Psychedelic Train


    Rick Squires (Lead Guitar / Vocals)
    Jim Davidson (Bass Guitar / Vocals)
    Jim Pullen (Drums)

The Psychedelic Train were another Wellington group around for a short time from 1967 to 1968. They were basically put together to take advantage of the psychedelic era that had arrived in 1967.

Performing covers of Cream and Hendrix, they slogged it out at the Psychedelic Id in Majoribanks Street. After this they dropped the Psychedelic from their name and became known as The Train.

Jim Davidson decided to give up on the bass guitar and concentrate on lead vocals, so George Limbidis came in on bass guitar. Jim immediately left the group and Bill Ryland joined as vocalist. Bill had been with George in Freshwater. Dave Cowdrie was added on organ and with this line-up they got a residency at The Place.

Bill Ryland left and his place as lead singer was taken by Peter Hall, from the Bitter End.



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