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36 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Brass Construction.

 

Ah, those Jamaicans again!

 

All I can do is dance round with the hope that this information leads you somewhere. Firstly, it's Wade Williamston (not Williamson). Seems to be a founder member and there is an article here which narrows down the area of formation to Brownsville, Brooklyn: https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-Record-World/70s/76/RW-1976-04-24.pdf

 

Wayne Parris - Now this may be sheer coincidence, but here is an obituary for Norman Parris: https://www.allensummerhillfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Norman-Parris2/#!/Obituary who died back in 2013, but which references a younger brother called Wayne - trumpeter and musician! Now there's plenty of family information there if the deceased was in fact his older brother.

 

As for the others, I am lost.


You're on fire this evening.

Wade Williamston was a unique name on Ancestry, found his full DOB from his Brooklyn address.

Got Wayne's full DOB too as he was living at the same address in Brooklyn in the 1970s as Norman! 

Cheers.

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1 minute ago, Ulitzer95 said:


You're on fire this evening.

Wade Williamston was a unique name on Ancestry, found his full DOB from his Brooklyn address.

Got Wayne's full DOB too as he was living at the same address in Brooklyn in the 1970s as Norman! 

Cheers.

Bloody hell! This stuff works! :lol:

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29 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Brian and Michael.

 

First question is - did Kevin Parrot re-record the song with Mick Coleman, before it went out? Apparently not, so Brian Burke bogs off to settle down and I'm assuming gets a performer's royalty on a song he never promoted.

 

There's a ton of information on Mick Coleman though:

 

https://www.questmedianetwork.co.uk/news/tameside-reporter/nostalgia-chart-topping-lowry-tribute-in-1978/

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/l-s-lowry-1533/lowry-painted-my-life-so-i-sang-about-his

https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/whereyoulive/10346658.brian-and-michael-make-their-return-in-urmston/

 

Most recently is this from April 2020: http://www.tamesidecorrespondent.co.uk/2020/04/17/musician-mick-coleman-puts-admiration-for-nhs-into-song-by-re-working-matchstalk-men-hit/

 

Now that says he is 74 and resident in Gee Cross. He has a daughter Tamlah, a wife Dheveranee and a brother Tim Coleman with whom he performs.

 

If that doesn't get you somewhere, there's no hope. I haven't looked into Kevin Parrott.


Tried to play around with this one to no avail. 
 

There are just too many Michael Colemans out there! I even tried to match records with his brother by way of their mother’s maiden name but nothing. It would suggest one of them wasn’t born as Michael or Timothy as their real forename. Anyway, I digress. I’ve put him as b. c. 1945. Still a decent find.

 

With regards to your comments about Kevin Parrott... this has opened another can of worms. I have two books in front of me. Both of them say different things about whether Burke recorded on that record. What do you think?

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1 minute ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Tried to play around with this one to no avail. 
 

There are just too many Michael Colemans out there! I even tried to match records with his brother by matching their mother’s maiden name but nothing. It would suggest one of them wasn’t born as Michael or Timothy as their real forename. Anyway, I digress. I’ve put him as b. c. 1945. Still a decent find.

 

With regards to your comments about Kevin Parrott... this has opened another can of worms. I have two books in front of me. Both of them say different things about whether Burke recorded on that record. What do you think?

 

 

Hmm, generally I think Brian Burke was on the release, but Parrott takes a damn load of credit - not surprising, seeing as how he sunk all his money into it. I wonder if they paid Burke off?

 

Anyway, surely there's a marriage registration for a Michael Coleman and a Dheveranee something or other? Or maybe Dheveranee Coleman throws up something from GRO?

 

Number One in the charts and we are scrabbling around in the dirt for information. UK, ok? *sigh*

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28 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Hmm, generally I think Brian Burke was on the release, but Parrott takes a damn load of credit - not surprising, seeing as how he sunk all his money into it. I wonder if they paid Burke off?

 

Anyway, surely there's a marriage registration for a Michael Coleman and a Dheveranee something or other? Or maybe Dheveranee Coleman throws up something from GRO?

 

Number One in the charts and we are scrabbling around in the dirt for information. UK, ok? *sigh*


Sadly nothing. If they were married after 1992, the GRO/Ancestry won't have it publicly available anyway.

I wonder if this is his wife? Seems she may be a performer too.

It is frustrating when you hit a road block like this, though Althea & Donna and Brian and Michael are the only non-group acts who had a UK #1 in 50s-70s that we haven't been able to locate DOBs for... so far.

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Bombers.

 

Only be of help here with one name, and then only if two sources have got it very wrong.

 

Mack L Jones also appears to be Busta Jones who later toured with Talking Heads. If that's him as it appears to be from these sources, he's dead: http://www.canuckistanmusic.com/index.php?maid=352 and https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=DykffzkFALoC&pg=PA319&lpg=PA319&dq=busta+jones+bombers&source=bl&ots=6zAOKCyoWU&sig=ACfU3U1I9DTudVW7zm_RfH8PBVdUONyPLw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjCm8Xh1ebpAhU6VBUIHTCMDxYQ6AEwC3oECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=busta jones bombers&f=false

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4 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Bombers.

 

Only be of help here with one name, and then only if two sources have got it very wrong.

 

Mack L Jones also appears to be Busta Jones who later toured with Talking Heads. If that's him as it appears to be from these sources, he's dead: http://www.canuckistanmusic.com/index.php?maid=352 and https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=DykffzkFALoC&pg=PA319&lpg=PA319&dq=busta+jones+bombers&source=bl&ots=6zAOKCyoWU&sig=ACfU3U1I9DTudVW7zm_RfH8PBVdUONyPLw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjCm8Xh1ebpAhU6VBUIHTCMDxYQ6AEwC3oECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=busta jones bombers&f=false


I did question this when I was filling out their section. Discogs seems to think it's the same person too, though Rate Your Music has them as different people.

