The Searchers, one of the longest lasting 1960's pop groups still play approx. 200 shows per year. The images show the band playing a gig in Preston. The show was one of the first gigs with new drummer Scott Ottaway. Preston, Lancashire UK16/03/2010
The band is comprised of founder member John McNally on lead guitar, Frank Allen on bass since 1964, Spencer James on rhythm guitar since 1986, and Scott Ottaway on drums since March 2010.
The bands roots go back to the late fifties. They were part of the Merseybeat scene of the early sixties, their most prolific years in terms of hit singles were 1963-1966. They scored three UK number one singles, 'Sweets for my Sweet', 'Needles and Pins' and 'Don't Throw Your Love Away.'
After several years in the wilderness the band recorded two albums to critical acclaim, and relaunched their career in the late 1970's.