Formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1969 and launched to extensive publicity, the rock band Cartoone was comprised of Mike Allison, Mo Trowers, Derek Creigon and Chic Coffils. They were previously known as the Chevrons, and as such, recorded ‘Too Long Alone’ for Pye Records in 1966. The group honed their songwriting talents during the ensuing years, and when a demo tape reached Mark London, he introduced Cartoone to Atlantic Records. They signed for the company on the same day as Led Zeppelin. Cartoone, which also featured contributions from Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, showed a group of undoubted promise and they undertook a punishing US tour upon its release. Guitarist Leslie Harvey augmented them during this sojourn, but when he opted to remain with Power (later Stone The Crows) a disenchanted Cartoone broke up.
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