The Five Just Men

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The Five Just Men

The Five Just Men. Left to right: Johnny Wilson, Huw Champion, David White, Nigel Holmes, Gerry Short
Background information
Years active 1960s
Associated acts Uther Pendragon
Past members
Johnny Wilson, Huw Champion (drums), David White, Nigel Holmes, Gerry Short

The Five Just Men was a beat band, active in the 1960s. Drummer, Huw Champion went on to be drummer with Uther Pendragon.

Press Coverage

The following article appeared in the Lincolnshire Standard in the 1960s and was reproduced as a "From the archives article" on 23 October 2013.

Band says ‘we are not The Beatles’

A new student beat band feared being classed as Boston’s Beatles – and were keen to work hard to develop their own original sound.

Called The Five Just Men, the group was made up of Boston Grammar School sixth formers Johnny Wilson, Huw Champion, David White, Nigel Holmes and Gerry Short.

"We are not trying to copy anyone," said vocalist David White. "What we want to do is develop a style of our own."

David and his friends had been playing on and off for a year but had only been 'taking things seriously' for three months – with bookings to play at local youth clubs.

The lads said they didn't want to try to aim too high – mainly because they were limited due to their school work.

"It's mainly young people of our own age that we plan to cater for," added David.

Despite sometimes playing 'She Loves You' – the group said they had not fallen for The Beatles trend and had vowed to avoid floppy haircuts and 'with it' clothes.

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