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Odin's People

From: Dublin ?

Active: 1966-68 approx
Style: Pop

Lineup:

Bio:

A folk rock trio active for about three years during the late 1960s. Derek and Elaine Thompson were twins born in Belfast. They formed the singing duo Elaine & Derek at a young age in the late 1950s. They were quite successful, recording for several from several labels.

Derek and Elaine met Larry Johns in 1965 approx. Johns was a jazz/big band musicians. They formed the trio Odin's People and recorded two fine singles in the style of The Seekers for Major Minor in 1967.



Odin's People split ca 1968. Derek concentrated on acting (he'd already appeared in the cult science fiction/musical fantasy film Gonks Go Beat in 1965) and is now best known for his portrayal of the character Charlie Fairhead in BBC One's Casualty. He also had a memorable role in The Long Good Friday.

Elaine and Larry worked as a duo playing army bases, cruise ships and the cabaret circuit, where they worked for over 30 years.



Discography:

• From A Distance / I Need You
7" - Major Minor Records - MM 501 - UK 1967 - no PS
7" - Ariola Records - 19 298 AT - Germany 1967 - PS
• I Need You / From A Distance
7" - Disc Jockey Records - TS 343 - Argentina 1967? - no PS


• Tommy Jones / I Need Your Hand In Mine
7" - Major Minor Records - MM 505 - UK - 1967 - no PS
7" - Ariola Records - 19 438 AT - Germany - 1967 - PS
7" - Epic Records - C5-108 - Canada - 1967 - no PS
7" - Disc Jockey - TS 370 - Argentina - 1967? - no PS, 33rpm disc


• s/t EP
7" - Major Minor/Sono Play Records - SPB 10.071 - Spain - 1967 - PS


Elaine & Derek Discography:

• Elaine And Derek With Michael Collins And His Orchestra
LP - Parlophone - PMCO 1160 - UK - 1961
LP - Parlophone - PCS 3023 - UK - 1961
• Favourite Hymns for Children
LP - Parlophone - PMCO 1160 - UK - 19??


• Hymns For Little Children EP
7" - Parlophone - GEP 8868 - UK - 1961 - PS
4 tracks from the album.


• One Little Robin / Brahms Lullaby
7" - Parlophone - 45-R 4783 - UK - 1961 - no PS


• Wooden Heart / Blue Bird
7" - Parlophone - 45-R 4829 - UK - 1961 - no PS
10" - Parlophone - R 4829 - India - 1961 - 78rpm


Elaine & Derek And The Rita Williams Singers With Tony Osborne & His Orchestra - It's Christmas / The Christmas Story
7" - Parlophone - 45-R 4845 - UK - 1961 - no PS
7" - Vee Jay - VJ 415 - USA - 1961 - no PS


• Westering Home EP
7" - Piccadilly Heather Series - NEP 34014 - UK - 1963 - PS


• Hey Paula / Goodbye Twelve - Hallo Teens
7" - Piccadilly - 7N.35105 - UK - 1963 - no PS


• Stepping Stone / Goodnight My Love, Pleasant Dreams
7" - Piccadilly - 7N.35136 - UK - 1963 - no PS


• All The Sheep In The World / The Boy I'm Gonna Marry
7" - Decca - F.11914 - UK - 1964 - no PS


• Teddy Bears And Hobby Horses / Jose He Say
7" - Parrot - 45 PAR 9718V - USA - 1964 - no PS, promo dated 16 Dec 1964


• Invisible Tears / Come On Now
7" - Decca - F.12054 - UK - 1965 - no PS





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Help!: We need your help to complete this entry. If you can tell us more about this band then please do! We welcome any corrections, missing details, connections to other bands, where are they now, etc. We also need photos, scans, copies of releases or live or demo recordings, and any other memorabilia gathering dust in the attic. If you can help, then please get in touch.

Thanks to Tom Gilboy


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