The Blackwells were a 60s male Merseybeat group who were resident at the Peppermint Lounge in Liverpool’s city centre. They had dyed hair and skin-tight leather outfits and were known as ‘the blond bombshells’. One publicity photograph shows them forming a real Savile Row with disc jockey Jimmy Savile, who appeared with them in the film Ferry Cross The Mersey. Their 1965 Columbia Records single, ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’, is indicative of their gutsy sound. The band is not to be confused with the US group who made the original version of ‘Love Or Money’.
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