Douggie Reece

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Douggie Reece
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Douggie Reece
Background information
OriginIslington London, England
GenresBeat, rock, pop, soul
Years active1959–present
LabelsFontana Records, Philips Records, Pye Nixa Records, HMV Records, Palette Records, Decca Records, Columbia Records, Zone Records, EMI Records Australia, Hammard Records Australia, Image Records Australia, Axe Records, K-tel, Axis Records, Astor Records, Planet Records, Volcano Records, Harbour Records, Emerald Records Limited,
Associated actsDusty Springfield, John Rowles

Douggie Reece is a Bass Player, Arranger, Producer, Song Writer and Musical Director. He played with Bass guitar for Sonny Stewart and the Dynomoes,[1] Chris Wayne and The Echoes]],[2]The Burlington Lodge Group in Australia.[3] Best known as Bass Player/Musical Director for Dusty Springfield during the 1962-1970 period and John Rowles. He moved to Australia in 1971.


Douggie Reece. (born 18th January 1940 Kenneth George Gover) He was the youngest of four boys born to Alfred & Beatrice Gover. All his brother played with the Brecknock Silver Band also known as a Brass Band so at the age of eight he was taken along for one of the rehearsal nights only to end up with a cornet he had to learn to play. (His eldest brother Alfred went on to join the army and studying at Kneller Hall). In 1951 he went to Brecknock Road Senior School where he was drawn to the School Orchestra taking up and playing the violin. At this time he also joined the Sea Cadet Corps and played Bugle. His time playing the cornet when he was younger made playing the bugle much easier. ***Work in Progress***



Title/Track Artist Year Recording Company Contribution
"Weepy Willow" Glen Stuart 1959 "Pye Nixa" 7N.15232 Musician - Bass Player
"Della Darling" Glen Stuart 1959 "Pye Nixa" 7N.15232 Musician - Bass Player
"Your Cheating Heart" Bobby Allen 1962 "Fontana"267252 TF Musician - Bass Player
"I'll Forget About You" Bobby Allen 1962 "Fontana"267252 TF Musician - Bass Player


Album Title Track Artist Date Recording Company Contribution
Everything's Coming Up Dusty "Packin Up" Dusty Springfield September 1965 "Philips Records" Musician - Bass Player
"I Can't You No More" Dusty Springfield "Philips Records" Musician - Bass Player
"Won't Be Long" Dusty Springfield "Philips Records" Musician - Bass Player
Are You Lonesome Tonight "The Way Were" Allison Durbin 1977 "Hammard Records" HAM017 Arranger, Musician - Bass Player


  • Lucy O'Brien (1989). Dusty. Sidgwick & Jackson. ISBN 978-0283063473. Search this book on Logo.png page 59
  • Penny Valentine; Vicki Wickham (2000). Dancing with Demons: The Authorised Biography of Dusty Springfield. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 978-0340766743. Search this book on Logo.png pages 52-4, 58-61, 105-6, 136, 223-4.
  • Paul Howes (2001). The Complete Dusty Springfield. Reynolds & Hearn. ISBN 978-1905287871. Search this book on Logo.png
  • 50 Years of British Pop, The 20th Century in Pictures. Press Association / Ammonite Press. 2009. ISBN 9781906672287. Search this book on Logo.pngpage 54
  • Karen Bartlett (2014). Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend. The Robson Press. ISBN 978-1849548762. Search this book on Logo.png pages 50, 67-8, 82-6, 99, 112-3,119,128,134,141-3,145,148-9,151, 167,169,173,318.
  • Spencer Leigh (2015). The Cavern Club: The Rise of The Beatles and Merseybeat. McNidder & Grace. ISBN 978-0857160973. Search this book on Logo.png


  1. "Obscure Bands of the 50's & 60's: Sonny Stewart & The Dynamos". 29 August 1962. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  2. Bruce Eder. "The Echoes; Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  3. "Burlington Lodge Group".

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