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12 minutes ago, Toast said:

 

Bruce Watson of Big Country and his son Jamie usually play with The Skids now as well.

 

Following on from the recent discussion about musicians' subsequent or supplementary careers, I knew Tom Kellichan of The Skids a few years back as he was living nearby for a few months.  At that time he and his lady had a temporary job as painters/decorators doing up a house locally.  Before that he had been a coach driver for Parks of Hamilton.  They were waiting to complete the purchase of a music bar in Tenerife.  I don't know if they're still there as we didn't stay in contact.

Funny thing, last year we went to see The Skids and were in the front row, and at the end the drummer came over and gave me the drumsticks.  Little did he guess that I was acquainted with his predecessor :D


@msc I did wonder where I had heard it from before! That explains it as I normally have Sky Sports on in the background if I'm at home.

Interesting story @Toast. According to Kellichan's FB, him and his missus are now living in Benidorm! Looks like he's still keen on the fags. Not ideal when you're approaching 70!

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14 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Interesting story @Toast. According to Kellichan's FB, him and his missus are now living in Benidorm! Looks like he's still keen on the fags. Not ideal when you're approaching 70!

 

Cheers, never thought to look him up.  Monday nights they used to go to evening classes to learn Spanish, they must be fluent by now :lol:

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Slick.

 

Billy Ingram. Found this New Jersey reference to Billy's son Nate (Nathan): https://www.njpen.com/beats-business-and-building-relationships-in-collingswood-high-school-digital-production-class/ Now there is a Nathan T Ingram from....Camden, New Jersey https://www.spokeo.com/Nathan-Ingram/New-Jersey/Camden/p40183698132 related to a William Ingram who is aged 66?

 

Too good to be true? Can you use this to extrapolate out for other family members?

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1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

Slick.

 

Billy Ingram. Found this New Jersey reference to Billy's son Nate (Nathan): https://www.njpen.com/beats-business-and-building-relationships-in-collingswood-high-school-digital-production-class/ Now there is a Nathan T Ingram from....Camden, New Jersey https://www.spokeo.com/Nathan-Ingram/New-Jersey/Camden/p40183698132 related to a William Ingram who is aged 66?

 

Too good to be true? Can you use this to extrapolate out for other family members?


Managed to find the birth years of Timmy and John. They were sharing a property in Camden, NJ with Butch in 1985.

Still can't get Jimmy and William. The one above could very well be William but I'm running around in circles here sadly. Most of the brothers appear to be on Facebook but privacy settings prevent me from seeing birthdays etc. I think they're all still in Camden, NJ.

4/6 ain't bad!

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(part 6/9)

Sound 9418 (aka Jonathan King) 06 Dec 1944 – Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter and record producer from Marylebone, London, discovered and named Genesis in 1967, founded UK Records in 1972, produced songs for the Bay City Rollers and 10cc, convicted of sleeping with underage boys in the 1980s and sentenced to seven years in prison
07/02/1976 In the Mood #46 Released as Sound 9418 / Cover of a single by Glenn Miller

The Sovereign Collection
Discogs UK orchestra, produced by Harold Franz and released records between 1971 and 1974
03/04/1971 Mozart 40 #27

Space
Wiki French electronic band, formed in 1977, not to be confused with the 1990s British band of the same name
Joe Hammer 07 Jun 1954 – Living
Didier Marouani (aka Ecama) 14 Jul 1953 – Living
Roland Romanelli 21 May 1946 – Living
Jannick Top 04 Oct 1947 – Living
13/08/1977 Magic Fly #2

Sparks
Wiki American pop rock band from Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, formed in 1967, lead vocalist Russell Mael and keyboardist Ron Mael are brothers, by the late 1970s they had become a duo and instead used session musicians to fill in the parts of other instruments, their British drummer "Dinky" Diamond committed suicide by hanging himself in September 2004 – at the time he was heavily intoxicated and he had been enduring a long dispute with noisy neighbours
Norman "Dinky" Diamond 15 Dec 1950 – 10 Sep 2004 (53) FindAGrave memorial
Adrian Fisher 02 Sep 1952 – 31 Mar 2000 (47) Mention of death

Martin Gordon 03 May 1954 – Living
Ian Hampton 04 Jan 1947 – Living
Ron Mael 12 Aug 1945 – Living
Russell Mael 05 Oct 1948 – Living
Trevor White 03 Oct 1947 – Living
04/05/1974 This Town Ain't Big Enough For the Both of Us #2
20/07/1974 Amateur Hour #7
19/10/1974 Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth #13
18/01/1975 Something For the Girl with Everything #17
19/07/1975 Get in the Swing #27
04/10/1975 Looks Looks Looks #26
21/04/1979 The Number One Song in Heaven #14
21/07/1979 Beat the Clock #10
27/10/1979 Tryouts For the Human Race #45

Billie Jo Spears 14 Jan 1937 – 14 Dec 2011 (74) Guardian obit
Wiki American country singer from Beaumont, Texas, nicknamed the "Queen Mother of Country Music" due to her large following in the UK
12/07/1975 Blanket on the Ground #6
17/07/1976 What I've Got in Mind #4
11/12/1976 Sing Me an Old Fashioned Song #34
21/07/1979 I Will Survive #47

The Specials
Wiki UK 2 tone, ska and reggae band from Coventry, West Midlands, formed in 1977 and disbanded in 1984 with reunions in 1993, 1996–2001 and active since 2008, occasionally  went by the band name of The Special A.K.A.
John Bradbury 16 Feb 1953 – 28 Dec 2015 (62) Guardian obit
Jerry Dammers 22 May 1955 – Living
Lynval Golding 24 Jul 1951 – Living
Terry Hall 19 Mar 1959 – Living
Horace Panter 30 Aug 1953 – Living
Roddy Radiation 05 May 1955 – Living
Neville Staple 11 Apr 1955 – Living
28/07/1979 Gangsters #6 Released as The Special A.K.A.
27/10/1979 A Message to You Rudy / Nite Klub #10 Released as The Specials featuring Rico

