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Too much time on my hands, apparently.

 

Don't think I can be of much help regarding the outstanding ones, I'd have to go back and start from A again!

 

Squeezing Colin Green for info would unlock a whole lot.

 

I assume you are going to do new A-Z for following decades. That first page is going to get awfully clunky with 60s band line ups who change in the 1970s and it might become a complete monster to track when researching if it trickles into the 1980s.

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Great work. Second oldest Bill Pitman been a unique for me for a couple of years.

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I didn't do anything really. 

And before you ask, I'm not going round to Colin Green's gaff. :D

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18 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Too much time on my hands, apparently.

 

Don't think I can be of much help regarding the outstanding ones, I'd have to go back and start from A again!

 

Squeezing Colin Green for info would unlock a whole lot.

 

I assume you are going to do new A-Z for following decades. That first page is going to get awfully clunky with 60s band line ups who change in the 1970s and it might become a complete monster to track when researching if it trickles into the 1980s.


Since the last update I posted, other than completing the letters M and S, I added quite a few featured artists to other letters but I think only three had missing info: Millard Thomas (Harry Belafonte's long time guitarist), The Curls and The Clark Brothers.

I will contact Colin Green, he seems to have been in quite a few of these outfits and could probably help loads.

I'm not sure what to do with the next lot yet. I will definitely do just the 1970s first, rather than lumped together with another decade like this was. I was thinking of going on GoDaddy tonight, buying a web page and making a start on 70s "A" there. 

I suppose I could just post a message/appeal for info here each time I've updated the site with a new letter? Would save some middlestepping/congestion in this thread.

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On 29/02/2020 at 20:13, Ulitzer95 said:


The Pretty Things
Wiki UK rock band from Sidcup, Kent, took their name from the 1955 song Pretty Thing by Willie Dixon
Skip Alan 11 Jun 1948 – Living
Phil May 09 Nov 1944 – 15 May 2020 (75) Guardian obit
Brian Pendleton 13 Apr 1944 – 16 May 2001 (57) Guardian obit
Viv Prince 09 Aug 1941 – Living
John Stax 06 Apr 1944 – Living
Dick Taylor 28 Jan 1943 – Living
18/06/1964 Rosalyn #41
22/10/1964 Don't Bring Me Down #10
25/02/1965 Honey I Need #13
15/07/1965 Cry to Me #28
20/01/1966 Midnight to Six Man #46
05/05/1966 Come See Me #43
21/07/1966 A House in the Country #50

 


Updated the entry for The Pretty Things.

As posted elsewhere, frontman Phil May died today as a result of surgical complications following a bicycle accident.

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On 08/05/2020 at 21:48, Ulitzer95 said:


Someone has edited the Wiki page of Johnny Gregory to say he died on 22nd April aged 95.

 

I’ll leave his entry for now until there’s confirmation via an obit or the GRO.


Been told The Guardian are now on this. Something should appear soon.

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Right, 1970s, because why not. Got nothing better to do under lockdown.

I'll post these sporadically every now and then. If people want to view them all in one place, there's a website in the pipeline.

I'll need to revise this at a later point as there are so many blanks. It seems like there's even more obscure 70s acts compared with the 50s/60s (and less info on them too!)

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ABBA
Wiki Swedish pop supergroup from Stockholm, formed in 1972, one of the best selling groups of all time having exceeded 380 million record sales, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, their music was adapted into the highly successful musical Mamma Mia! in 1999 and a film by the same title was released in 2008 (with a sequel in 2018)
Benny Andersson 16 Dec 1946 – Living
Agnetha Fältskog 05 Apr 1950 – Living
Anni-Frid Lyngstad 15 Nov 1945 – Living
Björn Ulvaeus 25 Apr 1945 – Living
20/04/1974 Waterloo #1 Sweden's entry for the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest (and winner)
20/07/1974 Ring, Ring #32 Intended to be Sweden's entry for the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest but ultimately not selected
02/08/1975 I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do #38
27/09/1975 S.O.S. #6
13/12/1975 Mamma Mia #1
03/04/1976 Fernando #1
21/08/1976 Dancing Queen #1
20/11/1976 Money, Money, Money #3
05/03/1977 Knowing Me, Knowing You #1
22/10/1977 The Name of the Game #1
04/02/1978 Take a Chance on Me #1
16/09/1978 Summer Night City #5
03/02/1979 Chiquitita #2
05/05/1979 Does Your Mother Know #5
21/07/1979 Angeleyes / Voulez-Vous #3
20/10/1979 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) #3
15/12/1979 I Have a Dream #2

