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Lynsey de Paul 11 Jun 1948 – 01 Oct 2014 (66) Guardian obit
Wiki UK pop singer-songwriter from London, real name Lyndsey Rubin
19/08/1972 Sugar Me #5
02/12/1972 Getting a Drag #18
27/10/1973 Won't Somebody Dance with Me #14
08/06/1974 Ooh I Do #25
02/11/1974 No, Honestly #7 Theme to the British sitcom No, Honestly
22/03/1975 My Man and Me #40
26/03/1977 Rock Bottom #19 Released as Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran / The UK's entry in the 1977 Eurovision Song Contest (finished second)

Teri DeSario 27 Nov 1951 – Living
Wiki American disco and funk singer-songwriter from Miami, Florida
02/09/1978 Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You #52

Stephanie de Sykes 1948 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer-songwriter from Harlow, Essex, real name Stephanie Ryton, started her career on the television programme Opportunity Knocks
20/07/1974 Born with a Smile on My Face #2 Released as Stephanie de Sykes with Rain
19/04/1975 We'll Find Our Day #17

William DeVaughn 28 Nov 1947 – Living
Wiki American R&B and soul singer-songwriter from Washington D.C.
06/07/1974 Be Thankful For What You Got #31

Dead End Kids
Discogs UK bubblegum pop and glam rock boy band from Ayrshire, Scotland, started playing in local pubs in 1974 and supported the Bay City Rollers on tour
Robbie Gray 23 Feb 1957 – Living
Colin Ivory 29 Sep 1959 – Living
Davey Johnston 27 Jul 1955 – Living
Alistair Kerr 15 Mar 1956 – Living
Ricky Squires 05 Dec 1956 – Living
26/03/1977 Have I the Right #6 Cover of a single by The Honeycombs
NB: DOBs taken from this image, but other sites note than Ivory was only 15 at the time Have I the Right was released, so possible that the record company inflated his age.

Dave Dee
17 Dec 1941 – 09 Jan 2009 (67) Guardian obit
Wiki UK pop singer-songwriter from Salisbury, Wiltshire, better known as the lead singer of pop band Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
14/03/1970 My Woman's Man #42

Kiki Dee 06 Mar 1947 – Living
Wiki UK pop and blue-eyed soul singer from Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, real name Pauline Matthews
10/11/1973 Amoureuse #13
07/09/1974 I've Got the Music in Me #19 Released as The Kiki Dee Band
12/04/1975 (You Don't Know) How Glad I am #33 Released as The Kiki Dee Band
03/07/1976 Don't Go Breaking My Heart #1 Released as Elton John and Kiki Dee
11/09/1976 Loving & Free / Amoureuse (re-release) #13
19/02/1977 First Thing in the Morning #32
11/06/1977 Chicago #28 B-side to Bite Your Lip (Get Up and Dance) by Elton John

Deep Feeling
Discogs UK progressive rock band from Gravesend, Kent, formed in 1969 and disbanded in 1971, singer John Swail later had a solo career under the name
Guy Darrell
Dave Clare n/a – deceased Mention of death
Derek Elson no info available

Dave Green 08 April 1944 – 13 Dec 2011 (67) Mention of death
Martin Jenner 26 May 1943 – 07 May 2003 (59) Obit
John Swail 09 Dec 1944 – 03 May 2013 (68) Mention of death 
25/04/1970 Do You Love Me #34 Cover of a single by The Contours, popularised in the UK by The Dave Clark Five
NB: Lineup taken from this image.

Deep Purple
Wiki UK rock band from Hertford, Hertfordshire, formed in 1968, considered to be one of the most important pioneers of heavy metal and hard rock, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 and listed in the Guinness Book of World Records and "the globe's loudest band" for their 1972 London concert at the Rainbow Theatre, Ian Gillan and Glenn Hughes were also members of Black Sabbath
Ritchie Blackmore 14 Apr 1945 – Living
David Coverdale 22 Sep 1951 – Living
Ian Gillan 19 Aug 1945 – Living
Roger Glover 30 Nov 1945 – Living
Glenn Hughes 21 Aug 1951 – Living

Jon Lord 09 Jun 1941 – 16 Jul 2012 (71) Guardian obit
Ian Paice 29 Jun 1948 – Living
15/08/1970 Black Night #2
27/02/1971 Strange Kind of Woman #8
13/11/1971 Fireball #15
01/04/1972 Never Before #35
16/04/1977 Smoke on the Water #21
15/10/1977 New, Live & Rare (EP) #31
07/10/1978 New, Live & Rare Vol. II (EP) #45

Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots 14 Mar 1950 – Living
Wiki American radio personality, voice artist and comedian from Jacksonville, Florida
18/09/1976 Disco Duck (Part One) #6

Def Leppard
Wiki UK rock band from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, formed in 1977, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, lead guitarist Steve Clark was found dead by his girlfriend in January 1991 after consuming a lethal mix of alcohol and prescription drugs
Rick Allen 01 Nov 1963 – Living

Steve Clark 23 Apr 1960 – 08 Jan 1991 (30) FindAGrave memorial
Joe Elliott 01 Aug 1959 – Living
Rick Savage 02 Dec 1960 – Living
Pete Willis 16 Feb 1960 – Living
17/11/1979 Wasted #61


Desmond Dekker 16 Jul 1941 – 25 May 2006 (64) Guardian obit
Wiki Jamaican ska and rocksteady singer-songwriter
10/01/1970 Pickney Gal #42 Released as Desmond Dekker and The Aces
22/08/1970 You Can Get it if You Really Want #2
10/05/1975 The Israelites (re-release) #10
30/08/1975 Sing a Little Song #16

Delegation
Wiki UK soul group from Birmingham, formed in 1975 and disbanded in 1999
Ricky Bailey no info available
Len Coley no info available

Roddy Harris n/a – 11 Nov 2008 Mention of death
Ray Patterson no info available
23/04/1977 Where is the Love (We Used to Know) #22
20/08/1977 You've Been Doing Me Wrong #49
NB: According to their official website, Harris sung on the first single but had been replaced by Patterson before their second single. This image tends to confirm that.

The Delfonics
Wiki American R&B and soul vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1965, Wilbert and William Hart are brothers

Randy Cain 02 May 1945 – 09 Apr 2009 (63) NME obit
Wilbert Hart 19 Oct 1947 – Living
William "Poogie" Hart 17 Jan 1945 – Living
10/04/1971 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind) #22
10/07/1971 La-La Means I Love You #19 Originally released in the U.S. in 1968
16/10/1971 Ready or Not Here I Come #41 Originally released in the U.S. in 1968

'Deliverance' Soundtrack
Discogs 
American session musicians consisting of guitarist Mandell and banjoist Weissberg who recorded this cover of a 1955 composition for the soundtrack of the 1972 film Deliverance
Steve Mandell 06 Nov 1941 – 14 Mar 2018 (76) Obit
Eric Weissberg 16 Aug 1939 – 22 Mar 2020 (80) Rolling Stone obit

31/03/1973 Dueling Banjos #17

Richard Denton no info available
and Martin Cook no info available
Discogs UK instrumental duo, both were also guitarists, keyboardists and orchestra leaders, known for scoring theme tunes for BBC television programmes during the 1970s and 80s
15/04/1978 Theme From 'Hong Kong Beat' #25 Theme to the TV documentary series The Hong Kong Beat

John Denver
31 Dec 1943 – 12 Oct 1997 (53) Independent obit
Wiki American folk and pop singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and humanitarian from Roswell, New Mexico, one of the best-selling American artists of the 1970s, died in October 1997 in an aviation accident whilst piloting an experimental plane
17/08/1974 Annie's Song #1 Denver wrote this for his then wife Ann Martell

Deodato 22 Jun 1942 – Living
Wiki Brazilian pianist, composer and record producer from Rio de Janeiro
05/05/1973 Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) #7

Derek and the Dominos
Wiki UK/American blues rock band from London, formed in 1970 and disbanded the following year, frontman Eric Clapton later had a hugely successful solo career and was awarded a CBE in 2004, Duane Allman was also a member of The Allman Brothers Band but died in October 1971 in a motorcycle crash, bassist Carl Radle died in May 1980 from a kidney infection caused by the effects of alcohol and narcotics

Duane Allman 20 Nov 1946 – 29 Oct 1971 (24) FindAGrave memorial
Eric Clapton 30 Mar 1945 – Living
Jim Gordon 14 Jul 1945 – Living

Carl Radle 18 Jun 1942 – 30 May 1980 (37) FindAGrave memorial
Bobby Whitlock 18 Mar 1948 – Living
12/08/1972 Layla #7

Detroit Emeralds
Wiki American R&B and soul vocal group from Little Rock, Arkansas, Abrim and Ivory Tilmon were brothers and originally in a quartet with two other brothers before recruiting childhood friend James Mitchell
James Mitchell 27 May 1949 – Living

Abrim Tilmon 12 Jan 1945 – 06 Jul 1982 (37) Obit
Ivory Tilmon 14 Sep 1941 – 13 Sep 2014 (72) Mention of death

10/02/1973 Feel the Need in Me #4
05/05/1973 You Want it, You Got it #12
11/08/1973 I Think of You #27
18/06/1977 Feel the Need (re-recording) #12

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42 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Deep Feeling.