With the additional sources, I'm convinced. Added.

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Let's hope Andy Scott of The Sweet survives until you get to S.

 

3 quarters of the classic line up dead with Steve Priest's death.

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6 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Let's hope Andy Scott of The Sweet survives until you get to S.

 

3 quarters of the classic line up dead with Steve Priest's death.


Might be a while yet before I get there YW. Another 30 acts in part 4 of B, which I’ll start tonight. And then *100* acts in C. 
 

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70s B (part 4/4)

Brick
Wiki American funk and R&B band from Atlanta, Georgia, Jimmy "Lord" Brown's son is Sleepy Brown, singer-songwriter and a frequent collaborator with the hip hop duo OutKast
Jimmy "Lord" Brown 16 Mar 1945 – Living
Regi Hargis 08 Jan 1951 – Living
Eddie Irons 24 Jan 1954 – Living
Donald Nevins 09 Sep 1948 – 07 Aug 2011 (62) FindAGrave memorial
Ray Ransom 27 Dec 1950 – Living
05/02/1977 Dazz #36 Song title is an amalgamation of disco and jazz

Alicia Bridges 15 Jul 1953 – Living
Wiki American disco singer-songwriter from Charlotte, North Carolina
11/11/1978 I Love the Nightlife (Disco Round) #32

Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band
Wiki UK brass band based in Brighouse, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, formed in 1881
12/11/1977 The Floral Dance #2

Sarah Brightman 14 Aug 1960 – Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter, soprano, actress and dancer from Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, began her career as a member of the dance troupe Hot Gossip before releasing several disco singles, made her West End debut in 1981 in Cats and became a staple in the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber (who she was married to from 1984 to 1990), her 1996 duet "Time to Say Goodbye" with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli topped charts across the world and became the fastest-selling single of all time in Germany, first artist to twice be invited to perform the theme song for the Olympic Games
11/11/1978 I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper #6 Released as Sarah Brightman and Hot Gossip
07/04/1979 The Adventures of the Love Crusader #53 Released as Sarah Brightman and The Starship Troopers

Johnny Bristol 03 Feb 1939 – 21 Mar 2004 (65) Independent obit
Wiki American singer-songwriter and record producer for the Motown label from Morganton, North Carolina
24/08/1974 Hang on in There Baby #3

Jet Bronx and the Forbidden
Discogs UK punk band, fronted by Loyd Grossman who is better known for presenting television programmes such as MasterChef and Through the Keyhole as well as producing his own range of cooking sauces, he was awarded an OBE in 2003 and a CBE in 2015, drummer Stuart Elliott was also a member of Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel
Jet Bronx (aka Loyd Grossman) 16 Sep 1950 – Living
Ian Duck 1944 – Living
Stuart Elliott 05 May 1953 – Living
George Ford no info available
Neal Grossman 1947 – Living
17/12/1977 Ain't Doin' Nothin' #49
NB: As per an interview with Loyd Grossman, Ford previously played bass with Hall & Oates. What I can't work out is whether he's the same George Ford who played with Emile Ford and the Checkmates and/or Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel. There's conflicting evidence. If a clear photo of the band were to surface, it would give the answer.

Elkie Brooks 25 Feb 1945 – Living
Wiki UK singer and pianist from Broughton, Lancashire, nicknamed the "British Queen of Blues"
02/04/1977 Pearl's a Singer #8
20/08/1977 Sunshine After the Rain #10
25/02/1978 Lilac Wine #16
03/06/1978 Only Love Can Break Your Heart #43
11/11/1978 Don't Cry Out Loud #12
05/05/1979 The Runaway #50

Brotherhood of Man
Wiki UK pop group, Sue Glover and Sunny Leslie are sisters, Roger Greenaway was awarded an OBE in 1998
Tony Burrows 14 Apr 1942 – Living
Sue Glover 1951 – Living
John Goodison 26 Jan 1943 – 03 Sep 1988 (55)
Roger Greenaway 23 Aug 1938 – Living
Martin Lee 26 Nov 1949 – Living
Sunny Leslie no info available
Lee Sheridan 11 Apr 1949 – Living
Nicky Stevens 03 Dec 1951 – Living
Sandra Stevens 23 Nov 1949 – Living
14/02/1970 United We Stand #10
04/07/1970 Where are You Going to My Love #22
13/03/1976 Save Your Kisses For Me #1 The UK's entry in the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest (and winner)
19/06/1976 My Sweet Rosalie #30
26/02/1977 Oh Boy (The Mood I'm in) #8
09/07/1977 Angelo #1
14/01/1978 Figaro #1
27/05/1978 Beautiful Lover #15
30/09/1978 Middle of the Night #41

The Brothers
Wiki UK reggae group consisting of five brothers who all hailed from Mauritius
Clarel Bayou 1957 – 31 Jul 2018 (~61)
Clarey Bayou 1957 – Living
Daniel Bayou c. 1955 – Living
Gervais Bayou c. 1953 – Living
Lindsay Bayou 1946 – Living
29/01/1977 Sing Me #8
NB: Some bio info was taken from Clarel's YouTube channel, where he discussed his lymph node cancer. He stopped posting in early July 2018, and then I found his death from later that month in the GRO. He mentions that Clarey is his twin also posted a 70th birthday tribute for his brother Lindsay in 2016, which gives his YOB.

