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The Chequers.

 

This appears to be from someone who had their album which includes Rock On Brother: https://johnkatsmc5.tumblr.com/post/614590008195694592/the-chequers-check-us-out-1976-uk-disco-soul however he does say it's a 6 man outfit so I'm guessing he includes John Mathias (producer and composer) and Tom Moulton that he mentions. I guess we could have a look for these if you think it's worth it?

 

Congas – Mike Spears
Flute – Andy Dummit
Saxophone – Andy Dummit
Strings – Ken Freeman
Synthesizer – Ken Freeman
Trumpet – Mike Phillips

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43 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

The Chequers.

 

This appears to be from someone who had their album which includes Rock On Brother: https://johnkatsmc5.tumblr.com/post/614590008195694592/the-chequers-check-us-out-1976-uk-disco-soul however he does say it's a 6 man outfit so I'm guessing he includes John Mathias (producer and composer) and Tom Moulton that he mentions. I guess we could have a look for these if you think it's worth it?

 

Congas – Mike Spears
Flute – Andy Dummit
Saxophone – Andy Dummit
Strings – Ken Freeman
Synthesizer – Ken Freeman
Trumpet – Mike Phillips

The Chequers Part 2.

 

If you go here: http://www.45cat.com/record/rno128au

 

Highlight the letter at the bottom and this gives us yet more.

 

John Matthias - Bass

Richard Matthias - Guitar

Paul Ward - Keyboards

George Young - Drums

Andy Dummit - Flute

 

Vocalist not featured - Jackie Robins

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The Carvells.

 

Still working on this but is Alan Carvell of this group also Steve Allan of Together We Are Beautiful (1979) mentioned earlier?

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Ricky Valance dead at 81.

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1 minute ago, drol said:

Ricky Valance dead at 81.

Massive death in pop music.Tell Laura I Love Her was one of the most iconic songs of the 1960s. Should get   a few obits.

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On 29/02/2020 at 20:16, Ulitzer95 said:


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Ricky Valance 10 Apr 1939 – 12 Jun 2020 (81) Obit
Wiki UK pop singer from Monmouthshire, Wales
25/08/1960 Tell Laura I Love Her #1 Cover of a single by Ray Peterson

 


Valance's entry updated. He was a bizarre one. It's almost unheard of for a solo act to have a #1 hit and then have no other charting singles.

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1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

The Carvells.

 

Still working on this but is Alan Carvell of this group also Steve Allan of Together We Are Beautiful (1979) mentioned earlier?


Yup, you're right. Missed this earlier. He was also a backing singer for the Biddu Orchestra. I've updated the entries for Steve Allan and The Carvells to reflect this. Cheers!

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3 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

The Chequers Part 2.

 

If you go here: http://www.45cat.com/record/rno128au

 

Highlight the letter at the bottom and this gives us yet more.

 

John Matthias - Bass

Richard Matthias - Guitar

Paul Ward - Keyboards

George Young - Drums

Andy Dummit - Flute

 

Vocalist not featured - Jackie Robins


Cheers. Have a look at their section now and tell me what you think!

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19 minutes ago, JimK said:


Interesting. The BBC obit says he was 84, not 81. There was a 1936 DOB for him floating around online but the 1939 one seemed to be more commonly favoured.

I can see where the confusion has arisen from. It's the GRO Index:

SPENCER, David R. b. 1936 (2nd quarter), Monmouthshire. Mother maiden name: LEWIS
SPENCER, David E. b. 1939 (2nd quarter), Monmouthshire. Mother maiden name: LEWIS

Seeing as the Beeb spoke to his agent, likely the first one is correct.

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19 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Cheers. Have a look at their section now and tell me what you think!

Probably the most definite for The Chequers though it may be all the players were involved somewhere. See the picture here and the line up (some mis-spellings? Spears and Speers?): http://www.45spaces.com/pop-stars/r.php?r=pop772900

 

Think that's me for this section.

 

Cats UK - turning turning over stuff and coming up with nowt.

Carvells - Stapleford working for Resonance FM; Griffiths takes up photography and moves to Tennessee, who knows where, Couloris I've heard or seen that name before somewhere but can't remember, Dunstan eludes.

 

It's good because you are obviously getting clued in the searches leaving me with nothing. :lol:

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On 11/06/2020 at 14:36, Ulitzer95 said:

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

 

Your dinner parties must be an absolute riot, darling.

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I think maybe I got Ricky Valance mixed up with Ray Peterson who had the original hit in the 60s  of Tell Laura I love Her  . Still I had heard of him so maybe he was quite famous in his own right.Must be if he got a BBC obit ! 