 

Hmm. Problems sorting anything out, but this page from 2018 indicates they are all dead except Derek Elson: https://theseconddisc.com/2018/06/20/do-you-wanna-dance-pop-and-prog-meet-on-cherry-reds-expanded-deep-feeling/ Seems Elson worked at the BBC but I can't find much on this.


Thanks YW, updated.

There's 6 Derek Elsons that could be him in the GRO. Most likely one is a Derek Elson b. 1942 in Thanet, Kent (as the band were from Gravesend, Kent). In saying that, whilst researching the others I noticed they were all born in different parts of the country, so could mean nothing for all we know!

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Delegation.

 

Jesus nobody wants to talk about the band - they just "formed". Bailey's everywhere on the net but nothing on his background except he was born and raised in Jamaica (sound familiar?) so will we ever know?

 

Len Coley: interesting snippet here:

 

I found this regarding a Roddy Harris from 2013: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/York/The-Old-Ebor/Roddy-Harris/11821734/

Whether it is our Roddy Harris, who knows, but the repertoire sounds promising. So, York maybe?

 

For Ray Patterson, I guess you could contact this Twitter poster:

 

 

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8 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Delegation.


I found this regarding a Roddy Harris from 2013: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/York/The-Old-Ebor/Roddy-Harris/11821734/

Whether it is our Roddy Harris, who knows, but the repertoire sounds promising.

 


https://www.birminghammusicarchive.com/delegation/

 

Lorna

Founding member Roddy Harris was my father, he sadly passed away 11.11.08.

 

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The Detroit Spinners
Wiki American R&B vocal group from Ferndale, Michigan, formed in 1954, known as The Spinners in the rest of the world but marketed differently in the UK to avoid confusion with a British folk group of the same name
G. C. Cameron 21 Sep 1945 – Living
Henry Fambrough 10 May 1938 – Living
Billy Henderson 09 Aug 1939 – 02 Feb 2007 (67) Independent obit
Pervis Jackson 17 May 1938 – 18 Aug 2008 (70) Independent obit
Bobby Smith 10 Apr 1936 – 16 Mar 2013 (76) Rolling Stone obit
Philippé Wynne 03 Apr 1941 – 14 Jul 1984 (43) FindAGrave memorial

14/11/1970 It's a Shame #20 Released as The Motown Spinners
21/04/1973 Could it be I'm Falling in Love #11
29/09/1973 Ghetto Child #7
19/10/1974 Then Came You #29 Released as Dionne Warwick and The Detroit Spinners
11/09/1976 The Rubberband Man #16
29/01/1977 Wake Up Susan #29
07/05/1977 Could it be I'm Falling in Love EP #32

Sydney Devine 04 Feb 1940 – Living
Wiki UK country singer from Cleland, North Lanarkshire, awarded an MBE in 2010
01/04/1978 Scotland Forever #48

Devo
Wiki American rock band from Akron, Ohio, formed in 1973, known for combining science fiction themes with surreal humour in their performances
Bob Casale 14 Jul 1952 – 17 Feb 2014 (61) LA Times obit
Gerald Casale 28 Jul 1948 – Living
Bob Mothersbaugh 11 Aug 1952 – Living
Jim Mothersbaugh 18 Jan 1956 – Living
Mark Mothersbaugh 18 May 1950 – Living
Alan Myers 29 Dec 1954 – 24 Jun 2013 (58) Rolling Stone obit
22/04/1978 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction #41 Cover of a single by The Rolling Stones
13/05/1978 Jocko Homo #62
12/08/1978 Be Stiff #71
02/09/1978 Come Back Jonee #60

Sheila B. Devotion 16 Aug 1945 – Living
Wiki French pop and disco singer from Créteil, Paris
11/03/1978 Singin' in the Rain #11
22/07/1978 You Light My Fire #44
24/11/1979 Spacer #18 Released as Sheila and B. Devotion

Gregg Diamond Bionic Boogie 04 May 1949 – 14 Mar 1999 (49) Mention of death
Wiki American disco and jazz pianist, drummer, songwriter and record producer from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
20/01/1979 Cream (Always Rises to the Top) #61

Neil Diamond 24 Jan 1941 – Living
Wiki American singer-songwriter and actor from Brooklyn, New York City, one of the best-selling musicians of all time having sold more than 100 million records, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011
07/11/1970 Cracklin' Rosie #3
20/02/1971 Sweet Caroline #8
08/05/1971 I am... I Said #4
13/05/1972 Song Sung Blue #14
14/08/1976 If You Know What I Mean #35
23/10/1976 Beautiful Noise #13
24/12/1977 Desirée #39
25/11/1978 You Don't Bring Me Flowers #5 Released as Barbra [Streisand] and Neil
03/03/1979 Forever in Blue Jeans #16

The Dickies
Wiki American punk rock band from San Fernando Valley, California, formed in 1977, keyboardist Chuck Wagon committed suicide by shooting himself in June 1981
Billy Club no info available
Karlos Kaballero 08 Jul 1955 – 22 Sep 2009 (54) Mention of death
Stan Lee 24 Sep 1956 – Living
Leonard Graves Phillips 02 Sep 1956 – Living
Chuck Wagon 11 Aug 1956 – 06 Jun 1981 (24) Mention of death
16/12/1978 Silent Night #47 Cover of the traditional Christmas carol
21/04/1979 Banana Splits (Tra La La Song) #7
21/07/1979 Paranoid #45 Cover of a single by Black Sabbath
15/09/1979 Nights in White Satin #39 Cover of a single by The Moody Blues

Barbara Dickson 27 Sep 1947 – Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter and actress from Dunfermline, Scotland, awarded an OBE in 2002
17/01/1976 Answer Me #9
26/02/1977 Another Suitcase in Another Hall #18 Featured in the musical Evita

The Dictators
Wiki American punk rock band from New York City, New York, formed in 1973 and disbanded in 1978, Mendoza and Teeter were later members of Twisted Sister
Ross "The Boss" Friedman 03 Jan 1954 – Living
Scott "Top Ten" Kempner 06 Feb 1954 – Living
Handsome Dick Manitoba 29 Jan 1954 – Living
Mark "The Animal" Mendoza 13 Jul 1956 – Living
Andy Shernoff 19 Apr 1955 – Living
Ritchie Teeter 16 Mar 1951 – 10 Apr 2012 (61) Obit
17/09/1977 Search and Destroy #49

Dion 
18 Jul 1939 – Living
Wiki American rock and roll singer from The Bronx, New York City, full name Dion DiMucci, fronted the vocal group Dion and the Belmonts, Dion himself was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, controversially the rest of the group have until now been omitted

22/05/1976 The Wanderer (re-release) #16

Dire Straits
Wiki UK rock band from London, formed in 1977, one of the best selling acts of all time having sold more than 100 million records worldwide, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, lead singer Mark Knopfler later had a successful solo career and was awarded an OBE in 1999
John Illsley 24 Jun 1949 – Living
David Knopfler 27 Dec 1952 – Living
Mark Knopfler 12 Aug 1949 – Living
Pick Withers 04 Apr 1948 – Living
10/03/1979 Sultans of Swing #8
28/07/1979 Lady Writer #51

Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes
Wiki American disco studio group
Cindy Bullens 21 Mar 1955 – Living
Bobbie Dimple no info available
Denise Joelle (aka Dennis Young) no info available
Kenny Nolan no info available
Letty Jo Randell 20 Jul 1934 – Living
Monti Rock III 29 May 1942 – Living
Vincenta Simmenta no info available
23/11/1974 Get Dancin' #8
26/04/1975 I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo #6 Released as Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes featuring Sir Monti Rock III

Sacha Distel 29 Jan 1933 – 22 Jul 2004 (71) Guardian obit
Wiki French pop singer, guitarist and actor from Paris
10/01/1970 Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head #10 Cover of a single by B. J. Thomas

The Diversions
Discogs UK reggae group, later known as Commandos, Chappell and Lovich met in Hull as teenagers and are partners
Les Chappell 1950 – Living
Steve Harrison no info available
Lene Lovich 30 Mar 1949 – Living
Dave Quinn no info available
Jeff Smith no info available
20/09/1975 Fattie Bum-Bum #34 Cover of a single by Carl Malcolm
NB: Got most of the lineup from the songwriting credits on the B-side. However, there are six members featured on the record cover so I'm missing one!
NB2: Discogs seems to suggest that Jeff Smith is the same person as Judge Smith (b. 1948). They're not as per a comment on here. Though Judge Smith did collaborate with Lovich and Chappell, which is probably where the confusion arises from.

Dr. Feelgood
Wiki UK pub rock band from Canvey Island, Essex, formed in 1971
Lee Brilleaux 10 May 1952 – 07 Apr 1994 (41) Independent obit

Wilko Johnson 12 Jul 1947 – Living
John "The Big Figure" Martin 08 Nov 1946 – Living
Gypie Mayo 24 Jul 1951 – 23 Oct 2013 (62) Guardian obit
John B. Sparks 22 Feb 1953 – Living
11/06/1977 Sneakin' Suspicion #47
24/09/1977 She's a Windup #34
30/09/1978 Down at the Doctors #48
20/01/1979 Milk and Alcohol #9
05/05/1979 As Long as the Price is Right #40
08/12/1979 Put Him Out of Your Mind #73

Dr. Hook
Wiki American rock band from Union City, New Jersey, formed in 1968 and disbanded in 1985, originally called Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show before shortening their name in 1975
George Cummings 28 Jul 1938 – Living
John "Jay" David 25 Aug 1942 – Living
Rik Elswit 06 Jul 1945 – Living
Billy Francis 16 Jan 1942 – 23 May 2010 (68) FindAGrave memorial
Jance Garfat 20 Mar 1944 – 06 Nov 2006 (62) Mention of death
Bob "Willard" Henke 29 Apr 1951 – Living
Dennis Locorriere 13 Jun 1949 – Living
Ray Sawyer 01 Feb 1937 – 31 Dec 2018 (81) Guardian obit
John Wolters 28 Apr 1945 – 16 Jun 1997 (52) FindAGrave memorial
24/06/1972 Sylvia's Mother #2 Released as Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
26/06/1976 A Little Bit More #2
30/10/1976 If Not You #5
25/03/1978 More Like the Movies #14
22/09/1979 When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman #1


Ken Dodd 08 Nov 1927 – 11 Mar 2018 (90) Guardian obit
Wiki UK comedian, singer and actor from Knotty Ash, Liverpool, where he resided all of his life, knighted in 2017
05/12/1970 Brokenhearted #15
10/07/1971 When Love Comes Round Again (L'arca di Noè) #19
18/11/1972 Just Out of Reach (of My Two Empty Arms) #29
29/11/1975 Think of Me (Wherever You are) #21


Joe Dolan 16 Oct 1939 – 26 Dec 2007 (68) Guardian obit
Wiki Irish pop singer from Mullingar, known for his association with showbands, used the long standing slogan "There's no show like a Joe show"
28/02/1970 You're Such a Good Looking Woman #17
17/09/1977 I Need You #43

The Doll
Wiki UK punk rock and new wave band from London, formed in 1977 and disbanded in 1980
Marion "Baby Doll" Valentine no info available
Mario Watts no info available
Adonis Yianni no info available
Christos Yianni no info available
13/01/1979 Desire Me #28

Dollar
Wiki UK pop vocal duo, formed in 1978 and disbanded in 1988, David Van Day was later a member of Bucks Fizz
Thereza Bazar 23 May 1955 – Living
David Van Day 28 Nov 1956 – Living
11/11/1978 Shooting Star #14
19/05/1979 Who Were You with in the Moonlight #14
18/08/1979 Love's Gotta Hold on Me #4
24/11/1979 I Wanna Hold Your Hand #9 Cover of a single by The Beatles


Fats Domino 26 Feb 1928 – 24 Oct 2017 (89) Guardian obit
Wiki American rock and roll singer-songwriter and pianist from New Orleans, Louisiana, inaugural inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986
24/04/1976 Blueberry Hill (re-release) #41

 

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On 29/02/2020 at 20:17, Ulitzer95 said:


The Wurzels
Wiki UK Scrumpy and Western band from Nailsea, Somerset, Cutler died in a car crash in Chepstow, Wales in May 1974
Reg Chant no info available
Adge Cutler 19 Nov 1930 – 05 May 1974 (43) FindAGrave memorial
John Macey 1929 – 09 Aug 2015 (85) Mention of death
Reg Quantrill 26 Jun 1934 – 07 Jun 2012 (77) The Sun obit
Brian Walker 22 Mar 1926 – 15 May 2020 (94) Local obit

02/02/1967 Drink Up Thy Zider #45
 


Entry updated for The Wurzels (60s lineup) to reflect Walker's death. 

Now, if anybody knows what happened to accordionist Reg Chant, we'll have the full set, and you'll be my best mate. ;)

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On 29/02/2020 at 20:17, Ulitzer95 said:


The Wurzels
Wiki UK Scrumpy and Western band from Nailsea, Somerset, Cutler died in a car crash in Chepstow, Wales in May 1974
Reg Chant 15 Aug 1924 – Sep 1978 (54)
Adge Cutler 19 Nov 1930 – 05 May 1974 (43) FindAGrave memorial
John Macey 1929 – 09 Aug 2015 (85) Mention of death
Reg Quantrill 26 Jun 1934 – 07 Jun 2012 (77) The Sun obit
Brian Walker 22 Mar 1926 – 15 May 2020 (94) Local obit

02/02/1967 Drink Up Thy Zider #45
 


Chant's death confirmed via his family. I pulled the rest of the details from Ancestry.

Sadly means all of the original Wurzels are deceased.

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The Doobie Brothers
Wiki American rock band from San Jose, California, formed in 1970, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter 13 Dec 1948 – Living
John Hartman 18 Mar 1950 – Living

Michael Hossack 17 Oct 1946 – 12 Mar 2012 (65) Independent obit
Tom Johnston 15 Aug 1948 – Living
Keith Knudsen 18 Feb 1948 – 08 Feb 2005 (56) Independent obit

Michael McDonald 12 Feb 1952 – Living
Tiran Porter 26 Sep 1948 – Living
Patrick Simmons 19 Oct 1948 – Living
09/03/1974 Listen to the Music #29
07/06/1975 Take Me in Your Arms #29
17/02/1979 What a Fool Believes #31
14/07/1979 Minute by Minute #47

The Dooleys
Wiki UK pop group from Illford, Essex comprising of siblings of the Dooley family, Bob Walsh was married to Anne Dooley
Alan Bogan 1953 – Living
Anne Dooley 1954 – Living
Frank Dooley 1953 – Living
Helen Dooley 1961 – Living
Jim Dooley 1947 – Living
John Dooley 1949 – Living
Kathy Dooley 1956 – Living
Bob Walsh c. 1948 – Living
13/08/1977 Think I'm Gonna Fall in Love with You #13
12/11/1977 Love of My Life #9
13/05/1978 Don't Take it Lyin' Down #60
02/09/1978 A Rose has to Die #11
10/02/1979 Honey I'm Lost #24
16/06/1979 Wanted #3
22/09/1979 The Chosen Few #7


Val Doonican 03 Feb 1928 – 01 Jul 2015 (88) Guardian obit
Wiki Irish traditional pop, novelty and easy listening singer, hosted a popular television series in the late 1970s to early 1980s
04/12/1971 Morning #12
10/03/1973 Heaven is My Woman's Love #34