Chris Spedding 17 Jun 1944 – Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer from Staveley, Derbyshire, real name Peter Robinson, also a member of 
Sounds Nice featuring Tim Mycroft
23/08/1975 Motor Bikin' #14

Splinter
Wiki UK vocal duo from South Shields, formed in the early 1970s and disbanded in 1984
Bill Elliott 28 Jul 1950 – Living
Bobby Purvis 31 May 1950 – Living
02/11/1974 Costafine Town #17


Dusty Springfield 16 Apr 1939 – 02 Mar 1999 (59) Guardian obit
Wiki UK pop singer and record producer from West Hampstead, London, prior to her solo career she was a member of the trio The Springfields, at her peak she was one of Britain's most successful female performers, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, awarded an OBE in 1999
19/09/
1970 How Can I be Sure #36
20/10/1979 Baby Blue #61


Springwater 17 Jul 1947 – 31 Mar 2007 (59) Mention of death
Wiki UK pop and new age multi-instrumentalist from Enfield, London, real name Phil Cordell, also used the stage name Dan the Banjo Man on some releases
23/10/1971 I Will Return #5

Spyro Gyra
Wiki American jazz fusion band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1974, drummer Ted Reinhardt died in a plane crash in April 2019
Jay Beckenstein 14 May 1951 – Living
Jim Kurzdorfer 07 Jul 1947 – 26 Apr 2011 (63) Legacy obit
Jeremy Wall 17 Jul 1952 – Living
Guests musicians:
Rubens Bassini 31 Jan 1933 – Sep 1985 (52) Mention of death
Ted Reinhardt 18 Jan 1953 – 04 Mar 2015 (62) Local obit
Dave Samuels 09 Oct 1948 – 22 Apr 2019 (70) Obit [became a member in 1986]
John Tropea 07 Jan 1946 – Living
21/07/1979 Morning Dance #17

Squeeze
Wiki UK rock band from London, formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1982, later active 1985–1999 and since 2007, keyboardist Jools Holland later enjoyed a successful solo career and has hosted the BBC TV show Later... with Jools Holland since 1992 – he was awarded an OBE in 2003
Chris Difford 04 Nov 1954 – Living
Jools Holland 24 Jan 1958 – Living
Harry Kakoulli 17 Dec 1961 – Living
Gilson Lavis 27 Jun 1951 – Living
Glenn Tilbrook 31 Aug 1957 – Living
08/04/1978 Take Me I'm Yours #19
10/06/1978 Bang Bang #49
18/11/1978 Goodbye Girl #63
24/03/1979 Cool For Cats #2
02/06/1979 Up the Junction #2
08/09/1979 Slap and Tickle #24


Dorothy Squires 25 Mar 1915 – 14 Apr 1998 (83) BBC obit
Wiki UK traditional pop singer from Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire, Wales (born in her parents' caravan), in later life she became known for filing frivolous lawsuits and was banned from lodging anymore by the High Court in 1982, her legal expenses ultimately led to bankruptcy, at one point she was married to actor Sir Roger Moore (1927–2017)
21/02/1970 Till #25
08/08/1970 My Way #25 Cover of a single by Frank Sinatra


Jim Stafford 16 Jan 1944 – Living
Wiki UK country and pop singer-songwriter and comedian from White Haven, Florida, married to country singer Bobbie Gentry from 1978 to 1980
27/04/1974 Spiders and Snakes #14
06/07/1974 My Girl Bill #20

Stamford Bridge
Discogs UK studio project, assembled by songwriters John Carter (b. 1942) and Ken Lewis (1942–2015)
16/05/1970 Chelsea #47
NB: Unsure of who sung the lead vocals on the track. The backing vocals were provided by Chelsea F.C. supporters.

The Staple Singers
Wiki American gospel, soul and R&B family vocal group from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1948 and disbanded in 1994, originally consisted of patriarch Pops Staples, his son Pervis (b. 1935) and two of his daughters, by the 1970s third daughter Yvonne had replaced Pervis, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2018
Cleotha Staples 11 Apr 1934 – 21 Feb 2013 (78) Guardian obit
Mavis Staples 10 Jul 1939 – Living
Pops Staples 28 Dec 1914 – 19 Dec 2000 (85) Guardian obit
Yvonne Staples 23 Oct 1937 – 10 Apr 2018 (80) Guardian obit
10/06/1972 I'll Take You There #30
08/06/1974 If You're Ready (Come Go with Me) #34

Stardust
Discogs Swedish pop group, formed in 1970, not to be confused with the 1990s French house group
Tomas De Age 10 Dec 1946 – Living
Charlie Franzen 26 Nov 1950 – Living
Britt Johansson 05 May 1946 – 17 Feb 2017 (70) Mention of death
Jorma Kujansuu 11 Oct 1948 – Living
Sven Wirblad 23 Apr 1947 – Living
08/10/1977 Ariana #42

Alvin Stardust 27 Sep 1942 – 23 Oct 2014 (72) Guardian obit
Wiki UK rock singer and actor from Muswell Hill, London, real name Bernard Jewry, known professionally as Shane Fenton during the 1960s, and was the frontman of rock and roll band 
Shane Fenton and the Fentones, before embracing glam rock music in the 1970s
03/11/1973 My Coo Ca Choo #2
16/02/1974 Jealous Mind #1
04/05/1974 Red Dress #7
31/08/1974 You You You #6
30/11/1974 Tell Me Why #16
01/02/1975 Good Love Can Never Die #11
12/07/1975 Sweet Cheatin' Rita #37

