1967 - Simon Dupree and The Big Sound - 'Kites' The group were signed to EMI's Parlophone label, under producer Dave Paramor. Their first few singles, notably "I See The Light" (1966), failed to chart, then in October 1967, the group's management and their record label decided to try moving Simon Dupree and the Big Sound in the direction of psychedelia. The single reached number 8 in late 1967 and as an exemplar of the early psychedelic rock.
Amati (red) The first exemplars from Czechoslovakia were built in the 60s. The forerunner was the ‘Lignaton' series. The lugs remind very much to the contemporary ‘Premier' drums. The legs could jump into their position similar like tent poles. It was a cheap and reliable instrument for pub musicians. The complete set was accompanied by an Amati cymbal set. This set in the colour Red Sparkle was given with thanks to the museum by Lajos Kovás.