A rock band with a combined age of 380 is making a comeback with a re-release of a song thought to have been lost.

The Presidents, which comprises members from Epsom and Sutton, was first signed to Decca Records - now part of Universal Music Group - during the 1960s.

They recorded a song titled ‘She Said Yeah’, written by Roddy Jackson and the late Sonny Bono, with the group going on to be recorded by the Rolling Stones.

It was passed over to the band’s label Decca Records, but the original acetate was never received and thought to be “lost”.

However, after more than 50 years, it has been found and re-released by Harlesden-based Ace Records on a compilation CD.

Now members Martin Cowtan and Robin Mayhew have gathered the group back together to record it again alongside a new music video.

Sutton Guardian:

A newspaper clipping from a Surrey Comet article in 1964

Mr Mayhew said: “The Presidents have a combined age of 380 years, so a little older than The Rolling Stones who they once supported!

"The late Ian Stewart [regarded as the fifth Stone] was a good friend of ours. He loved this song and The Stones actually included their version on their Decca album ‘Out of Our Heads’.

“We always thought that was a bit odd I mean our version lost and they bring it out!”

Newspaper the Surrey Comet covered The Presidents in 1964, as “one of Sutton’s leading ‘rock’ groups”, before they released their first record.

At the time, they had been playing together for three years and were a resident group at the Red Lion Club in Sutton High Street.

The members were lead guitarist Mr Mayhew from Ewell, vocalist Ricky Tyrell from Sutton, bass guitarist Tony Busson from Epsom, rhythm guitarist Tony Finch from North Cheam, and drummer Eddie Patterson – also from Sutton.

The title of their record was ‘Let the Sun Shine In’, with the flip side being ‘Candy Man’.

Now the group is back together again after more than five decades.

You can watch their new video here.