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Stargard
Wiki American funk, R&B and soul trio, formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1983, Janice Williams is the sister of Arkansas circuit judge Joyce Warren (b. 1949)
Debra Anderson no info available

Rochelle Runnells 05 Apr 1950 – 11 Jul 2012 (62) Mention of death
Janice Williams no info available
28/01/1978 Theme Song From "Which Way is Up" #19 Featured in the 1977 Richard Pryor film Which Way is Up?
15/04/1978 Love is So Easy #45
09/09/1978 What You Waitin' For #39

The Starjets
Wiki UK power pop band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1980, frontman Terry Sharpe was later lead singer of pop rock band The Adventures
Paul Bowen no info available
Liam L'Estrange no info available
Sean Martin no info available
Terry Sharpe 11 Dec 1956 – Living
08/09/1979 War Stories #51

Starland Vocal Band
Wiki American pop band from Washington D.C., formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1981, members Danoff and Nivert were married prior to putting together the act, whereas Caroll and Chapman married after joining – both couples later divorced
Jon Carroll 01 Mar 1957 – Living
Margot Chapman 07 Sep 1957 – Living
Bill Danoff 07 May 1946 – Living
Taffy Nivert 25 Oct 1944 – Living
07/08/1976 Afternoon Delight #18


Edwin Starr 21 Jan 1942 – 02 Apr 2003 (61) Billboard obit
Wiki American soul, R&B and funk singer-songwriter, born in Nashville, Tennessee and raised in Cleveland Ohio, signed to Motown Records, later relocated to the United Kingdom
24/10/1970 War #3
20/02/1971 Stop the War Now #33
27/01/1979 Contact #6
26/05/1979 H.A.P.P.Y. Radio #9

Freddie Starr
09 Jan 1943 – 09 May 2019 (76) Guardian obit
Wiki UK stand up comedian, impressionist, singer and actor from Huyton, Lancashire, subject of the infamous "Freddie Starr ate my hamster" tabloid headline which was later revealed to be a fabricated story
23/02/1974 It's You #9
20/12/1975 White Christmas #41 Parody of a single by Bing Crosby, featuring Adolf Hitler and Elvis Presley impersonations

Ringo Starr 07 Jul 1940 – Living
Wiki UK musician, singer-songwriter and actor from Liverpool, best known as the drummer of The Beatles, in 2011 Rolling Stone magazine named him as the fifth greatest drummer of all-time, narrated the children's television programme Thomas & Friends during the 1980s, awarded an MBE in 1965 and promoted to a knight in 2018, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – firstly in 1988 as a member of The Beatles and then as a solo artist in 2015
17/04/1971 It Don't Come Easy #4 Features band Badfinger on backing vocals / Produced by George Harrison
01/04/1972 Back Off Boogaloo #2 Produced by George Harrison
27/10/1973 Photograph #8 Features George Harrison on guitar and co-vocals
23/02/1974 You're Sixteen #4 Features Nilsson on backing vocals and Paul McCartney on kazoo / Cover of a single by Johnny Burnette
30/11/1974 Only You (and You Alone) #28 Cover of a single by The Platters

Candi Staton 13 Mar 1940 – Living
Wiki American soul, R&B and gospel singer-songwriter from Hanceville, Alabama, married to blue singer Clarence Carter from 1970 to 1973 and to baseball player Otis Nixon (b. 1959) from 2010 to 2012, nominated for four Grammy Awards
29/05/1976 Young Hearts Run Free #2
18/09/1976 Destiny #41
23/07/1977 Nights on Broadway #6
03/06/1978 Honest I do Love You #48


Status Quo
Wiki UK rock band from London, appeared on Top of the Pops more than any other band, to date they have released 33 albums and over 100 singles
John Coghlan 19 Sep 1946 – Living
Alan Lancaster 07 Feb 1949 – Living
Roy Lynes 25 Oct 1943 – Living
Rick Parfitt 12 Oct 1948 – 24 Dec 2016 (68) Guardian obit
Francis Rossi 29 May 1949 – Living
Bob Young 16 May 1945 – Living
02/05/1970 Down the Dustpipe #12
07/11/1970 In My Chair #21
13/01/1973 Paper Plane #8
14/04/1973 Mean Girl #20
08/09/1973 Caroline #5
04/05/1974 Break the Rules #8
07/12/1974 Down Down #1
10/05/1975 Roll Over Lay Down #9
14/02/1976 Rain #7
10/07/1976 Mystery Song #11
11/12/1976 Wild Side of Life #9 Features Roger Glover of Deep Purple on bass / Cover of a single by Hank Thompson and his Brazos Valley Boys
08/10/1977 Rockin' All Over the World #3 Cover of a single by John Fogerty
02/09/1978 Again and Again #13
25/11/1978 Accident Prone #36
22/09/1979 Whatever You Want #4
24/11/1979 Living on an Island #16
NB: Young, the band's manager and songwriter, is regarded as an unofficial/touring member

Stealers Wheel
Wiki UK folk rock and pop rock band from Paisley, Scotland, formed in 1972 and disbanded in 1975 with a reunion in 2008, guitarist and co-lead vocalist
Gerry Rafferty later had a successful solo career but his life was burdened with alcoholism, guitarist Luther Grosvenor was also a member of Spooky Tooth and Mott the Hoople, bass player Tony Williams was also a member of Jethro Tull
Rod Coombes 15 May 1946 – Living
Joe Egan 18 Oct 1946 – Living
Luther Grosvenor 23 Dec 1946 – Living
Paul Pilnick 17 Mar 1944 – Living

Gerry Rafferty 16 Apr 1947 – 04 Jan 2011 (63) Guardian obit
Tony Williams 19 Aug 1947 – Living
26/05/1973 Stuck in the Middle with You #8
01/09/1973 Everything Will Turn Out Fine #33
26/01/1974 Star #25