The Brothers Johnson
Wiki American funk and R&B duo from Los Angeles, California
George Johnson 17 May 1953 – Living
Louis Johnson 13 Apr 1955 – 21 May 2015 (60) Guardian obit
09/07/1977 Strawberry Letter 23 #35
02/09/1978 Ain't We Funkin' Now #43
04/11/1978 Ride-O-Rocket #50

Edgar Broughton Band
Wiki UK psychedelic rock band from Warwick, Warwickshire
Edgar Broughton 27 Oct 1947 – Living
Steve Broughton 20 May 1950 – Living
Arthur Grant 14 May 1950 – Living
18/04/1970 Out Demons Out #39
23/01/1971 Apache Drop Out #33 Adapted from the single Apache by The Shadows

Dennis Brown 01 Feb 1957 – 01 Jul 1999 (42) Guardian obit
Wiki Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter from Kingston, Bob Marley cited him as his favourite singer, Brown died in July 1999 after developing pneumonia which was complicated as a result of his long-term drug use
03/03/1979 Money in My Pocket #14


James Brown 03 May 1933 – 25 Dec 2006 (73) Guardian obit
Wiki American singer-songwriter from Barnwell, South Carolina, known as the "Godfather of Soul" and "Soul Brother No.1", inaugural inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986
10/10/1970 Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine #32
27/11/1971 Hey America #47
18/09/1976 Get Up Offa That Thing #22
29/01/1977 Bodyheat #36


Joe Brown 13 May 1941 – Living
Wiki UK rock and roll singer from Swarby, Lincolnshire and backing band, Brown was awarded an MBE in 2009
14/04/1973 Hey Mama #33

Peter Brown 11 Jul 1953 – Living
Wiki American funk and disco singer-songwriter, born in Blue Island, Illinois and raised in Palos Heights, Illinois
11/02/1978 Do Ya Wanna Get Funky with Me #43
17/06/1978 Dance with Me #57

Polly Brown 18 Apr 1947 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer from Birmingham, also a member of band Pickettywitch and studio group Sweet Dreams
14/09/1974 Up in a Puff of Smoke #43

Duncan Browne
25 Mar 1947 – 28 May 1993 (46)
Wiki UK folk and pop singer-songwriter and guitarist from Uxbridge, Middlesex
19/08/1972 Journey #23

Jackson Browne 09 Oct 1948 – Living
Wiki American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Heidelberg, Germany and raised in Los Angeles, California, sold more than 18 million albums in the United States alone, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004
01/07/1978 Stay #12

Brownsville Station
Wiki American rock band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, formed in 1969 and disbanded in 1979

Cub Koda 01 Oct 1948 – 01 Jul 2000 (51) FindAGrave memorial
Mike Lutz 15 Jun 1949 – Living
Henry "H Bomb" Weck 27 Jul 1949 – Living
02/03/1974 Smokin' in the Boy's Room #27 Later popularised by Mötley Crüe

B. T. Express
Wiki American funk and disco group from Brooklyn, New York City, formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1987

Wesley “Pike” Hall 18 Aug 1951 – 14 May 2020 (68) Obit
Barbara Joyce Lomas 19 May 1952 – Living
Bill Risbrook 14 Jan 1946 – Living
Louis Risbrook (aka Jamal Rasool) 27 Jun 1947 – Living

Dennis Rowe 21 or 23 Oct 19?? – Aug 2015 Mention of death
Richard "Rick" Thompson 16 Jan 1951 – Living
Carlos Ward 01 May 1940 – Living
Terrell Wood no info available
29/03/1975 Express #34

Bubblerock (aka Jonathan King) 
06 Dec 1944 – Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter and record producer from Marylebone, London, discovered and named Genesis in 1967, founded UK Records in 1972, produced songs for the Bay City Rollers and 10cc, convicted of sleeping with underage boys in the 1980s and sentenced to seven years in prison
26/01/1974 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction #29 Cover of a single by The Rolling Stones

Roy Buchanan
23 Sep 1939 – 14 Aug 1988 (48) Washington Post obit
Wiki American blues singer and guitarist, born in Ozark, Arkansas and raised in Pixley, California, arrested in August 1988 over a domestic dispute and committed suicide by hanging himself in the jail cell
31/03/1973 Sweet Dreams #40

The Buggles
Wiki UK new wave band from Wimbledon, London, formed in 1977, Trevor Horn was awarded a CBE in 2011
Geoff Downes 25 Aug 1952 – Living
Trevor Horn 15 Jul 1949 – Living
22/09/1979 Video Killed the Radio Star #1 First music video aired on MTV when launched in 1981

Hank C. Burnette 12 Dec 1944 – Living
Discogs Swedish guitarist from Nilsvallen, real name Sven-Åke Högberg
30/10/1976 Spinning Rock Boogie #21

Rocky Burnette 12 Jun 1953 – Living
Wiki American rock and roll singer and guitarist from Memphis, Tennessee, son of rockabilly singer-songwriter
Johnny Burnette
17/11/1979 Tired of Toein' the Line #58

Burundi Steiphenson Black
Discogs Burundi tribal drummers with chanting and orchestral additions, arranged by French composer Michel Bernholc (1941–2002)
13/11/1971 Burundi Black #31

Kate Bush 30 Jul 1958 – Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter, dancer and record producer from Bexleyheath, Kent, became the first female artist to achieve a UK #1 with a self-written song (Wuthering Heights), first British solo female artist to top the UK Albums Chart, awarded a CBE in 2013
11/02/1978 Wuthering Heights #1
10/06/1978 The Man with the Child in His Eyes #6
11/11/1978 Hammer Horror #44
17/03/1979 Wow #14
15/09/1979 Kate Bush on Stage EP #10

Buster
Wiki UK power pop group from The Wirral, formed in 1972 and disbanded in 1982, lead guitarist Pete Leay was murdered on Boxing Day 2013

