The band formed in 1967, their name having been chosen by Barry Mayger who saw a coffee bottle, probably Camp coffee, which contained chicory, and this was shown on the label. They were signed to CBS records and first appeared on Top of the Pops in 1971.

The appearances of Chicory Tip at ARCA in the summers of 2018 and 2019 were blessed with warm weather. After a delicious barbecue many members and friends danced to songs of the nostalgic past finishing with Chicory Tip’s classic hit Son Of My Father. Last year a well supported raffle was followed by the World Cup 2018 sweepstake raising funds for the upkeep of the Ashford Road Community Association. Many thanks to the organising committee and members and friends.