History


This table provides a chronological order of bands and personnel for the following groups since 1966.
It includes:
PT and the Clubmen (1966-1968)
Childsplay (1968-1970)
Thor (1970-1972)
Diamond Lil (1975-1978)
Berlin Ritz (1978 to present day)
Chronological order of Groups, Personnel and Singles/Albums/CD's

 

1966 - 1968

PT and The Clubmen
Brian Pinner - Vocals and harp
Alan Collins - Lead Guitar
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Peter "Spud" Taylor - Bass guitar
Peter Sullivan - Drums

"Colours" 4 tracks on CD
(re recorded 1999 with Malcolm Tabrett - Drums)

Track listing:
Colours Flashing (Spooner)
Funny How Things Can Change (Spooner)
Must Be Wrong (Spooner)
Lazy Man (Spooner)

1968

Childsplay
Keith Dangerfield - vocals
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Colin Fox - Bass Guitar
Peter Sullivan - Drums (later joined Mungo Jerry)

Singles
No Life Child/She's a Witch (acetate) (Oak Records) (Dangerfield/Spooner)

1968 - 1969

Childsplay
George Linwood - vocals
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Colin Fox - Bass Guitar
Terry McInerney - Drums (formerly Mixed Bag).

(no recordings survive)

1969 - 1970

Childsplay
Ian Smith - vocals
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Kelvin "Albert" Hardman - Bass
Andy Parker - Drums (later UFO).

(no recordings survive)

1970

Childsplay
George Linwood - vocals
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Ron Bending - Bass Guitar (formerly Ashkan)
Terry Sims - Drums (formerly Black Cat Bones and Ashkan)

(no recordings survive)

1970 - 1972

Thor
George Linwood - Lead Vocals
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Kelvin "Albert" Hardman - Bass
Terry McInerney - Drums

"Thor" 2 tracks on CD
Track listing:
Can You See Me (trad)
You Can't Do That (Lennon & McCartney)

1972 - 1974

Various bands

Some recordings exist

1975 - 1978

Diamond Lil
Lorna Oakley - Vocals
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Alan Letch - Bass Guitar
Marcus Foakes - Drums

"Diamond Lil" album (Acetate only) 11 tracks (1976/78)
Track listing:
Black Rat (Spooner)
Patron of Hell (Spooner)
Red Man (Spooner)
The Loser (Spooner)
I Don't Care (Spooner)
Tonight's The Night (Spooner)
Discontinued Line (Spooner)
Wild Fire Lover (Letch/Oakley)
It's Down To Me (Spooner)
Spring Fever (Spooner)
Yobbos and Tarts (Spooner)

Singles:
I Don't Care c/w Tonight's the Night (Acetates) (1977) (Spooner)

CD "Diamond Lil" 11 tracks (all as album)

1978

Berlin
George Linwood - Lead Vocals
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Roland Spooner - Bass
Ray Marquis - Drums

CD: "High Flyer"
Be With You Tonight (Spooner)
Crazy Nights (Spooner)
High Flyer (Spooner)

1979

Ritz
George Linwood - Lead Vocals
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Steve Edmonton - Bass
Nick Baker - Drums

CD: "Good After Bad"
Track listing:
Love 'Till the Day I Die (Spooner)
Good After Bad (Spooner)
Keep Dancing (Spooner)
Singles:
Love You 'Till The Day I Die/Keep Dancing (Acetate) (Spooner)

1980 - 1981

Berlin Ritz
Graham Smith - Vocals
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Ian Davey - Bass
Marcus Foakes - Drums

Late 1980 personnel changes:
Drums Keith Kett
Keyboards - Graham Holiday

Singles:
Crazy Nights (Spooner)/You're Where I Belong (G Smith/H Spooner)
(Big Muff Records BM 001)
Come On (Spooner)/Straight Ahead (G Smith/H Spooner)
(Big Muff Records - Acetate)
CD: "Crazy Nights"
Track listing:
Straight Ahead (G Smith/H Spooner)
Come On (Spooner)
Crazy Nights (Spooner)
You're Where I Belong (G Smith/H Spooner)
Love is the Strangest Thing (G Smith/H Spooner)
Outro
CD: "Wanna Be Your Man"
I Wanna Be Your Man (Lennon and McCartney)
You Really Got Me (R Davies)