AC/DC
Wiki Australian rock band from Sydney, formed in 1973, one of the best selling bands worldwide with total record sales in excess of 200 million, lead singer Bon Scott died from acute alcohol poisoning in February 1980 and was replaced by Brian Johnson, the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003
Phil Rudd 19 May 1954 – Living
Bon Scott 09 Jul 1946 – 19 Feb 1980 (33) FindAGrave memorial
Cliff Williams 14 Dec 1949 – Living
Angus Young 31 Mar 1955 – Living
Malcolm Young 06 Jan 1953 – 18 Nov 2017 (64) Guardian obit
24/06/1978 Rock 'n' Roll Damnation #24
01/09/1979 Highway to Hell #56

Ace
Wiki UK rock band from Sheffield, formed in 1972 and disbanded in 1977
Fran Byrne 17 Mar 1948 – Living
Paul Carrack 22 Apr 1951 – Living
Terry "Tex" Comer 23 Feb 1949 – Living
Phil Harris 18 Jul 1948 – Living
Alan "Bam King" 18 Sep 1946 – Living
09/11/1974 How Long #20

Richard Ace 1940 – Living
Discogs Jamaican reggae singer and pianist from Kingston, real name Evan Lloyd Richards
02/12/1978 Stayin' Alive #66 Cover of a single by Bee Gees
NB: Cracked this by using the web archive to pull up his 2009 MySpace page, which revealed he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1981. It also has a newspaper cutting on it, which led me to this book. There's a clip of him performing I Got You Babe in 2005 here.

Act One
Discogs American funk studio group from Detroit, Michigan
George Barker no info available
Raeford Gerald no info available
Reggie Ross no info available
Roger Terry no info available
18/05/1974 Tom the Peeper #40

Addrisi Brothers
Wiki American pop duo from Winthrop, Massachusetts
Dick Addrisi 04 Jul 1941 – Living
Don Addrisi 14 Dec 1938 – 13 Nov 1984 (45) Mention of death
06/10/1979 Ghost Dancer #57

The Adverts
Wiki UK punk rock band from London, formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1979, bass guitarist Gaye Advert is considered to be the first female punk rock star
Gaye Advert 29 Aug 1956 – Living
Laurie Driver 26 Mar 1956 – Living
Howard Pickup 25 Jun 1950 – 11 Jul 1997 (47) FindAGrave memorial
T. V. Smith 05 Apr 1956 – Living
27/08/1977 Gary Gilmore's Eyes #18 Criminal Gary Gilmore (1940–1977) was executed via firing squad and offered to donate his eyes to science 

After The Fire
Wiki UK rock band from London, transitioned from playing progressive rock to new wave music
Peter Banks 09 Sep 1949 – Living
Andy Piercy no info available
John Russell no info available
Ivor Twydell 1957 – Living
09/06/1979 One Rule For You #40
08/09/1979 Laser Love #62

Morris Albert 07 Sep 1951 – Living
Wiki Brazilian pop singer-songwriter from São Paulo
27/09/1975 Feelings #4

Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias
Wiki UK comedy rock band from Manchester, formed in 1973 and disbanded in 1982
Tony Bowers 31 Oct 1952 – Living
Bob Harding Jul 1949 – Living
Jimmy Hibbert 15 Jul 1955 – Living
CP Lee 19 Jan 1950 – 24 Jul 2020 (70) Obit
Bruce Mitchell 06 Jun 1940 – Living
Les Prior 17 Apr 1948 – 31 Jan 1980 (31) Mention of death
Simon White 1951 – Living
23/09/1978 Heads Down, No Nonsense, Mindless Boogie #47 The song mocks the style of Status Quo

Alessi
Wiki American pop rock singer-songwriter duo from Long Island, New York, comprising of identical twin brothers
Billy Alessi 12 Jul 1953 – Living
Bobby Alessi 12 Jul 1953 – Living
11/06/1977 Oh Lori #8

Steve Allan 1948 – Living
Discogs UK pop singer, real name Alan Carvell, also a backing singer for the Biddu Orchestra and a member of The Carvells
27/01/1979 Together We are Beautiful #67

The Allnight Band
Discogs UK instrumental group assembled by DJ Richard Searling
03/02/1979 The Joker (The Wigan Joker) #50
NB: Can't find a lineup at all for this group!


Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass 31 Mar 1935 – Living
Wiki American trumpeter from Los Angeles, California, started playing at 8 years old, and began his career by penning hits for Sam Cooke, formed various record companies and won eight Grammys, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 as a non-performer
12/12/1970 Jerusalem #42
13/10/1979 Rise #13 Released as Herb Alpert


Althea and Donna
Wiki Jamaican reggae vocal duo
Althea Forrest 23 Jun 1960 – Living
Donna Reid c. 1959 – Living
24/12/1977 Uptown Top Ranking #1


Amen Corner
Wiki UK rock band from Cardiff, Wales
Dennis Bryon 14 Apr 1949 – Living
Andy Fairweather Low 02 Aug 1948 – Living
Allan Jones 06 Feb 1947 – Living
Neil Jones 25 Mar 1949 – 08 Jun 2018 (69) BBC obit
Mike Smith 04 Nov 1947 – Living
Clive Taylor 27 Apr 1948 – Living
Blue Weaver 11 Mar 1947 – Living
14/02/1976 (If Paradise is) Half as Nice (re-release) #34


America
Wiki American rock band formed by three sons of U.S. Air Force personnel in London in 1970
Gerry Beckley 12 Sep 1952 – Living
Dewey Bunnell 19 Jan 1952 – Living
Dan Peek 01 Nov 1950 – 24 Jul 2011 (60) Guardian obit
18/12/1971 A Horse with No Name / Everyone I Meet is From California #3
25/11/1972 Ventura Highway #43

Lynn Anderson 26 Sep 1947 – 30 Jul 2015 (67) Guardian obit
Wiki American country singer from Grand Forks, North Dakota
20/02/1971 Rose Garden #3

The Angelettes
Discogs UK vocal quartet from Manchester, created and produced by Jonathan King
Julie Abbott 1955 – Living
Pat Fitzgerald 1955 – Living
Sue Hampson 195? – c. 1998 Mention of death
Jan Heywood c. 1955 – Living
13/05/1972 Don't Let Him Touch You #35

Angelic Upstarts
Wiki UK punk rock band from South Shields, formed in 1977, Warrington left as drummer in 1980 – allegedly because the rest of the band sold his £500 drums for £20
Ray "Mond" Cowie 1957 – Living
Steve Forsten 1957 – Living
Thomas "Mensi" Mensforth 1956 – Living
Keith "Sticks" Warrington no info available
21/04/1979 I'm an Upstart #31
11/08/1979 Teenage Warning #29
03/11/1979 Never 'ad Nothin' #52
NB: Wikipedia full of nonsense as per usual. The above lineup recorded all four of these singles as per this.