Les Brians 1959 – 11 Nov 2016 (57) Local obit
Rob Fennah Sep 1958 – Living

Pete Leay 04 Apr 1959 – 26 Dec 2013 (54) Local obit
Kevin Roberts no info available
19/06/1976 Sunday #49

Butterscotch
Discogs UK vocal trio of songwriters who also recorded as Arnold, Martin and Morrow (or Ammo)
Chris Arnold 1941 – Living
David Martin no info available
Geoff Morrow 16 May 1942 – Living
02/05/1970 Don't You Know (She Said Hello) #17

Buzzcocks
Wiki UK punk rock band from Bolton, Greater Manchester, formed in 1976
Steve Diggle 07 May 1955 – Living
Steve Garvey 08 Jan 1958 – Living
John Maher 21 Apr 1960 – Living

Pete Shelley 17 Apr 1955 – 06 Dec 2018 (63) Guardian obit
18/02/1978 What do I Get? #37
13/05/1978 I Don't Mind #55
15/07/1978 Love You More #34
23/09/1978 Ever Fallen in Love (with Someone You Shouldn't've) #12
25/11/1978 Promises #20
10/03/1979 Everybody's Happy Nowadays #29
21/07/1979 Harmony in My Head #32
25/08/1979 Spiral Scratch EP #31


Max Bygraves 16 Oct 1922 – 31 Aug 2012 (89) Telegraph obit
Wiki UK singer, actor and comedian from London, real name was Walter but took the name Max in homage to comic Max Miller, best known for his sing-a-long albums and medleys, later hosted Family Fortunes, awarded an OBE in 1982
06/10/1973 Deck of Cards #13

The Byrds
Wiki American rock band from Los Angeles, California, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991
Skip Battin 18 Feb 1934 – 06 Jul 2003 (69) Independent obit
Roger McGuinn 13 Jul 1942 – Living
Gene Parsons 04 Sep 1944 – Living

Clarence White 07 Jun 1944 – 15 Jul 1973 (29) FindAGrave memorial
13/02/1971 Chestnut Mare #19

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On ‎17‎/‎05‎/‎2020 at 13:03, YoungWillz said:

Wesley "Pike" Hall, guitarist with B.T. Express who had a couple of lower charting hits in the UK, reportedly dead: https://www.soultracks.com/story-wesley-pike-hall-dies

 

Express (UK #34, April 1975)

 

 

Seemed to have missed off Wesley "Pike" Hall from the line up.

 

I based by information on this here: https://www.feenotes.com/database/artists/hall-jr-wesley-pike/

 

Yeah I know Wiki doesn't have him, but I was sure enough to post his obit.

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6 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Seemed to have missed off Wesley "Pike" Hall from the line up.

 

I based by information on this here: https://www.feenotes.com/database/artists/hall-jr-wesley-pike/

 

Yeah I know Wiki doesn't have him, but I was sure enough to post his obit.


I got to stop trusting Wiki. I did try to find the credits for the album on Discogs to not avail. 
 

Anyway, cheers. Added!

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Brotherhood of Man.

 

Bit confusing really. I've seen the source that suggests Sue Glover (Yvonne Wheatman) was born in 1951, but all the sources I have seen suggest Sunny Leslie (Heather Wheatman) was born in 1951. Wiki references Sunny as being 15 in 1966 and this site seems to confirm that, as suggesting Sunny was "barely 12" in 1963.

 

This clip from Sue Glover on Johnnie Walker confirms Sunny was the younger sister and in fact Sue states that Sunny was "very young" at the time they signed for Oriole: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p04006w6 Sadly the full interview isn't available. That must mean that Sue is probably a few years older than Sunny.

 

Given Sunny reached #7 in May 1974 with Doctor's Orders in her own right, we are going to have to nail her down to 1951 I think.

 

I've seen information suggesting they are both still about, but that is 2 years old. Tony Hiller confirmed that Sue Glover is on FB before his death.

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6 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Brotherhood of Man.

 

Bit confusing really. I've seen the source that suggests Sue Glover (Yvonne Wheatman) was born in 1951, but all the sources I have seen suggest Sunny Leslie (Heather Wheatman) was born in 1951. Wiki references Sunny as being 15 in 1966 and this site seems to confirm that, as suggesting Sunny was "barely 12" in 1963.

 

This clip from Sue Glover on Johnnie Walker confirms Sunny was the younger sister and in fact Sue states that Sunny was "very young" at the time they signed for Oriole: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p04006w6 Sadly the full interview isn't available. That must mean that Sue is probably a few years older than Sunny.

 

Given Sunny reached #7 in May 1974 with Doctor's Orders in her own right, we are going to have to nail her down to 1951 I think.

 

I've seen information suggesting they are both still about, but that is 2 years old. Tony Hiller confirmed that Sue Glover is on FB before his death.


It's frustrating. I've pinged her a line on FB. Looks like she may not be using it anymore though. We'll see.

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On ‎25‎/‎03‎/‎2020 at 22:14, YoungWillz said:

 

Few weeks ago I looked into Damon and Dickens. Literally nothing on Dickens, though David Anthony seems to be generally accepted as his birth name. Toured briefly with the Stones - who knows?

 

 

You know, I have no idea and we can't tie it up but a David Anthony (entertainer) died back in November 2019. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3536125

 

Might this be our elusive Charles Dickens? If so, unlikely we will ever know.

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On 09/06/2020 at 13:50, YoungWillz said:

You know, I have no idea and we can't tie it up but a David Anthony (entertainer) died back in November 2019. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3536125

 

Might this be our elusive Charles Dickens? If so, unlikely we will ever know.


