The Tomcats were a London-based quintet (originally named The Thoughts), who, subsequently, were formed from the remnants of the skiffle music group called the Playboys. Among those moving through one early line-up from the Tomcats was John “Speedy” Eager, who performed drums in the music group. The group didn’t possess any significant achievement in England, however in 1966 they recognized an offer to execute in Spain using what became their last line-up, that was attracted from a music group known as Second Thoughts. These were a hit within their live shows in Spain and instantly found an willing audience because of their music–the music group charted four EPs of materials that ranged from addresses of contemporary strikes (“Color It Dark” etc.) to Spanish vocabulary music. The group came back to Britain in 1967, and, keeping the same line-up, changed their sound and their name to July. A 1997 Compact disc known as The Tomcats in the Essex label gathers the best addresses off their four Spanish EPs and fills it out using the contents of the 1964-classic EP by the next Thoughts.