The Animals
Wiki UK rock and R&B band from Newcastle, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994
07/10/1972 The House of the Rising Sun (re-release) #25

Eric Burdon 11 May 1941 – Living
Chas Chandler 18 Dec 1938 – 17 Jul 1996 (57) Independent obit
Alan Price 19 Apr 1942 – Living
John Steel 04 Feb 1941 – Living
Hilton Valentine 21 May 1943 – Living

Paul Anka 30 Jul 1941 – Living
Wiki Canadian singer and actor from Ottawa, Ontario, debuted at the age of 10, wrote the English lyrics for My Way by Frank Sinatra
28/09/1974 (You're) Having My Baby #6 Released as Paul Anka featuring Odia Coates

Miki Antony 24 Jan 1945 – Living
Wiki UK singer and record producer from Newmarket, Suffolk, real name Michael Derrick
03/02/1973 If it Wasn't For the Reason That I Love You #27

Aquarian Dream
Discogs American funk and disco group
Ernie Adams no info available
Claude Bartee Jr. 12 Oct 1934 – 05 Aug 1993 (58)
Jacques Burvick 01 Sep 1947 – Living
Winston Daley no info available
Gloria Jones 19 Oct 1945 – Living
James Morrison no info available
Patricia Shannon no info available
Sylvia Striplin 25 Mar 1958 – 04 Feb 2013 (54)
24/02/1979 You're a Star #67
NB: Lineup arrived at by crossing this page with this credit listing, no guarantee it's accurate though.

Argent
Wiki UK rock band from London, formed in 1969
Rod Argent 14 Jun 1945 – Living
Russ Ballard 31 Oct 1945 – Living
Bob Henrit 02 May 1944 – Living
Jim Rodford 07 Jul 1941 – 20 Jan 2018 (76) Rolling Stone obit
04/03/1972 Hold Your Head Up #5
10/06/1972 Tragedy #34
24/03/1973 God Gave Rock and Roll to You #18

Ship's Company & Royal Marine Band of HMS Ark Royal
Discogs UK choir and marine band from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, which was launched in 1950 and decommissioned in 1979
23/12/1978 The Last Farewell #46

Joan Armatrading 09 Dec 1950 – Living
Wiki UK pop and rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Saint Kitts but raised in Birmingham, awarded an MBE in 2001
16/10/1976 Love and Affection #10


Arpeggio
Discogs American disco studio group
Jason Reed no info available
Fred Sawyers no info available
Jerry Scott no info available
Jessica Williams no info available
31/03/1979 Love and Desire (Part 1) #63


Arrival
Wiki UK pop rock band from Liverpool
Dyan Birch 25 Jan 1949 – Living
Carroll Carter 10 Jun 1948 – Living
Frank Collins 25 Oct 1947 – Living
Lloyd Courtenay 20 Dec 1947 – Living
Don Hume 31 Mar 1950 – Living
Paddy McHugh 28 Aug 1946 – Living
Tony O'Malley 15 Jul 1948 – Living
10/01/1970 Friends #8
06/06/1970 I Will Survive #16


Arrows
Wiki UK/American rock band from London, formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1977, their signature song I Love Rock 'n' Roll became a successful hit for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Jake Hooker 03 May 1953 – 04 Aug 2014 (61) Ultimate Classic Rock obit
Alan Merrill 19 Feb 1951 – 29 Mar 2020 (69) Guardian obit
Paul Varley 24 May 1949 – 02 Jul 2008 (59) FindAGrave memorial

25/05/1974 Touch Too Much #8
01/02/1975 My Last Night with You #25


The Arsenal 1st Team Squad
Discogs UK football club, formed in London in 1886, this record comprised of players from the 1970–71 FA Cup Final team, McLintock was awarded an MBE in 1971, Wilson was awarded an OBE in 2007 for charity work, Rice was awarded an MBE in 2013
George Armstrong 09 Aug 1944 – 31 Oct 2000 (56) Guardian obit
Charlie George 10 Oct 1950 – Living
George Graham 30 Nov 1944 – Living
Eddie Kelly 07 Feb 1951 – Living
Ray Kennedy 28 Jul 1951 – Living
Frank McLintock 28 Dec 1939 – Living
Bob McNab 20 Jul 1943 – Living
John Radford 22 Feb 1947 – Living
Pat Rice 17 Mar 1949 – Living

John Roberts 11 Sep 1946 – 04 Jan 2016 (69) Guardian obit

Jon Sammels 23 Jul 1945 – Living
Peter Simpson 13 Jan 1945 – Living
Peter Storey 07 Sep 1945 – Living
Bob Wilson 30 Oct 1941 – Living
08/05/1971 Good Old Arsenal #16 Based on Rule, Britannia!


