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Welcome to the official Fivepenny Piece website

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Welcome to the official The Fivepenny Piece website!

This site was originally set up by The Fivepenny Piece fan Paul Gunningham in 2001. He searched all over the world wide web, but was unable to find a site devoted to the band he loved. As he wrote at the time, "I could hardly believe that this wonderful band didn't have a single website dedicated to them, so I thought - if tha' want summat done, do it thissen!" The result was the 5pp.co.uk website.

Sadly in the spring of 2007 Paul died following a road traffic accident - but his work has not been forgotten. The website has now become the official band website, and is managed by John Meek's wife Margaret with the technical and design side maintained by Frank Blades of Somersetmade Ltd.

Band News

CD coverLynda Meeks Passed Away
It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Lynda Meeks who passed away on 22nd of January 2013.

Where's Tha' Bin?

Just click on any of the links to go straight to the page you want:

The Fivepenny Piece FAQ Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about The Fivepenny Piece, with our answers. Please look here first before you email us with a question, in case your answer is here!  If you are new to the site, or you have never heard of Fivepenny Piece, this is the best place to start!
The Fivepenny Piece News News about The Fivepenny Piece
About The Fivepenny Piece A background of The Fivepenny Piece with a year-by-year chronology of events and milestones in The Fivepenny Piece history, right from the start in 1968 up to the present day.
The Fivepenny Piece Discography A complete listing of all recordings by The Fivepenny Piece, including CDs, LP albums and singles, from 1969 to the present day, with pictures, track listings, and more. Includes "various artist" compilation albums with one or more tracks by The Fivepenny Piece.
The Fivepenny Piece Songs An alphabetical list of all the songs recorded over the years by The Fivepenny Piece, with composing credits and brief notes about each. If you can remember the song but can't remember which album it was on, this is the place to look!
The Fivepenny Piece Corner Shop (est. 2004) The Fivepenny Piece Corner Shop is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - like all corner shops should be - selling The Fivepenny Piece CDs worldwide.
The Fivepenny Piece On TV Details of TV appearances by the band since the 1960s
The Fivepenny Piece Links Links to other websites which may be of interest to 5PP fans
Contact The Fivepenny Piece Your chance to speak to the band, the shopkeep or the webmaster
The Yahoo! The Fivepenny Piece Discussion Group

Started on 20th December 2003. Your chance to natter to other The Fivepenny Piece fans.

Can Y' Help?

If anyone out there has more information, pictures etc, we would be glad to hear from you. The website is only as good as the content - and we are always grateful for more to include on the website.

Ta folks!

This bit is just to thank anyone who has helped me with information, etc. Thanks are due to:

  • Fivepenny Piece fan Ivan Haskell for some information about the band's gigs and records.
  • Another great 5PP fan John Armer for lots of further information on the band.
  • Martin Maguire for the details of the band's appearance on Wheeltappers & Shunters Club including the video clip on YouTube.
  • Alan Simpson for some information about the band's TV shows from the 1970s.
  • Dean Carroll for more info about the band's records.
  • The BFI Archive for information about TV appearance

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