Last updated: 09-05-2017
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Also Known As:
  • Brian And The Comets

Basic Information

  • Sudbury, Suffolk, Uk
  • 60s Pop
Active Years:
E1961 - M1966

Lead Vocals, Keys: Brian Tatum

Guitar: Bryan Watts

Guitar: Morris (Graham?) Slater

Bass: Terry Red Boreham

Drums: Mick Davis


The Comets emerged from The Streamliners Skiffle Group in 1963. Originally a three piece formed at Sudbury Secondary Modern, they later add lead singer Tatum to become Brian & The Comets and finally enter the beat age adding Boreham on Bass. Watts said one of the bands highlights was appearing on Anglia Televisions, Junior Angle Club in February 1963. Phil Beevis who was to later cofound the Norwich Artists Agency once saw them performing in a pub and said “I thought they were great and felt everyone else needed to know they were great as well.” The band become The Baskervilles in mid 1966.


"The Comets emerged from the Sudbury Secondary Modern skiffle group The Streamliners which started in 1961." recalls Bryan Watts. "We then added Brian Tatum on lead vocals and Ted Boreham on bass. source: Bryan Watts


Selected advertised supports:

14/08/65 The Royal Hotel, Lowestoft - The Mongrels

Unconfirmed supports:

Lulu & The Luvvers / The Swinging Blue Jeans / The Fortunes / Pretty Things



7Actd Time Is On My Side b/w Heart of Stone Udat [studio reqired]



Bryan’s Comets in great demand SFP 06/02/64 (P)

Comets turn down professional offer SFP 04/02/65 (P)


ITV Junior Angle Club ~ unknown tracks Feb 1963


The Streamliners Skiffle Group <> The Baskervilles