John Asher c. 1951 – Living
Discogs UK singer, one of the presenters of children's television show Tiswas
15/11/1975 Let's Twist Again #14


Ashford & Simpson
Wiki American husband and wife singer-songwriter duo from New York City, New York
Nickolas Ashford 04 May 1941 – 22 Aug 2011 (70) Guardian obit
Valerie Simpson 26 Aug 1946 – Living
18/11/1978 It Seems to Hang on #48


Ashton, Gardner and Dyke
Wiki UK rock trio from London
Tony Ashton 01 Mar 1946 – 28 May 2001 (55) Guardian obit
Roy Dyke 13 Feb 1945 – Living
Kim Gardner 27 Jan 1948 – 24 Oct 2001 (53) Telegraph obit
16/01/1971 The Resurrection Shuffle #3


Atlanta Rhythm Section
Wiki American Southern rock band from Doraville, Georgia, formed in 1971
Barry Bailey 12 Jun 1948 – Living
J. R. Cobb 05 Feb 1944 – 04 May 2019 (75) FindAGrave memorial
Dean Daughtry 08 Sep 1946 – Living
Paul Goddard 23 Jun 1945 – 29 Apr 2014 (68) Ultimate Classic Rock obit
Ronnie Hammond 10 Nov 1950 – 14 Mar 2011 (60) FindAGrave memorial
Roy Yeager 04 Feb 1949 – Living
27/10/1979 Spooky #48 Cover of a single by Classics IV


Atlantic Starr
Wiki American R&B and soul band from White Plains, New York
Clifford Archer 25 May 1952 – Living
Sharon Bryant 14 Aug 1956 – Living
Porter Carroll Jr. 24 Apr 1953 – Living
David Lewis 08 Sep 1958 – Living
Jonathan Lewis 05 Dec 1953 – Living
Wayne Lewis 13 Apr 1957 – Living
Joseph Phillips 2 May 19?? – Living
Damon Rentie 08 Sep 1956 – Living
William Sudderth III 18 Apr 1950 – Living
09/09/1978 Gimme Your Luvin'
NB: This lineup looks wrong to me. It was taken from the personnel listed on their first album here, but other sites say Rentie replaced Daniels in 1981.
NB2: Confirmed the lineup now as per a full credits list online. I removed Koran Daniels as he didn't play on it. Rentie did. Also on the record were Thurron "Thorn" Mallory (sax) and Bobby Eli (guitar) but Mallory was a session musician who was brought in and Eli was the band's producer, so neither were real members.


Atmosfear
Wiki UK jazz funk instrumental band from London, formed in 1979
Lester J. Batchelor 1958 – Living
Stewart Cawthorne no info available
Ray Johnson no info available
Andy Sojka 10 Jul 1951 – 12 Feb 2000 (48) Guardian obit
17/11/1979 Dancing in Outer Space #46
NB: Lineup for this record sourced from here. I'm not including Hinds as he appears to have been sourced in as a session musician, rather than being a member of the band itself.


Atomic Rooster
Wiki UK rock band, formed in 1969 by members of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Crane committed suicide in February 1989 and Hammond died from a barbiturate overdose in 1993
Vincent Crane 21 May 1943 – 14 Feb 1989 (45) FindAGrave memorial
John Du Cann 02 Jun 1946 – 21 Sep 2011 (65) Independent obit

Paul Hammond 16 Nov 1951 – 1993 (41) Mention of death
06/02/1971 Tomorrow Night #11
10/07/1971 Devil's Answer #4
NB: I can't seem to locate Hammond's birth/death records so I think 1952–1992 as used here must be wrong.
NB2: This link says he died in 1993 aged 41. Wiki says he died in London. The only Paul Hammond on Ancestry or the GRO that fits this criteria is a Paul A. Hammond b. 16/11/1951 who died in Westminster, London around July 1993 aged 41. This must be him.


