Four Hits and a Miss (Chester)


  • David Jones  - lead guitar
  • Geoff Dawson - rhythm guitar
  • Owen Roberts - bass
  • George Roberts - drums
  • Jeannie (Rita Hughes) - lead vocals
  • Terry Lynch - drums (replaced Roberts)


Four Hits and a Miss formed in September 1962 in Chester with a line-up of David Jones on lead guitar, Geoff Dawson on rhythm guitar (b. Geoffrey Dawson), Owen Roberts on bass, George Roberts on drums and 16 year-old Jeannie on lead vocals (b. Rita Hughes, 1946, Chester, Cheshire, UK d. 1989).

Jeannie was the daughter of a Chester pub owner, who fronted the group Four Hits and a Miss as lead singer for a year or so.

This group grew out of The Pacemakers, who changed their name in September 1962 to Four Hits and A Miss.

Roberts was later replaced by drummer Terry Lynch (b. Terence Lynch).

This band became the hottest in Chester and in 1963 were signed to Pye Records, when Jeannie was 17, changing their name again to Jeannie and the Big Guys in the process. Jones was replaced by lead guitarist Peter Johnson and they added organist Phil Blackman. 

John H. Warburg - 16/6/14

Enjoyed an evening at the "Axe" pub in Chester c1962, with this group playing. Very good as I recall and I thought their name was very clever.

Wonder what became of them?

Fergie - 18/8/10 




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