Mike Longhurst-Pickworth aka “Mike Hurst”, born in 1943, joined The Springfields in February 1962, as a replacement for Tim Field on guitar and vocals.

Mike Hurst recruited guitar player Jimmy Page, bass player Ray Styles and keyboardist Tony Ashton, both from The John Barry Seven, to become his backing group, The Method, in early 1964.

He toured with this 'country rock' band along with Gene Pitney who offered him a number of his, “Carol Anne” that became their second release.

Albert Lee briefly took over Jimmy Page to be himself replaced by Ray Smith when he went on to join Chris Farlowe.