Autumn
Discogs UK pop rock band from Brighton, Sussex, formed in 1969 and disbanded in 1974
Dave Charlwood 1940 – Living
John Court no info available
Pete Cramer 1941 – Living
Keith Parsons n/a – deceased Mention of death
Ron Shaughnessy 16 Jan 1940 – 1999 (~58) Mention of death
16/10/1971 My Little Girl #37


Average White Band
Wiki UK funk and R&B band from Dundee, Scotland, formed in 1972
Roger Ball 04 Jun 1944 – Living
Malcolm "Molly" Duncan 24 Aug 1945 – 08 Oct 2019 (74) Telegraph obit
Steve Ferrone 25 Apr 1950 – Living
Alan Gorrie 19 Jul 1946 – Living
Owen "Onnie" McIntyre 25 Sep 1945 – Living
Hamish Stuart 08 Oct 1949 – Living
22/02/1975 Pick Up the Pieces #6
26/04/1975 Cut the Cake #31
09/10/1976 Queen of My Soul #23
28/04/1979 Walk on by #46
25/08/1979 When Will You be Mine #49


Roy Ayers 10 Sep 1940 – Living
Wiki American funk, soul and jazz vibraphone player, composer and record producer from Los Angeles, California
21/10/1978 Get on Up, Get on Down #41
13/01/1979 Heat of the Beat #43 Released as Roy Ayers and Wayne Henderson


Charles Aznavour 22 May 1924 – 01 Oct 2018 (94) Guardian obit
Wiki French pop singer and actor from Paris
22/09/1973 The Old Fashioned Way #38
22/06/1974 She #1

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Ship's Company & Royal Marine Band of HMS Ark Royal
Discogs UK choir and marine band from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, which was launched in 1950 and decommissioned in 1979
23/12/1978 The Last Farewell #46

 

Hmm, this one's a challenge!

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Hmm, this one's a challenge!


I've decided to leave all churches, temples, choirs etc. blank for the sake of my sanity!

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This may get done in bits and pieces.

 

After The Fire.

 

Information on Ivor Twydell here: https://www.policeprofessional.com/news/gloucester-strengthens-its-chief-officer-team/. Deffo the same guy according to the comments here: https://mylifesajigsaw.blogspot.com/2011/02/iva-twydell-resting-in-your-love-1981.html - born in Luton and grew up either in Kensworth or Dunstable - so born 1957 gotta be some help.

 

While there are loads of links to Andy Piercy, I can't find anything about his origins - coy Christian, I bet he's baptised!

 

Interview here with Peter Banks from 2005, indicating he was resident on Mersea Island near Colchester then - might be an in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/suffolk/content/articles/2005/03/01/foster_factor_march_2005_feature.shtml and also this indicates in the early 1970s Andy Piercy was lodging in Framlingham - whatever good that will do.

 

John Russell - *shrug*

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23 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

This may get done in bits and pieces.

 

After The Fire.

 

Information on Ivor Twydell here: https://www.policeprofessional.com/news/gloucester-strengthens-its-chief-officer-team/. Deffo the same guy according to the comments here: https://mylifesajigsaw.blogspot.com/2011/02/iva-twydell-resting-in-your-love-1981.html - born in Luton and grew up either in Kensworth or Dunstable - so born 1957 gotta be some help.

 

While there are loads of links to Andy Piercy, I can't find anything about his origins - coy Christian, I bet he's baptised!

 

Interview here with Peter Banks from 2005, indicating he was resident on Mersea Island near Colchester then - might be an in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/suffolk/content/articles/2005/03/01/foster_factor_march_2005_feature.shtml and also this indicates in the early 1970s Andy Piercy was lodging in Framlingham - whatever good that will do.

 

John Russell - *shrug*


Found Twydell in the GRO with that. Albert I J TWIDELL b. 1957, Luton

Banks I already have. Here's his Twitter. Born and raised on the Isle of Wight and he's a Green Party activist now.

