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Bern Elliot - vocals

Alan Judge - lead guitar

Wally Allen - rhythm guitar

Eric Willmer - bass guitar

Jon Povey - drums


The only group to reach the charts with "Money", a song performed by many groups of the day, Bern Elliott & The Fenmen formed in Kent in 1961, they spent a lot of the next two years playing the clubs of Hamburg before being signed to Decca in early 1963.

Although not from Liverpool, the group played in a similar style to the "Merseybeat" bands and Elliott himself possessed a good R&B influenced voice. Their recorded output was small because the partnership did not stay together for long - going their separate ways in the middle of '64.

Elliott put another group together named The Clan, while the Fenmen carried on without him until 1968 when the band broke up. Povey and Allen both joined a later line-up of The Pretty Things.



Nov '63

Money/Nobody But Me

Decca F 11779


Mar '64

New Orleans/Everybody Needs A Little Love

Decca F 11852



Bern Elliott & The Clan Single

Sep '64

Good Times/What Do You Want With Me

Decca F 11970




Bern Elliott solo Singles


Guess Who/Make It Easy On Yourself

Decca F 12051



Lipstick Traces/Voodoo Woman

Decca F 12171



The Fenmen Singles


Be My Girl/Rag Doll

Decca F 11955



I've Got Everything You Need Babe/Every Little Day Now

Decca F 12269



California Dreamin'/Is This Your Way

CBS 202075



Rejected/Girl Don't Bring Me Down

CBS 202236





Bern Elliott & The Fenmen - Shake Sherry Shake/Please Mr. Postman/Shop Around/Mashed Potato Chills/I Can Tell

Decca DFE 8561