After 'The Strangers' split up, Gary moved to Australia. Gary became part of 'The Secrets', and they released two Singles:
The Strangers: Derek Wright - Lead Guitar and Vocals, Paul Muggleston - Rhythm Guitar and Vocals, Wayne Allen - Drums and of course,
Gary Thain - Bass.
In 1966 'The Secrets' split up.
Gary Thain and Paul Muggleston joined up with Peter Dawkins and Dave Chapman, taking the name 'Me and The Others' to the UK, touring England,
Scotland, Wales and Germany.
In 1967 after 'Me and The Others' disbanded, Gary became part of his first professional Band called 'New Nadir' - a Jazz influenced trio,
with Ed Carter - guitar
and a Mike Kowalski - Drums. They also worked as a backing band for a girls group called 'The Toys'.
New Nadir recorded an album for the 'Witchseason' label un-released.
In 1968 New Nadir dissolved and Mike and Ed have since then played in many bands together, and even were part of the Beach Boys backing band.
In 1969 Gary Thain joined “Champion Jack Dupree”, relesed one LP - 'Scoobydoobydoo' and a Single - 'Ba La Fouche' (MT/Jack Dupree) /
'Kansas City' (Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller). In Champion Jack Dupree, Gary Thain used the pseudonym Wallace Tring.
In 1970 Gary Thain played Bass Guitar on Martha Velez's 'Fiends and Angels' (1970).
Gary joined The Keef Hartley Band, recorded six albums:
- It's You / You're Wrong (1965)
- Me and the Others / Love Is Not a Game (1966)
Also he played on Miller Anderson’s 'Bright City' (1971) and 'Pete York Percussion BandPete York Percussion Band' (1972).
- Halfbreed (1969)
- The Battle of North West Six (1969)
- The Time is Near (1970)
- Little Big Band Live at The Marquee 1971 (1971)
- Overdog (1971)
- Seventy-Second Brave (1972)