|Although The Reaction didn't win,
Roger Taylor was voted best musician and Johnny Quayle best vocalist.
Mike Dudley of The Reaction remembers the night;
I remember who won and why. There was an R&B group from St. Austell with a harmonica and all the rest of it called The Individuals. They did ‘I’m a Man’ all dressed in their parkas. When the curtains opened, they had their backs to the audience. They turned around and started singing, and then a very attractive girl, who they probably picked up that night, came on and did a really good go-go dance. In 1965 that swung it. We came fourth, but a few days later, Roger appropriated the girl and had his revenge!
John Challingsworth remembers the 1965 contest;
"I played at The Rock and Rhythm Contest in Truro in 1965 with my group The Undecided (later Dannys Passion). The night before the contest Danny went down with laryngitis. So I was promoted to lead singer. We did "As Tears Go By" and a Hollies B Side "Come On Back" but somehow the power went off and nobody heard us"