The Doors
Wiki American rock band from Los Angeles, California, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, Morrison moved to Paris to write poetry but was found dead in the bath at his apartment in July 1971, although drugs were believed to have been involved it is now accepted that he in fact drowned after experiencing heart failure from respiratory distress related to his asthma, his gravesite in Paris has since become a popular attraction site
John Densmore 01 Dec 1944 – Living
Robby Krieger 08 Jan 1946 – Living
Ray Manzarek 12 Feb 1939 – 20 May 2013 (74) Guardian obit
Jim Morrison 08 Dec 1943 – 03 Jul 1971 (27) Rolling Stone obit
16/10/1971 Riders on the Storm #22
20/03/1976 Riders on the Storm (re-release) #33
03/02/1979 Hello, I Love You (re-release) #71

Charlie Dore 1956 – Living
Wiki UK folk and pop singer-songwriter, composer and actress from Pinner, Middlesex
17/11/1979 Pilot of the Airwaves #66

Carl Douglas 10 May 1942 – Living
Wiki Jamaican disco singer from Kingston
17/08/1974 Kung Fu Fighting #1
30/11/1974 Dance the Kung Fu #35
03/12/1977 Run Back #25

Carol Douglas 07 Apr 1948 – Living
Wiki American disco and R&B singer from Brooklyn, New York City
22/07/1978 Night Fever #66 Cover of a single by Bee Gees

Don Downing 1942 – Living
Discogs American disco singer from Texas, brother of R&B singer Al Downing (1940–2005)
10/11/1973 Lonely Days, Lonely Nights #32


Charlie Drake 19 Jun 1925 – 23 Dec 2006 (81) Guardian obit
Wiki UK comedian, singer and actor from Elephant and Castle, London, known for his catchphrase "Hello, my darlings!"
01/01/1972 Puckwudgie #47

Eddie Drennon and B.B.S. Unlimited 1940 – Living
Wiki American R&B, pop, disco and Latin musician, songwriter and record producer from Newark, New Jersey
28/02/1976 Let's do the Latin Hustle #20


The Drifters
Wiki American doo-wop, R&B and soul group from New York City, New York, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, their lineup changed consistently largely owing to the fact that they were one of the lowest paid vocal groups at the time, Lewis was a heroin user and died of a drug overdose in May 1964, King went on to have successful solo career, Clyde McPhatter was an early member
Clyde Brown c. 1946 – Living

Bill Davis (aka Abdul Samad) 08 Sep 1917 – 26 Nov 2006 (89) Ancestry page
Bill Fredericks 23 Aug 1941 – 28 Apr 1999 (57) Independent obit
Doc Green 08 Nov 1934 – 10 Mar 1989 (54) LA Times obit
Elsbeary Hobbs 04 Aug 1936 – 31 May 1996 (59) NY Times obit
Rudy Lewis 23 Aug 1936 – 20 May 1964 (27) FindAGrave memorial
Johnny Moore 15 Dec 1934 – 30 Dec 1998 (64) Independent obit
Gene Pearson 15 Sep 1935 – 06 Apr 2000 (64)
Johnny Terry n/a – deceased Mention of death
Charlie Thomas 07 April 1937 – Living
25/03/1972 At the Club / Saturday Night at the Movies #3 Originally released in 1965 and 1964, respectively
26/08/1972 Come on Over to My Place #9 Originally released in 1965
04/08/1973 Like Sister and Brother #7
15/06/1974 Kissin' in the Back Row of the Movies #2
12/10/1974 Down on the Beach Tonight #7
08/02/1975 Love Games #33
06/09/1975 There Goes My First Love #3
29/11/1975 Can I Take You Home Little Girl #10
13/03/1976 Hello Happiness #12
11/09/1976 Every Nite's a Saturday Night with You #29
18/12/1976 You're More Than a Number in My Little Red Book #5
14/04/1979 Save the Last Dance For Me (re-release) / When My Little Girl is Smiling (re-release)
NB: Added probable lineups using the Wiki section for At the Club / Saturday Night at the Movies, Come on Over to My Place and the re-releases in 1979, Fredericks sung lead vocals on Like Sister and Brother, Johnny Moore sung lead on Kissin' in the Back Row of the Movies, Down on the Beach Tonight, Love Games, There Goes My First Love, Can I Take You Home Little Girl, Hello Happiness and Every Nite's a Saturday Night with You, and Moore and Brown shared lead vocals on Every Nite's a Saturday Night with You. Missing info for the full lineups from 1973 through 1976.

Driver 67
Discogs UK pop group which was actually an alias for members of the band Tax Loss
Richard Burgess 29 Jun 1949 – Living
Paul Phillips 01 Jan 1949 – Living

Pete Zorn 29 May 1950 – 19 Apr 2016 (65) Scotsman obit
23/12/1978 Car 67 #7

Drupi 10 Aug 1947 – Living
Wiki Italian pop rock singer from Pavia
01/12/1973 Vado Via #17

John Du Cann
02 Jun 1946 – 21 Sep 2011 (65) Independent obit
Wiki UK singer and guitarist from Leicester, also a member of band Atomic Rooster
22/09/1979 Don't be a Dummy #33

Duffo 1956 – Living
Wiki Australian glam rock and pop singer from Melbourne, Victoria, real name Geoff Duff
24/03/1979 Give Me Back Me Brain #60

David Dundas 02 Jun 1945 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer and actor from Oxford, an aristocrat and formally styled Lord Dundas as the second son of the 3rd Marquess of Zetland (1908–1989)
24/07/1976 Jeans on #3
09/04/1977 Another Funny Honeymoon #29

Errol Dunkley 06 Feb 1951 – Living
Wiki Jamaican reggae and rocksteady singer from Kingston
22/09/1979 O.K. Fred #11

Clive Dunn 09 Jan 1920 – 06 Nov 2012 (92) Guardian obit
Wiki UK actor, comedian and singer from Brixton, London, best known for his role of Lance Corporal Jones in the BBC sitcom Dad's Army, awarded an OBE in 1975

28/11/1970 Grandad #1

Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Wiki (Dury) / Wiki (Blockheads) UK new wave and post-punk band from London, formed in 1977
Charlie Charles 17 May 1945 – 05 Sep 1990 (45) Mention of death
Ian Dury 12 May 1942 – 27 Mar 2000 (57) Guardian obit

Mick Gallagher 29 Oct 1945 – Living
Chaz Jankel 16 Apr 1952 – Living
Davey Payne 11 Aug 1944 – Living
John Turnbull 27 Aug 1950 – Living
Norman Watt-Roy 15 Feb 1951 – Living
29/04/1978 What a Waste #9

09/12/1978 Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick #1 Released as Ian and The Blockheads
11/08/1979 Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3 #3


Bob Dylan 24 May 1941 – Living
Wiki American folk, blues and rock singer-songwriter from Duluth, Minnesota, also known as an author and artist, became a central part of the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement, has sold more than 100 million records to date, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016
10/07/1971 Watching the River Flow #24
06/10/1973 Knockin' on Heaven's Door #14
07/02/1976 Hurricane #43 Dedicated to boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (1937–2014)
20/05/1978 Is Your Love in Vain #56
29/07/1978 Baby Stop Crying #13

Dynasty
Wiki American funk and disco band from Los Angeles, California, Nidra Beard and Leon Sylvers married in 1981
Nidra Beard 12 Aug 1952 – Living
Linda Carriere 04 Aug 1952 – Living
Ernest "Pepper" Reed 26 Jul 1955 – 15 Sep 1999 (44) FindAGrave memorial
William Shelby c. 1957 – Living
Kevin Spencer 30 Jun 1955 – Living
Leon Sylvers III 7 Mar 1953 – Living

13/10/1979 I Don't Want to be a Freak (but I Can't Help Myself) #20

Ronnie Dyson 05 Jun 1950 – 10 Nov 1990 (40) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American soul and R&B singer and actor from Washington D.C.
04/12/1971 When You Get Right Down to it #34

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The Drifters.