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C (part 3/5)

Cher 20 May 1946 – Living
Wiki American singer and actress from El Centro, California, nicknamed the "Goddess of Pop", known for her distinctive contralto voice, she rose to fame as part of the folk rock duo Sonny and Cher alongside her then husband Sonny Bono, has sold over 100 million records to date, has won an Oscar, a Grammy, three Golden Globes and an Emmy
06/11/1971 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves #4
16/02/1974 Dark Lady #36

Chic
Wiki American disco and funk band from New York City, New York, formed in 1972, eleven times nominated for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, now called Nile Rodgers & Chic, Luther Vandross went on to have a hugely successful solo career
Alfa Anderson 07 Sep 1946 – Living
Marianne Carroll 20 Jun 1953 – Living
Robin Clark 22 Jun 1950 – Living
Tom Coppola 06 Jun 1945 – Living
Michelle Cobbs 31 Jul 1954 – Living

Bernard Edwards 31 Oct 1952 – 18 Apr 1996 (43) NY Times obit
Sammy Figueroa 16 Nov 1948 – Living
Diva Gray 14 Sep 1952 – Living

Valerie Heywood 16 Apr 1952 – 31 Oct 2019 (67) FindAGrave memorial
Cheryl Hong 29 December 1954 – Living
Raymond Jones 13 Dec 1958 – 01 Jul 2011 (52) Variety obit
Karen Karlsrud 17 Oct 1953 – Living
David Lasley 20 Aug 1947 – Living
Luci Martin 10 Jan 1955 – Living
Ullanda McCullough 29 Oct 1952 – Living
Karen Milne 26 Jul 1954 – Living

Gene Orloff 14 Jun 1921 – 23 Mar 2009 (87) Obit
Nile Rodgers 19 Sep 1952 – Living
Robert Sabino 07 Apr 1953 – Living
Andy Schwartz (aka Andrew Barrett) 19 Aug 1953 – Living

Tony Thompson 15 Nov 1954 – 12 Nov 2003 (48) Guardian obit
Fonzi Thornton 09 Apr 1952 – Living
Gerardo Valez 15 Aug 1947 – Living

Luther Vandross 20 Apr 1951 – 01 Jul 2005 (54) Guardian obit
Norma Jean Wright 15 Jul c. 1951 – Living
26/11/1977 Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) #6
01/04/1978 Everybody Dance #9
18/11/1978 Le Freak #7
24/02/1979 I Want Your Love #4
30/06/1979 Good Times #5
13/10/1979 My Forbidden Lover #15
08/12/1979 My Feet Keep Dancing #21

Chicago
Wiki American rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1967, originally called Chicago Transit Authority, lead singer Terry Kath died in January 1978 after shooting himself in the head after mistakingly thinking the gun wasn't loaded, Peter Cetera later had a successful solo career, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016
Peter Cetera 13 Sep 1944 – Living

Laudir de Oliveira 06 Jan 1940 – 17 Sep 2017 (77) FindAGrave memorial
Terry Kath 31 Jan 1946 – 23 Jan 1978 (31) NY Times obit
Robert Lamm 13 Oct 1944 – Living
Lee Loughnane 21 Oct 1946 – Living
James Pankow 20 Aug 1947 – Living
Walter Parazaider 14 Mar 1945 – Living
Danny Seraphine 28 Aug 1948 – Living
10/01/1970 I'm a Man #8 Released as Chicago Transit Authority
18/07/1970 25 or 6 to 4 #7
09/10/1976 If You Leave Me Now #1
05/11/1977 Baby, What a Big Surprise #41

Chicory Tip
Wiki UK pop group from Maidstone, Kent, formed in 1967

Rod Cloutt 22 Jan 1948 – 29 Oct 2016 (68) Obit
Richard "Rick" Foster 07 Jul 1946 – Living
Peter Hewson 01 Sep 1945 – Living

Barry Mayger 01 Jun 1946 – 14 Jan 2020 (73) Local obit
Brian Shearer 04 May 1951 – Living
29/01/1972 Son of My Father #1
20/05/1972 What's Your Name #13
31/03/1973 Good Grief Christina #17


The Chiffons
Wiki American girl group from The Bronx, New York City
Patricia Bennett 07 Aug 1947 – Living
Judy Craig 06 Aug 1946 – Living
Barbara Lee 16 May 1947 – 15 May 1992 (44) Mention of death
Sylvia Patterson 30 Sep 1946 – Living
18/03/1972 Sweet Talkin' Guy (re-release) #4

