The Pretty Things

Founded: 1963

Location: United Kingdom

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The Pretty Things

Pretty Things were an English rock band formed in September 1963 in Sidcup, Kent, taking their name from Bo Diddley's 1955 song "Pretty Thing", and active in their first incarnation until 1971. They released five studio albums, including the debut The Pretty Things (UK Albums Chart #6) and S. F. Sorrow (being one of the first rock operas), four EPs and 15 UK singles, including the Top 20 UK Singles Chart "Don't Bring Me Down" and "Honey I Need". They reformed later in 1971 and continued through to 1976 issuing three more studio albums, and reformed once again from 1979 to 2020 releasing another five studio albums finalising with Bare as Bone, Bright as Blood.


1965 The Pretty Things
1965 Get the Picture?
1967 Emotions
1968 S.F. Sorrow
1970 Parachute

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