Mike Rabin's Music History

Mike Author of Killing GoliatAfter leaving school Mike attended St Martins School of Art where he completed a fine arts diploma before moving on to Chelsea Art School to study commercial art and design. Despite a keen interest in his first job with an American advertising company, the lure of the music industry proved to strong to resist. Mike’s grandfather Oscar Rabin, was already an established Dance Band Leader, so it seemed a natural path for him to follow. Mike's father owned the Wimbledon Palais, the only independent ballroom in London that became famous for pioneering the growing trend towards popular music as we know it today.

Mike Rabin and the Demons

Mike was soon to form his own group, ‘Mike Rabin and the Demons.’ He soon secured his first release on the EMI Columbia label Head over Heels and Leaving You. Other records were to follow, along with various residences in and around London. In 1966 they appeared on a summer season at the London Palladium, and in the same year performed on the Royal Command Performance as a backing group for Gene Pitney. The website of the SWestLondoner covers that period of Mike's musical history.

During this time, Mike became close friends with a young man called Terry Stamp who was the bass player in the original 'Demons', and went on to forge his own musical career. Terry eventually left England with his family to forge a new life in California. They are still pals to this day. Mike’s music still gets aired occasionally. In recent months the BBC played 'Head Over Heels', the early release of ‘Mike Rabin and the Demons’, over a couple of Saturdays on a 60's pop show presented by Disc Jockey Brian Matthews. Mike continued to write songs, gaining a contract with a large Publishing House called Acuff Rose in the early eighties. He eventually retired his last band from the music business in 2002.

Mike's debut thriller "Killing Goliath" and its recently released sequel "Prodigy of Evil" were inspired by events experienced during his early years in the music business.

Mike Rabin & The Demons - Leaving You -
1964 45rpm- 1

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Mike Rabin & The Demons - Head Over Heels For You- 1964 45rpm- 1

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