Life of inner torment

Jan 2015 Life of inner torment

‘Telling it like it was’ – Mike’s own revelations: origins of The Searchers and ‘The Search for Myself.’

Mike Pender has fulfilled a wish – to set out his life story as a founder member of The Searchers.

Mike is a pop star of the sixties who ‘made it big’ and is still in demand, but very modest about his achievements in the world of pop music.

As lead singer and founder of The Searchers, he and his band had many Top 20 hits in their era, and performed all over the world. But Mike’s rock and roll lifestyle – which the 60s stars were all supposed to have led – was interspersed with changes in the line-up and disputes which led to broken friendships. The eventual and inevitable parting of the ways is told in detail.

Mike tells, for the first time, of his love for his ‘one-and-only’ girlfriend to whom he is still married. They had three children but one son was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident.

The autobiography is the story of a man unfulfilled until he became his own master and was able to lead his own life with his family. He tells of his passion for guitars – he has 18 collectibles – and antique clocks, and the thrills of buying and selling for a fat profit – something entirely different from being on the road constantly travelling to, and playing at, theatres and arenas, and being in recording studios for hours on end.

Mike’s book is full of facts and interesting anecdotes, fun and tragedy: The Search For Myself, published December 1, 2014, costs £25 (+ p&p) or £20 plus £6 post and packing – total £26 for UK delivery mail-ordered through Roger Askey, Mike Pender’s Searchers Fan Club. E mail: