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Tomorrow's Love
A Timaru rock group which featured Ron Jenkins (Guitar), Derek Allan (Organ), Max Fletcher (Bass) and Kevin Toneycliffe (Drums).

Poor Souls guitarist Ron Jenkins, an Invercargill-born musician who made his way to Hamilton in 1966 via Timaru's active rock and roll scene, saw a demand in the area for a more contemporary group.  He grabbed Poor Souls organist Derek Allen and summoned Max Fletcher (Bass) and Kevin Tonycliffe (Brums) of Timaru's The Boys.  They called themselves Tomorrow's Love and started building an act around the furious mod-pop sound currently sweeping the British charts.  Small guest spots at the city's top gig, the Starlight Ballroom, and at the Crawdaddy Club (formerly the Attic), flopped.  The group was told that their material was too far out and so they added some hit parade covers and found a manager in Australian DJ Keith Ashton, who was in Hamilton on contract with radio station 1XH.  Ashton checked out the band's new image and sound and signed the boys to his regular dance at Hamilton venues, Old Folks Hall in Clarence Street and at Fairfield Park Hall.  They replaced The Sound Investment and Swellsfoot Assembly with an edgy, up to date set in front of ever-swelling crowds.  They weren't the only out of town group in the city that year.  Larry's Rebels, The Velvet Underground (from Tauranga), The La De Da's, The Underdogs (on a tour organised by The Breakaways' Bari Gordon) and The Pleazers featured at the Starlight Ballroom and Frankton Town Hall and toured the Waikato.

 
 

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