Mighty Avengers

This short-lived UK quartet - Tony Campbell (b. 24 June 1944, Rugby, Midlands, England; lead guitar/vocals), Teddy Mahon (rhythm guitar), Mike Linnell (bass/vocals) and ‘Biffo’ Beech (drums/vocals)…
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This short-lived UK quartet - Tony Campbell (b. 24 June 1944, Rugby, Midlands, England; lead guitar/vocals), Teddy Mahon (rhythm guitar), Mike Linnell (bass/vocals) and ‘Biffo’ Beech (drums/vocals) - enjoyed the patronage of the Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham. He produced the group’s three singles, ‘So Much In Love’, ‘Blue Turns To Grey’ and ‘(Walking Through The) Sleepy City’, each of which were exclusive Jagger/Richard songs. This altruism was fuelled by Oldham’s desire to test the market for the songwriters’ early efforts. ‘So Much In Love’ peaked at number 46 in November 1964, but Oldham’s interest in the group waned when subsequent offerings failed to chart. The tracks remain interesting examples of Oldham’s debt to producer Phil Spector. ‘Blue Turns To Grey’ later became a hit in the hands of Cliff Richard in 1966.