There are at least 5 bands called The Poets: 1) Band was discovered in it's native Scotland by Andrew Loog Oldham in 1964, signed to Decca that same year and to his Immediate Records label in 1966.
Members: George Gallacher (vocals) Hume Paton (lead guitar), Tony Myles (rhythm guitar), John Dawson (bass guitar), Alan Weir (drums), Hughie Nicholson (later Blue and Marmalade).
They had a minor hit in late 1964, but failed to have a major impact beyond Scotland. After numerous line-up changes they broke up in 1971. Most well-known track That's the Way It's Got to Be is on Nuggets II.