Steam
Wiki 
American pop rock group from New York City, New York, formed in 1969 and disbanded in 1970, their signature song was written by Dale Frashuer (1939–1998), Paul Leka and Gary DeCarlo with the only musicians appearing on the session itself being the latter two, existing recordings of instrumentals were spliced and added to the track to make it sound like a band, and a touring group was later put together for promotional purposes following the success of the single
Gary DeCarlo 05 Jun 1942 – 28 Jun 2017 (75) NY Times obit
Paul Leka 20 Feb 1943 – 12 Oct 2011 (68) NY Times obit

31/01/1970 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye #9 Originally written in 1961 / Later popularised by Bananarama

Steel Pulse
Wiki UK roots reggae band from Handsworth, Birmingham, formed in 1975, first non-Jamaican act to win Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album
Selwyn Brown 04 Jun 1956 – Living
Basil Gabbidon 29 Oct 1955 – Living
David Hinds 15 Jun 1956 – Living
Alphonso Martin 20 Mar 1956 – Living
Ronald McQueen 07 Dec 1955 – Living

Steve "Grizzly" Nisbett 15 Mar 1948 – 18 Jan 2018 (69) Obit
Mykaell Riley 02 Aug 1956 – Living
01/04/1978 Ku Klux Klan #41
08/07/1978 Prodigal Son #35
23/06/1979 Sound System #71

Steeleye Span
Wiki UK folk rock band from London, formed in 1969 and disbanded in 1978, reformed in 1980, lead vocalist Maddy Prior was awarded an MBE in 2001

Tim Hart 09 Jan 1948 – 24 Dec 2009 (61) Guardian obit
Bob Johnson 18 Mar 1944 – Living
Rick Kemp 15 Nov 1941 – Living
Peter Knight 27 May 1947 – Living
Nigel Pegrum 22 Jan 1949 – Living
Maddy Prior 14 Aug 1947 – Living
08/12/1973 Gaudete #14
15/11/1975 All Around My Hat #5

Steely Dan
Wiki American rock band from Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, formed in 1971 and disbanded in 1981, reformed in 1993, drummer Jim Hodder drowned in his swimming pool in June 1990, drummer Jeff Porcaro died from a drug-related heart attack in August 1992 – he was also a founding member of rock band Toto, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter 13 Dec 1948 – Living

Walter Becker 20 Feb 1950 – 03 Sep 2017 (67) Guardian obit
Denny Dias 12 Dec 1946 – Living
Donald Fagen 10 Jan 1948 – Living

Jim Hodder 17 Dec 1947 – 05 Jun 1990 (42) FindAGrave memorial
Jeff Porcaro 01 Apr 1954 – 05 Aug 1992 (38) Independent obit

30/08/1975 Do it Again #39
11/12/1976 Haitian Divorce #17
29/07/1978 FM (No Static at All) #49
10/03/1979 Rikki Don't Lose That Number #58


Cat Stevens 21 Jul 1948 – Living
Wiki UK singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from London, converted to Islam in December 1977 and adopted the new name Yusuf Islam, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014
27/06/1970 Lady D'Arbanville #8
28/08/1971 Moonshadow #22
01/01/1972 Morning has Broken #9 Cover of a popular Christian hymn, first published in 1931
09/12/1972 Can't Keep it in #13
24/08/1974 Another Saturday Night #19 Cover of a single by Sam Cooke
02/07/1977 (Remember the Days of the) Old School Yard #44

Ray Stevens 24 Jan 1939 – Living
Wiki American country and novelty singer-songwriter from Clarksdale, Georgia, real name Harold Ray Ragsdale, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2019
16/05/1970 Everything is Beautiful #6
13/03/1971 Bridget the Midget (The Queen of the Blues) #2
25/03/1972 Turn Your Radio on #33
25/05/1974 The Streak #1
21/06/1975 Misty #2
27/09/1975 Indian Love Call #34
05/03/1977 In the Mood #31 Parody of a single by Glenn Miller

Stevenson's Rocket
Discogs UK pop band from Coventry, West Midlands, the first act produced by Pete Waterman (b. 1947), drummer Steve Bray later played with singer Toyah
Steve Bray 17 Mar 1958 – Living
Mike Croshaw 07 Jun 1954 – Living
Kevin Harris 30 May 1958 – Living
Dave Reid 20 Sep 1955 – Living
Allan Twigg 09 Sep 1955 – Living
29/11/1975 Alright Baby #37
NB: Considering this was a top 40 hit by a British band, there's very little out there on them. 2014 article by the Coventry Telegraph here. Birthdays sourced from here.

Al Stewart 05 Sep 1945 – Living
Wiki UK pop rock and folk rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in Wimborne, Dorset
29/01/1977 Year of the Cat #31

Amii Stewart 29 Jan 1956 – Living
Wiki American disco and soul singer and dancer from Washington D.C., step sister of actress and singer Miquel Brown (b. 1945) and aunt of singer Sinitta
07/04/1979 Knock on Wood #6
16/06/1979 Light My Fire – 137 Disco Heaven (Medley) #5 Disco rearrangement of a single by The Doors
03/11/1979 Jealousy #58

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Stealers Wheel doing Star on TOTP is one of the great pisstakes of the shows miming policy. When no lockdown Joe Egan was still a regular sight around Paisley.

