The Peddlers

Latest Update

31 January 2021

Addition to Galleries Page - Personal Collection.  Thanks to Dave Stewart.

7 July 2020

Addition to Galleries page - Peddlers on Dutch TV.  Thanks to Terry Sinett.

13 May 2020

Thanks to Terry Sinnett for additions to Galleries page.

10 October 2018

Great New Roy Phillips album, "Standard Procedure 1"

A set of songs given the classic Peddlers treatment includes "Summertime", "Got My Mojo Working", "Let It Be" and a live version of "My Way" recorded in 1974 by the Peddlers in Amsterdam.

now available from Roy's website  

8 April 2017

Thanks to our friend Bas Mollenkramer for these images of the ultra rare

French release of 'Suite London'

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8 March 2013

New image sent in by Jurgen Degasperi!

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13 July 2012

Live Photos 1976-1980

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15 June 2012

 'Southern Woman'

TV clip added to Discography

See 'Birthday'

 5 June 2012

New Gallery Page

6 Sept 2007

Ladies and gentlemen,
The Peddlers

24 Sept 2007 

Roy's New CD

Dancing With Shadows

19 August 2006

Suite London

15 April 2006

'Suite London' now on cd! Order here    

7 March 2006

Tis' here enjoy

Click the above link for Roy Phillip's new album! and DVD


The Soundtracks

Roy Philips was the guitarist in this Bournemouth group who as The Drovers acted as backing musicians to many local acts eventually becoming the regular back up band for Everlys influenced duo The Dowland Brothers.  A visit to check out local talent by Joe Meek led to a contract for the Dowlands and a name change for The Drovers to The Soundtracks.  The Soundtracks would play on all of the Dowland’s releases but were only actually credited on three singles.  Meek soon persuaded Phillips to leave the group to work with Heinz but not before he had contributed lead guitar to the following records.


Little Sue / Julie Oriole CB 1748 August 1962

Big Big Fella / Don't Ever Change Oriole CB 1781 December 1962

Break Ups / A Love Like Ours Oriole CB 1815 April 1963




The Dowlands went on to release five more singles as follows with Alan Barry taking over from Roy Phillips. 

Lucky Johnny / Do You Have To Make Me Blue Oriole CB 1892 December 1963

All My Loving / Hey Sally Oriole CB 1897 December 1963

I Walk The Line / Happy Endings Oriole CB 1926 May 1964

Wishing and Hoping / You Will Regret it Oriole CB 1947 June 1964

Don't Make Me Over / Someone Must Be Feeling Sad Columbia DB 7547 April 1965

These records are much sought after by Joe Meek collectors and have £30.00 plus price tags. The fourth single was withdrawn shortly after release presumably to make way for the Dowland’s cover version of "All My Loving" from the just released "With The Beatles" giving "Lucky Johnny" a wallet frightening £250.00 asking price.

The entire Dowland’s output plus some unreleased demos (not featuring Roy Phillips) were issued on the CD ‘All My Loving’ (GEMCD 026) in 1998.


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