More than five years ago, I acquired a collection of material including a tape of the backing by The Gamblers for Love Don't Let Me Down.

A completed recording of this song - probably laid down on January 14, 1964 - has never been found, and I have not managed to trace anyone who knew either the melody line or the lyrics.

At my invitation, Geoff Howlett has written a melody line to accompany The Gamblers' backing.

Geoff has written new lyrics, and Johnny Storme has made a superb job of recording them.

The 2009 version of Love Don't Let Me Down, with Johnny Storme fronting The Gamblers, is now available for download, with all proceeds  for Alder Hey Children's Hospital.  Alternatively, the single can be supplied on CD.

We revived this project to show our affection for Pauline Swindells, a great Fury fan who has been a long-term supporter of, and for all of our friends who are suffering from illness.  Pauline chose Alder Hey as the charity to received the proceeds.

Download and purchase information are now available on


(Three  years ago, several people supplied lyrics to accompany the song, but the honest truth is that I forgot about their excellent efforts - one of the penalties of looming old age, I'm afraid.)