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There are multiple artists tagged as Living Daylights on last.fm. Following are two, in list of prominence 1) The Living Daylights is an original, instrumental trio that features dense, funky, and occasionally odd-metered grooves from the very exposed two man rhythm section, fronted by free-flowing, hard-blowing saxophone. Their consistently stunning live performances are quickly gaining them international accolade amongst enthusiasts of Jazz, funk, rock, and even some of the more "outside", progressive-jazz audiences. 2) This Newcastle-spawned outfit was a quartet comprised of guitarist Curt Creswell and drummer Roy Heather, who had previously played with a slightly successful band called the Naturals, and siblings Norman Watt-Roy and Garth Watt-Roy on bass and rhythm guitar, respectively. Their sound was pure freakbeat, a meld of American garage rock and British psychedelia, and they were good enough to get signed to Philips Records. They made their recording debut -- produced by Caleb Quaye -- with a less dramatic but more baroque cover of the Grass Roots hit "Let's Live for Today"; the song (which, ironically enough, had originated with a transplanted British band called the Rokes, in Italy) actually charted in Europe and justified the release of a second single, also produced by Quaye. That record offered a snide, punky freakbeat-style B-side, "Always with Him," that showed on Norman Watt-Roy as a potential rival to John Entwistle as an exponent of a big complex bass sound, but it never went anywhere. The Watt-Roy brothers had exited by 1969 to form the big-band soul outfit the Greatest Show on Earth and Norman Watt-Roy subsequently became the core of Ian Dury's Blockheads. Curt Creswell never re-emerged in the spotlight, although he did apparently work as a session guitarist in tandem with Caleb Quaye into the 1970s.

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