There's a few folk with the name Andrew Piercy on Ancestry, all seem to be London based which is where he lives now according to his FB. No records from Framlingham. 

I'll keep digging. Thanks!

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The Angelettes.

 

I appreciate your difficulty here, as the girls were all (apart from Sue) under 18 at the time of the record.

 

Now helpfully, Julie Abbot (Hammersley) has her own webpage with a little more information: https://joolshammersley.com/jools and her hubby Michael also: https://michaelhammersley.com/about-the-author so I'd say they are likely resident in Cheshire.

 

This clipping is also helpful: http://www.spectropop.com/Angelettes/full/full11.htm and if we tie that in with the Wiki which indicates The Angelettes appeared on TOTP on 27 April 1972: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_performers_on_Top_of_the_Pops

 

Then what we get is Jan (17), Patricia (17) and Susan (18) all attending Levenshulme High School in Manchester and Julie (17) attending Bury Grammar. That puts their dobs somewhere in the region of 1953-1955.

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5 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

The Angelettes.

 

I appreciate your difficulty here, as the girls were all (apart from Sue) under 18 at the time of the record.

 

Now helpfully, Julie Abbot (Hammersley) has her own webpage with a little more information: https://joolshammersley.com/jools and her hubby Michael also: https://michaelhammersley.com/about-the-author so I'd say they are likely resident in Cheshire.

 

This clipping is also helpful: http://www.spectropop.com/Angelettes/full/full11.htm and if we tie that in with the Wiki which indicates The Angelettes appeared on TOTP on 27 April 1972: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_performers_on_Top_of_the_Pops

 

Then what we get is Jan (17), Patricia (17) and Susan (18) all attending Levenshulme High School in Manchester and Julie (17) attending Bury Grammar. That puts their dobs somewhere in the region of 1953-1955.


Ok so here's what I got with this. Julie Abbott b. 1955, Pat Fitzgerald b. 1955. 

Assuming that Jan = Janet or Janette... didn't help at all. There were loads of Heywoods. So going by the ages above safer to put it as c. 1955 for now.

Sue Hampson opens a whole different can of worms. Under the years 1953–1955 there's several ppl who could be her. However, what's ever more puzzling is her death. Online it's said she died around 1998. I can't find her in the GRO because I'd need her married name. Searched on Ancestry instead. Nothing by the way of official records, but there is this. Could she or the studio have knocked a few years off her age for image purposes?

I will email Julie Abbott.

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Cool stuff, think I'm done with my researches for the As, too many dead ends becoming one huge circle.

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Cool stuff, think I'm done with my researches for the As, too many dead ends becoming one huge circle.


Yes, I'm finding this harder to do than the 50s/60s.

Obituaries make all the difference for information, and the majority of performers from the 70s are still with us.

That and because I think there were far more obscure one hit wonder/studio groups around in this decade. Blame disco! I think the 80s will be easier.

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4 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Yes, I'm finding this harder to do than the 50s/60s.

Obituaries make all the difference for information, and the majority of performers from the 70s are still with us.

That and because I think there were far more obscure one hit wonder/studio groups around in this decade. Blame disco! I think the 80s will be easier.

 

Wait til you hit the 90s rave and electro scene....

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1 minute ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Yes, I'm finding this harder to do than the 50s/60s.

Obituaries make all the difference for information, and the majority of performers from the 70s are still with us.

That and because I think there were far more obscure one hit wonder/studio groups around in this decade. Blame disco! I think the 80s will be easier.

A little better with the 80s I'd presume, I've researched 1981 to 1987 with all the bands who had top 30 hits.

 

However, I'll warn you now - there were so many synth records which effectively were studio productions with the occasional passing session singer. Stars on 45? The Tweets? Windjammer (an actual band) who I found no line up for? There still will be those ones waiting, and never mind that you are going for Top 75. So how do you decide who was on the record? The synth programmer and mixer? The minefield awaits, don't rush to get there.

