John Dalton's



The Mark Four


Rock Around The Clock / Slow Down

Mercury MF 815 (May 1964)

Try It Baby / Crazy Country Hop

Mercury MF 825 (August 1964)

Hurt Me If You Will / I’m Leaving

Decca F 12204 (August 1965)

Work All Day (Sleep All Night) / Going Down Fast)

Fontana TF 664 (February 1966)

Live At The Beat Scene Club E.P.

Bam Carouso OPRA 37 (1985)



You Be My Baby / Sick And Tired



Say Mama / Brand New Cadillac


The Mark Four were one of the top local bands around north London and Hertfordshire in the early 60's. The band was formed from Jimmy Virgo and The Bluejacks around late 1963.

During the year of 1962, The Bluejacks went through a number of personnel changes:- Jack Jones took over from Pete Wilson on drums, Michael (spud) Thompson for Fred Wilkinson on rhythm guitar and then Jimmy Virgo decided to leave the band mid 1962. We used a singer from Welwyn Garden City for a few gigs, before auditioning Kenny Picket late 1962.

It was at this time we decided to change our name to Kenny Lee & The Mark Four.   It was January 1963 we auditioned Eddie Philips at the Salisbury Arms Hoddesdon, to take over from Norman Mitham on lead guitar and the line up was complete.  

The Mark Four became a very hard working band, playing five or six nights every week (see list below).  It was March 1964 we did our first tour of Germany opening a brand new night club called The Big Ben Club in Wilhelmshaven north Germany.  This proved to be invaluable experience, playing eight, thirty minute sets, seven days a week. 

We recorded our first record (Rock Around The Clock) in March 64 and released it in may. The follow up record was another cover called Try It Baby in August 1964, and it wasn't  until  August 1965 we got the first Picket-Philips song  Hurt Me If You Will


Spud and I decided to leave the band, with our last gig at The Witchdoctor Club, Hastings on 31 October 1965.  Shortly after that the band changed their name to THE CREATION.



  1   Returning from Germany

16  The Wolsey Hall Cheshunt


17  Rotherhide Assembly Rooms

  3   The Phurlow Arms Norwood 

18  Cheshunt Boys Club

  4   Athenian Muswell Hill 

19  The Cambridge Edmonton

  5   Inferno Club Welling Kent 

20  Falcon Inn Eltham

  6   St Peters in the field 

21  White Hart Tottenham


22  Robin Hood Dagenham

  8   Robin Hood Dagenham 

23  Chaz-Don Dalston

  9   Epping Public Hall

24  Tigers Head Catford

10   St. Healiar Arms Carshalton

25  St.Pauls Winchmore Hill

11   Sims Motors Finchley

26  U.S.A.F  Base ?

12   Angel Edmonton

27  St.Healier Arms Carshalton



14   Tigers Head Catford

29  Blyth Hotel Sevenoaks

15   Falcon Inn  Eltham

30  Inferno Welling Kent