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(part 8/9)

John Stewart 05 Sep 1939 – 19 Jan 2008 (68) Guardian obit
Wiki American folk and pop singer-songwriter from San Diego, California, member of group The Kingston Trio from 1961 to 1967
30/06/1979 Gold #43

Rod Stewart 10 Jan 1945 – Living
Wiki UK rock singer-songwriter from Highgate, London, before coming to prominence as a solo artist he was a member of rock bands The Jeff Beck Group and Faces, one of the best selling artists of all-time having sold more than 250 million records worldwide, has twice beaten cancer (thyroid in 2000 and prostate in 2017), first married to actress and model Alana Stewart (b. 1945) from 1979 to 1984, then model and actress Rachel Hunter (b. 1969) from 1990 to 2006 and thirdly model Penny Lancaster (b. 1971) from 2007, awarded a CBE in 2007 and promoted to knighthood in 2016, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994
04/09/1971 Reason to Believe / Maggie May #1 Two weeks into its chart run, the sides were flipped when it became apparent the b-side was more popular
12/08/1972 You Wear it Well #1
18/11/1972 Angel / What Made Milkwaukee Famous (has Made a Loser Out of Me) #4
05/05/1973 I've Been Drinking #27 Released as Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart
08/09/1973 Oh! No Not My Baby #6
05/10/1974 Farewell / Bring it on Home to Me – You Send Me #7 B-side is a medley covering two singles by Sam Cooke
07/12/1974 
You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (Even Take the Dog For a Walk, Men a Fuse, Fold Away the Ironing Board or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings) #12 Released as Rod Stewart and the Faces
16/08/1975 Sailing #1
15/11/1975 This Old Heart of Mine #4 Cover of a single by The Isley Brothers
05/06/1976 Tonight's the Night (Gonna be Alright) #5
21/08/1976 The Killing of Georgie #2
04/09/1976 Sailing (re-release) #3
20/11/1976 Get Back #11 Cover of a single by 
The Beatles with Billy Preston
04/12/1976 Maggie May (re-release) #31
23/04/1977 I Don't Want to Talk About it / The First Cut is the Deepest #1 A-side is a cover of a song by Crazy Horse, b-side is a cover of a song by Cat Stevens
15/10/1977 You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) #3
28/01/1978 Hot Legs / I Was Only Joking #5
27/05/1978 
Ole, Ola (Mulher Brasileira) #4 Released as Rod Stewart & Scottish World Cup Squad '78
18/11/1978 Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? #1
03/02/1979 Ain't Love a Bitch #11
05/05/1979 Blondes (Have More Fun) #63

Stiff Little Fingers
Wiki UK punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 1977 and disbanded in 1982, reformed in 1987 and active since
Jake Burns 21 Feb 1958 – Living
Henry Cluney 04 Aug 1957 – Living
Ali McMordie 31 Mar 1959 – Living
Jim Reilly 09 May 1957 – Living
29/09/1979 Straw Dogs #44

Stephen Stills 03 Jan 1945 – Living
Wiki American rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and political activist from Dallas, Texas, also a member of rock bands Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, in 1997 he became the only artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice in the same year (as a member of Buffalo Springfield and as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash)
13/03/1971 Love the One You're With #37

R&J Stone
Wiki UK/American husband and wife pop duo, Russell was from Norwich, England and Joanne was from Newark, New Jersey, they met whilst members of the choir of composer James Last (1929–2015), Joanne died from a brain tumour on Christmas Eve 1979
Joanne Stone 09 Oct 1942 – 24 Dec 1979 (37) Mention of death
Russell Stone 1946 – Living
10/01/1976 We do it #5

Stonebridge McGuinness
Discogs UK duo, both members had previously been in rock band 
McGuinness Flint
Tom McGuinness 02 Dec 1941 – Living
Lou Stonebridge 1948 – Living

14/07/1979 Oo-Eeh Baby #54

Storm
Discogs UK lovers rock reggae group
17/11/1979 It's My House #36 Cover of a single by Diana Ross
NB: A newspaper cutting here suggests that there were three female vocalists on the single. Can't find any other info.

Peter Straker – The Hands of Dr. Teleny 07 Nov 1943 – Living
Wiki Jamaican-born UK singer and actor, known for his appearances in a 1979 Doctor Who serial and the ITV drama Connie (1985), appeared in the original London production of the musical Hair and had a personal relationship with Queen frontman Freddie Mercury
19/02/1972 The Spirit is Willing #40

The Stranglers
Wiki UK rock band from Guildford, Surrey, formed in 1974, originally found an audience as a pub rock group before embracing punk rock, later new musical styles including art rock and new wave, keyboardist Dave Greenfield died from COVID-19 in May 2020
Jet Black 26 Aug 1938 – Living
Jean-Jacques Burnel 21 Feb 1952 – Living
Hugh Cornwell 28 Aug 1949 – Living
Dave Greenfield 29 Mar 1949 – 03 May 2020 (71) Guardian obit
19/02/1977 (Get a) Grip (on Yourself) #44
21/05/1977 Peaches / Go Buddy Go #8
30/07/1977 Something Better Change / Straighten Out #9
24/09/1977 No More Heroes #8
04/02/1978 5 Minutes #11
06/05/1978 Nice 'n' Sleazy #18
12/08/1978 Walk on by #21 Cover of a single by Dionne Warwick
18/08/1979 Duchess #14
20/10/1979 Nuclear Device (The Wizard of Aus) #36
01/12/1979 Don't Bring Harry (EP) #41

Strawbs
Wiki UK folk rock band from Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, London, formed in 1964 and disbanded in 1980, reformed in 1983 and active since, drummer Rod Coombes was also a member of Stealers Wheel, keyboardist John Hawken was also a member of The Nashville Teens and Spooky Tooth, keyboardist Blue Weaver was also a member of Amen Corner and a touring member of both Mott the Hoople and Bee Gees, vocalist and bass guitarist John Ford and drummer Richard Hudson later formed the rock duo Hudson Ford
Rod Coombes 15 May 1946 – Living
Dave Cousins 07 Jan 1945 – Living
Chas Cronk 1949 – Living
John Ford 01 Jul 1948 – Living
John Hawken 09 May 1940 – Living
Richard Hudson 09 May 1948 – Living
Dave Lambert 08 Mar 1949 – Living
Blue Weaver 11 Mar 1947 – Living
28/10/1972 Lay Down #12
27/01/1973 Part of the Union #2
06/10/1973 Shine on Silver Sun #34

Streetband
Discogs UK pop rock band, formed around 1978 and disbanded in 1979 after drummer Chaulky and guitarist Roger Kelly left, the remaining three members formed rock band The Q-Tips, vocalist Paul Young later had a hugely successful solo career, Chaulky had earlier been a member of pop rock band Mr. Big

Chaulky (aka Vince Chaulk) 1950 – Living
John Gifford no info available
Roger Kelly c. 1952 – Living
Mick Pearl no info available
Paul Young 17 Jan 1956 – Living
04/11/1978 Toast / Hold on #18
NB: Kelly is now a guitar tutor and lives in Worthing, West Sussex. Gifford and Pearl should have been easier to trace but not finding much.


