founded the group with Pat Lloyd, John Hall, and brothers Derv and Lincoln Gordon, and they were noted as being "the first major interracial rock group in the UK"  and "one of the few racially mixed bands of the era".
InHall suggested that they form a band. Their songs were mainly written by Eddy Grant, with contributions from Pat Lloyd and the Gordon brothers. The band also released several albums on President in quick succession—seven in four years  —including Unequalled Equals and Equals Explosionboth of which reached the UK albums chart. According to Derv Gordon, Kassner did not allow the band to tour the U. In Septemberall five group members were injured in a motorway car accident in Germany.
In JanuaryGrant suffered a collapsed lung and heart infection, following which he returned to Guyana. Lincoln Gordon left the band shortly after its Public Eye - Roy Hargrove - Public Eye and in the same year David Dzal Martin — who had been a member between and — rejoined permanently as lead guitarist.
InDerv Gordon left the band and later that year two new Gantman* - Forever joined, Decosta Boyce lead vocalspreviously of the funk band Heatwaveand Mark Haley on keyboards, previously with The Kinks and The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams.
The Equals continue to record, increasingly influenced by funk and reggae music. Today, the Equals continue to tour in UK and Europe.
Pat Lloyd bass guitar has been an original founder member since its formation in Ronnie Telemacque drums has been a member since David Dzal Martin lead guitar has been a full time member since May The Equals' music has continued to be influential. It's Me, Chelsea. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Equals. Retrieved 29 January The Book of Golden Discs 2nd ed.
London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. RecordJuly 10, Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. British Hit Albums 7th ed. Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Publishing Ltd. London: Reed International Books Ltd. CN Retrieved 29 June London: Guinness World Records Limited. Retrieved 27 October Retrieved 25 January Eddy Grant. Book:Eddy Grant. Categories : Musical groups established in British pop music groups British rhythm and blues musical groups British rock music groups Sibling musical groups.
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