Sound Tracks, Audio Clips, Videos & MP3s
The 45 rpm record sleeves above represent songs submitted to Decca Records in 1964 and 1965. All three recordings were enthustically received by the company but none made it onto the UK hit parade, at least not under The Presidents' name.
Click here and listen to host Tony Blackburn and producer Phil Swern of BBC's "Sounds of the 60s" radio show as they tell the story behind these releases and how it explains why The Presidents describe themselves as "the 60s rock band that almost made it big".
The following selection of tracks, chosen to include every member of the band between 1959 to 1965, can be heard by clicking on the red stars:
*The following versions were produced and recorded by Robin Mayhew, in 2006:
Watch this video, made live at a partial band reunion in December 2016:
The "She Said Yeah" story
In the mid-60s when The Presidents signed with
Decca Records they submitted an acetate recording of "She Said Yeah", written by Roddy Jackson and Sonny Bono, for possible release ... but it mysteriously disappeared.
The "Candy Man" story
The late Brian Matthews tells The Presidents' "Candy Man" story on this segment of
The Presidents on YouTube
Discovery of the "She Said Yeah" acetate prompted the band's final lineup to get together to make a video of a studio performance of this classic song. View this and other Presidents' videos by using the links below:
She Said Yeah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjcKGcM0Rtc
Buy The Presidents music on MP3
All 25 of tracks recorded with producer Glyn Johns, from the band's 1959 beginning up to and including the Decca releases are available for purchase and download.