SQUARE
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Independent label: Square Records was run by Mike Weston.  Square issued at least five singles, using an SQ-0 numerical series.  The first batch came out in November 1970 and included a record by hit maker Crispian St. Peters, 'Wandering Hobo'; sadly it failed to match the popularity of his earlier recordings, for Decca, 'You Were On My Mind' (F-12287; 1965) and 'Pied Piper' (F-12359; 1966).  St. Peters also recorded an album, 'Simply... Crispian St. Peters' (SQA-102; 1970) for Square, while another LP, Dear Mr. Time's 'Grandfather' (SQA-101; 1970), is a Prog Rock 'collectable'. Manufacture and distribution were by EMI.  I have yet to see a Square 'A' side without the large 'A' on it, which makes me wonder if that was part of the design rather than an indication of promo / demo copies; that said, I haven't seen many Square 'A' sides.  The 'A' on Jon & Julie's 'The Weatherhouse' (SQ-4; 1971) was red.  There was another Square label in the early 1980s. Crispian St. Peters (5 April 1939 8 June 2010) was an English pop singer-songwriter, best known for his work in the 1960s, particularly his 1966 hits, "The Pied Piper" and "You Were on My Mind.". He was born Robin Peter Smith in Swanley, Kent and attended Swanley Secondary Modern School. He learned guitar and left school in 1954 to become an assistant cinema projectionist. As a young man, he performed in several relatively unknown bands in England. In 1956, he gave his first live performance, as a member of The Hard Travellers. Through the late 1950s and early 1960s, as well as undertaking National Service, he was a member of The Country Gentlemen, Beat Formula Three, and Peter & The Wolves. On 1 January 1995, at the age of 55, he suffered a stroke. His music career was severely weakened by this, and in 2001 he announced his retirement from the music industry. He was hospitalised several times with pneumonia after 2003. St. Peters died on 8 June 2010, after a long illness, at the age of 71. Julie Bergen, is a singer German- French born in Germany. Dear Mr. Time was formed in 1969, London. Disbanded in 1971. Band Members were Chris Baker (guitar, vocals), John Clements (drums, percussion), Barry Everitt (vocals, organ, piano, harpsichord), Dave Sewell (bass, vocals), Jim Sturgeon (saxophone, flute, guitar, vocals). Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

   
70 Julie Bergen L'oiseau SQUARE SQ 1
70 Crispian St. Peters Wandering Hobo SQUARE SQ 2
70 Dear Mr Time Prayer For Her SQUARE SQ 3
71 Jon And Julie The Weatherhouse SQUARE SQ 4
71 Stephen Arlen A Long Time Old SQUARE SQ 5




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