WINSTON G/WHIP

PETER BECKETT

WINSTON G/WHIP

 


  In 1967, another band started using the name  Fox, so they changed their name to The Whip. The Whip consisted of Peter, Tony MacIntyre, Winston Gork, and Huw Lloyd-Langton. The band spent most of their time flat broke in Europe,  playing army bases. They only lasted about a year after that.Winston ended up staying in Holland and Huw went to Denmark. Topham played his final gig with them at The “Middle Earth Show”, at the Roundhouse Chalk Farm, London, alongside The Who and The Blossom Toes, in early October 1968. He then decided to revive and further cement his long friendship with Tony ‘Duster’ Bennett. The following month, The Fox performed at the Lafayette club, in Wolverhampton with a new member: Huw Lloyd-Langton (1), a 17-year-old guitarist that Winston G met at the Giaconda Coffee Bar, Denmark Street. In late 1968, another band started using the name Fox, so they changed their name to The Whip. They worked mainly in Germany and Holland for 6 months, playing the army bases.

Peter went on to do a short stint with the band World of Oz before concentrating on his solo career and then eventually going to USA where he formed the
 band PLAYER. Original drummer Tony McKintyre also left to manage 
his model wife who was Miss England at the time. As the 70's roled around, the 60's left behind the great rock music of the British Invasion to the US, and the Mersey sound. Music took on a whole new meaning with a more progressive side to it that would rock the music world.
 
Various Line-ups of Winston G’s Bands

Fox (Late 1967 - October 1968)

· Winston Gork (Lead Vocals) "Winston G"
· Tony Top Topham (Lead Guitar)
· Chris Jones then Peter Beckett (Bass)
· Tony MacIntyre (Drums)


The Whip #1 (October - Late 1968)

· Winston Gork (Lead Vocals) "Winston G"
· Huw Lloyd Langton (Lead Guitar)
· Peter Beckett (Bass)
· Tony MacIntyre (Drums)


The Whip #2 (Late 1968 - Mid 1969)

· Winston Gork (Lead Vocals) "Winston G"
· Huw Lloyd Langton (Lead Guitar)
· Syd Gardiner (Bass)
· John Lingwood (Drums)

GIG LIST

The Fox
05/09/1968  Middle Earth Show
11/30/1968 Lafayette Club Wolverhampton (The Choise)