I remember seeing the Rock Show of the
Yeomen while in high school in Sarnia. They
were a band from Toronto that played throughout
Southwestern Ontario in the late 60's and early
70's. They had evolved from a band called Dee
and the Yeomen, which had been started by
British vocalist Graham Dunnett in 1965.
The following information was gathered from a
number of different pages I found on the web.
GRAHAM DUNNETT vcls
LEN LYTWYN gtr, sax
TERRY WATKINSON organ
Say Baby/You Should Know It (Wolff 101) 1965
Take The First Train Home/Why Why Why (Can-Cut
Take The First Train Home/Why Why Why (Bell
A Love Like Mine/Begone Begone (Reo 8909) 1966
Baby It's All Worthwhile/Broken Hearted Melody
(Reo 8940) 1966
In A Minute Or Two/Afraid Of Love (Reo 8966)
Girl b/w Afraid of
Love - Reo 8993X - 1967
We Are The Dream b/w The Chains - Mainstream
701 - 196?
This outfit operated in and around Toronto,
Ontario, between 1965-66. Graham Dunnett came
from England and played in several bands there
including The Starliners, who once shared
the bill at the 'Star Club' in Hamburg with
The Beatles and Gerry and The
Pacemakers for a six week period. After this
he headed for Canada where he formed Dee and
The Yeomen. Most of their recordings were
Merseybeat, but Baby It's All Worthwhile, which
later resurfaced on Nightmares From The
Underworld, Vol. I, is considered by many to be
one of Canada's best punk singles of the era and
it also made the Top 20.
Terry Watkinson was born in Fort William,
Ontario, and had previously been with an outfit
called Sonny and The Sequins before being
recruited to the band in the Autumn of 1964.
Lytwyn was from Montreal, Quebec. Their second 45
was a hit and brought them lots of gigs around
Toronto, Ontario and Montreal. They later became
known as Dee and The Quotum and later
still The Yeomen.