What if The Who stopped making music right after releasing the album My Generation? Or how about The Kinks deciding to call it quits after releasing Kinda Kinks? Imagine if we lost any of the famous bands from the British invasion after the release of their debut albums? Would we remember The Rolling Stones as we do today? Or The Beatles? Or David Bowie? Or Led Zeppelin?
Well, that's what happened to The Dover Souls.
In 1965, they exploded on the British music scene with the million-selling hit, "Misty Monday Morning." But soon after, due to years of bad breaks, conflicts, arrests, broken deals and dreams, disastrous detours and, finally, on July 25, 1978, on the eve of what might have been the band’s biggest break, a tragic small plane crash in a lonely field outside Clovis, California. The Rock 'N Roll world lost one of its most unsung sons, forever rendering a talented group of musicians to obscure "one-hit wonder" status.
At the time of the fatal crash, the Souls had been working on enough new material to produce an album—material Harry Nilsson labeled as "genius." But the music went down with the plane that day, and we'll never know what spectacular heights it might have taken “The Thieves.”
This site is dedicated to the memory of Anthony Smithe-Jones, Ian Tolliver, Nigel Biggs and George St. John, The Dover Souls, gone and forgotten by most, but eternally remembered in the hearts of their fans.
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