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Subsequent singles released that year and the next made no impression. The group had its origins inwhen Bruce McCaskill formed a jazz influenced skiffle sextet group called the Bluegenes. There were a number of early personnel changes, as guitarist Ralph Ellis joined the band and Ward was replaced by Les Braid.
They were a fully working band byplaying skiffle at venues in Liverpool and at the Star Club in Hamburg. However the German audiences booed them off the stage, and the group rapidly changed direction and focus.
They switched to rock and Born Under A Guillotine - Deathrite - Into Extinctionand with a name change to reflect their attire, to the Swinging Blue Jeans. After the departure of Moss, the band became a quartet. In Decembera cover of the song "Hippy Hippy Shake" took the band to Number two on the British Razorblade Kiss - HIM - Love Metal Archives Vol.1 / Video Collection (2в1) Музыкальная Коллекция (D and established them as stars.
They had a three-year spell of success, rising and falling with Merseybeat Old Man Mose - The Swinging Blue Jeans - Live In Sweden. Inthe band's producer Ridley decided to try and transform Ennis into a solo star, cutting the disc "Tremblin'" with session musicians and backing vocals by Madeline Bell and Kiki Deebut it was ultimately released under the band's name.
Also in that year the band went to a five piece unit with the introduction of another member from The Escorts, bass player Mike Gregory, with Braid moving on to keyboards. Sylvester left at the end of to replace Graham Nash in The Hollies. Early in Alan Lovell deputised for guitarist Colin Manley due to his deteriorating health. At the end of The Solid Silver Sixties tour in MayRay Ennis officially retired, announcing his retirement on radio and to the general public.
During and prior to the tour, Ennis offered Lovell the opportunity to continue with the band under the name "The Swinging Blue Jeans".
Initially Lovell declined but subsequently registered the trademark of the name "The Swinging Blue Jeans" without Ray Ennis's knowledge. Ennis then decided to challenge Lovell for the ownership of the trademark but a Court decision ruled that Lovell had Old Man Mose - The Swinging Blue Jeans - Live In Sweden legal rights to the name. A subsequent appeal was lodged but was also dismissed. Meanwhile, Ennis came out of retirement to make occasional appearances with another band under the name "Ray Ennis's Blue Jeans".
The Swinging Blue Jeans continue to perform today, with no original members, under the leadership of Lovell. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Swinging Blue Jeans. Retrieved 9 August Pigs Nose Inn. London: Guinness World Records Limited. Retrieved 31 January Retrieved 15 March The Guardian. The Great Rock Bible. M-Y Books. The Fest for Beatles Fans. Norwich Evening News.
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