Vinyl Schminyl Radio Classic Deep Cut 7-25-12

It’s Birthday Week this week and Jim Armstrong of Them has one today..I know he didn’t play on this song but what the heck??

Them were a Northern Irish band formed in Belfast in April 1964, most prominently known for the garage rock standard “Gloria” and launching singer Van Morrison‘s musical career.[1] The original five member band consisted of Morrison, Alan Henderson, Ronnie Millings, Billy Harrison and Eric Wrixon.The group was marketed in the United States as part of the British Invasion.[2]

Them scored two UK hits in 1965 with “Baby, Please Don’t Go” (UK No.10) and “Here Comes the Night” (UK No.2; Republic of Ireland No.2). The latter song and “Mystic Eyes“” were Top 40 hits in the US.[1]

Morrison quit the band in 1966 and went on to a successful career as a solo artist. Although Them had a short-lived existence, the Belfast group had considerable influence on other bands, such as The Doors.[1]