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Don Clarkson and The Wildcats  —  another early Christchurch rock group, which consisted of Bevan Littler on piano, Alton Burgess on bass, Russ Thompson on drums, Don Clarkson on rhythm guitar and vocals and Brian Ringrose on lead guitar (subsequently of Invaders and Dave Miller and the Byrds fame).  Don Clarkson and The Wildcats released one single RRSP9 on the Robbins Label in 1963 called "Pretty Baby"/"Somewhere".

   

The Wildcats back in the day  —  featuring Johnny Parker on vocals

   

The Wildcat/Downbeats  —  Reunited (if in name alone) at the Spencer Street Revisited Concerts in Christchurch Cathedral 2006
Left to right:  Peter Gillette, Neville Claughton, Don Clarkson and Johnny Parker