One of the key bands to emerge from the Ealing Club in it’s heyday were Manfred Mann who became internationally renowned for the Ready Steady Go, theme tune 5,4,3,2,1 & subsequent songs such as Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Pretty Flamingo.
Initially formed in London by Mike Hugg as the Mann-Hugg Blues Bros, the band began playing the Ealing Club in March / April 1963 substituting the Rollin’ Stones who had moved on to bigger venues that included the Crawdaddy in Richmond.
From 1962 – 1966, Paul Jones was lead singer and he is set to return with original bass player, Tom McGuiness to the Ealing Blues Festival 2023 for a headline spot with the Manfreds. (See Ealing Blues Festival 2023)
Both Paul Jones & Tom McGuiness recount their memories of the Ealing Club in the movie Suburban Steps To Rockland – The Story of the Ealing Club. Now available on VOD & DVD.