Bruce Turner

Under Appreciated


After a few gigs with the Sands Combo and the Interns in 1963 (not the same as the Welsh band called the Interns that was active from 1964 to 1967), the Giles Brothers played the longest (“758 gigs played”) with a band called Trendsetters, Ltd., from 1964 to 1967.  They released four singles on Parlophone Records (the Beatles’ label in the UK).  After guitarist/vocalist Bruce Turner left the band in 1967 to join the Loot, the band continued to record under the names the Trend and the Brain


(March 2013)


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The Loot also had several connections with the Troggs; bandmember Dave Wright was one of the original members of that band, and “Baby Come Closer”, from their first single, was later recorded by the Troggs.  Also, their label, Page One Records was owned by Troggs manager Larry Page; and Ronnie Bond, the drummer for the Troggs produced many of the songs by the Loot.  Besides Dave Glover and Roger Pope of the Soul Agentsother bandmembers in the Loot were Chris Bates (vocals) and Bruce Turner (lead guitar).  The band released six singles between 1966 and 1969


(May 2014)

Last edited: March 22, 2021