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..............Chicory Tip..............

Chicory Tip are best known for their worldwide number 1 single from 1972, "Son Of My Father," but they also had two other British Top 20 hits - "What's Your Name" and "Good Grief Christina."
Although they charted just three times their recording career spanned five years from 1970 from the first single, "Monday After Sunday," to the final 45, one of their best ever tracks, "Survivor."
Despite recording 12 singles in the UK they only ever made one album, "Son Of My Father," which came out in 1972, but depending on what version you bought back then, you had either "
Excuse Me Baby" (on earlier versions) or "What's Your Name" as the final cut on Side One.
Let's go back to the beginning though. As infants Rick Foster and Barry Mayger were chums - they went to the same school and as they grew up, in the early 1960s, they decided to start a band called
The Sonics, named after the guitars they both had which were Burns Tri-sonic guitars.
Barry and Rick were joined by Geoff Baker on Drums and Derek Nye (Rhythm Guitar) to form the original Sonics. Two years later Rick left with Geoff to form The Blue Beats.
In came Robin Huckstep on Bass and Jock Law on Drums. The Sonics fizzled out in 1965 but after a two year gap they re-formed.
That band now included lead singer Peter Hewson and drummer Mick Russell along with Barry Mayger and Rick Foster and in 1967 the change of name to Chicory Tip gave them a change of fortune.
"We wanted to get away from names which started with the word 'The' as there were so many around like 'The' Shadows and 'The' Beatles," explained Rick in a recent interview.
"We were in an army barrack just outside Maidstone and on with another band called The Mannish Boys featuring David Bowie," he recalls.
"We came off stage and Barry saw a brand of coffee (probably Camp Coffee) which had Chicory in it and featured that fact on the label. He said 'What about Chicory Tip for a name?' and I agreed, so we went with it."

Thanks to Stuart Cameron from HotDisk.co.uk for this biography excerpt.

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It has always been assumed Barry Mayger was talking
about "Camp" coffee but there was another brand out
at the time called "Tip Top". Could this be the one ?
 
U.K. Monday After Sunday (promo & release) 19th June 1970
Chicory Tip Monday After Sunday UK promo side 1
Chicory Tip Monday After Sunday UK promo side 2
Chicory Tip Monday After Sunday UK side 1
Chicory Tip Monday After Sunday UK side 2
U.K. My Girl Sunday (promo) 2nd April 1971
Chicory Tip My Girl Sunday UK front
Chicory Tip My Girl Sunday UK back
Chicory Tip My Girl Sunday UK promo side 1
Chicory Tip My Girl Sunday UK promo side 2
U.K. Excuse Me Baby (promo & release) 25th June 1971
Chicory Tip Excuse Me Baby promo UK side 1
Chicory Tip Excuse Me Baby promo UK side 2
Chicory Tip Excuse Me Baby UK side 1
Chicory Tip Excuse Me Baby UK side 2
Chicory Tip Excuse Me Baby UK side 1
Chicory Tip Excuse Me Baby UK side 2
U.K. I Love Onions (promo & release) 5th November 1971
Australia Son of My Father 1972 
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Australia side 1
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Australia side 2
Brazil Son of My Father (EP promo) 1972
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Brazil promo front Chicory Tip Son of My Father Brazil promo back
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Brazil promo side 1 Chicory Tip Son of My Father Brazil promo side 2
Canada Son of My Father 1972
France Son of My Father 1972
Germany Son of My Father (promo & release sleeve) 1972
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Germany promo front
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Germany promo back
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Germany front
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Germany back
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Germany side 1
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Germany side 2
Holland Son of My Father 1972
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Holland Front
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Holland Back
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Holland side 1
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Holland side 2
India Son of My Father 1972
Italy Son of My Father (jukebox edition) 1973
Israel Son of My Father 1972
Japan (Chicory) Son of My Father 1972
Chicory Son of My Father Japan front
Chicory Son of My Father Japan back
Chicory Son of My Father Japan inside a
Chicory Son of My Father Japan inside b
Chicory Son of My Father Japan bag a
Chicory Son of My Father Japan bag b
Chicory Son of My Father Japan side 1