Child
Wiki UK pop group, formed in 1976 and originally called Reincarnation
Keith Atack 05 Apr 1959 – Living
Tim Atack 05 Apr 1959 – Living
Graham Bilbrough 23 Mar 1958 – Living
Dave Cooper 1957 – Living
Mike Mckenzie 20 Aug 1955 – Living
29/04/1978 When You Walk in the Room #38 Cover of a single by Jackie DeShannon
22/07/1978 It's Only Make Believe #10 Cover of a single by
Conway Twitty
28/04/1979 Only You (and You Alone) #33 Cover of a single by The Platters

The Chi-Lites
Wiki American R&B vocal quartet from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1959 and originally called The Hi-Lites before changing the group name to reflect their roots, became a trio for a period in 1973 when Creadel Jones dropped out to deal with ongoing drug problems

Creadel "Red" Jones 26 Sep 1940 – 25 Aug 1994 (53) FindAGrave memorial
Robert "Squirrel" Lester 16 Aug 1942 – 21 Jan 2010 (67) FindAGrave memorial
Eugene Record 23 Dec 1940 – 22 Jul 2005 (64) Telegraph obit

Marshall Thompson 24 Aug 1942 – Living
28/08/1971 (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People #32
15/01/1972 Have You Seen Her #3
27/05/1972 Oh Girl #14

23/03/1974 Homely Girl #5
20/07/1974 I Found Sunshine #35
02/11/1974 Too Good to be Forgotten #10
21/06/1975 Have You Seen Her (re-release) / Oh Girl (re-release) #5
13/09/1975 It's Time For Love #5
31/07/1976 You Don't Have to Go #3
NB: It's Time For Love featured a different bass vocalist. It's not entirely clear who it was. This page lists three possibilities.

The Chords
Wiki UK mod revival and pop band from London, formed in 1978 and disbanded in 1981, Hassett and Mason are cousins
Brett "Buddy" Ascott 1959 – Living
Billy Hassett 1959 – Living
Martin Mason c. 1959 – Living
Chris Pope c. 1961 – Living
06/10/1979 Now it's Gone #63
NB: Found Ascott and Hassett in the GRO because of their distinctive names. Pope says here that he was 17 and still at school when the band kicked off in early 1979, so born c. 1961.

Christie
Wiki UK rock band from Leeds, West Yorkshire, hastily put together by songwriter Jeff Christie after Yellow River was turned down by The Tremeloes (which contained Alan Blakley, brother of Christie's drummer, Mike), Lem Lubin had previously been a member of Unit 4 + 2
Mike Blakley 12 Jan 1947 – Living
Jeff Christie 12 Jul 1946 – Living

Vic Elmes 10 May 1947 – 11 Apr 2017 (69) Mention of death
Paul Fenton 04 Jul 1946 – Living
Howard "Lem" Lubin 20 Jan 1944 – Living
02/05/1970 Yellow River #1
10/10/1970 San Bernardino #7
25/03/1972 Iron Horse #47

John Christie c. 1956 – Living
Discogs Australian singer and pianist from Bendigo, Victoria
25/12/1976 Here's to Love (Auld Lang Syne) #24

Tony Christie 25 Apr 1943 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer-songwriter and actor from Conisbrough, Yorkshire, made a big comeback in the 2000s after his song (Is This the Way to) Amarillo was featured on the television series Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights and then subsequently re-released as a Comic Relief single
09/01/1971 Las Vegas #21
08/05/1971 I Did What I Did For Maria #2
20/11/1971 (Is This the Way to) Amarillo #18
10/02/1973 Avenues and Alleyways #37
17/01/1976 Drive Safely Darlin' #35 Theme to the television series The Protectors


Gigliola Cinquetti 20 Dec 1947 – Living
Wiki Italian singer and television personality from Verona, Veneto
04/05/1974 Go (Before You Break My Heart) #8 Italy's entry for the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest (finished 2nd)

Cirrus
Discogs UK promotional pop group
30/09/1978 Rollin' on #62 A version of this featured in a television advert for Yorkie chocolate bars
NB: Can't find a lineup for this group, and probably never will!
NB2: Graham de Wilde (b. 1950) produced the original version of the song, and Bert Weedon (1920–2012) has a credit meaning he may have played guitar on the record.

City Boy
Wiki UK rock band from Birmingham, formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1982, bassist Chris Dunn is the son of The Archers actors Leslie Dunn (1924–2007)
Chris Dunn 1953 – Living
Steve Broughton Lunt 1950 – Living
Lol Mason 1950 – 31 Jul 2019 (69) Local obit
Mike Slamer 1954 – Living
Max Thomas 1950 – Living
Roy Ward no info available
08/07/1978 5-7-0-5 #8
28/10/1978 What a Night #39
15/09/1979 The Day the Earth Caught Fire #67

C.J. & Co.
Wiki American disco group from Detroit, Michigan, also known as C.J. & Company, formed in 1977 and disbanded in 1979, Connie and Curtis Durden were husband and wife, Charles Clark was also a member of R&B vocal group The Floaters
Cornelius Brown Jr. no info available
Charles Clark 19 Oct 19?? – Living
Connie Durden 30 Nov 1946 – Living
Curtis Durden 11 Jun 1950 – 28 Feb 2013 (62) Mention of death
Joni Tolbert 28 Feb 1954 – Living
30/07/1977 Devil's Gun #43


Eric Clapton 30 Mar 1945 – Living [see also: Derek and the Dominos]
Wiki UK rock and blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, the only person to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times (as a solo artist, as a member of The Yardbirds and of Cream), awarded a CBE in 2004
27/07/1974 I Shot the Sheriff #9 Features backing vocals by Yvonne Elliman / Cover of a single by Bob Marley
10/05/1975 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot #19
16/08/1975 Knockin' on Heaven's Door #38
24/12/1977 Lay Down Sally #39 Features backing vocals by Yvonne Elliman and Marcy Levy (later known as Marcella Detroit)
21/10/1978 Promises #37


The Dave Clark Five
Wiki UK rock and roll group formed in Tottenham, London, second group to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show as part of the British Invasion (after The Beatles), inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008
Dave Clark 15 Dec 1942 – Living
Lenny Davidson 30 May 1944 – Living
Rick Huxley 05 Aug 1940 – 11 Feb 2013 (72) Independent obit
Denis Payton 11 Aug 1943 – 17 Dec 2006 (63) NY Times obit
Mike Smith 06 Dec 1943 – 28 Feb 2008 (64) BBC obit
07/03/1970 Everybody Get Together #8 Cover of a single by The Youngbloods
04/07/1970 Here Comes Summer #44 Cover of a single by Jerry Keller
07/11/1970 More Good Old Rock 'n' Roll #34


Dee Clark 07 Nov 1938 – 07 Dec 1990 (52) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American soul singer, born in Blytheville, Arkansas but raised in Chicago, Illinois
11/10/1975 Ride a Wild Horse #16

Petula Clark 15 Nov 1932 – Living
Wiki UK singer and actress from Epsom, Surrey, began her career during World War II on BBC radio, dubbed "The First Lady of the British Invasion" in America, sold more than 68 million records worldwide, awarded a CBE in 1998
30/01/1971 The Song of My Life #32
15/01/1972 I Don't Know How to Love Him #47

John Cooper Clarke 25 Jan 1949 – Living
Wiki UK performance poet from Salford, Lancashire who incorporated punk music into poetry
10/03/1979 Gimmix! (Play Loud) #39

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Cirrus.

 

Probably not telling you anything you don't know. Graham de Wilde did the original advert music, probably using session musicians. Now this man has form, appearing on a couple of 80s hits notably Wikka Wrap so I've looked into his stuff before - I'd put money on him double tracking himself on this single. Co-writing credit goes to Bert Weedon - I'd stake my life on him playing guitar on it and if he's credited it's probably because he was involved in extending a 1 minute track into a 3min 50 single.

 

All this for 1 week at #62? Jeez!

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Chic.

 

Andy Schwartz is also known as Andrew Barrett and this is him: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0057059/ If you look up Andrew Barrett on Discogs you'll find his alias is Andy Schwartz. Definitely him, I've linked this with a Chic site which I can go back to if you need.

 

Rob Sabino is one of the most famous unknown keyboard players out there - he's played on loads of things. Now while I'm struggling to pin anything concrete down, I'm fairly confident we can say he was born in the Bronx, NYC in 1953. We have this: https://www.villagelife.com/news/church-music-director-is-so-chic/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=369f7de8e3491ef7c4357dc54fc25e6bb07ced45-1592331489-0-AZ14DBSW4sfnmTQgNpyVCJ3k6cDMhHCQiCVe1D5Nue8-whkmg49rNc5DsjxsS-gbfaIILg1dOjPNgPKLQXCdQYX2QMsTNhymgYwQSeKrW5efhyrWwRtmfzVP2jKvxzL6auev03LDa2kXFsKyYbR79TMujwuW3l1sf8rf613f8V3b5N7dOzIBC1XMVXiLyjxKA710hyAS3EkHmCWDqTnhJPX139z4Dzz81aOTj0rQHGdK_L4khJW_vSJ5qU09fje6FJdoNwvOCx81wtTbaSbHb9_nomU6smGH7QqN7TjlDGNZBB2xsTTIlWxlBNsFkREaAUjWjjbJZIOEucb347336xROivwzODYvSBAHcUFUK6HZ-IrPRD4oLzcOBfLEtrYVSFLH-_h-yGZG3kW92FlGMcnolXxIHsHWy0WLRpbuhDUa_0ozfjidGRszXdNM52hlDdqBb4ejFwGpaCIq3lWIqdKWMVdOLvBSoxD7utTgm_VR_RGKJz5oSjtOK-aUeYvTovfxBkBvoGf2tC0B0tp5dhDSE6msVOriiEpt2MEHWBz9 which, once you get by the security says he was 39 in 1992 when he met his wife. We also have this from March 2020 in which he says fairly early on in the interview that he's 66: https://sharkeystreehouse.com/raising-hairs-on-the-arms-of-chic-and-david-bowie-keyboardist-rob-sabino/

 

Marianne Carroll is the most frustrating. I haven't joined LinkedIn but this is her page: https://www.linkedin.com/authwall?trk=gf&trkInfo=AQFZAn74DRuESAAAAXK-gqrwOOgJW4wP2cmzKPxU0Q9AzMjkgEtQJHzR1p8e5Mm3F0Dg12MAjHxf1vlVYLkYHB-f2_wkuU4AnfjIYvmdZfJO-RUUz8cipOCgxLy37w9fwmFbyX8=&originalReferer=https://www.google.co.uk/&sessionRedirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Fmarianne-carroll-55883385

 

And this seems to be her work: https://www.hcsonline.com/about-us/staff/marianne-carroll quite clearly happy to disclose her Chic history, if not her bloody age.

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1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

Cirrus.

 

Probably not telling you anything you don't know. Graham de Wilde did the original advert music, probably using session musicians. Now this man has form, appearing on a couple of 80s hits notably Wikka Wrap so I've looked into his stuff before - I'd put money on him double tracking himself on this single. Co-writing credit goes to Bert Weedon - I'd stake my life on him playing guitar on it and if he's credited it's probably because he was involved in extending a 1 minute track into a 3min 50 single.

 

All this for 1 week at #62? Jeez!


Thanks, I've added this in the notes section. I may get in touch with Graham through that site and ask.

Whilst I'm here, and before I update Chic, Sue Glover (Brotherhood of Man) got back to me. Confirmed her sister Sunny is living in retirement. Didn't respond to my request for DOBs though! :mellow:

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35 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Chic.

 

Andy Schwartz is also known as Andrew Barrett and this is him: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0057059/ If you look up Andrew Barrett on Discogs you'll find his alias is Andy Schwartz. Definitely him, I've linked this with a Chic site which I can go back to if you need.

 

Rob Sabino is one of the most famous unknown keyboard players out there - he's played on loads of things. Now while I'm struggling to pin anything concrete down, I'm fairly confident we can say he was born in the Bronx, NYC in 1953. We have this: https://www.villagelife.com/news/church-music-director-is-so-chic/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=369f7de8e3491ef7c4357dc54fc25e6bb07ced45-1592331489-0-AZ14DBSW4sfnmTQgNpyVCJ3k6cDMhHCQiCVe1D5Nue8-whkmg49rNc5DsjxsS-gbfaIILg1dOjPNgPKLQXCdQYX2QMsTNhymgYwQSeKrW5efhyrWwRtmfzVP2jKvxzL6auev03LDa2kXFsKyYbR79TMujwuW3l1sf8rf613f8V3b5N7dOzIBC1XMVXiLyjxKA710hyAS3EkHmCWDqTnhJPX139z4Dzz81aOTj0rQHGdK_L4khJW_vSJ5qU09fje6FJdoNwvOCx81wtTbaSbHb9_nomU6smGH7QqN7TjlDGNZBB2xsTTIlWxlBNsFkREaAUjWjjbJZIOEucb347336xROivwzODYvSBAHcUFUK6HZ-IrPRD4oLzcOBfLEtrYVSFLH-_h-yGZG3kW92FlGMcnolXxIHsHWy0WLRpbuhDUa_0ozfjidGRszXdNM52hlDdqBb4ejFwGpaCIq3lWIqdKWMVdOLvBSoxD7utTgm_VR_RGKJz5oSjtOK-aUeYvTovfxBkBvoGf2tC0B0tp5dhDSE6msVOriiEpt2MEHWBz9 which, once you get by the security says he was 39 in 1992 when he met his wife. We also have this from March 2020 in which he says fairly early on in the interview that he's 66: https://sharkeystreehouse.com/raising-hairs-on-the-arms-of-chic-and-david-bowie-keyboardist-rob-sabino/

 

Marianne Carroll is the most frustrating. I haven't joined LinkedIn but this is her page: https://www.linkedin.com/authwall?trk=gf&trkInfo=AQFZAn74DRuESAAAAXK-gqrwOOgJW4wP2cmzKPxU0Q9AzMjkgEtQJHzR1p8e5Mm3F0Dg12MAjHxf1vlVYLkYHB-f2_wkuU4AnfjIYvmdZfJO-RUUz8cipOCgxLy37w9fwmFbyX8=&originalReferer=https://www.google.co.uk/&sessionRedirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Fmarianne-carroll-55883385

 

And this seems to be her work: https://www.hcsonline.com/about-us/staff/marianne-carroll quite clearly happy to disclose her Chic history, if not her bloody age.


