The Minks beatgroup were formed in March 1966.
The first members where:
A few months later Anthony A. Cachia joined The Minks as Lead Vocalist in February 1967. During 1968 – Joe Borg replaced drummer Joe Cini who had emigrated to Australia whilste Jimmy Calleja was included as leading vocalist in band and Anthony A. Cachia replaced brother Joe on guitar.
The Minks used to perform in most dances and weddings held in various clubs and venues all over the island and were one of the favourite residential groups with the British Forces, playing at their activities at the Vernon Club in Valletta.
After Francis Vella and Jimmy Calleja had left the band in 1970, [[Denis Borg] – lead guitarist and keyboards - joined the band. On the 1t December 1971, The Minks released their first successful 45 single – Xortija / Thank You – both compositions written by Anthony A. Cachia. In January 1972 – The Minks featured on the popular Malta Television program Folklobeat presented by Charles Micallef.
For the following 5 years, The Minks played various & numerous places all over the island.
- Xortija (1971)
- Thank You (1971)