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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Mike Kellie (The Only Ones) RIP

I just heard the sad news from a friend regarding the the passing of Mike Kellie, former drummer for The Only Ones (and Spooky Tooth and The Living Dead with Johnny Thunders, as well as being an in demand session drummer). Mike Kellie would have been 70 years old in March.

Our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time.

You can read his story about joining The Only Ones on his Official Website.

To honour his memory I thought a playing of the Debut album from The Only Ones would be fitting.

 The Only Ones - The Only Ones
Produced by The Only Ones and Robert Ash
Released 14th April 1978

The Only Ones
    Peter Perrett – lead and background vocals; guitars; keyboards
    John Perry – guitars; keyboards
    Alan Mair – bass guitars
    Mike Kellie – drums

Session musicians
    Mick Gallagher – keyboards
    Gordon Edwards – keyboards
    Raphael & Friends – horns
    Koulla Kakoulli – backing vocals

Side 1

Side 2

Single on The Only Ones

B-Side: Special View

Released 14th April 1978
Did Not Chart

(18th August 1978 Reissue)

There was also a 7" and 12" released that had As My Wife Says on the B-side that was apparently released in August 1978. I must confess that I don't think I have ever seen this version myself and the knowledge of it only came from seeing it listed on Discogs!

The 2009 CD Remaster included As My Wife Says and also both sides of their debut single:

A-Side: Lovers of Today 

Produced by The Only Ones and Robert Ash
Released June 1977

Another Girl, Another Planet
Live on French TV 1979

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