The Gremlins Profile

aka The Germlins
Grant Gillanders
10 May 2013

Former Embers stalwart Glyn Tucker was just in his 20s but already an industry veteran when he formed The Adventurers in early 1965 with Paddy McAneney (guitar), Peter Davies (guitar), Roger Wiles (drums) and Ben Grubb (bass).

During April 1965 they changed their name to The Gremlins and in mid-year the group recorded their first single ‘But She’s Gone’/‘Don’t Ya’ on the Allied International label.

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Glyn Tucker Jnr with The Gremlins, 1968
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Glyn Tucker Jnr at an informal Gremlins reunion in 1995
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Glyn polishing his gold suede shoes on tour with The Gremlins in 1967. Drummer Roger Wiles is in the background.
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The Gremlins in an unused 1967 publicity shot
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The Gremlins, 1965: Paddy McAneney, Glyn Tucker, Ben Grubb, Roger Wiles and Peter Davies
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A rare colour shot of The Gremlins
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An outtake from a 1967 photo shoot: Peter Davies, Glyn Tucker, Ces Good, Roger Wiles and Ben Grubb
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The Gremlins in a publicity shoot outtake, 1967
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The Gremlins with radio personality Peter Sinclair, Johnny Douglas, NZBC producer (2nd left) and an unknown NZBC engineer sitting next to Peter.
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The Gremlins reunited in 1995
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The Gremlins with Peter Sinclair and Johnny Douglas, Radio NZ producer. From left: Roger Wiles, Johnny Douglas, Ben Grubb, Peter Davies, Paddy McAneney, Peter Sinclair, Glyn Tucker.
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Peter Davies, Roger Wiles, Ben Grubb, Ces Good and Glyn Tucker, 1967
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Australian poster
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Glyn Tucker, Peter Davies, Ben Grubb, Roger Wiles, Ces Good
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Ben Grubb, 1967
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The Gremlins at the NZBC Radio Workshop in Durham Lane West, Auckland, during the recording of the radio show Popalong Special in 1967
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Sandy Edmonds with The Gremlins
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The Gremlins on C'mon
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Glyn Tucker, 1967
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The Gremlins at the NZBC Radio Workshop in Durham Lane West, Auckland, during the recording of the radio show Popalong Special in 1967
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The Gremlins
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Roger Wiles, 1967
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Members:

Glyn Tucker - vocals, guitar

Paddy McAneney - lead guitar

Ces Good - lead guitar

Peter Davies - guitar

Daron Curtis - guitar

Roger Wiles - drums

Ben Grubb - bass, keyboards