In early 1962, Jackie Lomax left Dee & The Dynamites to join The Undertakers, the rockingest, stompingest Merseybeat band of them all. They followed the same route as the Beatles through local venues before setting out for Hamburg and finally securing a record deal. In 1965 they moved to America to try their luck there.
After two years in America with The Undertakers and a couple of other groups, Jackie's latest band, The Lomax Alliance, were taken back to Britain in 1967 by Brian Epstein to showcase them at the Saville Theatre. He arranged for a single and an album to be recorded and they signed to CBS. Needless to say, his untimely death ruined the plans for the band.
After Brian Epstein's death, the Beatles' new record label Apple took over responsibility for Jackie's recording career, with George Harrison becoming heavily involved on the production side. In spite of having a backing band that consisted of 75% of the Beatles as well as Eric Clapton and Nicky Hopkins, success remained elusive. Then the shambles which was Apple, after the break-up of the Beatles, made matters even worse. During that period Apple released three singles and the IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT? LP.
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