The Strangers

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The Strangers circa '64  —  Arthur Thain (Lead Guitar), Gary Thain (Bass Guitar), Graeme Ching (Vocals and Rhythm Guitar), Dave Beattie (Drums)


Gary Thain   —   Dave Beattie   —   Graeme Ching   —   Arthur Thain


The Strangers were resident at the The Zodiac Lounge (Caledonian Hall, Kilmore Street, Christchurch), and the group included the Thain brothers, Arthur (Lead Guitar) and Gary (Bass Guitar) along with Dave Beattie (Drums) Graeme Ching (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals).  Gary went on to greater things, eventually winding up as bassman in the internationally famous group Uriah Heep, before dying of a drug overdose at the very early age of 27.