Barbra Streisand 24 April 1942 – Living
Wiki American singer, actress and filmmaker from New York City, New York, has won two Academy Awards, ten Grammys and five Emmys, one of the best selling recording artists of all time having sold over 150 million records worldwide, married to actor James Brolin (b. 1940), actor Jason Gould (b. 1966) is her son from her first marriage to actor Elliott Gould (b. 1938)
30/01/1971 Stoney End #27
30/03/1974 The Way We Were #31 Featured in the 1973 film The Way We Were
09/04/1977 Love Theme From "A Star is Born" (Evergreen) #3 Featured in the 1976 film A Star is Born

25/11/1978 You Don't Bring Me Flowers #5 Released as Barbra and Neil [Diamond]
03/11/1979 No More Tears (Enough is Enough) #3 Released as Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand

Stretch

Wiki UK blues rock band, formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1979, reformed in 2007 and active since, guitarist Kirby Gregory and drummer Jim Russell were also members of progressive rock band Curved Air – with the latter later joining The Human League
Elmer Gantry 1945 – Living
Kirby Gregory 11 Mar 1953 – Living
Paul Martinez 06 Oct 1947 – Living
Jim Russell no info available

08/11/1975 Why Did You do it #16
NB: Jim Russell drummed on the record, as per the lineup here. I was unsure of who played bass guitar, but this strongly suggests that it was Martinez.

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On 25/10/2020 at 01:15, Ulitzer95 said:

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Stevenson's Rocket
Discogs UK pop band from Coventry, West Midlands, the first act produced by Pete Waterman (b. 1947), drummer Steve Bray later played with singer Toyah
Steve Bray 17 Mar 19?? – Living
Mick Crowshaw no info available
Kevin Harris no info available
Dave Reid no info available
Alan Twigg no info available
29/11/1975 Alright Baby #37
NB: Considering this was a top 40 hit by a British band, there's very little out there on them. 2014 article by the Coventry Telegraph here.

 

So, not had much success in tying down whether they're all alive or not and a lot of this is tenuous but bear with me...

 

Allan Twigg - the article you posted suggests he lives on the Isle of Wight, playing with a band called Skybus. Found them on Facebook, friends of one of the band gave me Allan but his profile appears to be private or barely used as there's little info on there. There is a picture from a couple of years ago of him with a woman and it says he's married, so I had a look and found this, which would work:

                                                                                                  image.png.71a4217f9659350a3b09414facf704c5.png

Tracing that back, this looks certain to be right:

                                                                                                  image.png.941c32d014c4d59a1930feab81e023f6.png

 

No word on whether he's alive or dead though. Interestingly, the Coventry Telegraph article suggests he adopted Allan as a stage name but maybe not? Funny coincidence if not surely..?

 

Mike Crowshaw - the article refers to him as Mike Croshaw and searching for that name brought up Michael Croshaw, a musician from Coventry. Barely anything more on it than that as far as I can see, and it hasn't been updated since 2016, so I don't know what to make of that. I came across this as a likely birth in Coventry:

                                                                                                 image.png.5fc4dcf62a4fad00d07e3279dd0852ed.png

 

Steve Bray - judging from your birthday if not year for him, I'm assuming you came across his Facebook page? Irritatingly not friends with any of his bandmates and strangely his birth doesn't seem to come up easily. If he is indeed from Coventry, he either wasn't born there, or had a different name at birth - I can see why you haven't tied him down.

 

Kevin Harris - according to this that you may have seen (as you said, there isn't too much out there), Kevin Harris moved to London and has been a recording engineer for many years. A search on Facebook threw up this picture from a band called 'Laura and the Flakes' with Kevin Harris at West Eleven Recording Studio. I'll let you judge if that's our guy but seems likely. He doesn't appear to have a Facebook page (hasn't liked the picture or commented underneath). Anyway, even if no DOB has been found, he's almost certainly alive as the picture's from September this year!

 

David Reid is too generic without more info I suspect. Hope this is useful!

 

 

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19 minutes ago, RoverAndOut said:

 

So, not had much success in tying down whether they're all alive or not and a lot of this is tenuous but bear with me...

 

Allan Twigg - the article you posted suggests he lives on the Isle of Wight, playing with a band called Skybus. Found them on Facebook, friends of one of the band gave me Allan but his profile appears to be private or barely used as there's little info on there. There is a picture from a couple of years ago of him with a woman and it says he's married, so I had a look and found this, which would work:

                                                                                                  image.png.71a4217f9659350a3b09414facf704c5.png

Tracing that back, this looks certain to be right:

                                                                                                  image.png.941c32d014c4d59a1930feab81e023f6.png

 

No word on whether he's alive or dead though. Interestingly, the Coventry Telegraph article suggests he adopted Allan as a stage name but maybe not? Funny coincidence if not surely..?

