Win tickets to the La Vina Spring Wine Festival for this Saturday or Sunday!
Glyn Ellis was born in Manchester and by 1965 even people from Manchester were considered to have that “Liverpool sound”. Glyn was more inspired by a Memphis sound and he wanted to change his name so he looked to Elvis – more specifically, one of his back up musicians named D.J. Fontana. Now Glyn had a new name: Wayne Fontana; he just needed a name for his band and that came from the local cinema where “Mindbenders” was showing. He owned the top spot on the chart on this day in 1965.