Chicory Son of My Father Japan side 2
Kenya Son of My Father 1972
Mexico (Chicory Tip) Son of My Father (EP promo) 1972
Mexico (Chicory) Son of My Father 1972
Chicory Son of My Father Mexico side 1
Chicory Son of My Father Mexico side 2
New Zealand Son of My Father 1972  
Chicory Tip Son of My Father New Zealand side 1
Chicory Tip Son of My Father New Zealand side 2
Portugal Son of My Father 1972
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Portugal front
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Portugal back
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Portugal side 1
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Portugal side 2
Singapore Son of My Father 1972
South Africa Son of My Father 1972
Chicory Tip Son of My Father South Africa side 1
Chicory Tip Son of My Father South Africa side 2
Southern Rhodesia Son of My Father 1972
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Southern Rhodesia side 1
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Southern Rhodesia side 2
Spain Son of My Father 1972
Spain (a session group going by the name of Pop Of The Pops) Son of My Father 1972
Pop Of The Pops Son of My Father Spain front
Pop Of The Pops Son of My Father Spain back
Pop Of The Pops Son of My Father Spain side 1
Pop Of The Pops Son of My Father Spain side 2
U.K. Son of My Father (promo & release) 14th January 1972
Chicory Tip Son of My Father U.K. promo side 1 Chicory Tip Son of My Father U.K. promo side 2
Chicory Tip Son of My Father U.K. side 1
Chicory Tip Son of My Father U.K. side 2
Chicory Tip Son of My Father U.K. side 1
Chicory Tip Son of My Father U.K. side 2
U.K. Son of My Father (single-sided flexi-disk) 7th October 1972
Chicory Tip Son of My Father U.K. flexi
U.S.A. Son of My Father (acetate label, test pressing, and promo) 9th February 1972
Chicory Son of My Father U.S.A. acetate side 1
Chicory Son of My Father U.S.A. test pressing side 1
Chicory Son of My Father U.S.A. test pressing side 2
Chicory Son of My Father promo U.S.A. side 1
Chicory Son of My Father promo U.S.A. side 2
Uruguay Son of My Father (promo) 1972
Yugoslavia Son of My Father 1972
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Yugoslavia front
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Yugoslavia back
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Yugoslavia side 1
Chicory Tip Son of My Father Yugoslavia side 2
U.K. What's Your Name (promo & release) 28th April 1972
Chicory Tip What's Your Name U.K. promo side 1
Chicory Tip What's Your Name U.K. promo side 2
Chicory Tip What's Your Name U.K. side 1 Chicory Tip What's Your Name U.K. side 2
Chicory Tip What's Your Name U.K. side 1
Chicory Tip What's Your Name U.K. side 2
Chicory Tip What's Your Name U.K. side 1
Chicory Tip What's Your Name U.K. side 2
Republic of Ireland What's Your Name 28th April 1972
Chicory Tip What's Your Name U.K. side 1 Chicory Tip What's Your Name U.K. side 1
Angola What's Your Name 1973
France What's Your Name 1972
Germany What's Your Name 1972
Chicory Tip What's Your Name Germany front
Chicory Tip What's Your Name Germany back
Chicory Tip What's Your Name Germany side 1
Chicory Tip What's Your Name Germany side 2
Japan Marianne / What's Your Name (promo & release) 1972
Chicory Tip What's Your Name Japan side 1 Chicory Tip What's Your Name Japan side 2
U.S.A. What's Your Name (promo) July 1972
Singapore What's Your Name (E.P.) 1972
Chicory Tip What's Your Name Singapore EP front
Chicory Tip What's Your Name Singapore EP back
Chicory Tip What's Your Name Singapore EP side 1
Chicory Tip What's Your Name Singapore EP side 2
U.K. The Future Is Past (promo & release) 22nd September 1972
Chicory Tip The Future Is Past U.K. promo side 1
Chicory Tip The Future Is Past U.K. promo side 2
Chicory Tip The Future Is Past U.K. side 1 Chicory Tip The Future Is Past U.K. side 2
Germany The Future Is Past (promo & release sleeve) 1973
Chicory Tip The Future Is Past Germany promo front Chicory Tip The Future Is Past Germany promo back
Chicory Tip The Future Is Past Germany front Chicory Tip The Future Is Past Germany back
Chicory Tip The Future Is Past Germany side 1 Chicory Tip The Future Is Past Germany side 2
Yugoslavia The Future Is Past 1973
Chicory Tip The Future Is Past Yugoslavia front
Chicory Tip The Future Is Past Yugoslavia back
Chicory Tip The Future Is Past Yugoslavia side 1
Chicory Tip The Future Is Past Yugoslavia side 2
U.K. Good Grief Christina (single-sided acetate, promo & release) 2nd March 1973
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina UK acetate side 1
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina UK promo side 1
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina UK promo side 2
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina UK side 1