 

Mike Crowshaw - the article refers to him as Mike Croshaw and searching for that name brought up Michael Croshaw, a musician from Coventry. Barely anything more on it than that as far as I can see, and it hasn't been updated since 2016, so I don't know what to make of that. I came across this as a likely birth in Coventry:

                                                                                                 image.png.5fc4dcf62a4fad00d07e3279dd0852ed.png

 

Steve Bray - judging from your birthday if not year for him, I'm assuming you came across his Facebook page? Irritatingly not friends with any of his bandmates and strangely his birth doesn't seem to come up easily. If he is indeed from Coventry, he either wasn't born there, or had a different name at birth - I can see why you haven't tied him down.

 

Kevin Harris - according to this that you may have seen (as you said, there isn't too much out there), Kevin Harris moved to London and has been a recording engineer for many years. A search on Facebook threw up this picture from a band called 'Laura and the Flakes' with Kevin Harris at West Eleven Recording Studio. I'll let you judge if that's our guy but seems likely. He doesn't appear to have a Facebook page (hasn't liked the picture or commented underneath). Anyway, even if no DOB has been found, he's almost certainly alive as the picture's from September this year!

 

David Reid is too generic without more info I suspect. Hope this is useful!

 

 

Or you could just lift their birthdates from this article (scroll to the bottom):

 

https://worldradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX-UK/Music/Archive-Record-Mirror-IDX/IDX/70s/76/Record-Mirror-1976-01-03-OCR-Page-0007.pdf

 

Edit: Possible they've knocked a year or two off their ages - if Rover is right about Croshaw being 1954, rather than 1956, for example.

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Wow, thank you both!

 @YoungWillz, as you said, their record label has fibbed about their ages (by a year for Bray and Harris and by 2 years for the other 3).

@RoverAndOut – the records you found for Twigg and Croshaw are definitely right, and I've located the other 3 – much easier when you have middle initials! The World Radio Mirror article is wrong about Bray's birthplace though – he was not born in Coventry, but nearby Meridan! Hence why neither of us could find him either.

Updated. The entry has gone from almost empty to complete. 

All still alive according to the Electoral Register also.

Stevenson's Rocket
Discogs UK pop band from Coventry, West Midlands, the first act produced by Pete Waterman (b. 1947), drummer Steve Bray later played with singer Toyah
Steve Bray 17 Mar 1958 – Living
Mike Croshaw 07 Jun 1954 – Living
Kevin Harris 30 May 1958 – Living
Dave Reid 20 Sep 1955 – Living
Allan Twigg 09 Sep 1955 – Living
29/11/1975 Alright Baby #37
NB: Considering this was a top 40 hit by a British band, there's very little out there on them. 2014 article by the Coventry Telegraph here. Birthdays sourced from here.

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Good work @YoungWillz! But I helped with the ages at least! :rolleyes:

 

Job well done then, but they're still an obscure group!

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(part 9/9)

The Stylistics
Wiki American soul and R&B group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 1968
James Dunn 04 Feb 1950 – Living
Airrion Love 08 Oct 1951 – Living
Herb Murrell 27 Apr 1949 – Living
James Smith 16 Jun 1950 – Living
Russell Thompkins Jr. 21 Mar 1951 – Living
24/06/1972 Betcha by Golly, Wow #13
04/11/1972 I'm Stone in Love with You #9
17/03/1973 Break Up to Make Up #34
30/06/1973 Peak-a-Boo #35
19/01/1974 Rockin' Roll Baby #6
13/07/1974 You Make Me Feel Brand New #2
19/10/1974 Let's Put it All Together #9
25/01/1975 Star on a TV Show #12
10/05/1975 Sing Baby Sing #3
26/07/1975 Can't Give You Anything (but My Love) #1
15/11/1975 Na Na is the Saddest Word #5
14/02/1976 Funky Weekend #10
24/04/1976 Can't Help Falling in Love #4 Cover of a single by Elvis Presley
07/08/1976 Sixteen Bars #7
27/11/1976 You'll Never Get to Heaven EP #24
26/03/1977 $7000 Dollars and You #24

Sugar Cane
Discogs American disco vocal group, assembled by British producer Pete Bellotte (b. 1943), Tsiboe was later a member of Boney M
Reggie Tsiboe 07 Sep 1950 – Living
30/09/1978 Montego Bay #54 Cover of a single by Bobby Bloom
NB: There were two females and three males in the group. Can't find their names, other than Tsiboe because of his subsequent prominence.

The Sugarhill Gang
Wiki American hip-hop trio from Englewood, New Jersey

Big Bank Hank 11 Jan 1956 – 11 Nov 2014 (58) Guardian obit
Master Gee 15 Jun 1962 – Living
Wonder Mike 30 Apr 1957 – Living
01/12/1979 Rapper's Delight #3 Features musical accompaniment from Positive Force

Donna Summer
31 Dec 1948 – 17 May 2012 (63) Guardian obit
Wiki American disco and R&B singer-songwriter and actress from Boston, Massachusetts, real name LaDonna Adrian Gaines, nicknamed the "Queen of Disco", sold over 100 million records worldwide making her one of the best selling artist of all-time, married to singer-songwriter Bruce Sudano (b. 1948), died in May 2012 from lung cancer – Summer herself theorised that her cancer was caused by inhaling toxic fumes and dust during the September 11, 2001 attacks, posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013
17/01/1976 Love to Love You Baby #4
29/05/1976 Could it be Magic #40 Cover of a single by Barry Manilow
25/12/1976 Winter Melody #27
09/07/1977 I Feel Love #1
20/08/1977 Deep Down Inside (Theme From "The Deep") #5 Featured in the 1977 film The Deep
24/09/1977 I Remember Yesterday #14
03/12/1977 Love's Unkind #3
10/12/1977 I Love You #10
25/02/1978 Rumour has it #19
22/04/1978 Back in Love Again #29
10/06/1978 Last Dance #51 Featured in the 1978 film Thank God It's Friday
14/10/1978 MacArthur Park #5
17/02/1979 Heaven Knows #34
12/05/1979 Hot Stuff #11 Features Jeff "Skunk" Baxter of The Doobie Brothers on guitar
07/07/1979 Bad Girls #14
01/09/1979 Dim All the Lights #29
03/11/1979 
No More Tears (Enough is Enough) #3 Released as Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand

