The Sorrows were formed in 1963 in Coventry, England by Pip Whitcher.
They released their first album, Take a Heart, in 1965 on the Piccadilly Records label which was a subsidiary of Pye Records. The Sorrows were at the time the hardest, most aggressive and contemporary R&B band of that time. One of the most overlooked bands of the British Invasion, the Sorrows offered a tough brand of R&B-infused rock that recalled The Pretty Things and The Kinks They were excellent musicians, but the band never achieved too much success. After receiving some minor chart positions on the UK Singles Chart, Phil Packham and Don Fardon left the band.
Fardon then went on to have a UK chart hit with "Indian Reservation". Wez Price took Phil Packam's place on bass guitar, whilst Roger Lomas became lead guitarist and Pip Whitcher focused on vocals. The band relocated to Italy and received minor success. Following the band's break-up Whitcher and Lomas went on to record at Air Studios under Mike Sullivan.
Various line-up toured and recorded in Italy until 1970. An album "Old Songs New Songs" was released on the Italian Miura label in 1969.
Don Fardon (Maughn): born 19 August 1940 - vocals - left the band in 1966
Philip (Pip) Whitcher: born 1943 - lead guitar and vocals.
Philip (Phil) Packham: born 13 June 1945 - bass guitar - left in 1966
Wez (Wesley) Price: born 19 July 1945- rhythm guitar
Bruce Finley:born 20 September 1944 - drums
Roger (Rog) Lomas:born 8 October 1948 - lead Guitar. Joined late 1966 - Later member of the Dodgers
Chris Fryers:Keyboards and guitar. Joined late 1966