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Tom Thumb circa 1970  —  Brian Mason (Guitar), Rick White (Bass/Guitar/Vocals), Bruce Sontgen (Vocals), Kevin Frewer (Organ) and Tom Swainson (Drums)

There are those who claim that Tom Thumb's 1969 recording of Lennon-McCartney's Hey Bulldog betters The Beatles original.  Either way, their terrific Peter Dawkins produced version took the song away from its origins as a pure rocker and created a soulful jazz-rock killer, driven by the saxophone of the late Don Richardson.  The band would then go on to create one of NZ's first proggressive rock records, the "very" rare Ludgate Hill EP.