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Wump & His Werbles

Drummer John Cochrane (b. 24 August 1939, Wallasey, Britain) recalls, ‘We had been going to start to see the Everly Brothers on the Liverpool Empire in 1960 and along the way we had been thinking about a name for our group. We wished to send everything up with a really ridiculous name and we chosen Wump And His Werbles. It exercised perfectly as people booked us on the effectiveness of the name only.’ No-one would admit being Wump nonetheless it was probably business lead singer, Steve Day time, the other users getting Dave Georgeson (b. 8 Apr 1942, Wirral, Britain; lead acoustic guitar), Nev Humphries (tempo acoustic guitar) and Jimmy Mellor (b. 7 November 1941, Flete Holbeton, Devon, Britain; bass). Mellor informed who owns the Cavern that these were back Liverpool for a brief break after a thorough tour from the Continent. The dog owner thought him and on 7 July 1960, they came into into Merseybeat background by playing rock and roll ‘n’ roll in the club. Even though audience was non-e too willing, they got rebooked. Although these were a popular music group (keeping Werble-Q’s) and done the same expenses as the Beatles, they split up within 2 yrs. Steve Day time fronted his personal group while Cochrane used Freddie Starr AS WELL AS THE Midnighters. Cochrane and Georgeson had been in the Chuckles from 1963-66. Cochrane became a librarian, composing books on car amount plates and aviation.

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