Sam Apple Pie?


Malcolm has just done an interview with an Italian magazine. As he says, “It is great to be asked to do these things but I seem to frequently be asked, how did I start Sam Apple Pie? The answer of course, is that I didn’t. I was never in Sam Apple Pie!”

The question, which over the years has seemingly built into a myth, probably stems for the session Malcolm did for Sam Apple Pie for their first album. As the album notes correctly state, he played piano on ‘Annabelle’ and electric harpsichord on ‘Stranger’.

And of course, one member of the Helps who WAS in Sam Apple Pie was Dave Charles! Dave played drums for them before leaving to joining up with Malc to form Help Yourself.

Requests for Sam Apple Pie songs at the upcoming gig will probably be met with a stern stare and a lifetime ban from all future gigs! Not that Sam Apple Pie songs weren’t any good of course… 🙂





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For those that couldn't make it to the memorial gig for Richard Treece – and indeed, for those that wish to re-live what was a tremendous occasion – some soundfiles have been uploaded of the (fantastic) performances of Son of Man, The Jack Bentley Blues Band and The Green Ray.


"We have lost somebody who was the real deal. A man with the true Bardic gift. He was funny, with a savage wit which he practiced freely. He was great company and a fine musician too – even if he would not admit it. Deke supported and encouraged my early life in the music world, pressed the other lads to get me into Man, and stood in for me in the Help when I was sick with depression. Richard Treece's memorial gig in Walthamstow was the last time I saw the old devil and we talked about this and that... and cricket, which we both love. Deke's passing is a sad loss to the world at large – and heaven knows we need every spark we can get these days."

Malcolm Morley


Putting together this website has been a (wait for it, cliché is coming) 'learning curve' - but I think we're getting there slowly. Also being tackled are the various social media 'channels'. So far, there's a Malcolm Morley Facebook page and a fledgling Twitter account (@bewaretheshadow), to be followed soon by an Instagram account. More news on the latter to follow. And if all goes well, who knows, maybe even a YouTube channel. Steady! Please help support all this by following, friending etc. Thanks... Malc