If Only / He Wants To Know (Pilgrim PSR 7001) 1965 UK * Single















In 1967 the Crossbeats recorded one of the earliest and best of the UK Christian beat-rock albums. These three singles of non-1p tracks push the clock back even further. The six songs presented here are some of the group’s most exciting, all ringing true with that garagey ‘60s British electric sound. “The religious Beatles” is how one dealer described them. All three of the 45’s have identical pic sleeves featuring the same design as the Crazy Mixed-Up Generation cover. Back side says the band formed in 1961 out of St. Leonard’s Anglican Church, Bootle, in the Mersey dockland area (1963 is a more likely date according to the band). A 4th single with two tracks from the album also exists. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

For additional information n The Crossbeats their history and more of their music and some of their contemporary’s see their website. For the Recordings. There are links to other artist and some of their recordings as well, you may have to do a little digging but worth the effort.   diakoneo

















I have not acquired this album yet.




Song #Song TitleTime
1-1If Only
2-1He Wants To Know