 

This interview from 2017 with Clyde Brown indicates he joined The Cleveland Singers in 1965 after singing in his church choir until the age of 18 - that's going to put him c.1946/47. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iOLTi1j7qI

 

Apparently currently based in Cincinatti (might even be from there originally?) and still working last year: https://www.citybeat.com/music/spill-it/blog/21091540/cincinnati-folk-music-mike-oberst-of-the-tillers-celebrates-new-solo-album-release-this-weekend

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6 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

The Drifters.

 

This interview from 2017 with Clyde Brown indicates he joined The Cleveland Singers in 1965 after singing in his church choir until the age of 18 - that's going to put him c.1946/47. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iOLTi1j7qI

 

Apparently currently based in Cincinatti (might even be from there originally?) and still working last year: https://www.citybeat.com/music/spill-it/blog/21091540/cincinnati-folk-music-mike-oberst-of-the-tillers-celebrates-new-solo-album-release-this-weekend


Cheers, added!

 

I did try and search for him using the Cincinnati link. Couldn’t find a match. Perhaps Clyde is an adopted name or a nickname.

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Dynasty,

 

Hmm. William Shelby should be better known, he wrote The Whispers "And The Beat Goes On" which is right up there with my top choons!

 

According to this he's William B Shelby: https://secondhandsongs.com/artist/12925 and other sources indicate he's out of Los Angeles, CA. Still alive in December last year according to this Instagram post (Shelby's on the left): https://www.instagram.com/p/B6RLYD2JCag/?igshid=d2z9r2uywvr

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The Charlie Daniels Band
Wiki American country rock band, lead singer Charlie Daniels was born in Wilmington, North Carolina and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016
Tom Crain 16 Jan 1951 – 13 Jan 2011 (59) Billboard obit
Charlie Daniels 28 Oct 1936 – 06 Jul 2020 (83) Variety obit
Joel "Taz" DiGregorio 08 Jan 1944 – 12 Oct 2011 (67) Variety obit
Fred Edwards c. 1950 – Living
Charlie Hayward 21 Jan 1949 – Living
James W. Marshall no info available
22/09/1979 The Devil Went Down to Georgia #14

 


Update for the death of Charlie Daniels
 

On 29/02/2020 at 20:01, Ulitzer95 said:


The Big Ben Banjo Band
Wiki UK instrumental group put together by producer Norrie Paramor
Billy Bell n/a – 1997 Mention of death
George Chisholm 29 Mar 1915 – 06 Dec 1997 (82) Independent obit
Jock Cummings Jan 1913 – 23 Nov 1988 (75) Mention of death
George Elliott 26 Jun 1912 – 01 Mar 2002 (89)
Joe Fenton no info available
Steve Gauna 01 Oct 1900 – 11 Jul 1981 (80) Ancestry page
Reg Hogarth 21 May 1920 – 15 Jan 1975 (54) Ancestry page
Jack Llewellyn 23 Aug 1914 – 09 Oct 1988 (74) Tribute page
Denis McCarthy no info available
Joe Muddel (or Mudele) 30 Sep 1920 – 07 Mar 2014 (93) Telegraph obit
Norrie Paramor 15 May 1914 – 09 Sep 1979 (64) FindAGrave memorial
Jim Powell no info available
Judd Proctor 02 Jan 1933 – Living
Stan Roderick 06 Apr 1919 – 26 Mar 1994 (74) All Music profile
Bert Weedon 10 May 1920 – 20 Apr 2012 (91) The Guardian obit
10/12/1954 Let's Get Together No. 1 #6
30/12/1955 Let's Get Together Again #18

 


Updated for births/deaths of Cummings, Elliott and Hogarth.
 

On 29/02/2020 at 20:04, Ulitzer95 said:


Duane Eddy and the Rebels
Wiki American rock guitarist from Corning, New York, played guitar from the age of five and formed the Rebels in his teens, Eddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 but the Rebels were snubbed, though Douglas was inducted as a sideman in 2003, Owens died in October 1994 when his girlfriend accidentally shot him in the stomach, Ike Clanton was the older brother of singer Jimmy Clanton
Mike Bermani 01 Dec 1936 – 10 Apr 1987 (50)
Al Casey 26 Oct 1936 – 17 Sep 2006 (69) Independent obit
Corki Casey O'Dell 13 May 1936 – 11 May 2017 (80) Rolling Stone obit
Ike Clanton 11 Dec 1939 – 09 Jun 2004 (64)
Steve Douglas 24 Sep 1938 – 19 Apr 1993 (54) NY Times obit
Duane Eddy 26 Apr 1938 – Living
Jim Horn 20 Nov 1940 – Living
Larry Knechtel 04 Aug 1940 – 20 Aug 2009 (69) LA Times obit
Donnie Owens 30 Oct 1932 – 27 Oct 1994 (61) FindAGrave memorial
Bob Taylor n/a – deceased Mention of death
Jimmy Troxel no info available
Buddy Wheeler n/a – 2012 Mention of death

05/09/1958 Rebel Rouser #19
02/01/1959 Cannonball #22
19/06/1959 Peter Gunn Theme #6
24/07/1959 Yep! #17
04/09/1959 Forty Miles of Bad Road #11
18/12/1959 Some Kinda Earthquake #12 At 77 seconds, this is the shortest single to enter the UK Top 40
19/02/1960 Bonnie Came Back #12
28/04/1960 Shazam! #4 Featured in the 1960 film Because They're Young
21/07/1960 Because They're Young #2 Featured in the 1960 film Because They're Young
10/11/1960 Kommotion #13
12/01/1961 Pepe #2 Featured in the 1960 film Pepe
20/04/1961 Theme From Dixie #7
22/06/1961 Ring of Fire #17
14/09/1961 Drivin' Home #30
05/10/1961 Caravan #42 Released as Duane Eddy

24/05/1962 Deep in the Heart of Texas #19 Released as Duane Eddy
23/08/1962 The Ballad of Paladin #10 Released as Duane Eddy
08/11/1962 (Dance with the) Guitar Man #4
14/02/1963 Boss Guitar #27
30/05/1963 Lonely Boy, Lonely Guitar #35
29/08/1963 Your Baby's Gone Surfin' #49
NB: A challenging lineup to get your head round. Eddy used a variety of performers to record many of his earlier hits – some were session musicians, some could be considered members of the Rebels. Using the single credits on Rate Your Music, I've managed to list what will be most of their members on these hits.
N2: Changed name from Buddy Wheller to Buddy Wheeler as the former is a spelling error originating from a Decca release in 1958.

 


Updated for the death of Wheeler.

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Crazy Elephant
Wiki American short-lived bubblegum pop group, Spencer was previously a member of The Cadillacs
Bob Avery 1946 – Living
Ronnie Bretone n/a – deceased Mention of death
Kenny Cohen no info available
Hal King no info available
Larry Laufer no info available
Robert Spencer no info available
21/05/1969 Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' #12
 


And finally, updated for the death of Bretone.

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On 29/02/2020 at 20:10, Ulitzer95 said:


The Kingsmen
Wiki American garage rock band from Portland, Oregon, founded in 1959 and still active today
Lynn Easton c. 1946 – 24 Apr 2020 (~73) Local obit
Jack Ely 11 Sep 1943 – 28 Apr 2015 (71) NY Times obit
Don Gallucci c. 1948 – Living
Mike Mitchell no info available
Bob Nordby c. 1946 – Living
30/01/1964 Louie Louie #26
NB: According to this article, Gallucci hasn't been heard from since 1970. A 2000 article suggested he became a real estate developer.

 


Looks like Lynn Easton, drummer for The Kingsmen on the iconic and controversial hit Louie Louie died of a massive stroke in Toronto back in April.

Obits here and here.

Easton and Ely were the co-founders of the group, and sadly both have died in the last few years.

