RB 209 IAN & THE ZODIACS – Rarities


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Having made some promisingrecordings for the ORIOLE labelin 1963, Merseyside s IAN &THE ZODIACS played at the STARCLUB,Hamburg for the first time in1964. It was over there that they gainedtheir reputation as a professional andclean group (from a musical point of viewright to their outlook!), always filling inas support slot for bigger names but alsoappearing two times on the BEAT-CLUBTV show.Being resident in Germany between 1964and 1966 they recorded enough materialfor three (highly prized) LP s and numerous(also highly prized) singles for STARCLUB-RECORDS. These recordings havealready been excellenty repackaged byREPERTOIRE some years ago. In 1965 thegroup was asked to record the first album ofBEATLES covers (or songs being covered bythe BEATLES themselves) to be sold underthe alias of THE KOPPYCATS. Though notadding anything to the originals it was still anenjoyable, well-played album, which certainlymisled some buyers thinking it was the genuinearticle as it was called THE BEATLESBEST! In 1966 a second LP appeared called



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