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina UK side 2
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina UK alt side 1
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina UK alt side 2
Argentina Good Grief Christina (promo & release) 1973
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Argentina promo side 1
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Argentina promo side 2
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Argentina side 1
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Argentina side 2
Germany Good Grief Christina 1973
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Germany front
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Germany back
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Germany side 1
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Germany side 2
Malaysia Good Grief Christina 1973
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Malaysia front
SORRY NO IMAGE AS YET
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Malaysia side 1
SORRY NO IMAGE AS YET
Portugal Good Grief Christina 1973
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Portugal front
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Portugal back
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Portugal side 1
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Portugal side 2
Argentina Good Grief Christina (Various artists EP) 1973
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina EP Argentina front Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina EP Argentina back
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina EP Argentina side 1 Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina EP Argentina side 2
Sweden Good Grief Christina March 1973
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Sweden side 1
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Sweden side 2
Israel Good Grief Christina March 1973
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Israel front
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Israel back
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Israel side 1
Chicory Tip Good Grief Christina Israel side 1
U.S.A. Good Grief Christina (promo) 24th April 1973
U.S.A. Cigarettes, Women & Wine (promo) 22nd October 1973
U.K. Cigarettes, Women & Wine (promo & release) 20th July 1973
Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine U.K. promo side 1
Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine U.K. promo side 2
Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine U.K. promo side 1 Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine U.K. promo side 1
Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine U.K. promo side 1
Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine U.K. promo side 1
Portugal Cigarettes, Women & Wine 1973
Germany Cigarettes, Women & Wine (promo & error & corrected cover) 1973
Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine Germany promo front Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine Germany promo back
Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine Germany front Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine Germany front
Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine Germany front Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine Germany back
Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine Germany side 1 Chicory Tip Cigarettes, Women & Wine Germany side 2
U.K. I.O.U. (promo) 26th October 1973
Chicory Tip I.O.U. U.K. promo side 1 Chicory Tip I.O.U. U.K. promo side 2
Germany I.O.U. (promo) 1973
Chicory Tip I.O.U. Germany promo front Chicory Tip I.O.U. Germany promo back
Chicory Tip I.O.U. Germany promo side 1 Chicory Tip I.O.U. Germany promo side 2
Germany I.O.U. (release) 1973
Chicory Tip I.O.U. Germany front Chicory Tip I.O.U. Germany back
Chicory Tip I.O.U. Germany side 1 Chicory Tip I.O.U. Germany side 2
Spain I.O.U. 1973
Chicory Tip I.O.U. Spain front Chicory Tip I.O.U. Spain back
Chicory Tip I.O.U. Spain side 1 Chicory Tip I.O.U. Spain side 2
U.K. Take Your Time Caroline (promo & release) 12th July 1974
Chicory Tip Take Your Time Caroline U.K. promo side 1
Chicory Tip Take Your Time Caroline U.K. promo side 2
Chicory Tip Take Your Time Caroline U.K. side 1 Chicory Tip Take Your Time Caroline U.K. side 1
Germany Take Your Time Caroline (promo) 1974
Chicory Tip Take Your Time Caroline Germany promo front Chicory Tip Take Your Time Caroline Germany promo back
Chicory Tip Take Your Time Caroline Germany promo side 1 Chicory Tip Take Your Time Caroline Germany promo side 2
U.K. Survivor 7th March 1975
Chicory Tip Survivor UK front Chicory Tip Survivor UK back
Chicory Tip Survivor UK side 1 Chicory Tip Survivor UK side 2