Thanks, I’ll add to the notes in his section. I can’t do anything with this at the moment as the GRO only goes up to September 2019 (forever waiting for them to update it!). If I can get his age, I can try and piece things together.

 

I thought I had found a news clipping that mentioned him marrying or a spouse of some kind. Can’t find it now. Great. :closedeyes:

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C (part 1/5)

Roy C 03 Aug 1939 – Living
Wiki American southern soul singer-songwriter from Newington, Georgia
25/11/1972 Shotgun Wedding (re-release) #8

Susan Cadogan 02 Nov 1951 – Living
Wiki Jamaican reggae singer from Kingston
05/04/1975 Hurt So Good #4
19/07/1975 Love Me Baby #22

Andy Cameron 27 Jun 1940 – Living
Wiki UK comedian and broadcaster, born in London and raised in Glasgow, awarded an MBE in 2015
04/03/1978 Ally's Tartan Army #6

Tony Camillo's Bazuka
Wiki American instrumental R&B group, assembled by record producer Tony Camillo (1928–2018)
31/05/1975 Dynomite #28
NB: Can't find a lineup for this group – there's a list of credited musicians on the associated album, but unclear which were members (if any) or session musicians and who played on what tracks!

Camouflage
Discogs American disco studio group composed of producers
Tony Bongiovi 07 Sep 1947 – Living
Jay Ellis no info available
Meco 29 Nov 1939 – Living
featuring Mysti 04 Jul 1942 – 13 Sep 2004 (62)

Discogs American disco and soul singer-songwriter from New Jersey, also known as Sondra Simon
24/09/1977 Bee Sting #48
NB: This book mentions that Mysti (Sondra Simon) was also in a disco trio with her sisters Cynthia and Tera. A little more searching reveals this, an obituary for a woman called Viola Simon who died in April 2020 at the age of 102! It mentions ten children, including the three sisters (who are all listed as deceased). It also mentions Simon's middle initial "Y" and her married surname of Robinson. This was enough to pull her birth and death stats up on Ancestry.

Ethna Campbell 
1938 – 24 Sep 2011 (72 or 73) Local obit
Discogs 
UK singer from Belfast, Northern Ireland
27/12/1975 The Old Rugged Cross #33
NB: The above obit says she was 73 but the same paper issued an earlier death notice from the family saying 72. In any case, her death record in the GRO states she was born in 1938. Strangely can't find her birth record...


Glen Campbell 22 Apr 1936 – 08 Aug 2017 (81) Guardian obit
Wiki American country singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor from Billstown, Arkansas, hosted his own variety television show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, won five Grammy Awards and nominated for an Oscar
07/02/1970 Try a Little Kindness #45
09/05/1970 Honey Come Back #4
26/09/1970 Everything a Man Could Ever Need #32
21/11/1970 It's Only Make Believe #4
27/03/1971 Dream Baby #39
04/10/1975 Rhinestone Cowboy #4
26/03/1977 Southern Nights #28

Junior Campbell 31 May 1947 – Living
Wiki UK pop rock singer-songwriter, guitarist and composer from Glasgow, Scotland, best known as the lead singer of band Marmalade
14/10/1972 Hallelujah Freedom #10
02/06/1973 Sweet Illusion #15

Can
Wiki German experimental rock band from Cologne

Holger Czukay 24 Mar 1938 – 05 Sep 2017 (79) Guardian obit
Michael Karoli 29 Apr 1948 – 17 Nov 2001 (53) Independent obit
Jaki Liebezeit 26 May 1938 – 22 Jan 2017 (78) Guardian obit

Irmin Schmidt 29 May 1937 – Living
28/08/1976 I Want More #26

Candlewick Green
Wiki UK pop group from Liverpool, Derek Cleary had previously been a member of The Cryin' Shames, Andy Ball later joined the rock band Mud
Andy Ball c. 1950 – Living
Derek Cleary 1948 – Living
Alan Leyland 1945 – Living
Jimmy Nunnen 1948 – Living
Terry Webb 1948 – Living
23/02/1974 Who do You Think You are #21 Written by Des Dyer and Clive Scott of Jigsaw


Canned Heat
Wiki American blues rock band from Los Angeles, California
Bob Hite 26 Feb 1943 – 06 Apr 1981 (38) NY Times obit
Adolfo de la Parra 08 Feb 1946 – Living
Harvey Mandel 11 Mar 1945 – Living

Larry Taylor 26 Jun 1942 – 19 Aug 2019 (77) Rolling Stone obit
Alan Wilson 04 Jul 1943 – 03 Sep 1970 (27) NY Times obit

17/01/1970 Let's Work Together #2
11/07/1970 Sugar Bee #49

Jim Capaldi
02 Aug 1944 – 28 Jan 2005 (60) Guardian obit
Wiki UK singer-songwriter and drummer from Evesham, Worcestershire, also a member of psychedelic rock band Traffic – he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member in 2004
27/07/1974 It's All Up to You #27
25/10/1975 Love Hurts #4

Captain & Tennille
Wiki American pop duo from Los Angeles, California

Daryl Dragon 27 Aug 1942 – 02 Jan 2019 (76) NY Times obit
Toni Tennille 08 May 1940 – Living
02/08/1975 Love Will Keep Us Together #32
24/01/1976 The Way I Want to Touch You #28
04/11/1978 You Never Done it Like That #63

Eric Carmen 11 Aug 1949 – Living
Wiki American pop rock singer-songwriter, born in Cleveland, Ohio and brought up in Lyndhurst, Ohio, member of band Raspberries before going solo
10/04/1976 All by Myself #12

The Carpenters
Wiki American pop vocal and instrumental duo from Downey, California consisting of siblings Karen and Richard, Karen died in February 1983 from heart failure caused by anorexia complications

