Four Just Men

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Dee Christopholos (b. Dimitrious Christopholos, Liverpool, England) originally fronted the Huyton band, Dee Fenton And The Silhouettes. When the line-up settled to Christopholos, John Kelman (lead guitar),…
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Dee Christopholos (b. Dimitrious Christopholos, Liverpool, England) originally fronted the Huyton band, Dee Fenton And The Silhouettes. When the line-up settled to Christopholos, John Kelman (lead guitar), Peter Turner (rhythm guitar), Harry Bear (bass) and Larry King (drums), they dropped Bear, put Turner on bass and became the Four Just Men. The Four Just Men, sometimes known as Just Four Men, moved en masse to Stockport and so were based in Manchester. They had other bass players (Keith Shepherd, Barrie Ashall) and another lead guitarist, Lally Stott. Stott joined Denny Seyton And The Sabres and wrote ‘Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep’. For a time, the Four Just Men also backed Pete Maclaine. They recorded two singles for Parlophone Records, ‘Things Will Never Be Same’/‘That’s My Baby’ (as the Four Just Men) and ‘There’s Not One Thing’/‘Don’t Come Any Closer’ (as Just Four Men). The group became the underrated but significant psychedelic band, Wimple Winch, but Kelman left the band and reconstituted the Four Just Men with a new line-up, now based in Runcorn. Arthur Davies was the new drummer and the vocalist was first Frank Garland and then Peter Hackett, the bass player Mal Hoyland and then Colin Owen. Many of the musicians connected to the band have remained in the business, but Frank Garland moved to the Isle of Skye and became a shepherd.