The Escorts

There were three bands called The Escorts: A British Merseybeat band, an American soul band and an Australian pop band. 1) The Escorts were a Merseybeat band from Liverpool, England. In 1963, they were voted the ninth most popular group in Liverpool by readers of Mersey Beat magazine. They originally consisted of: Terry Sylvester - guitar/lead vocals (born Terence Sylvester, 8 January 1946, Liverpool) John Kinrade - lead guitar/vocals (born 1946) Mike Gregory - bass guitar/vocals (born Michael Gregory, 7 November 1946, Liverpool) Pete Clarke - drums (born Peter Gaskell, 1946) replaced by Kenny Goodlass from The Kirkbys; replaced by Pete Clark; replaced by Tommy Kelly of Earl Preston's Realms; replaced by Paul Comerford of The Cryin' Shames. ...show more

There were three bands called The Escorts: A British Merseybeat band, an American soul band and an Australian pop band. 1) The Escorts were a Merseybeat band from Liverpool, England. In 1963, they were voted the ninth most popular group in Liverpool by readers of Mersey Beat magazine. They originally consisted of: Terry Sylvester - guitar/lead vocals (born Terence Sylvester, 8 January 1946, Liverpool) John Kinrade - lead guitar/vocals (born 1946) Mike Gregory - bass guitar/vocals (born Michael Gregory, 7 November 1946, Liverpool) Pete Clarke - drums (born Peter Gaskell, 1946) replaced by Kenny Goodlass from The Kirkbys; replaced by Pete Clark; replaced by Tommy Kelly of Earl Preston's Realms; replaced by Paul Comerford of The Cryin' Shames.

Sylvester was replaced by Frank Townsend from The Easybeats (1962 - 65) and the Beachwoods, who was later to become a member of Tony Rivers and the Castaways. Paddy Chambers (ex-Faron's Flamingos and The Big Three) subsequently replaced Townsend. Sylvester left to join The Swinging Blue Jeans in 1966, before replacing Graham Nash in The Hollies. He now lives in Florida and travels all over the United States and Canada playing concerts with such as Billy J.

Kramer, Peter Noone, Joey Molland and other British Invasion acts. Sylvester also does a one man show. Paul McCartney played tambourine on their last record "From Head To Toe" in 1966. Gregory would also leave The Escorts in 1967 to join The Swinging Blue Jeans, and stayed until 1971, whereupon after leaving and doing sessions for a couple of years, he formed a group with Johnny Goodison of the original Brotherhood of Man called Big John's Rock 'n' Roll Circus in 1975. ...show less