Paul Muggleston ...... a career in entertainment spanning four full decades

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Me and the Others touring with Tom Jones in 1964  -  Gordon Bennett, Robbie Carpenter, Paul Muggleston, Peter Dawkins and Dave Chapman
Me and the Others touring with Tom Jones in 1964  -  Gordon Bennett, Robbie Carpenter, Paul Muggleston, Peter Dawkins and Dave Chapman

Peter Dawkins, Gary Thain and Dave Chapman outside the Jennings shop in  London
Peter Dawkins, Gary Thain and Dave Chapman outside the Jennings shop in London

Me and the Others  .....  Dave Chapman, Peter Dawkins, Paul Muggleston and Gary Thain  -  London
Me and the Others  .....  Dave Chapman, Peter Dawkins, Paul Muggleston and Gary Thain  -  London
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Me and The Others - London

Me and the Others

1966 -1967 saw the group tour Europe, working clubs in England and Scotland.  In 1967 after auditions in the Marquee Club and the Whisky-à-Gogo Club in London, they were contracted by Philip Neuman to play for a month at the famous PN Hit House on Leopold Strasse, Schwarbring, Munich, Germany  -  and immediately secured another month's work at Robinson Barracks on an American military base near Stuttgart.

Prior to that the group had recorded a single "Love Is Not A Game" at the Regent Studio, London - the flip side recording, which was planned for their return from Europe never eventuated.

Early in 1967 Dave decided it was time for him to go home, and Paul wanted to go back to the UK where he remained until he returned to NZ in 1969.  Peter and Gary returned to Munich, where they started a new group with guitarist Ed Carter (who was later to play for the Beach Boys) - this group was The New Nadir and it boasted a strong following in Germany, Switzerland and France - and played celebrated clubs in London such as the Speakeasy where they gigged one night with an unexpected guest - Jimi Hendrix.

In 1968 Gary joined the Keef Hartley Band, and in August 1969 participated in the Woodstock Festival.  In 1972 he joined the monstrously successful British metal band Uriah Heep, remaining a dominant member of that group until he was sacked in early 1975.  He unfortunately died in his flat at Norwood Green later that same year, at age 27, of a drug overdose.

Peter Dawkins ventured back to NZ in 1970 to become arguably this country's greatest record producer - with seven (HMV) Number Ones on the trot to his credit.  He moved on to (EMI) Australia in 1972, working with a plethora of Aussie talent from John Farnham to Slim Dusty, and moving to Festival Records in 1975.
Me and The Others - London

Me and The Others - London

Me and The Others - London

Me and The Others - London

Me and The Others - London

Me and The Others - London

Me and The Others - London

Me and The Others - London

Me and The Others - London

Dave Chapman's Drawing
This drawing was created by Dave Chapman as the band headed for Newquay Cornwall to play at the Blue Lagoon for one week.
The support band was REACTION whose drummer was none other than Roger Taylor, later to be drummer for superact -- Queen.


Me and the Others on stage at The PNN Hit House, Munich, Germany
Me and the Others on stage at The PNN Hit House, Munich, Germany

Gary Thain, Peter Dawkins, Dave Chapman and Paul Muggleston at The PNN Hit House
Gary Thain, Peter Dawkins, Dave Chapman and Paul Muggleston at The PNN Hit House

Gary Thain, Peter Dawkins, Dave Chapman and Paul Muggleston at The PNN Hit House
Gary Thain, Peter Dawkins, Dave Chapman and Paul Muggleston at The PNN Hit House

The crowd goes wild at The PNN Hit House, Munich, Germany
The crowd goes wild at The PNN Hit House, Munich, Germany


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