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Eagles
Wiki American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1971, one of the world's best selling bands having sold more than 200 million records, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey all had successful solo careers
Don Felder 21 Sep 1947 – Living
Glenn Frey 06 Nov 1948 – 18 Jan 2016 (67) Guardian obit
Don Henley 22 Jul 1947 – Living
Bernie Leadon 19 Jul 1947 – Living
Randy Meisner 08 Mar 1946 – Living
Timothy B. Schmit 30 Oct 1947 – Living
Joe Walsh 20 Nov 1947 – Living

09/08/1975 One of These Nights #23
01/11/1975 Lyin' Eyes #23
06/03/1976 Take it to the Limit #12
15/01/1977 New Kid in Town #20
16/04/1977 Hotel California #8
16/12/1978 Please Come Home For Christmas #30
13/10/1979 Heartache Tonight #40
01/12/1979 The Long Run #66

Charles Earland 24 May 1941 – 11 Dec 1999 (58) Guardian obit
Wiki American jazz and funk organist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19/08/1978 Let the Music Play #46

The Early Music Consort Directed by David Munrow
Wiki UK classical ensemble influenced by Medieval and Renaissance music, founded by academics Christopher Hogwood and David Munrow in 1967 and disbanded following the suicide of Munrow in May 1976, Christopher Hogwood and James Bowman were awarded CBEs in 1989 and 1997, respectively
James Bowman 06 Nov 1941 – Living
Oliver Brookes May 1922 – c. Feb 2015 (92)
Christopher Hogwood 10 Sep 1941 – 24 Sep 2014 (73) Guardian obit
David Munrow 12 Aug 1942 – 15 May 1976 (33) Mention of death
James Tyler 03 Aug 1940 – 23 Nov 2010 (70) Guardian obit

03/04/1971 Henry VIII Suite (EP) #49
NB: This was an ensemble so there were many more musicians who played on the record, but the five listed above were the "core" members

Earth, Wind & Fire
Wiki American funk, R&B, soul and disco band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1969, won six Grammy Awards and nominated for a further eleven, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, Fred, Maurice and Verdine White were brothers
Philip Bailey 08 May 1951 – Living
Larry Dunn 19 Jun 1953 – Living
Johnny Graham 03 Aug 1951 – Living
Ralph Johnson 04 Jul 1951 – Living
Al McKay 02 Feb 1948 – Living
Fred White 13 Jan 1955 – Living
Maurice White 19 Dec 1941 – 04 Feb 2016 (74) Guardian obit
Verdine White 25 Jul 1951 – Living
Andrew Woolfolk 11 Oct 1950 – Living

12/02/1977 Saturday Nite #17
11/02/1978 Fantasy #14
13/05/1978 Jupiter #41
29/07/1978 Magic Mind #54
07/10/1978 Got to Get You Into My Life #33 Cover of a song by The Beatles
09/12/1978 September #3
12/05/1979 Boogie Wonderland #4 Released as Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions
28/07/1979 After the Love has Gone #4
06/10/1979 Star #16
15/12/1979 Can't Let Go #46

East of Eden
Wiki UK progressive rock band from Bristol, originally called Pictures of Dorian Gray, formed in 1967 and disbanded in 1978
Jeff Allen 23 Apr 1946 – Living
Dave Arbus 08 Oct 1941 – Living
Ron Caines 13 Dec 1939 – Living
Davy Jack 24 Jan 1940 – Living
Andy Sneddon 08 May 1946 – Living
17/04/1971 Jig-a-Jig #7
NB: Lineup from sleeve notes pictured here.

Eastside Connection
Discogs American disco group assembled by Harry Scorzo Jr., Hector and Lava Gonzalez are husband and wife, drummer Sal Rodriguez later joined the funk band War
Sal Cracchiolo 03 Oct 1954 – Living
Brandon Fields 26 Dec 1957 – Living

Hector Gonzalez c. 1953 – Living
Miroslava "Lava" Gonzalez c. 1955 – Living
Geoff Lee n/a – 24 Dec 2012 Mention of death
Dick Mitchell no info available
Bertha Oropeza 25 Mar 1953 – Living
Sal Rodriguez 06 Mar 19?? – Living
08/04/1978 You're So Right For Me #44
NB: Lineups for this group changed frequently but there were eight of them featured in the picture of the group on the record here and this site gives a list.

Clint Eastwood 31 May 1930 – Living
Wiki American actor, director and producer from San Francisco, California, made his breakthrough in Spaghetti Westerns playing The Man with No Name in the Dollars film trilogy, also known for his role of an antihero cop in the Dirty Harry film series, five of the films he has directed have been nominated for Best Picture Oscars – Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Letters From Iwo Jima, and American Sniper
07/02/1970 I Talk to the Trees #18 Listed flip side was Wand'rin' Star by Lee Marvin / Featured in the 1969 film Paint Your Wagon

Cleveland Eaton 31 Aug 1939 – 05 Jul 2020 (80) Local obit
Wiki American jazz double bassist, producer and composer from Fairfield, Alabama
23/09/1978 Bama Boogie Woogie #35

Eddie and the Hot Rods
Wiki UK pub rock band from Canvey Island, Essex, formed in 1975
Graeme Douglas 22 Jan 1950 – Living
Paul Gray 01 Aug 1958 – Living
Dave Higgs 1950 – 21 Dec 2013 (63) Local obit
Barrie Masters 04 May 1956 – 02 Oct 2019 (63) Independent obit
Steve Nicol no info available
11/09/1976 Live at the Marquee (EP) #43
13/11/1976 Teenage Depression #35
23/04/1977 I Might be Lying #44
13/08/1977 Do Anything You Wanna do #9 Released as Rods
21/01/1978 Quit This Town #36

Duane Eddy 26 Apr 1938 – Living

Wiki American rock guitarist from Corning, New York, played guitar from the age of five and formed band the Rebels in his teens, Eddy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 but the Rebels were snubbed, though saxophonist Steve Douglas was posthumously inducted as a sideman in 2003
08/03/1975 Play Me Like You Play Your Guitar Released as Duane Eddy and The Rebelettes (alternative name for The Blossoms)

Randy Edelman 10 Jun 1947 – Living
Wiki American musician, producer and composer from Patterson, New Jersey, best known for his film and television scores
06/03/1976 Concrete and Clay #11 Cover of a single by Unit 4 + 2
18/09/1976 Uptown Uptempo Woman #25
15/01/1977 You #49

Edison Lighthouse
Wiki UK pop band from London, formed in 1969 and disbanded in 1977, lead singer Tony Burrows was also a member of Brotherhood of Man
Tony Burrows 14 Apr 1942 – Living
Ray Dorey 22 Feb 1949 – Living
Stuart Edwards 09 Jun 1943 – 26 Oct 2016 (73) Local obit
David Taylor 07 Oct 1950 – Living
George Weyman 18 May 1949 – Living

24/01/1970 Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) #1
30/01/1971 It's Up to You Petula #49
NB: At the time of the recording of Love Grows, Edison Lighthouse was just Tony Burrows and a group of session musicians. A group was quickly assembled to play on Top of the Pops as the single became the fastest climbing ever. The lineup above presumably contributed to the latter single as they're credited as members on the album.

Dave Edmunds 15 Apr 1944 – Living
Wiki UK rock and rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, also a member of the band Rockpile

21/11/1970 I Hear You Knocking #1 Cover of a single by Smiley Lewis
20/01/1973 Baby I Love You #8 Cover of a single by The Ronettes
09/06/1973 Born to be with You #5 Cover of a single by The Chordettes
02/07/1977 I Knew the Bride #26 Cover of a single by Nick Lowe
30/06/1979 Girls Talk #4 Written by Elvis Costello
22/09/1979 Queen of Hearts #11 Cover of a single by Juice Newton
24/11/1979 Crawling From the Wreckage #59

Rupie Edwards 04 Jul 1945 – Living
Wiki Jamaican reggae singer and record producer from Goshen, Saint Ann

23/11/1974 Ire Feelings (Skanga) #9
08/02/1975 Leggo Skanga #32

El Coco
Discogs American disco production and songwriting duo, formed in 1975 and disbanded in 1982
W. Michael Lewis 10 Oct 1948 – Living
Laurin Rinder 03 Apr 1943 – Living

14/01/1978 Cocomotion #31
NB: Contradicting sources on whether the other musicians on their records were session musicians or members of the group. Full lineup for the above single available here.


