The Peddlers formed in Manchester in 1964, as a pop trio of Trevor Morais, Tab Martin and Roy Phillips. Morais, the drummer, had previously played with Faron's Flamingoes and Rory Storm and the Hurricanes (who had struggled to replace Ringo Starr after he had left to join The Beatles). Martin, the bassist, noted for his peculiar style of playing a Gibson EB2 bass guitar in an upright position as though it were a string bass; and Phillips, on vocals and keyboards, had both been in The Saints and The Tornados; Phillips had also been with The Soundtracks. The trio released six singles and an EP on the Philips record label before joining CBS in 1967. In 1968 they released the album Freewheelers, consisting of standards sometimes adventurously arranged by Keith Mansfield. The follow-up, 1968's Three In A Cell, included a downtempo version of "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever", from the 1965 musical of the same name, which was later heavily sampled for its bass and Hammond organ riff. Trevor Morais left the trio during an Australian tour in 1972, and was replaced on drums by New Zealander Paul Johnson. The Peddlers disbanded in 1976.
01 - Comin Home Baby 02 - On A Clear Day 03 - Basin Street Blues 04 - Nobody Likes Me 05 - I'm A Boy In Love 06 - People 07 - In The Still Of The Night 08 - Ebb Tide 09 - Just A Pretty Song 10 - The Lost Continent 11 - Prime Of My Life