Year of Release: 1964
The identity of The Wedgwoods has, unfortunately, been a mystery for some time now. Despite their two folky-sounding singles on Pye (of which this was obviously one) and five on Columbia, and the fact that they were releasing records as late as 1977, they are something of an enigma.
Here's the little we do know. They supposedly consisted of four members, Betty Tiverington on vocals, David Tiverington on guitar, and two other individuals whose identities are unknown. Specialising in a melodic strain of harmony folk, they appeared not to be part of any radical Dylan-inspired movement (although I'm prepared to be corrected on this) and this might ultimately have been a reason for their failure.
Apparently this likable version of "September In The Rain" received an encouraging volume of airplay in 1964 and was expected to break through into the charts, but obviously didn't capture the public's imagination sufficiently. Hitless to the last, somebody at EMI obviously still had enough faith in their work to allow them to issue the album "Here Come The Wedgwoods" in 1976, a whole twelve years after this release was ignored. Does anyone know who they were or why their careers continued for a long while? My guess would be that they were known names on the folk circuit and had a niche following, but without any back-up evidence to hand this is all just speculation.