The band started in 1963 under the name The Sidekicks and changed the name to Kaleidoscope when they signed a deal with Fontana Records in January 1967. The band's first single "Flight from Ashiya" was released on 15 September 1967 by Fontana Records, a little earlier than the band's first album Tangerine Dream. The album included "Flight From Ashiya", "Please Excuse My Face" and "Dive into Yesterday" which are now considered some of the band's best songs. The records got good reviews but did not sell very well.
"Faintly Blowing" was released in 1969 by Fontana Records. This time the band's sound was heavier but the tracks still included psychedelic elements with notable lyrics but it failed to reach the charts. After the failure of "Faintly Blowing", they released two more singles. The band took a new name ( Fairfield Parlour) to avoid confusion with the US group of the same name.
Despite the fact that they were now being called a progressive rock band, their music did not change much and still included fairy-tale lyrics with psychedelic harmony. The band's first single as Fairfield Parlour, "Bordeaux Rosé", was released on 17 April 1970 on the Vertigo label. It got a considerable amount of radio airplay, but failed to reach the hit lists.
The album From Home to Home was released in August 1970. The band's fourth album, "White Faced Lady", which they financed independently, was recorded in Morgan Studios in London. Attempts at finding a record company failed and the album was shelved until 1991 when it was released under the name Kaleidoscope on an independent label.