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The Common Men originally consisted of three members: Mark Carville, James O'Meara and Korky Goldsmith. The three were actually Byulnians, but did not know it. Their early songs included "Just Count To Three", "Oh, Won't You Please Love Me?" and "Who Is That Man?". (AUDIO: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men)
John Smith was the stage name of the honourable Aubrey Waites, who started his career as Chris Waites and the Carrollers. One song from Chris Waites and the Carrollers was "Christmas Caroline". (TV: "An Unearthly Child"; PROSE: Time and Relative)
In October 1963, John Smith and the Common Men were beaten to No. 1 by the Beatles. (AUDIO: Hunters of Earth) That same month, "Oh, Won't You Please Love Me?" was playing on the radio. (AUDIO: An Unearthly Woman)
By November 1963, John Smith and the Common Men went from 19 to 2 in the British charts. Susan Foreman was fond of their music. Her science teacher and future travelling companion Ian Chesterton was quite familiar with them and knew Smith's true identity. (TV: "An Unearthly Child") Susan had a John Smith and the Common Men album aboard the TARDIS. The First Doctor did not think much of them. (AUDIO: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men)
In May 1997, while the Eighth Doctor and Bernice Summerfield searched Timothy Todd's flat, Benny discovered a cassette entitled Twang: More Than Thirty Years of John Smith and the Common Men. (PROSE: The Dying Days)
Behind the scenes Edit
- The song used in An Unearthly Child was called "Three Guitars Mood 2".