Formed in Yorkshire in the mid-sixties as the Shots. They recorded one unsuccesful single before they got into contact with producer Monty Babson. He saw the potential in the demo of "My Friend Jack", which soon recorded and released on Columbia in February 1967. The song was highly commercial and very modern and very much in the same vein as the early Pink Floyd singles. The lyrics indicated a celebration of drug abuse, and it was banned by the BBC. The song was a big hit in several European countries, and and the album "It's Smoke Time" was released later that year.
Sveral singles were released during 1967-1974, but none of them were able to give the band a real breakthrough
Mike Rowley: Born 1946, vocals and lead-guitar. Founder member.
Gill Geoffrey: Born 1949, drums and guitar. Founder member
John Zeke Lund: Born 1945, Bass and guitar . Founder member
Malcolm Luker: Born 1946, Guitar, keyboards and citar
Phil Peacock: Guitar and vocals. Left before they changed their name to The Smoke