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The Pretty Things

Formed in London, England in 1963 by Phil May (vocals) and former Rolling Stones bassist, Dick Taylor (lead guitar). Most famous line-up (1964-1965): Phil May (vocals) Dick Taylor (lead guitar) Brian Pendleton (rhythm guitar) John Stax (bass) Viv Prince (drums) Skip Alan replaced Viv Prince in December 1965. Other 1960s members: John Povey (keyboards)... See full bio »

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  Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Mother's Little Helper (2014) ... (performer: "Love, Dance and Sing", "Grey Skies") / (writer: "Love, Dance and Sing", "Grey Skies")
 2013 Californication (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mad Dogs and Englishmen (2013) ... (performer: "L.S.D." - uncredited)
 2012 A Fantastic Fear of Everything (performer: "I See You")
 2012 White Heat (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Eve of Destruction (2012) ... (performer: "S F Sorrow is Born" - uncredited)
 2010 London Boulevard (performer: "Come See Me")
 2008 RocknRolla (performer: "Rosalyn")
 2006 Factory Girl (performer: "Don't Bring Me Down")
 2000 Best (performer: "Don't Bring Me Down", "Buzz the Jerk")
 1981 The Monster Club (performer: "Monster Club")
 1978 Dawn of the Dead (performer: "Cause I'm A Man" - uncredited)
 1969 What's Good for the Goose (lyrics: "Blow Your Mind", "Alexandra", "Never Be Me", "Eagle's Sun") / (music: "Blow Your Mind", "Alexandra", "Never Be Me", "Eagle's Sun")
 1966 The Pretty Things (Short) (performer: "Me Needing You", "Midnight to Six Man", "Can't Stand the Pain", "L.S.D.", "Me Needing You" (Live))
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.26 (1965) ... (performer: "Big City")
- Episode #2.3 (1965) ... (performer: "Honey, I Need")
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Interestingly, the band is often credited with producing the first rock opera with their album "S.F. Sorrow". However, it was overshadowed by The Who's more successful album "Tommy", which was released just a few months later. See more »

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