Donnie Elbert 25 May 1936 – 26 Jan 1989 (52) Mention of death
Wiki American soul singer-songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana
08/01/1972 Where Did Our Love Go #8 Cover of a single by The Supremes
26/02/1972 I Can't Help Myself #11 Cover of a single by Four Tops
29/04/1972 A Little Piece of Leather #27

Electric Light Orchestra
Wiki UK rock band from Birmingham, often referred to as simply ELO, formed in 1970 and have sold more than 50 million records worldwide to date, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, Steve Woollam committed suicide in 1975, Mike Edwards was killed in a freak accident in September 2010 when a hay bale crushed his van, Roy Wood was also a member of the bands The Move and Wizzard, Jeff Lynne was also a member of the supergroup Traveling Wilburys
Bev Bevan 25 Nov 1944 – Living
Mike de Albuquerque 24 Jun 1947 – Living
Mike Edwards 31 May 1948 – 03 Sep 2010 (62) BBC obit
Melvyn Gale 15 Jan 1952 – Living
Wilf Gibson 28 Feb 1945 – 21 Oct 2014 (69) Mention of death
Kelly Groucutt 08 Sep 1945 – 19 Feb 2009 (63) LA Times obit
Bill Hunt 23 May 1947 – Living
Mik Kaminski 02 Sep 1951 – Living
Jeff Lynne 30 Dec 1947 – Living
Hugh McDowell 31 Jul 1953 – 06 Nov 2018 (65) Telegraph obit
Richard Tandy 26 Mar 1948 – Living
Colin Walker 08 Jul 1949 – Living
Roy Wood 08 Nov 1946 – Living
Steve Woollam 02 Jan 1949 – c. Jun 1975 (26) Ancestry profile
28/07/1972 10538 Overture #9
27/01/1973 Roll Over Beethoven #6 Cover of a single by Chuck Berry
06/10/1973 Showdown #12
09/03/1974 Ma-Ma-Ma Belle #22
10/01/1976 Evil Woman #10
03/07/1976 Strange Magic #38
13/11/1976 Livin' Thing #4
19/02/1977 Rockaria! #9
21/05/1977 Telephone Line #8
29/10/1977 Turn to Stone #18
28/01/1978 Mr. Blue Sky #6
10/06/1978 Wild West Hero #6
07/10/1978 Sweet Talkin' Woman #6
09/12/1978 The ELO EP #34
19/05/1979 Shine a Little Love #6
21/07/1979 The Diary of Horace Wimp #8
01/09/1979 Don't Bring Me Down #3
17/11/1979 Confusion / Last Train to London #8

The Elgins
Wiki American R&B vocal group from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1962 and part of the Motown label
Johnny Dawson c. 1925 – Sep 2018 (~93) Obit
Saundra Edwards (aka Saundra Mallett) 07 May 1942 – 22 Feb 2002 (59) Mention of death
Norman McLean c. 1935 – Living
Cleotha "Duke" Miller 14 Jul 1927 – 15 May 1985 (57) Mention of death
01/05/1971 Heaven Must Have Sent You #3 Recorded as a b-side in 1966
09/10/1971 Put Yourself in My Place #28 Originally recorded and released in the U.S. in 1966
NB: Not sure if guitarist Robert "Egg" Fleming (1921–1976) was a real member. He's listed in a lot of places as such but wasn't featured in any of the promotional pictures/sleeve covers with the other four.
NB2: Can't find much info on Norman McLean (who is often erroneously credited as Norman McClean). He was the youngest of the men and definitely living in 2012 as per this. A forum discussion elsewhere suggests he was living as per 2017.

Yvonne Elliman 29 Dec 1951 – Living
Wiki American disco and pop singer-songwriter and actress from Honolulu, Hawaii, performed for four years in the original stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar
29/01/1972 I Don't Know How to Love Him #47
06/11/1976 Love Me #6
07/05/1977 Hello Stranger #26
13/08/1977 I Can't Get You Outta My Mind #17
06/05/1978 If I Can't Have You #4


Shirley Ellis 19 Jan 1929 – 05 Oct 2005 (76) FindAGrave memorial
Wiki American soul singer-songwriter from The Bronx, New York City, though best known for her novelty hits
08/07/1978 The Clapping Song (EP) #59


Keith Emerson 02 Nov 1944 – 11 Mar 2016 (71) Guardian obit
Wiki UK keyboardist, songwriter and composer from Todmorden, West Riding of Yorkshire, best known as a member of progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer, committed suicide by gunshot in March 2016 after years of suffering from alcoholism, depression and poor health
10/04/1976 Honky Tonk Train Blues #21


Dick Emery 19 Feb 1915 – 02 Jan 1983 (67) Guardian obit
Wiki UK comedian and actor from Bloomsbury, London, known for The Dick Emery Show which ran from 1963 to 1981

13/01/1973 You are Awful (but I Like You) #43

The Emotions
Wiki American soul and R&B vocal group from Chicago, Illinois comprising of a set of sisters, formed in 1962
Jeanette Hutchinson 17 Dec 1951 – Living
Pamela Hutchinson 18 Sep 1958 – Living
Sheila Hutchinson 17 Jan 1953 – Living
Wanda Hutchinson 17 Dec 1951 – Living
10/09/1977 Best of My Love #4
24/12/1977 I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love #40
12/05/1979 Boogie Wonderland #4 Released as Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions
NB: I believe I'm right in saying that Pamela Hutchinson was the third sister on Boogie Wonderland, replacing Jeanette who had left at this point.
NB2: Some sources give Feb 1951 as a birth for Jeanette, but others state that her and Wanda are twins.


England Dan & John Ford Coley
Wiki American soft rock duo from Dallas, Texas, Dan Seals was the younger brother of Jim Seals (b. 1941) of the soft rock duo Seals and Crofts
John Ford Coley 13 Oct 1948 – Living
Dan Seals 08 Feb 1948 – 25 Mar 2009 (61) Guardian obit
25/09/1976 I'd Really Love to See You Tonight #26
23/06/1979 Love is the Answer #45


England World Cup Squad
Discogs UK football club team, played their first match in 1872 against Scotland, this record comprised of members of the squad who played in the 1970 FIFA World Cup, Alan Ball was awarded an MBE in 2000, Gordon Banks was awarded an OBE in 1970, Colin Bell was awarded an MBE in 2004, Bobby Charlton was awarded an OBE in 1969, a CBE in 1974 and was elevated to knighthood in 1994, Jack Charlton was awarded an OBE in 1974, Emlyn Hughes was awarded an OBE in 1980, Geoff Hurst was awarded an MBE in 1979 and elevated to knighthood in 1998, Francis Lee was awarded a CBE in 2016, Bobby Moore was awarded an OBE in 1966, Alan Mullery was awarded an MBE in 1976, Martin Peters was awarded an MBE in 1978, Nobby Stiles was awarded an MBE in 2000, Norman Hunter died from COVID-19 in April 2020
Jeff Astle 13 May 1942 – 19 Jan 2002 (59) Guardian obit
Alan Ball 12 May 1945 – 25 Apr 2007 (61) Guardian obit

Gordon Banks 30 Dec 1937 – 12 Feb 2019 (81) Guardian obit
Colin Bell 26 Feb 1946 – Living
Peter Bonetti 27 Sep 1941 – 12 Apr 2020 (78) Guardian obit
Bobby Charlton 11 Oct 1937 – Living
Jack Charlton 08 May 1935 – 10 Jul 2020 (85) Guardian obit
Allan Clarke 31 Jul 1946 – Living
Terry Cooper 12 Jul 1944 – Living
Emlyn Hughes 28 Aug 1947 – 09 Nov 2004 (57) Guardian obit
Norman Hunter 29 Oct 1943 – 17 Apr 2020 (76) Guardian obit

Geoff Hurst 08 Dec 1941 – Living
Brian Labone 23 Jan 1940 – 24 Apr 2006 (66) Guardian obit
Francis Lee 29 Apr 1944 – Living
Bobby Moore 24 Apr 1941 – 24 Feb 1993 (51) Independent obit
Alan Mullery 23 Nov 1941 – Living
Keith Newton 23 Jun 1941 – 16 Jun 1998 (56) Independent obit
Peter Osgood 20 Feb 1947 – 01 Mar 2006 (59) Guardian obit
Martin Peters 08 Nov 1943 – 21 Dec 2019 (76) Guardian obit

Alex Stepney 18 Sep 1942 – Living
Nobby Stiles 18 May 1942 – Living
Tommy Wright 21 Oct 1944 – Living

18/04/1970 Back Home #1

Scott English 10 Jan 1937 – 16 Nov 2018 (81) Telegraph obit
Wiki American pop singer-songwriter, record producer and arranger from Brooklyn, New York City, New York
09/10/1971 Brandy #12 Covered by Barry Manilow in 1974 with the title changed to "Mandy"


The Equals
Wiki UK pop, R&B and rock band from London, Baby Come Back became and million-seller, Eddy Grant later had a successful solo career
Derv Gordon 29 Jun 1948 – Living
Lincoln Gordon 29 Jun 1948 – Living
Eddy Grant 05 Mar 1948 – Living
John Hall 25 Oct 1946 – Living
Pat Lloyd 17 Mar 1948 – Living
19/12/1970 Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys #9

Erotic Drum Band
Discogs Canadian disco group
Matthew Campanozzi no info available
Peter Di Milo no info available
09/06/1979 Love Disco Style #47
NB: Can't find a lineup for this group. Most sites seem to indicate producers DiMilo and Campanozzi were recording members though. This tends to suggest that it was just the two of them as a duo, with the possible use of session musicians to complete the sound.

