Kingsize Taylor & The Dominoes

Ted (Kingsize) Taylor - Lead Guitar/vocals
Sam Hardie - Piano
Dave Lovelady - Drums
Bobby Thompson - Bass Guitar
John Frankland - Rhythm Guitar

Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes were a fine group with a full sound who were at the forefront of the Liverpool scene: they themselves claimed to have been the very first of all Merseybeat groups.
Unfortunately they received little national publicity and did not have a hit even with the minor classic 'Stupidity'.

Like Rory Storm and the Hurricanes they dated back to the skiffle era (as the James Boys), and they had done their bit on the Hamburg club circuit. Their singles were on Decca but later Taylor signed to Polydor as a solo singer and was making records as late as 1967.


  • June 1963   Memphis, Tennessee/Money (Shakers)
  • dec 1963    Whole Lotta Lovin' / I Can Tell (Shakers)
  • Mar 1964    Hippy Hippy Shake/Dr. Feelgood
  • April 1964   Stupidity/Bad Boy
  • July 1964    Somebody's Always Trying/Looking For My Baby
  •       1965 Thinkin'/Let Me Love You


  • Jan '65 Teenbeat 2
    All Around The World/ Slippin' And Slidin'/ You Can't Sit Down/ Hello Josephine


  • Twist Time Im Star-Club 2 (shared with The Bobby Patrick Big Six)
    All Around The World / Stupidity / Slippin' And Slidin' / Unchain My Heart / Bad Boy / Short On Love / Hello Josephine / You Can't Sit Down
  • Star-Club Time Mit Kingsize Taylor & The Dominoes -
    I've Been Watching You/All Around The World/Down In The Valley/She Said Yeah/You Make Me Happy/Sherry Baby/Shake, Shake, Shake/Skye Boat Song/Golly Golly What/Bad Boy/Clarabella
  • Liverpool Beat (shared with The Bobby Patrick Big Six) -
    Heeby Jeebies/Oo Papa Doo/Wa Watussi/Let's Dance/Broken Arrow/Lipstick, Powder And Paint