Herbal Remedy


Robert 'Jab' Als, Ian Little, Herbie Sparks, Ian Adamson and Dave Young

Herbal Remedy Info kindly supplied by Ian Adamson mister_a@sky.com
(The First line up was Mick Kidd (vx), Robert 'Jab' Als (gtr) Ian Little, (gtr), Ian Adamson (bass gtr), no vx back then, too shy! and Herbie Sparks (drums).

Ian Little left to be replaced by Dennis Surridge, Mick Kidd left to be replaced by Dave Young. Then Jab left and we continued as a four piece for a while until Malcolm Constable (keys) joined a lot later. Danny Bacon (dr) joined (along with Mick Casey) after Herbie and Dennis left. Having lost Herbie we dropped the 'Herbal' and just became Remedy.)

Here are some of the numbers Herbal Remedy performed live:-
"You Keep Me Hanging On" - Vanilla Fudge (this won us the talent contest at Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage. The prize was an audition at EMI), "Ob La Di, Ob La Da" - The Beatles ( Performed for the fateful EMI audition ), "Morning Dew" - Tim Rose, "Midnight Hour" - Wilson Pickett, "Hold On I'm Coming" - Sam and Dave, "Stone Free" - Jimi Hendrix, "Hey Joe" - Jimi Hendrix, "Purple Haze" - Jimi Hendrix, "All Your Love" - John Mayall, "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - Animals & "Knock On Wood" - Eddie Floyd.


Ian Adamson, Ian Little, Dave Young, Herbie Sparks and Robert 'Jab' Als

Herbal Remedy in 1968
Rear: Herbie Sparks and Ian Little. Front: Ian Adamson, Dave Young, and Robert 'Jab' Als
In 1974 Dave Young was lead vocalist with Junior High & The Rockets. Their single "Quarter To Three -
Dance Dance, Everybody Dance" / "Tiny Feet" BASF BA 1005 was released in the same year.

Herbal Remedy on stage at the Hop in 1967.

Rear: Herbie Sparks, Robert 'Jab' Als and Dennis Surridge. Front: Ian Adamson and Dave Young

Ian Adamson, Malcolm Constable, Dave Young, Herbie Sparks and Dennis Surridge.
From 1976 to 1987 Dave Young was lead singer with "Buddy and The Dimes". Their excellent EMI single
"It's A Sin To Tell A Lie"/ "Sweetheart", EMI 2440 sadly, never reached the Top 40

Dave Young, Dennis Surridge, Herbie Sparks, Malcolm Constable and Ian Adamson  

Ian Adamson, Dave Young, Mick Casey, Danny Bacon, Malcolm Constable

All photos provided by Ian Adamson and Jab Als

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