Yesterday is back with Cupid’s Terry
ORIGINAL founder-members of the 1968 successful pop recording group Cupid’s Inspiration have reformed. Cupid’s Inspiration had big hits in 1968 that topped the British charts – Yesterday Has Gone and My World followed by Dream, including best album in 1969. The band has reformed under the name Cupid’s with the original voice of Terry Rice-Milton.
The change of name was necessary because another band was formed and they registered the name ‘Cupids Inspiration.’ Tom Hardy, of Creative Artists Management, who represent Cupid’s told The Beat that no- one in that group, other than the drummer, were ever on any of the hit records.
Tom said he has seen publicity on the group, such as: “60s group with hits such as Yesterday has Gone, My World and Without Your Love.”
“There is no evidence the band approved this publicity and it is probably compiled by the
venues or promoters who believe they have booked the original band,” Tom said.
Original Terry plus two Cupid’s line up is Terry Rice- Milton, the original vocals on all recordings, Laughton James, –the two original members – Rollan Wilson on drums, Barry Scott on keyboards and Kev Towning on guitar, playing all the sixties favourites plus their own hits.
“They continue to deliver a top-class packed show,” Tom added.
In the sixties, the band came to the attention of producer Jimmy Duncan who presented the group with a demo of Yesterday Has Gone and the band agreed to record it, It became a major hit at No.3 in the UK charts and was followed by My World.
The group was signed to the NEMS Agency and taken under the wing of Donovan’s manager Ashley Kozak. For months, Cupid’s Inspiration appeared on Top of The Pops, Time for Blackburn, and Dee Time. There were suggestions on other material, one being Your Song, a year before Elton John had his first hit.
Terry Rice-Milton began a short-lived solo career in 1970 with a revival of Cilla Black’s You’re My World but he is now back as Cupid’s and had a sell-out reunion concert.
Terry, with Cupid’s, hopes to be in concerts in many towns and cities in the UK in the coming months: dates to be released soon.
He told The Beat he wants to take audiences back “to the most exciting musical time in history, when pop music was at its very best.”