Tony Meehan Combo
Song Of Mexico / Kings Go Fifth (Decca F11801)
Recorded: c.25-27 November 1963
Released: January 16 1964
Prod & MD: Tony Meehan
Joe Moretti – lead guitar
John McLaughlin – rhythm guitar
John Baldwin – bass
Chris Hughes – soprano sax, clarinet
Glenn Hughes – baritone sax
Tony Meehan - drums

The Night-Timers featuring Herbie Goins
The Music Played On / Yield Not To Temptation (Parlophone R5355)
Recorded: Abbey Road Studios, London, 1965
Released: October 22 1965
Prod: Norman Smith
Herbie Goins - vocals
Mike Eve - tenor sax
Harry Beckett - trumpet, flugelhorn
Dave Morse - organ
John McLaughlin - guitar
Dave Price - bass
Bill Stevens - drums

Herbie Goins & The Night-Timers
No.1 In Your Heart / Cruisin’ (Parlophone R5478)
Recorded: Abbey Road Studios, London, 1966
Released: July 1966
Prod: Norman Smith
Herbie Goins - vocals
Mike Eve - tenor sax
Harry Beckett - trumpet, flugelhorn
Mike Carr – organ/piano
John McLaughlin - guitar
Dave Price - bass
Bill Stevens - drums

(?) Herbie Goins & The Night-Timers
The Incredible Miss Brown / Coming Home To You (Parlophone R5533)
Recorded: Abbey Road Studios, London, 1966
Released: c.December 1966
Prod: Norman Smith
John may or may not appear on either or both of these tracks

Herbie Goins & The Night-Timers
No. 1 In Your Heart (EMI
Recorded: (John’s tracks recorded 1966) Abbey Road Studios, London 1966-67
Released: July 1967
NB John is on roughly half of the tracks
Prod: Norman Smith
Herbie Goins - vocals
Mike Eve - tenor sax
Harry Beckett - trumpet, flugelhorn
Mike Carr – organ/piano
John McLaughlin Steve Howell, Joe Moretti - guitar
Dave Price - bass
Bill Stevens - drums
Note: There is also a hugely rare and expensive French EP of tracks from the album.

(?) Various
The Sounds And Songs Of London (Columbia 5AX9001)
Recorded: London, 1966-67, plus extracts of existing EMI recordings
Released: July 1967
Prod: Bob Barratt
Includes Herbie Goins & The Nightimers ‘Coming Home To You’ (edit)
This is the studio version with crowd sounds from a London discotheque added

Duffy’s Nucleus
Hound Dog / Mary Open The Door (Decca F 22547)
Recorded: London, prob. November 1966 (1) and mid 1966 (2)
Released: January 27 1967
Prod: Ken Jones / Duffy Power
Duffy Power - vocals, harmonica
John McLaughlin - guitar
Danny Thompson - bass (1)
Terry Cox - drums (1)
Jack Bruce - bass (2)
Ginger Baker - drums (2)
+ unidentified horn section (2)

Duffy’s Nucleus
Hound Dog (EP) (Decca 457.142M)
Hound Dog / It’s Funny / Little Boy Blue / Mary Open The Door
Recorded: (various sessions) London, 1966-67
Released: April 1967 (France)
Prod: Ken Jones / Duffy Power
Duffy Power - vocals, harmonica
John McLaughlin - guitar
Danny Thompson - bass (1, 2)
Jack Bruce - bass (3, 4)
Terry Cox (drums (1)
Red Reece - drums (2)
Ginger Baker - drums (3, 4)

(?) Georgie Fame
Because I Love You / Bidin’ My Time (CBS 202587) UK No.15
Recorded: London, 13-17/2/67
Released: March 17 1967
Prod: Denny Cordell
Note: musician credits for these tracks circulate online but John’s involvement seems doubtful. Hughie Flint (definitely on drums) does not recall John at the session and no guitar is audible.

