A folk rock trio active for about three years during the late 1960s. Derek and Elaine Thompson were twins born in Belfast. They formed the singing duo Elaine & Derek at a young age in the late 1950s. They were quite successful, recording for several from several labels.
Derek and Elaine met Larry Johns in 1965 approx. Johns was a jazz/big band musicians. They formed the trio Odin's People and recorded two fine singles in the style of The Seekers for Major Minor in 1967.
Odin's People split ca 1968. Derek concentrated on acting (he'd already appeared in the cult
science fiction/musical fantasy film Gonks Go Beat in 1965)
and is now best known for his portrayal of the character Charlie Fairhead in BBC One's Casualty. He also
had a memorable role in The Long Good Friday.
Elaine and Larry worked as a duo playing army bases, cruise ships and the cabaret circuit, where they worked for over 30 years.
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