The Master's Apprentices

The Masters Apprentices (or The Masters to fans) was an Australian pop/rock band formed in 1965 in Adelaide, South Australia. Featuring singer [a822536] and songwriter/rhythm guitarist [a794012], the band's earliest recordings combined the gritty R&B/rock of British groups like [a260959] with the minor-key melodies of [a262455]. Bower left the group after suffering a nervous breakdown in late 1967. Plagued by instability (undergoing eight personnel changes between 1966 and 1968), the group moved to England in the early 1970s, achieving some cult success with progressive rock albums before breaking up in 1972.