Heatwave... Terry Shea (Fender Stratocaster rhythm guitar, vocals), John Fellows (Fender Jazz bass, vocals), Richard Steen (Epiphone Casino lead guitar, vocals), Martin H. Samuel (Ludwig drums, composer), Peter Allatt (lead vocals, percussion).
Heatwave recorded, 'Sister Simon (Funny Man)' b/w 'Rastus Ravel (Is A Mean Old Man)' on Penny Farthing Records and released PEN 738 on 16th October 1970.
Both songs were written and produced by John Edward for Instant Sound Productions.
The A-side, received frequent BBC Radio airplay while 'Rastus Ravel (Is A Mean Old Man)', the funky B-side, is still popular in London and Tokyo clubs today.
In addition to a solid dance beat and tight vocal harmonies, the group was also known for its pyrotechnic display of fire-eating by Martin.
Doris Troy with Maggie Stredder, Gloria George and Marian Davis (The Ladybirds) sing backing vocals.
Heatwave is proud of its commemorative brick, 20 rows above 'John', in the Cavern Club Wall of Fame.
Heatwave @ Bandcamp: http://www.the-heatwave.bandcamp.com
Heatwave on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHeatwave1970