Eruption
Wiki UK disco, R&B and pop group from London, formed in 1969 and disbanded in 1985, Greg and Morgan Perrineau are brothers
Eric Kingsley no info available
Greg Perrineau Nov 19?? – Living
Morgan Perrineau Nov 1956 – Living
Gerry Williams n/a – May 2020 Mention of death
Precious Wilson 18 Oct 1957 – Living
18/02/1978 I Can't Stand the Rain #5 Released as Eruption featuring Precious Wilson / Cover of a single by Ann Peebles
21/04/1979 One Way Ticket #9 Cover of a song by Neil Sedaka

David Essex 23 Jul 1947 – Living
Wiki UK pop singer-songwriter and actor from Plaistow, Essex, real name David Cook, awarded an OBE in 1999
18/08/1973 Rock on #3
10/11/1973 Lamplight #7
11/05/1974 America #32
12/10/1974 Gonna Make You a Star #1
14/12/1974 Stardust #7 Featured in the 1974 film Stardust
05/07/1975 Rolling Stone #5
13/09/1975 Hold Me Close #1
06/12/1975 If I Could #13
20/03/1976 City Lights #24
16/10/1976 Coming Home #24
17/09/1977 Cool Out Tonight #23
11/03/1978 Stay with Me Baby #45
19/08/1978 Oh What a Circus #3
21/10/1978 Brave New World #55
03/03/1979 Imperial Wizard #32


Tony Etoria 1953– Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter and record producer from Cardiff, Wales, real name Stanley A. Etoria, occasionally presents shows on BBC Radio Wales
04/06/1977 I Can Prove it #21


Paul Evans 05 Mar 1938 – Living
Wiki American rock and roll singer-songwriter from Queens, New York City

16/12/1978 Hello, This is Joannie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song) #6

Kenny Everett 25 Dec 1944 – 04 Apr 1995 (50) Independent obit
Wiki UK comedian and radio DJ from Seaforth, Lancashire, real name Maurice Cole, one time married to pop singer "Lady" Lee Everett (b. 1937), died from an AIDS-related illness in April 1995
and Mike Vickers 18 Apr 1940 – Living
Wiki UK musician from Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, best known as the flautist, guitarist and saxophonist of the band Manfred Mann
12/11/1977 Captain Kremmen (Retribution) #32


The Exciters
Wiki American pop and R&B group from Queens, New York City, originally an all girl group before adding Rooney, by the mid-1970s the group was reduced to the duo of Reid and Rooney who were by then married
Brenda Reid 20 Jul 1945 – Living
Herb Rooney 16 Feb 1940 – 01 Mar 1991 (51) Mention of death
04/10/1975 Reaching For the Best #31

Exile
Wiki American soft rock band from Richmond, Kentucky, formed in 1963, lead singer Jimmy Stokley died from complications of hepatitis in August 1985
Robert "Buzz" Cornelison 04 Sep 1948 – Living
Steve Goetzman 01 Sep 1950 – Living
Marlon Hargis 13 May 1949 – Living
Sonny LeMaire 16 Sep 1947 – Living
J. P. Pennington 22 Jan 1949 – Living
Jimmy Stokley 18 Oct 1943 – 13 Aug 1985 (41) FindAGrave memorial
19/08/1978 Kiss You All Over #6
12/05/1979 How Could This Go Wrong #67

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Further to the bit upthread about the Kingsmen, the Don Gallucci is incorrect. He changed his name to Don Caverhill in the early 70s. Produced The Stooges first album and did a lot of cult film soundtrack work. Here's a video from last year:

 

 

He's clearly earned enough over the years though from real estate, as this is where he lives:

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Further to the bit upthread about the Kingsmen, the Don Gallucci is incorrect. He changed his name to Don Caverhill in the early 70s. Produced The Stooges first album and did a lot of cult film soundtrack work. Here's a video from last year:

 

 

He's clearly earned enough over the years though from real estate, as this is where he lives:

 

 


Thanks Spade! Will update next time I’m with my computer. 

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The Early Music Consort.

 

I've learned too much over the past few hours about 14th Century Baroque! I've come to loathe them and I haven't even been able to bring myself to listen to their chart "hit".

 

Anyhow, I've not been able to elicit much on the elusive Oliver Brookes. He's patently much older than his fellow band members. What I do have is the following:

 

He replaced Norman Jones in The Element Quartet in 1955. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9kl0dBlus9gC&pg=PA70&dq="Oliver+Brookes"+Viol&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjDu722xcPqAhXkUhUIHeynDi84ChDoATAAegQIBRAC#v=onepage&q="Oliver Brookes" Viol&f=false

 

He was teaching in the University of Leicester's School of Music in 1961 - he was part of the Archduke Trio formed there which toured the USA. https://vdocuments.mx/february-1999.html

 

He was a soloist in 1965 with the Birmingham Philharmonic and seems to have been playing with them at least up until the mid-1980s. He was certainly engaged with Birmingham University in the early 1980s and also visited the University of Western Australia at some time then.

 

The trail slightly goes cold after that - he's quoted in a book from 2014 to which I've lost the reference (ha!) but unfortunately although I can get the quote, I can't access the footnote!

 

Hopefully the Leicester then Birmingham gives you something to work on. My hunch is he's probably at least 10 years older than his fellow members given the pictures I've seen. Would not surprise me in the least if he's dead.

 

Can't help with any others you may be missing from this section.

 

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5 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

The Early Music Consort.

 

I've learned too much over the past few hours about 14th Century Baroque! I've come to loathe them and I haven't even been able to bring myself to listen to their chart "hit".

 

Anyhow, I've not been able to elicit much on the elusive Oliver Brookes. He's patently much older than his fellow band members. What I do have is the following:

 

He replaced Norman Jones in The Element Quartet in 1955. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9kl0dBlus9gC&pg=PA70&dq="Oliver+Brookes"+Viol&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjDu722xcPqAhXkUhUIHeynDi84ChDoATAAegQIBRAC#v=onepage&q="Oliver Brookes" Viol&f=false

 

He was teaching in the University of Leicester's School of Music in 1961 - he was part of the Archduke Trio formed there which toured the USA. https://vdocuments.mx/february-1999.html

 

He was a soloist in 1965 with the Birmingham Philharmonic and seems to have been playing with them at least up until the mid-1980s. He was certainly engaged with Birmingham University in the early 1980s and also visited the University of Western Australia at some time then.

 

The trail slightly goes cold after that - he's quoted in a book from 2014 to which I've lost the reference (ha!) but unfortunately although I can get the quote, I can't access the footnote!

 

Hopefully the Leicester then Birmingham gives you something to work on. My hunch is he's probably at least 10 years older than his fellow members given the pictures I've seen. Would not surprise me in the least if he's dead.

 

Can't help with any others you may be missing from this section.

 


Cheers YW. Will have a dig later.

 

I reckon I’m going hang up my boots after Z. Fancy taking over for the 1980s? :P

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1 minute ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Cheers YW. Will have a dig later.

 

I reckon I’m going hang up my boots after Z. Fancy taking over for the 1980s? :P

Top 75?

 

Do you know it takes me about 3 months to do my Top 30 list?!!! Gawd, some of those bands are a nightmare - Dexy's reinventions alone are probably half a day's work!

 

Come back to me when you are around W! Did you ever manage to go with your webpage idea?

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