(?) Georgie Fame
Knock On Wood (EP) (CBS EP 6363)
Knock On Wood / All I’m Asking / Didn’t Want To Have To Do It / Close The Door
Recorded: London, early 1967?
Released: June 2 1967
Note: again, musician credits for these tracks circulate online but John’s involvement is speculative. Guitar is, at least, audible.

Georgie Fame
Sunny / Don’t Make Promises (Columbia DB8015) UK No.13
Recorded: London, ?/66
Released: September 19 1966
Prod: Denny Cordell

Georgie Fame
Try My World / No Thanks (CBS 2945) UK No.37
Recorded: ?/67
Released: August 1967
+ John Surman (baritone sax)

The Gordon Beck Quartet
Experiments With Pops (Major Minor MLP/SMLP21)
Recorded: Lansdowne Studios, London, December 7 1967
Released: January 2 1968
NB CD reissue incorrectly states August as recording date
Prod: Ray Horricks
Gordon Beck - piano
John McLaughlin - guitar
Jeff Clyne - bass
Tony Oxley - drums

Big Jim Sullivan
Sitar Beat (Mercury MG21137/SR61137)
Recorded: ? / 67
Released: January 1968
NB. John is on one track

Georgie Fame
The Third Face Of Fame (CBS (S) 63293)
Recorded: London, February/March 1968
Released: May 1968
(NB Personnel below is for the LP minus ‘The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde’)
Georgie Fame - vocals, piano
Harry South - conductor
Ian Hamer, Derek Healey, Derek Watkins, Les Condon, Albert Hall - trumpets
John Marshall, Gib Wallace - trombones
Tony Coe, Tommy Whittle, Art Ellefson, Harry Klein, Ronnie Scott, Cyril Reubens - saxes
Gordon Beck - piano
John McLaughlin, Terry Smith - guitar
Phil Bates - bass
Bill Eyden - drums

Ken Wheeler & the John Dankworth Orchestra
Windmill Tilter (Fontana STL 5494)
Recorded: London, mid March 1968
Released: c. September 1969
NB Part of the record features the following Quintet:
Ken Wheeler - flugelhorn
Tony Coe - clarinet, tenor sax
John McLaughlin - guitar
Dave Holland - bass
John Spooner - drums
The remainder features the full band, being the Quintet plus:
Derek Watkins, Henry Shaw, Henry Lowther, Les Condon – trumpets
Chris Pyne, Mike Gibbs – trombone
John Dankworth, Ray Swinfield, Tony Roberts – saxes
Alf Reece, Dick Hart - tuba
Bob Cornford, Alan Branscombe – piano
Tristan Fry – percussion

Jack Bruce
Things We Like (Polydor 2343 033)
Recorded: IBC Studios, London, August 1968
Released: 1970
NB The 2003 CD remaster includes one previously unreleased track from the sessions
Dick Heckstall-Smith - soprano & alto saxes
John McLaughlin - guitar
Jack Bruce - bass guitar
Jon Hiseman - drums

Sandy Brown & his Gentlemen! Friends
Hair At Its Hairiest (Fontana SFJL 921)
Recorded: London, December 23-27, 1968
Released: 1969
NB This was also released in the US on Wing/Mercury (SRW 16405) with an alternative sleeve design. Presumably the sight of Sandy Brown naked but for a sporran was considered too much even for late ‘60s America. The album is available in its entirety as part of the CD Worksong (Lake, 2001).
Kenny Wheeler - trumpet, flugelhorn
George Chisholm - trombone
Sandy Brown - clarinet
John McLaughlin - guitar
Lennie Bush - bass
Bobby Orr - drums

John McLaughlin
Extrapolation (Marmalade 608007)
Recorded: Advision Studios, London, 16/1/69
Released: 1969
NB Reissued on Polydor in 1971 and ever since.
Prod: Giorgio Gomelsky
John McLaughlin - guitars
John Surman - baritone sax, soprano sax
Brian Odges - bass
Tony Oxley - drums
Note: one track from the album also appears on a Marmalade compilation LP issued in 1969.