Karen Carpenter 02 Mar 1950 – 04 Feb 1983 (32) FindAGrave memorial
Richard Carpenter 15 Oct 1946 – Living
05/09/1970 (They Long to be) Close to You #6
09/01/1971 We've Only Just Begun #28
18/09/1971 Superstar / For All We Know #18
01/01/1972 Merry Christmas, Darling #45
23/09/1972 I Won't Last a Day Without You / Goodbye to Love #9
07/07/1973 Yesterday Once More #2
20/10/1973 Top of the World #5
02/03/1974 Jambalaya (on the Bayou) / Mr. Guder #12
08/06/1974 I Won't Last a Day Without You (re-release) #32
18/01/1975 Please Mr. Postman #2 Cover of a single by The Marvelettes
19/04/1975 Only Yesterday #7
30/08/1975 Solitaire #32
20/12/1975 Santa Claus is Comin' to Town #37
27/03/1976 There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World) #22
03/07/1976 I Need to be in Love #36
08/10/1977 Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognised Anthem of World Contact Day) #9
11/02/1978 Sweet, Sweet Smile #40

Linda Carr
n/a – before 2008 Mention of death
Wiki American pop and soul singer, started her career as a backing vocalist for James Brown
12/07/1975 Highwire #15 Released as Linda Carr and the Love Squad
05/06/1976 Sold My Rock 'n' Roll (Gave it For Funky Soul) #36 Released as Linda Carr and the Funky Ones
NB: Bit of a mystery. May have been from Henderson, North Carolina according to a post here.

Raffaella Carra 18 Jun 1943 – Living
Wiki Italian singer, actress and dancer from Bologna
15/04/1978 Do it, do it Again #9

Jasper Carrott 14 Mar 1945 – Living
Wiki UK comedian, actor and television presenter from Acocks Green, Birmingham, awarded an OBE in 2002
16/08/1975 Funky Moped / Magic Roundabout #5

The Cars
Wiki American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 1976, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018
Elliot Easton 18 Dec 1953 – Living
Greg Hawkes 22 Oct 1952 – Living

Ric Ocasek 23 Mar 1944 – 15 Sep 2019 (75) Guardian obit
Benjamin Orr 08 Sep 1947 – 04 Oct 2000 (53) Guardian obit

David Robinson 02 Apr 1949 – Living
11/11/1978 My Best Friend's Girl #3
17/02/1979 Just What I Needed #17
28/07/1979 Let's Go #51

Clarence Carter 14 Jan 1936 – Living
Wiki American blues and southern soul singer-songwriter and record producer from Montgomery, Alabama
10/10/1970 Patches #2

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Candlewick Green.

 

This copy of the Record Mirror from February 1974 helpfully gives the boys' ages: https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Record-Mirror/70s/74/Record-Mirror-1974-02-02.pdf

 

Terry Webb - 24; Jimmy Nunnery - 24; Alan Leyland - 27; Derek Cleary - 24 and Andy Ball - 22 (all Feb 1974 ages). That should narrow the search for people with those ages.

 

Andy Ball seems to be over in the Costa Brava, forming a choir last year (though not much since May 2019): http://cachondeochoir.com/about/

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21 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Candlewick Green.

 

This copy of the Record Mirror from February 1974 helpfully gives the boys' ages: https://worldradiohistory.com/UK/Record-Mirror/70s/74/Record-Mirror-1974-02-02.pdf

 

Terry Webb - 24; Jimmy Nunnery - 24; Alan Leyland - 27; Derek Cleary - 24 and Andy Ball - 22 (all Feb 1974 ages). That should narrow the search for people with those ages.

 

Andy Ball seems to be over in the Costa Brava, forming a choir last year (though not much since May 2019): http://cachondeochoir.com/about/


Cheers. Found four of them in the GRO – all born in Liverpool North district. Seems they knocked a year off of all of their ages in that article and it's definitely Nunnen rather than Nunnery, that must be a typo. Can't find Andy Ball but assuming the same rule of –1 year applies, I've put "c. 1950" for now.

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Whoops, Nunnen - what was I thinking about? Nuns, Priests and choirboys probably!

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2 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Whoops, Nunnen - what was I thinking about? Nuns, Priests and choirboys probably!


Wasn't your slip up, the Record Mirror release says Nunnery!

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Last for this section - Linda Carr.

 

Difficult to find anything except chart entries for this dame. According to a comment from 12 years ago on this YouTube clip, she was already dead then: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9dcKUtvy9E

 

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9 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Last for this section - Linda Carr.

 

Difficult to find anything except chart entries for this dame. According to a comment from 12 years ago on this YouTube clip, she was already dead then: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9dcKUtvy9E

 


Now that is interesting!

I did some searching and discovered that she was a part of the doo-wop scene in the States (acting as a featured vocalist with group The Impossibles) before landing on the disco scene. A comment I saw online suggested that she couldn't have been any older than 12 when recording on their biggest hit which charted on Billboard in 1961!

There are several Linda Carrs listed as deceased on Ancestry born around the late 40s who could be her. Maybe one we'll never solve though as it seems she sadly disappeared into obscurity.

Highwire is a great tune... didn't realise this is where the structure of "One Night in Heaven" by M People came from!