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2 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

A little better with the 80s I'd presume, I've researched 1981 to 1987 with all the bands who had top 30 hits.

 

However, I'll warn you now - there were so many synth records which effectively were studio productions with the occasional passing session singer. Stars on 45? The Tweets? Windjammer (an actual band) who I found no line up for? There still will be those ones waiting, and never mind that you are going for Top 75. So how do you decide who was on the record? The synth programmer and mixer? The minefield awaits, don't rush to get there.


Fair point but don’t put me off. I’m on a roll :P

 

I guess we have time on our side with these decades though. There’s still a lot of people around from then to reach out to. I think the 50s and 60s are slipping out of memory for many involved in these hits. I can’t imagine there’s anyone I can get in touch with about The Stargazers for example. 

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Fair point but don’t put me off. I’m on a roll :P

 

I guess we have time on our side with these decades though. There’s still a lot of people around from then to reach out to. I think the 50s and 60s are slipping out of memory for many involved in these hits. I can’t imagine there’s anyone I can get in touch with about The Stargazers for example. 

I'll not put you off, I'll try and chip in.

 

Oh, then there's all those fucking charity singles. Enjoy listing everybody on The Crowd's You'll Never Walk Alone. And an interminable amount of football singles (you are beginning to find these in the 1970s), from World Cups, European Cups, FA Cups.... And the Eurobeat stuff. Oh the spelling fun you will have!

 

But I'll not put you off. :lol:

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Whilst we’re on that subject... if anyone has a sharper eye and a better knowledge of 70s footballers than me, I need help with some face recognition with this:

 

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There are 17 players pictured here, so I presume they all sang on the record. Above I’ve only managed to list the 12 who were on the team for the final itself. If anyone can give me the other 5 names it’d be greatly appreciated.

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Bob Wilson, Frank McLintock, Charlie George, Bob McNab, Pat Rice, John Roberts, Peter Simpson, George Graham, Eddie Kelly, Peter Storey, George Armstrong, Jon Sammels, John Radford and Ray Kennedy according to one YouTube source.

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3 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Bob Wilson, Frank McLintock, Charlie George, Bob McNab, Pat Rice, John Roberts, Peter Simpson, George Graham, Eddie Kelly, Peter Storey, George Armstrong, Jon Sammels, John Radford and Ray Kennedy according to one YouTube source.


Cheers. Will add Roberts and Sammels.

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Ok, so I said I wouldn't do any more. However...

 

Aquarian Dream.

 

According to the sleeve notes on Tough! by Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers released in 1966, Claude Bartee is referred to as being in his "late twenties" (so anywhere between 1937 and 1940 I guess) and a native of Detroit. https://www.amazon.com/Tough-PUCHO-LATIN-SOUL-BROTHERS/dp/B07T3TWYHJ. I've seen him referred to as sideman for Pucho and also Grant Green so it's the same guy.

 

That's it.

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9 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Ok, so I said I wouldn't do any more. However...

 

Aquarian Dream.

 

According to the sleeve notes on Tough! by Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers released in 1966, Claude Bartee is referred to as being in his "late twenties" (so anywhere between 1937 and 1940 I guess) and a native of Detroit. https://www.amazon.com/Tough-PUCHO-LATIN-SOUL-BROTHERS/dp/B07T3TWYHJ. I've seen him referred to as sideman for Pucho and also Grant Green so it's the same guy.

 

That's it.


There's only one Claude Bartee on Ancestry from this period.

Claude Peter Bartee, Jr. b. 12 Oct 1934, d. 05 Aug 1993. Born in and resided in Indianapolis, Indiana.

This Nuvo article (GDPR blocked) and a discussion on this forum mentions he was from Indianapolis. That's good enough for me. Another one down :sherlock:

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Cracked reggae artist Richard Ace. He's 80 and living in Philadelphia, where he moved in 1981. 

Here's a clip of him performing I Got You Babe in 2005.

Also added the correct lineup for the Atlantic Starr record.

Two more down. :sherlock: Okay, I must go out and enjoy the sunshine for a bit! 

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