1982 - 1983

Berlin Ritz
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Neil Pritchard - Bass Guitar
Marcus Foakes - Drums

CD: Hoochie Coochie Man
Track listing:

Hoochie Coochie Man
Summertime Blues
Good After Bad (Spooner)
Route 66
Just a Little Bit
Love You 'till The Day I Die (Spooner)

1984

Berlin Ritz
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Neil Pritchard - Bass Guitar
Steve "Cupsy" Cutmore - Drums (Cupsy later Booze 'n' Blues)

CD: "Bofs"
Various tracks

1985

Berlin Ritz
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Steve "Cupsy" Cutmore - Drums
Keith Chandler - Bass Guitar
Phil Warde - Vocals

Cassette Album and CD: "Putting On The Ritz" covers
Great Balls of Fire
Back In The USSR
Mean Woman Blues
Come On Everybody
Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Something Else
Summertime Blues
Shaking All Over
Good Golly Miss Molly
Substitute
Sea Cruise
Sweet Little Sixteen

1986

Berlin Ritz
Graham Page - Vocals
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Steve "Cupsy" Cutmore
Keith Chandler - Bass Guitar

CD: "De Ja Vu"
Track listing:

Devil's Daughter (Spooner)
Gotta Be Me (Spooner)
De Ja Vu (Page/Spooner)
[Marcus Foakes - Drums (track 3)]

1988 - 1990

Berlin Ritz
Graham Page - Vocals
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Keith Chandler - Bass Guitar
Malcolm Tabrett - Drums

CD: "Peaceful Dreams"
Track listing:

Tell Me (Page/ Spooner)
Jane Marie (Page/ Spooner)
Peaceful Dreams (Page/ Spooner)
When You're Down (Page/ Spooner)
River of Peace (Page/ Spooner)

1991

Berlin Ritz
Graham Page - Vocals
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Keith Chandler - Bass Guitar
Malcolm Tabrett - Drums

CD: "Shine"
Track listing:

Let It Shine (Page/Spooner)
Princess of Deception (Page/ Spooner)
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane (Page/ Spooner)

1992 - 1999

Berlin Ritz
Bobby Harrison - Vocals (formerly Freedom, Procal Harum and Snafu)
Harry Spooner- Lead Guitar
Malcolm Tabrett - Drums
Alan Letch - Bass guitar

CD: "You"
Track listing:

You (Harrison/Spooner)
Holes (Harrison/ Spooner)
High School Tease (Harrison/ Spooner)

2000

Berlin Ritz
Graham Page - Vocals
Harry Spooner - Lead Guitar
Malcolm Tabrett - Drums
Peter Taylor - Bass Guitar

CD: "Slow Down"
Track listing:

The Greatest Show (Page/ Spooner)
Have I Seen You Before (Page/ Spooner)
Let Me Slow Down (Page/ Spooner)
Control Freak (Page/ Spooner)
Dreaming (Page/ Spooner)
Reason To Jump (Page/ Spooner)

2000

Berlin Ritz
Graham Smith - Vocals
Harry Spooner- Lead Guitar
Malcolm Tabrett - Drums
Peter Taylor - Bass Guitar

CD: "Free Now"
Track listing:

Crazy Feelin' (Smith/Spooner)
Free Now (Smith/ Spooner)

2001 - 2002

Berlin Ritz
Kevin Essein - Vocals
Harry Spooner- Lead Guitar
Peter Taylor - Bass Guitar
Malcolm Tabrett - Drums

CD: "Enough Is Never Enough"
Track listing:

Enough Is Never Enough (Spooner)
Come On (Spooner)

2002 - 2003

Berlin Ritz
Kevin Essein - Vocals
Harry Spooner- Lead Guitar
Peter Taylor - Bass Guitar
Stephen (Cupsy) Cutmore - Drums

CD: "Living On The Edge"
Track listing:

Enough Is Never Enough
What About You
Come On
Why
Just Another Day
Another Chance
Roller Coaster
Lazy Man
Oh Yeah
Living On The Edge

All tracks written by H Spooner.

