The Gods "Groozy"1969 UK Phych Rock..

From album 1969 "To Samuel A Son". Full Album in Playlist… "The Gods" were an English group founded in 1965. The bandmembers included Mick Taylor (later with John Mayalls Bluesbreakers and the Rolling Stones), Brian Glascock and John Glascock (later of Jethro Tull).They were schoolmates from Hatfield and had been playing together as The Juniors (or The Strangers), a band they formed in 1962.Also part of this band were Malcolm Collins and Alan Shacklock. They had a record deal with Columbia. Their first 7" single (Columbia DB7339) appeared in 1964 (Theres a pretty girlPocket Size). In 1965 the line-up was changed. Mick Taylor continued to play guitar and teamed up with Ken Hensley (organvocals) (later guitarist with Uriah Heep). They also added Joe Konas (guitarvocals) and changed their name to "The Gods".In 1966 The Gods opened for Cream at the Starlite Ballroom in Wembley, London. A single (Come On Down To My Boat BabyGarage Man) was recorded in early 1967. At this point the line-up included Mick Taylor, Ken Hensley, John Glascock, Brian Glascock and Lee Kerslake.In May 1967 Mick Taylor got a call from John Mayall who was looking for a new guitarist. When Taylor joined the Bluesbreakers, he left behind a faltering bluesband. The band sought to revive their fortunes on the clubcollege circuit. They relocated to London and secured a residency at The Marquee. John Glascock (bass) was replaced by Greg Lake in June 1967. The problem was that Greg Lake <b>…<b>