The Kontinentals


 


The Kontinentals evolved from several years’ worth of school bands at Hongkong’s King George the Vth School….. itself a revolving door of friends and classmates, now spread all over the world…..
Is there an exact date when the band was born? I doubt it, although Danny Piry will probably tell you otherwise….. and I will try to convince him to tell the true story of The Kontinentals on this website one day. Suffice to say that the band was born in the heady days of the early sixties when those of us lucky enough to be teenagers at that time moved to the beat of a new set of drums….. born in America and developed in Merseyside…..
I left Hongkong to do my military service in 1965 and the band continued for another year before breaking up…..
There are fringe Kontinentals and Kontinentals wannabees, but as far as I’m concerned
THE DEFINITIVE GROUP*
, the group which made two 45 RPM singles consisted of:
Danny Piry, Dave Christian, Sidney Fattedad, Mike Souza, Roy Davenport and Anders Nelsson.

 

Where are they now? 

Anders
Hongkong 
Mike 
England
Danny
Vancouver
Dave
Vancouver
Roy – R.I.P.
Sid
Vancouver

 

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Discography
  
I THINK OF HER B/W
  
I WANT YOU TO KNOW
Orbit Records
O.B.1

 

I STILL LOVE YOU B/W

 

(WHO SAYS)
A MAN SHOULDN’T CRY
Orbit Records
O.B.2

All four recordings
by The Kontinentals
will be available
for download for a
small fee by the end
of summer 2005.
In the meantime
you can listen to
some edited samples
by clicking here 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

  

Roy visiting Anders in 
     Sweden in 1966

 

Danny Piry at desk in Vancouver writing the history of The Kontinentals. Note how full of discarded drafts the wastebasket is!

 


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