Bob Miller and the Millermen

Bob Miller and The Millermen was a British instrumental band of the 1950s, which appeared regularly on UK television and radio programmes in the 1950s and early 1960s, backing various singers and vocal groups.[1][2] The band appeared as one of the resident bands on Drumbeat,[3] along with The John Barry Seven, and supported The Kingpins for their nine appearances on the show. They also featured in another BBC Radio programme, Parade of the Pops.[3] The players also temporarily served in other bands, for example for Norman Smith. Bob Miller cut various instrumental singles such as "Oliver's Twist" under the band's own name.[4]

Bob Miller and the Millermen were also accompanied and backed by the 'Wimbledon Girls Choir', in various shows and on television, in the 1950s and 1960s under the musical conductor Malcolm Parker.[5]

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  1. ^ Billboard, 8 August 1960 "... got renewed action and has become a big seller reaching No. 5 on the British chart. Just before the disk broke in America, young Mills took the 'vocal chair with Britain's leading large rock band, Bob Miller and the Millermen, and is tied there ..."
  2. ^ Colin LarkinThe Guinness Who's Who of Fifties Music, 1993 – page 232: "Miller, Bob – The instrumental group, Bob Miller and the Millermen, appeared regularly on UK television and radio programmes in the 50s and early 60s. After being noticed at several London gigs, including one at the Locarno Ballroom, ..."
  3. ^ a b Colin Larkin, ed. (1997). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Sixties Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 305. ISBN 0-7535-0149-X.
  4. ^ "Bob Miller And The Millermen Discography - UK". 45cat.com. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Parade of the Pops". Genome.ch.bbc.co.uk. 20 December 1961. p. 39. Retrieved 13 June 2021.