Brilliant.

Got all three full DOBs through Ancestry and ClustrMaps using where they currently reside. Cheers!

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Last for this section - been at it for hours and I think I'm of little help anyway.

 

The Chords - the elusive Martin Mason seems to have given up on the band possibly appearing with them only until 2012 or so. Now there's this informative blurb which does indicate that Mason and his cousin Billy Hassett were around the same age with Chris Pope being a year younger. http://www.chrishunt.biz/features54.html So possibly you can say that Mason is born 1959 or 1960.

 

Edit: There is this:

 

City Boy - all I have on Roy Ward that he was either from or at some point resident in Harrow and possibly the Roy is for Royston.

 

Edit: And then there is this:

 

Utterly dispiriting after my success with Chic!

 

Next!

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2 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Last for this section - been at it for hours and I think I'm of little help anyway.

 

The Chords - the elusive Martin Mason seems to have given up on the band possibly appearing with them only until 2012 or so. Now there's this informative blurb which does indicate that Mason and his cousin Billy Hassett were around the same age with Chris Pope being a year younger. http://www.chrishunt.biz/features54.html So possibly you can say that Mason is born 1959 or 1960.

 

Edit: There is this:

 

City Boy - all I have on Roy Ward that he was either from or at some point resident in Harrow and possibly the Roy is for Royston.

 

Edit: And then there is this:

 

Utterly dispiriting after my success with Chic!

 

Next!


Added that to Mason.

 

Been looking for Ward and sadly getting zilch!

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Found this for Roy Ward: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=IWI6keyMDxQC&pg=PT50&dq="roy+ward"+lion+sleeps+tonight&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiBoIf-74jqAhWNTxUIHXs8AOQQ6AEIPTAC#v=onepage&q="roy ward" lion sleeps tonight&f=false

 

This places Ward in Rugby. Given Jason Pierce's age and that Pierce was still at school, that sort of places Ward there sometime between 1978 and 1982 I'd say.

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C (part 4/5)

The Clash
Wiki UK rock band from London, formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1986, contributed first to punk rock and then the post-punk and new wave movements of the 1980s, Joe Strummer died in December 2002 from the effects of an undiagnosed heart defect, in January 2003 the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Terry Chimes 05 Jul 1956 – Living
Topper Headon 30 May 1955 – Living
Mick Jones 26 Jun 1955 – Living
Paul Simonon 15 Dec 1955 – Living
Joe Strummer 21 Aug 1952 – 22 Dec 2002 (50) Guardian obit
02/04/1977 White Riot #38
08/10/1977 Complete Control #28
04/03/1978 Clash City Rockers #35
24/06/1978 (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais #32
02/12/1978 Tommy Gun #19
03/03/1979 English Civil War (Johnny Comes Marching Home) #25
19/05/1979 The Cost of Living EP #22
15/12/1979 London Calling #11


Jimmy Cliff 01 Apr 1948 – Living
Wiki Jamaican reggae and ska musician from St. James, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010
14/02/1970 Vietnam #46
08/08/1970 Wild World #8


Cliff and Hank
Wiki (Cliff) / Wiki (Hank) UK rock duo comprising of Hank Marvin and Cliff Richard of The Shadows

Hank Marvin 18 Oct 1941 – Living
Cliff Richard 14 Oct 1940 – Living

21/02/1970 The Joy of Living #25

Linda Clifford 14 Jun 1948 – Living
Wiki American R&B, disco and house singer from New York City, New York
10/06/1978 If My Friends Could See Me Now #50
05/05/1979 Bridge Over Troubled Water #28

Climax Blues Band
Wiki UK blues rock band from Stafford, Staffordshire, formed in 1967, Cuffley was also a member of 
Emile Ford and the Checkmates
Colin Cooper 07 Oct 1939 – 03 Jul 2008 (68) Guardian obit
John Cuffley 1939 – Living
Pete Haycock 04 Mar 1951 – 30 Oct 2013 (62) Ultimate Classic Rock obit
Derek Holt 26 Jan 1949 – Living
Richard Jones May 1949 – Living
09/10/1976 Couldn't Get it Right #10