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The Carvells
Discogs UK pop band, Alan Carvell also recorded as Steve Allan and was a backing singer for the Biddu Orchestra
Alan Carvell 1948 – Living
Costa Couloris no info available
Paul Dunstan no info available
Simon Griffiths no info available
Lee Stapleford no info available
26/11/1977 The L.A. Run #31


Johnny Cash 26 Feb 1932 – 12 Sep 2003 (71) Guardian obit
Wiki American country singer-songwriter from Kingsland, Arkansas, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, sold more than 90 million records worldwide, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, nicknamed "The Man in Black", married to country singer June Carter from 1968 until her death in May 2003
23/05/1970 What is Truth #21
15/04/1972 A Thing Called Love #4 Released as Johnny Cash with The Evangel Temple Choir
03/07/1976 One Piece at a Time #32 Released as Johnny Cash with The Tennessee Three

David Cassidy
12 Apr 1950 – 21 Nov 2017 (67) Guardian obit
Wiki American pop singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor from Manhattan, New York City, best known for his role as Keith Partridge in the musical sitcom The Partridge Family, regarded as a teen idol during the 1970s
08/04/1972 Could it be Forever / Cherish #2
16/09/1972 How Can I be Sure #1
25/11/1972 Rock Me Baby #11
24/03/1973 I am a Clown / Some Kind of a Summer #3
13/10/1973 Daydreamer / The Puppy Song #1
11/05/1974 If I Didn't Care #9
27/07/1974 Please Please Me #16
05/07/1975 I Write the Songs / Get it Up For Love #11
25/10/1975 Darlin' #16

Cats U.K.
Wiki UK pop girl group
Deena Payne 29 Aug 1954 – Living
Pippa 
no info available
Bea Rowley no info available
[unidentified] no info available
06/10/1979 Luton Airport #22
NB: Nightmare! I've only been able to find the names of 3/4 of them online, and can't find Pippa's surname.

C.C.S.
Wiki UK instrumental blues rock ensemble, existed as a recording outfit only and used session musicians, C.C.S. stands for Collective Consciousness Society, formed in 1970 and disbanded in 1973, Flowers, Morgan and Parker were also members of Blue Mink

Harold Beckett 30 May 1935 – 22 Jul 2010 (75) Obit
Greg Bowen 03 May 1943 – Living
John Cameron 20 Mar 1944 – Living
Tony Carr 24 Oct 1930 – Living
Tony Coe 29 Nov 1934 – Living

Les Condon 23 Feb 1930 – 30 Oct 2007 (77) Guardian obit
Bob Efford 06 Apr 1928 – 29 Apr 2019 (91) Obit
Tony Fisher 27 Feb 1936 – Living
Herbie Flowers 19 May 1938 – Living
Bill Geldard 27 Sep 1929 – Living
Spike Heatley 17 Feb 1933 – Living
Pete King 11 Aug 1940 – Living

Alexis Korner 19 Apr 1928 – 01 Jan 1984 (55) Ultimate Classic Rock obit
Jim Lawless 18 Feb 1935 – 04 Feb 2017 (82) Mention of death
Bill Le Sage 20 Jan 1927 – 31 Oct 2001 (74) Guardian obit

Henry Lowther 11 Jul 1941 – Living
Don Lusher 06 Nov 1923 – 05 Jul 2006 (82) Guardian obit
John Marshall no info available
Harold McNair 05 Nov 1931 – 01 Mar 1971 (39) Mention of death
Barry Morgan Apr 1931 – 01 Nov 2007 (76)
Danny Moss 16 Aug 1927 – 28 May 2008 (80) Guardian obit

Alan Parker 26 Aug 1944 – Living
Brian Perrin no info available

Ronnie Ross 02 Oct 1933 – 12 Dec 1991 (58) Mention of death
Neill Sanders 24 Nov 1923 – 19 Apr 1992 (68)
 Mention of death
Peter Thorup 14 Dec 1948 – 03 Aug 2007 (58) Mention of death
Kenny Wheeler 14 Jan 1930 – 18 Sep 2014 (84) Guardian obit

31/10/1970 Whole Lotta Love #13 Cover of a song by Led Zeppelin / Used as the Top of the Pops theme from 1970 to 1976
27/02/1971 Walking #7
04/09/1971 Tap Turns on the Water #5
04/03/1972 Brother #25
04/08/1973 The Band Played the Boogie #36
NB: Lineups pulled from the albums. No guarantee every musician above played on the records released.

Cerrone 24 May 1952 – Living
Wiki French disco drummer, composer and record producer from Vitry-sur-Seine
05/03/1977 Love in C Minor #31
29/07/1978 Supernature #8 Features the uncredited contributions of Madeline Bell of Blue Mink and Stephanie De Sykes
13/01/1979 Je Suis Music #39

Chairmen of the Board
Wiki American/Canadian soul group from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1967
Eddie Custis no info available

General Johnson 23 May 1941 – 13 Oct 2010 (69) Guardian obit
Harrison Kennedy 09 Mar 1942 – Living
Danny Woods 27 Mar 1942 – 12 Jan 2018 (75) Obit
22/08/1970 Give Me Just a Little More Time #3
14/11/1970 (You've Got Me) Dangling on a String #5
20/02/1971 Everything's Tuesday #12
15/05/1971 Pay to the Piper #34
04/09/1971 Chairman of the Board #48
15/07/1972 Working on a Building of Love #20
07/10/1972 Elmo James #21
16/12/1972 I'm on My Way to a Better Place #30
23/06/1973 Finders Keepers #21
NB: Eddie Custis left the group in 1971, and they became a three piece. General Johnson said in a 2000s interview here that he hadn't heard from Custis "for a long time". Custis was born in Pennsylvania, presumably around the same time as the other members. On Ancestry there is an Edward Arnold Custis, black, b. 18 Nov 1940 in Philadelphia, d. 12 Jul 2006 (65) in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Did he die off radar?


