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The Kubas

The Kubas

Line up:

Roy Morris - Lead Guitar

Stu Leithwood - Rhythm Guitar

Keith Ellis - Bass Guitar

Tony O’Reilly - Drums

The Kubas formed in 1963 and after a successful three week stint at the Star Club in Hamburg, they returned to the UK and based themselves in London with the Roy Tempest Organization. Columbia Records signed them up and their first record ‘Magic Potion’ was released in January 1965. Their second record ‘Take Me For A Little While’ was released on the PYE label (after PYE changed the spelling of their name to ‘Koobas’) in November of the same year, one month before appearing on The Beatles final tour of Britain.

In late 1965 they signed with Tony Stratton-Smith who was very enthusiastic about them, but, despite major promotion, they never quite made the big time.

Following the release of their album ‘The Koobas’ in 1968 and appearing as support group on the ‘Jimmy Hendrix Experience’ tour, they disbanded.

Press ‘Play Button’ on the player to listen to the original recordings.

Magic Potion

The First Cut Is The Deepest

I Love Her

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