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The Merton Parkas

The Merton Parkas has been played on NTS in shows including Crossed Wires w/ Amanda Siegel, featured first on 28 February 2020. Songs played include Face In The Crowd.

The Merton Parkas began life as "The Sneakers" in south Merton, London around 1975, playing old Motown Records classics. The line-up comprised brothers Mick (keyboards) and Danny Talbot (vocals), Neil Hurrell (bass) and Simon Smith (drums), and they chose their new name from Merton (the area of south London from which they came) and Parka (the ubiquitous item of mod attire).

The Merton Parkas were great live favourites at the Bridgehouse in Canning Town, London, but were…

Face In The Crowd
The Merton Parkas
Face In The Crowd
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