The good-humoured and eclectic 69'ers, from Sydney, were a popular live band that saw many line-up changes 1969-1976. Founding member Francis Butler was a constant presence throughout, except for a few months in 1973 when he was missing from Peter Knox's New Improved 69'ers.
Terry Stacey (bass, kazoo & vocals, 1973-4) has written a detailed history of the band for Milesago [link] which includes various personnel lists and a discography. The phrase "jug band" pops up often, which may give some idea of the band's tendencies.
THE 69'ERS Harry Rag (Ray Davies)
Track on The 69'ers Album (1971) on Du Monde.
This track was released as a single on Du Monde in August 1972 and the song was re-recorded for a 1973 single on Infinity.
The writers: The single credits both Ray and Dave Davies as writers, but the song seems to be Ray's (BMI Work #529033) and is credited that way on the Reprise single.