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Created in 1961 in Bristol, England, the Cougars comprised Keith ‘Pole’ Owen (guitar/arranger), Dave Tanner (rhythm guitar), Adrian Morgan (bass) and Dave Hack (drums). An instrumental group in the mould from the Shadows, the quartet was authorized to EMI Information by A&R supervisor Norrie Paramor carrying out a skill competition. Their debut solitary, ‘Saturday Night IN THE Duck Fish pond’, a frenetic reworking of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’, incurred a BBC ban on the lands it ‘defaced a traditional melody’, but non-etheless reached the quantity 33 place in 1963. The same composer was the motivation for a number of ensuing produces, including ‘Crimson Square’ and ‘Caviare And Potato chips’, however the group was struggling to do it again its initial achievement. Not to become confused using the latest hardcore punk group from NY using the same name.

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