Fortes Mentum

Members of Fortes Mentum: Barry Clark, Danny Beckerman
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# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 I Can't Go On Loving You 2 Audio 1968 Parlophone

[a=Danny Beckerman] was a staff writer at Morgan Music in 1966 and wanted to get a band together to record his own material.

He decided on talented London musicians [a=Frank Bennett (3)] on vocals, [a=Ron Regan (2)] on bass, [a=Keith Giles (2)] (ex [a=Him & The Others]) on drums, [a=Alan Ward (4)] on organ and [a=Barry Clark] on lead guitar.

Originally Danny didn't want to be part of the band but as they all got on well together the other guys persuaded him to join them

They released three singles as [b]Fortes Mentum[/b].

Despite a good following, the band never made any money although they performed all over London and the UK.

In March 1969 they were offered a unique opportunity to work in Germany. Unfortunately Alan and Barry had very good 'day jobs' and they didn't want to give them up.

They were replaced by [b]Rod Creasy[/b] on keyboards and [b]Paul Coles[/b] on lead guitar.

This line up worked the famous Top 10 Club in Hamburg and the K52 Club in Frankfurt. It was at the Starlight Ballroom later on that Frank and Danny had a falling out. Danny decided to pursue his career in songwriting and so left the band. [b]Bob Flag[/b] (ex-Riot Squad) joined on saxophone and flute.

After further lineup changes, [b]Fortes Mentum[/b] disbanded around a year later due to lack of gigs.

[b]Fortes Mentum Mark l Musicians[/b]

[a=Ron Regan (2)] - Bass Player

[a=Frank Bennett (3)] - Vocals

[a=Barry Clark] - Lead Guitar

[a=Alan Ward (4)] - Organist

[a=Keith Giles (2)] - Drums /Vocals

[a=Danny Beckerman] (Deceased 2006) - Piano/Song Writer

[b]Fortes Mentum Mark ll Musicians[/b]

[a=Ron Regan (2)] - Bass Player

[a=Frank Bennett (3)] - Vocals

[a=Keith Giles (2)] - Drums /Vocals

[b]Rod Creasy[/b] (Deceased 2005) - Organ

[b]Bob Flag[/b] - (ex Riot Squad) - Sax/Flute/Song Writer

[b]Stuart Wicks[/b] - Organ

[b]Tony McGill[/b] - Lead Guitar

[b]Paul Coles[/b] - Lead Guitar (Germany only)

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