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Joystrings

The single ‘It’s An Open up Key’, which entered the united kingdom Top 40 in Feb 1964, remains perhaps one of the most unlikely hits from the beat era. The melody was compiled by Pleasure Webb, a captain in the Salvation Military. Her eight-piece group, the Joystrings, was attracted from the personnel of the Military’s Training University in London’s Denmark Hill. The only real exemption was drummer Wyncliffe Noble, an architect by trade. The octet was agreed upon to EMI’s Regal Zonophone Information label, carrying out a effective appearance on BBC tv’s Tonight program, and in Dec they appreciated another minor strike with ‘A Starry Evening’. Despite their apparently transitory charm, the Joystrings continuing to record for quite some time, although their novelty factor quickly waned.

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