By the end of the summer everything looked rosy, and going into the winter months everyone was looking forward to Christmas, with the new year bringing fresh challenges for the band.
Then disaster struck.
Under the same pressure from the musicians' unions in Norway, the government decided they had to adopt the same uncompromising stance as the Danish government before them.
The new rules would no longer allow Shelley to stay in Norway, or, given the restrictions in both countries, anywhere in Scandinavia.
By the beginning of 1969, Shelley had returned to England. Within months the band had disbanded, and one of Brighton’s greatest and most successful rock bands had gone.