Clout
Wiki South African all-female rock band from Johannesburg, formed in 1977 and disbanded in 1981
Cindy Alter 10 Mar 1957 – Living
Jenni Garson 30 Jan 1957 – Living
Ingrid "Ingi" Herbst 26 Jan 1957 – Living
Glenda Hyam (aka Glenda Millar) 08 Apr 1955 – Living
Ilene "Lee" Tomlinson 29 Aug 1953 – Living
17/06/1978 Substitute #2 Cover of a single by The Righteous Brothers

NB: The members above did not play instruments on the studio recording, instead the band Circus did it for them as per this link.
NB2: Lee's bio here says 1953 but this link says she played in a group called The Amazons in 1964. She couldn't have been 11. Likely she was born several years before when claimed.


Joe Cocker 20 May 1944 – 22 Dec 2014 (70) Guardian obit
Wiki UK singer from Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, known for his gritty voice and spasmodic body movement, became a widespread success after his cover of With a Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles (they were so impressed that they sent him a telegram congratulating him), awarded an OBE in 2008 
04/07/1970 The Letter #39

Cockerel Chorus
Discogs UK group of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. supporters fronted by songwriter Harold Spiro, their charting single was based on a catchphrase from a 1972 bread advert and is a homage to Cyril Knowles (1944–1991), a left back who played for the club at the time, drummer Nicko McBrain later played with Iron Maiden
Nicko McBrain 05 Jun 1952 – Living
Jamie Phillips no info available
Harold Spiro 25 Jun 1925 – 11 Dec 1996 (71) Mention of death
24/02/1973 Nice One Cyril #14
NB: Incomplete lineup. There are eleven bodies featured on the album cover. Who they all are, who knows. Jamie Phillips sung the operatic intro with Spiro singing the main lyrics. A lot of sources suggest McBrain was the drummer, though this could be an urban legend.

Cockney Rejects
Wiki UK punk rock band from London, formed in 1977, drummer Andy Scott was also a member of Wasted Youth
Jeff Geggus (aka Stinky Turner) 20 Apr 1964 – Living
Mick Geggus 04 Feb 1961 – Living
Vince Riordan 1958 – Living
Andy "Atlas" Scott 1961 – 29 May 2020 (58) Mention of death
01/12/1979 I'm Not a Fool #65

Co-Co
Wiki UK pop band, formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1980, their showing at Eurovision in 1978 was the UK's worst ever result at the time and the group split after releasing only one album, Cheryl Baker was later a member of Bucks Fizz, who also represented the UK at Eurovision in 1981
Josie Andrews 05 Aug 1953 – Living
Cheryl Baker 08 Mar 1954 – Living
Terry Bradford 26 Nov 1950 – Living
Keith Hasler 07 Jun 1951 – Living
Paul Rogers 24 Mar 1957 – Living
Promotional members:
Charlie Brennan no info available
22/04/1978 Bad Old Days #13 The UK's entry for the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest (came eleventh)
NB: Charlie Brennan wasn't a real member as such. He was added as a drummer for the Eurovision performance in Paris.

Izhar Cohen 13 Mar 1951 – Living
Wiki Israeli pop singer-songwriter from Tel Aviv
and The Alpha-Beta
Wiki Israeli pop music group
Reuven Erez 11 Nov 1955 – Living
Lisa Gold-Rubin c. 1955 – Living
Itzhak Okev no info available
Nehama Shutan c. 1953 – Living
Esther Tzuberi c. 1955 – Living
13/05/1978 A-Ba-Ni-Bi #20 Israel's entry for the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest (and winner)
NB: There's a Tel Aviv grave record here for a Nehama Shutan (1951–1999). Could this be her?

Natalie Cole 06 Feb 1950 – 31 Dec 2015 (65) Guardian obit
Wiki American singer-songwriter and actress from Los Angeles, California, daughter of singer and pianist Nat King Cole and jazz singer Maria Cole (1922–2012), sister of actress Carole Cole (1944–2009), sold over 30 million records worldwide and won nine Grammy Awards, battled drug addiction during much of her career and had a variety of long lasting health problems
11/10/1975 This Will be #32

Dave and Ansil Collins
Wiki Jamaican reggae duo from Kingston
Dave Barker 10 Oct 1947 – Living
Ansel Collins 1949 – Living
27/03/1971 Double Barrel #1
26/06/1971 Monkey Spanner #7
NB: Collins' surname is dubious. It appears as Ansil on the hits but Ansel on his Facebook page and Ansell during his solo career.

