One of the pioneers of Czechoslovak rock'n'roll, the Comets, formed in 1959 by the teenagers Kaleš, Reiner and JF Obermayer (↑20). In the early 1960s they belonged to the most popular live acts in Prague and their ever changing adolescent line-up incorporated many a future rock legend like Vladimír Mišík and Radim Hladík (↑11). With the arrival of former Hell’s Devils vocalist Reddy in 1967 they evolved into a tight and gritty soul combo. Reddy didn’t speak a word of English, but he had the gift to learn any text phonetically, which also explains why he sang Aretha’s “female” lyrics unchanged. As it happens ever so often, the group disbanded shortly after their first single was recorded. Reddy moved to Munich, Germany, where he later cofounded the prog-rock outfit Emergency, while Kaleš and Reiner revived the Komety moniker in the mid-1970s as a conformist pop band.