John Fiddler vocal, guitar, drums
Peter Hope-Evans harmonica, jews-harp
This well-known folk/rock duo formed at Stafford Art School during the late 1960s. Guitarist/vocalist John Fiddler was from Darlaston.
While gigging around the West Midlands, Medicine Head were discovered by influential disk jockey John Peel who signed them to his own 'Dandelion Records' label. The first Medicine Head album titled "New Bottles, Old Medicine" was issued in 1969 to critical acclaim. In January of 1970, Medicine Head performed with John Peel for their first appearance at Birmingham's legendary 'Mothers' club.
Medicine Head gained chart success in June of 1971 with their third single 'Pictures In The Sky' that reached Number 22 in the U.K. However, the duo had a considerable hit in 1973 with their classic record 'One And One Is One' that made it to Number 3 and also a follow-up single 'Rising Sun' making Number 11 that same year.
For more information about Medicine Head, visit: www.therocktologist.com/artist-profile-medicine-head.html to see an excellent biography written by Brian Banks.