guitar, keyboards, vocals
Simon Byrne: drums, vocals
John G. Perry: bass, vocals
Album: Gringo 1972 (Germany) MAPS 4890 - Teldec / MCA
Cry The Beloved
I´m Another Man
More And More
Our Time Is Our Time
Gently Step Through The Stream
Emma And Harry
Land Of Who Knows Where
(All songs written by Gringo)
I'm Another Man / Soft Mud (MCA MKS 5067) 1971
In 2000 the
"Gringo" album was released on CD (AACD 036) by the
"Audio Archives" label.
It includes the same songs as the LP from 1972 and the two bonus tracks "I'm Another Man" (single version) and "Soft Mud".
Here you can see
the back of the CD re-release of the "Gringo" album:
Gringo at the "Weeley Festival" - August 1971:
...and Henry's memories of the concert, taken from a website about the "Weeley Festival":
"I was so pleased to be put
on to this website and recall all the Weeley memories.
I was the lead guitarist of Gringo at the time and remember the band was scared enough about doing a gig that was so massive.
The fear turned to paranoia, probably enhanced by what we'd been smoking, when the Hells Angels appeared. It became so ridiculous that at the point we were due to go on stage, the self appointed security guard, a massive guy with club and full Angel attire, refused to let us on stage and we had to point out our roadie and prove that we knew him in order to get on.
The sound was pretty bad on stage, but I think we played OK. In those days there were few fold-back monitors, which meant that you couldn't really hear what the rest of the band was playing!
I remember we had a song in the repertoire called "Murder In the Nursery" (!!) which seemed to reflect the activity at the back of the enclosure, where the Angels were setting a car alight.
I had a beaten up Morris Traveller at the time and as we left the gig an Angel scraped the side of the car with his bike. He was very apologetic and offered his name and address if I needed to get it fixed. Quite in contrast to the activities witnessed the rest of the day.
All The Best
Follow this link to see an interview with the former Gringo-member John G. Perry
Last updated: 08 September 2001