The Prisoners

The Prisoners were a British 1960s garage/mod/R'n'B-inspired band formed in Chatham, Kent, England in the early 1980s. Originally a three-piece, they were joined by James Taylor on Hammond organ in early 1982 after he saw them perform for the first time. In the second half of 1985, they signed to a subsidiary label and later decided to disband in 1986 due to their parent label's bankruptcy. However, they reunited several times in the 1990s and recently celebrated the 40th Anniversary of 'A Taste Of Pink!' with four shows in Rochester.

The line-up consisted of Graham Day on guitar and vocals, James Taylor on Hammond organ, Alan Crockford on bass, and Johnny Symons on drums. After The Prisoners disbanded, James Taylor and Alan Crockford went on to form another band.

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