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 Independent label: Mike 001 was Fivepenny Piece's first single since their last for EMI in 1978, and the first issued by the group following the departure of John Meeks in 1981. The personnel on the record were founder members Lynda Meeks, Eddie Crotty, Colin Radcliffe, George Radcliffe, and John's replacement Trevor Chance, with Phil Barlow on drums and Pete Lingwood on keyboards. Fivepenny Piece are a five-piece band, originally formed in 1969 in the area of East Lancashire around Ashton-under-Lyne and nearby Stalybridge in Cheshire. The band met and performed on Wednesday nights at Ashton's Broadoak Hotel, which gave them their original name The Wednesday Folk in 1967. The record was issued on a small independent label Mike Records and this was the first record issued on that label. The record appears to have some promotional connection with a company called Eland Travel of Surrey, who according to the sleeve note "helped transport troops to the Falklands". It was issued in 1982 because of the Falklands connection, and I assume the choice of the medley of First World War songs has some tie-in with that too. Distributed By Mike Records.


82 Fivepenny Piece It's A Long Way MIKE MIKE 1
82 Fivepenny Piece  Christmas Spirit  MIKE MIKE 2



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