The Chakachas
Wiki Belgian based soul group composed of Latin musicians, Kenton was supposedly the first wife of American Latin musician Tito Puente
Gaston Bogaert 31 Jul 1921 – Living
Henri Breyre no info available
Vic Ingeveldt 14 Apr 1911 – 29 Apr 1997 (86) Mention of death
Kari Kenton no info available
Charlie Lots no info available
Christian Marc no info available
Bill Raymond no info available
27/05/1972 Jungle Fever #29
NB: Seems to be only one lineup listed online for this band – the same one I used for their 60s hit. No guarantee it's accurate.

Champs Boys
Discogs French instrumental group arranged by Hervé Roy (1943–2009)
19/06/1976 Tubular Bells #41 Cover of a single by Mike Oldfield
NB: No lineup available for this "group".


Gene Chandler 06 Jul 1937 – Living
Wiki American singer-songwriter and record producer from Chicago, Illinois
03/02/1979 Get Down #11
01/09/1979 When You're Number 1 #43

Chanson
Wiki 
American disco studio duo, who used a variety of session musicians to complete the larger outfit, James Jamerson Jr. was the son of Motown bass player James Jamerson (1936–1983)
James Jamerson Jr. 24 Aug 1957 – 23 Mar 2016 (58) Local obit
David Williams 21 Nov 1950 – 06 Mar 2009 (58) LA Times obit

13/01/1979 Don't Hold Back #33

The Chanter Sisters
Wiki UK vocal duo from Fulham, London, consisting of sisters Doreen and Irene with a backing band comprised of five of their brothers
Doreen Chanter 1949 – Living
Irene Chanter 1948 – Living
17/07/1976 Sideshow #43

Harry Chapin
07 Dec 1942 – 16 Jul 1981 (38)
Wiki American folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from New York City, New York, also a humanitarian who fought to end world hunger, killed in a road accident in July 1981
11/05/1974 W.O.L.D. #34

Tina Charles 10 Mar 1954 – Living
Wiki UK pop and disco singer from Whitechapel, London, real name Tina Hoskins
07/02/1976 I Love to Love (but My Baby Loves to Dance) #1
01/05/1976 Love Me Like a Lover #31
21/08/1976 Dance Little Lady Dance #6
04/12/1976 Dr. Love #4
14/05/1977 Rendezvous #27
29/10/1977 Love Bug – Sweets For My Sweet #26
11/03/1978 I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me #27

Charo 15 Jan 1951 – Living
Wiki Spanish/American dance singer, actress and comedienne from Murcia, her date of birth is subject to much controversy – official records state 13 Mar 1941, but Charo claims her parents falsified her records so that she could marry underage, she was officially allowed to change her DOB in the States to 15 Jan 1951 but has also claimed to have been born in 1947 and 1949 at various points
and The Salsoul Orchestra
Wiki American Latin disco backing band of studio musicians from New York City, New York, formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1982
29/04/1978 Dance a Little Bit Closer #44
NB: This band had a lineup that was generally large and ever changing. I can't find who played on this record. Will leave it for now.

Chas & Dave
Wiki UK pop rock group from London, formed in 1972, styled as a duo but in reality a trio as drummer Mike Burt joined in 1976

Mike Burt 23 Aug 1938 – 18 Oct 2014 (76) Obit
Chas Hodges 28 Dec 1943 – 22 Sep 2018 (74) Guardian obit
Dave Peacock 24 May 1945 – Living
11/11/1978 Strummin' #52 Released as Chas & Dave with Rockney
26/05/1979 Gertcha #20
01/09/1979 The Sideboard Song (Got My Beer in the Sideboard Here) #55

Cheap Trick
Wiki American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016
Bun E. Carlos 12 Jun 1950 – Living
Rick Nielsen 22 Dec 1948 – Living
Tom Petersson 09 May 1950 – Living
Robin Zander 23 Jan 1953 – Living
05/05/1979 I Want You to Want Me #29


Chubby Checker 03 Oct 1941 – Living
Wiki American rock and roll singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
29/11/1975 Let's Twist Again (re-release) / The Twist (re-release) #5

Chelsea F.C.
Discogs UK football club, formed in London in 1905, this record comprised of players from the 1971–72 Football League Cup Final team, Houseman was killed in a road accident in March 1977, Hollins was awarded an MBE in 1981
Tommy Baldwin 10 Jun 1945 – Living
Charlie Cooke 14 Oct 1942 – Living
John Dempsey 15 Mar 1946 – Living
Chris Garland 24 Apr 1949 – Living
Ron Harris 13 Nov 1944 – Living
Marvin Hinton 02 Feb 1940 – Living
John Hollins 16 Jul 1946 – Living

Peter Houseman 24 Dec 1945 – 20 Mar 1977 (31) Mention of death
Stewart Houston 20 Aug 1949 – Living
Alan Hudson 21 Jun 1951 – Living
Steve Kember 08 Dec 1948 – Living
Eddie McCreadie 15 Apr 1940 – Living
Paddy Mulligan 17 Mar 1945 – Living

Peter Osgood 20 Feb 1947 – 01 Mar 2006 (59) Guardian obit
David Webb 09 Apr 1946 – Living
26/02/1972 Blue is the Colour #5

The Chequers
Discogs UK disco group from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, named after the British Prime Minister's residence
Andy Dummit no info available
John Mathias 1951 – Living
Richard Mathias 1955 – Living
Paul Ward no info available
George Young no info available
18/10/1975 Rock on Brother #21
28/02/1976 Hey Miss Payne #32
NB: Lineup above is for Rock on Brother, as listed on the record notes here. No lineup available yet for the latter record, though possible there was at least one other on it as the group was normally a six piece.
NB2: Dummit is alternatively spelt "Dummett" in some places – he now seems to be a saxophone tutor. Both Mathias brothers were born as "Matthias".

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