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Israeli 60's beat music



Lions of Juda
The Lions (aka "The Lions of Juda") were one of the top 3 most successful Israeli 60's beat rock groups.

The group was formed in the mid 60's and like many groups of that time, the line up was very dynamic and group members have joined & left to play in other groups.

The music they played was more of Pop Rock than the heavy underground style of the Churchill?s and Uzi & The Styles.

They played in Tel Aviv, Ramla, Bat Yam night clubs, mainly cover versions for Beatles and other popular music groups from the UK/US charts of that time.

Their first release was EP ?Mama? was released in 1968 on Eastronics/RCA.

In 1969 the group left for visit toLondon and played a few gigs that eventually resulted in a recording contract with Fontana.

The group recorded one 7" single for Fontana: "Our love's a growing thing" / "Katja" that was released in the UK, France, Spain, The Netherlands and Israel of course.

After their return to Israel, the group released many other 7?s & EP?s.

Unfurtunately, though being successful and the release of many 7" singles & EP's, the group never released a full length album during their ?classic? years in the 60?s and early 70?s. Only in 1997 there was a ?Best Of? CD release that gathered all their songs and some rare materials into one great CD.

The Churchills, Jericho & Jericho Jones

Uzi & The Styles

Lions of Juda