2003

Berlin Ritz
Kevin Essein - Vocals
Harry Spooner- Lead Guitar
Peter Taylor - Bass Guitar
Stephen (Cupsy) Cutmore - Drums

CD: "Enough Is Never Enough" Reissue 2003
Track listing:

Enough Is Never Enough (Spooner)
Come On (Spooner)

2006

Berlin Ritz
Del Stoton - Lead Vocals
Harry Spooner- Lead Guitar, vocals
Peter Taylor - Bass Guitar, vocals
Stephen (Cupsy) Cutmore - Drums

CD: "The Berlin Dog"
Track listing:

1. Willkommen
2. Finger On The Pulse
3. Catalogue Girl
4. Ordinary Guy
5. Hey Mama
6. Out Of My Head At Alis
7. All In You
8. Jetting Out With The Boys
9. Secret Glimpse
10. Ring The Changes
11. Close To You
12. Missing You
13. It Starts With A Feeling
14. You Take My Breath Away
15. Tchuss
 
All tracks written by H Spooner and D Stoton
except:
Hay Mama (H Spooner/P Taylor)
Close To You (S Cutmore/H Spooner)

2008 to 2011

Berlin Ritz
Del Stoton - Lead Vocals
Harry Spooner- Lead Guitar, vocals
Peter Taylor - Bass Guitar, vocals
Stephen (Cupsy) Cutmore - Drums

 

CD: "Shot To Pieces"
Track listing:

1. Dangerous and Toxic
2. Shot To Pieces
3. Sudden Change of Heart
4. Crazy Love
5. Friendship
6. Heat
7. Wild Child
8. Deadman's Coat
9. Berlin Dog
10. Innocents
11. My Song
12. Sudden Change of Heart-reprise

All tracks written by H Spooner and D Stoton

 

2011 to dte

 

 

Berlin Ritz
Del Stoton - Lead Vocals
Harry Spooner- Lead Guitar
Malcolm Tabrett - Drums
Alan Letch - Bass Guitar

 
 

 

CD "Politics Suck"

1. Temerity To Lie (1:47)
2. How Am I Supposed To Live (4:30)
3. Be Home Soon (4:55)
4. Those Wasted Years (1:02)
5. Gone Not Forgotten (4:14)
6. Now Cometh The Hour (!:05)
7. Trump Card (4:34)
8. Innocents (3:59)
9. A Hopeless Quest (1:23)
10. Too Little Too Late (5:07)
11 Prison Life (4:38)
12. Let's Get Around (4:05)
13. Happy Slapping (3:56)
14 They've Got Jobs (0:59)
15. Ain't Got No Work (3:37)
16. Where Do We Go (0:57)
17. Come On In (3:25)
18. Speed Camera Blues (3:23)
19. Take Me Down (1:49)
20. Shame Shame Shame (7:22)
21. Health and Safety: The Boyfriend (3:06)
22. Health and Safety: The Girlfriend (4:03)

All tracks written by H Spooner/D Stoton
except:
'Where Do We Go' (T Spooner/D Stoton)

2015      

Berlin Ritz
Del Stoton - Lead Vocals
Harry Spooner- Lead Guitar
Malcolm Tabrett - Drums
Alan Letch - Bass Guitar

 

Bazz Eaves drums on tracks 2 & 5  



 


 

CD "Immigrant"

1. Nothing To Hide (4:09)
2. The Pain (3.43)
3. Secrets (4:25)
4. Heaven Sent (4:42)
5. Hell Bent (4.14)
6. Fragile Life (4:35)
7. You're My World (3:45)
8. Christmas Time Again (5:12)
9. World of My Own (3:29)
10. Shattered Young Existence (6:02)      
11. Immigrant (8:43)

      Tourist
      Genetic Defect
      Camera
      Life's A Bitch
      Love From A Distance

Total running time: 52:59

Mastered by Jon Astley