Anno Domini

Related: Teddy & The Tigers, Eire Apparent, Billy Brown Band, Taste

Formed by former Teddy & The Tigers guitarist, David 'Tiger' Taylor, when he left the Eire Apparent in late 1969. Group members were the Dave Mercer (vocals guitar), Kerry Scott (vocals and Congas) and Tiger on lead guitar, bass and vocals. The group was managed by Eddie Kennedy who ran the Maritime Club in Belfast.

Tiger Taylor takes up the story: "We moved to London in 1970 and started playing the clubs and pubs and we also did a tour of Germany with Rory Gallagher which was very successful for us as we got a recording contract with Polydor, Germany. We recorded one album called 'On This New Day' with Ritchie McCracken on bass and John Wilson on drums from Taste, although i played bass on some of the tracks. It was released in Germany in 1970, I left in 1971 due to the album not being recorded to the standard I felt it should have been and this led to a disagreement with Eddie Kennedy.

"When I left they got two new guys into the group. Eddie Kennedy did a deal with Deram records and put the album out in Britain with them on the cover which was highly unprofessional. There are two albums out there now, one with me on the cover and the other with the two new guys."

Vocals/Guitar: Dave Mercer / John Evan-Jones
Tiger Taylor / Trevor Jones
Vocals/Congas: Kerry Scott
Eddie Kennedy


1971 - L.P: On This Day (Polydor / Deram)
1971 - 7" Sngle: Hitchcock Railway / Badlands of Ardgurth (Polydor)

Above, the original Polydor L.P. sleeve ~ below, the new sleeve issued after Tiger Taylor left the band.
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