Inner Circle (1976).pngThe band was formed in 1968 by the brothers Ian and Roger Lewis with then 12-year old Stephen «Cat» Coore and Michael Cooper.They appeared on record in 1970, backing The Chosen Few on the Derrick Harriott-produced single «Why Can’t I Touch You», with the Inner Circle Band credited with the instrumental version on the B-side; This was one of several singles on which they backed the Chosen Few.In 1970 the band was expanded when they were joined by drummer William Stewart, percussionist Irvin «Carrot» Jarrett, and the band’s original singer William «Bunny Rugs» Clarke.The band played on Eric Donaldson‘s hit single «Cherry Oh Baby» and recorded their own version as «Red Cherry».