The Rats

1964-1965   - Info courtesy Alan Parkinson 

Line-up 

  • Alan Parkinson - harmonica/vocals
  • Malcom "Mal" Grundy - lead
  • Gerry Kenny - bass/vocals
  • Bill Geldard - drums 

The Rats featured Malcom "Mal" Grundy and Alan Parkinson who were former members of the Beatboys from Leigh.

The Rats appeared on TYLS as shown below:

Saturday 6th March 1965
THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS
Host Pete Murray
The Rats (two different groups with the same name, this group and one from Yorkshire),
The Dave Clark Five
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
Screamin' Jay Hawkins, & the Blues Set
Anita Harris
Jim Page
The Shelley
Janice Nicholls
Guest DJ: Robert Holness

When the Rats disbanded Allan went to Italy with another band then went solo, recording as Al Torino with Decca.

Discography

45s:

Parchment Farm/Everyday I have the blues
Oriole

Sack Of Woe/Gimme That Wine 
CBS 201740 1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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