Through their friend, Mim Scala, they arranged Jimmy Miller to produce their first single, and met manager John Gilbert. Because of their association with Miller, Steve Winwood helped with the recording. Shortly afterwards, Ovenall became disillusioned with the group’s move away from soul music towards psychedelia and was concerned about the management. Family’s debut single “Scene Through The Eye of a Lens/Gypsy https://www.theresearchgopop.com/ Woman” was released by Liberty Records in October 1967, but was not a success. Family’s rotating membership throughout its relatively short existence led to a diversity in sound throughout their different albums. The group are also often seen as an unjustly forgotten act, when compared with other bands from the same period and have been described as an “odd band loved by a small but rabid group of fans”.
- ABC, I Want You Back and I’ll Be There are only some of their most inspirational tracks, but