Jeff Collins c. 1950 – Living
Discogs UK pop singer from Enfield, London
18/11/1972 Only You #40
NB: This article says he revived his music career in 2014 after his 1972 record gained significant popularity on YouTube.

Judy Collins 01 May 1939 – Living
Wiki American singer-songwriter, born and raised in Seattle, Washington and then Denver, Colorado, her music spans many genres including folk, pop standards, country, rock and roll and show tunes, nominated for four Grammy Awards
17/01/1970 Both Sides Now #14
05/12/1970 Amazing Grace #5
10/05/1975 Send in the Clowns #6

Rodger Collins 20 Aug 1940 – Living
Wiki American soul and funk singer, born in Santa Anna, Texas and raised in San Francisco, California
03/04/1976 You Sexy Sugar Plum (but I Like it) #22

Colorado
Discogs Italian disco group
Joe Malbo (aka Pinuccio Pirazzoli) 09 Jun 1949 – Living
21/10/1978 California Dreaming #45 Cover of a single by 
The Mamas and the Papas
NB: Can't find a lineup. There's four of them on the Top of the Pops performance – one male vocalist and three girls but possible they were just session musicians. The Collins Complete UK Hit Singles book seems to think this is the Scottish country band Colorado (later called Caledonia), fronted by Geordie Jack – not true!
NB2: Joe Malbo (aka Pinuccio Pirazzoli) is credited as the arranger of the track. In the TOTP performance, he's playing the guitar so likely he played on the record too.

Commodores
Wiki American funk and soul band from Tuskegee, Alabama, formed in 1968, won a Grammy Award and nominated for a further eight, vocalist Lionel Richie later had a hugely successful solo career
William King 30 Jan 1949 – Living
Ronald LaPread 04 Sep 1949 – Living
Thomas McClary 06 Oct 1949 – Living
Walter Orange 10 Dec 1946 – Living
Lionel Richie 20 Jun 1949 – Living
Milan Williams 28 Mar 1948 – 09 Jul 2006 (58) Guardian obit
24/08/1974 Machine Gun #20
23/11/1974 The Zoo (The Human Zoo) #44
02/07/1977 Easy #9
08/10/1977 Sweet Love / Brick House #32
11/03/1978 Too Hot Ta Trot / Zoom #38
24/06/1978 Flying High #37
05/08/1978 Three Times a Lady #1
25/11/1978 Just to be Close to You #62
25/08/1979 Sail on #8
03/11/1979 Still #4


Perry Como 18 May 1912 – 12 May 2001 (88) Guardian obit
Wiki American pop and easy listening singer, actor and television personality from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, initially dubbed the "singing barber" and nicknamed "Mr. C", won a Grammy Award and five Emmys
30/01/1971 It's Impossible #4
15/05/1971 I Think of You #14
21/04/1973 And I Love You So #3
25/08/1973 For the Good Times #7
08/12/1973 Walk Right Back #33
25/05/1974 I Want to Give #31

The Congregation
Wiki UK pop group formed by songwriters Roger Cook (b. 1940) and Roger Greenaway (b. 1938) specifically to record the single below, Brian Keith, formerly a member of Plastic Penny, sung the lead vocals
Victor Brox 08 May 1941 – Living

Brian Keith 22 Sep 1942 – Living
Alan Parker 26 Aug 1944 – Living
27/11/1971 Softly Whispering I Love You #4
NB: Can't get a lineup for this record. Ignoring the choir, the only musician I can find who definitely appeared on it was Brian Keith. Alan Parker (also of Blue Mink) and Brox are listed in various places as members of the group so I've included them, for now.

Billy Connolly 24 Nov 1942 – Living
Wiki UK stand-up comedian, actor, musician and artist from Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland, nicknamed "The Big Yin", has appeared in a number of Hollywood films including Indecent Proposal, Pocahontas, Mrs. Brown, The Last Samurai and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, awarded a CBE in 2003 and knighted in 2017
01/11/1975 D.I.V.O.R.C.E. #1 A parody of the single D.I.V.O.R.C.E. by Tammy Wynette
17/07/1976 No Chance (No Charge) #24 A parody of the single No Charge by J. J. Barrie
25/08/1979 In the Brownies #38 A parody of the single In the Navy by Village People

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Colorado (Italy)

 

Definitely not the Scottish band! So the deal with this one was to look up the arranger Joe Malbo. Which turns out to be an alias of this guy, Pinuccio Pirazzoli. Who is definitely most certainly the guy playing the guitar on the TOTP clip!

 

I think we can safely say there were 4 session singers there for dressing. I just can't get a good enough resolution on the album to read the bottom which might have given us a clue as to the identity of these people.

 

Disco California Dreamin'? My ears, they bleed!

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