Sunny
no info available
Discogs UK pop singer, born in Madras, India, real name Heather Wheatman, sister of pop singer Sue Glover – the two performed as pop duo Sue and Sunny and were also members of group Brotherhood of Man

30/03/1974 Doctor's Orders #7

Supertramp
Wiki UK rock band from London, formed in 1969 and disbanded in 1988, with reunion in 1996–2002, 2010–2011 and 2015
Rick Davies 22 Jul 1944 – Living
John Helliwell 15 Feb 1945 – Living
Roger Hodgson 21 Mar 1950 – Living
Bob Siebenberg 31 Oct 1949 – Living
Dougie Thomson 24 Mar 1951 – Living
15/02/1975 Dreamer #13
25/06/1977 Give a Little Bit #29
31/03/1979 The Logical Song #7
30/06/1979 Breakfast in America #9
27/10/1979 Goodbye Stranger #57


The Supremes
Wiki American female singing group from Detroit, Michigan, signed with Motown Records during the 1960s – they were the label's most successful act commercially, in 1967 Motown boss Berry Gordy renamed the group Diana Ross and The Supremes, both Mary Wilson and Diana Ross went on to have successful solo careers, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988
Florence Ballard 30 Jun 1943 – 22 Feb 1976 (32) FindAGrave memorial
Cindy Birdsong 15 Dec 1939 – Living
Lynda Laurence 20 Feb 1949 – Living

Diana Ross 26 Mar 1944 – Living
Jean Terrell 26 Nov 1944 – Living

Mary Wilson 06 Mar 1944 – Living
21/03/1970 
Why (Must We Fall in Love) #31 Released as Diana Ross and The Supremes and The Temptations
02/05/1970 Up the Ladder to the Roof #6
16/01/1971 Stoned Love #3
26/06/1971 
River Deep – Mountain High #11 Released as The Supremes and the Four Tops
21/08/1971 Nathan Jones #5
20/11/1971 
You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart #25 Released as The Supremes and the Four Tops
04/03/1972 Floy Joy #9
15/07/1972 Automatically Sunshine #10
21/04/1973 Bad Weather #37 Composed and produced by Stevie Wonder
24/08/1974 Baby Love (re-release) #12 Released as 
Diana Ross and The Supremes

The Surprise Sisters

Discogs Australian vocal group consisting of four real life sisters, originally called The Sutcliffes before relocating to the UK, discovered by American producer Tony Visconti (b. 1944) while they were performing in an East London pub
Ellen Sutcliffe no info available
Linda Sutcliffe no info available
Patricia Sutcliffe no info available
Susan Sutcliffe no info available
13/03/1976 La Booga Rooga #38 Cover of a song by Andy Fairweather Low
NB: Can't find their ages but according to a comment from a relative here, they were all still alive about 4 years ago (c. 2016).

The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver
Wiki (Sutherland Brothers) / Wiki (Quiver) UK collaboration of folk and soft duo The Sutherland Brothers (1968–1979) consisting of real life siblings from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and progressive rock band Quiver (1970–1978) from England
Tim Renwick 07 Aug 1949 – Living
Gavin Sutherland 06 Oct 1951 – Living
Iain Sutherland 17 Nov 1948 – 25 Nov 2019 (71) BBC obit
Willie Wilson 08 Jul 1947 – Living
03/04/1976 Arms of Mary #5
20/11/1976 Secrets #35
02/06/1979 Easy Come, Easy Go #50 Released as simply The Sutherland Brothers

Pat Suzuki 
22 Sep 1930 – Living
Wiki American traditional pop singer and actress from Cressey, California, real name Chiyoko Suzuki
14/12/1974 I Enjoy Being a Girl #49 Featured in the musical Flower Drum Song

Billy Swan 12 May 1942 – Living
Wiki American country singer-songwriter from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, his daughter Sierra Swan (b. 1978) is a prominent musician
14/12/1974 I Can Help #6
24/05/1975 Don't be Cruel #42

The Sweet
Wiki UK glam rock band from London, originally called Sweetshop and also known as simply Sweet, formed in 1968 and disbanded in 1981 before being reformed in 1985
Brian Connolly 05 Oct 1945 – 09 Feb 1997 (51) Independent obit
Steve Priest 23 Feb 1948 – 04 Jun 2020 (72) Guardian obit

Andy Scott 30 Jun 1949 – Living
Mick Tucker 17 Jul 1947 – 14 Feb 2002 (54) Telegraph obit
13/03/1971 Funny Funny #13
12/06/1971 Co-Co #2
16/10/1971 Alexander Graham Bell #33
05/02/1972 Poppa Joe #11
10/06/1972 Little Willy #4
09/09/1972 Wig-Wag Bam #4
13/01/1973 Block Buster! #1
05/05/1973 Hell Raiser #2
22/09/1973 The Ballroom Blitz #2
19/01/1974 Teenage Rampage #2
13/07/1974 The Six Teens #9
09/11/1974 Turn it Down #41
15/03/1975 Fox on the Run #2
12/07/1975 Action #15
24/01/1976 Lies in Your Eyes #35
28/01/1978 Love is Like Oxygen #9

Rachel Sweet 28 Jul 1962 – Living
Wiki American pop and country singer, television writer and actress from Akron, Ohio
09/12/1978 B-A-B-Y #35

Sweet Dreams
Wiki UK pop studio duo, not to be confused with the 1980s vocal trio Sweet Dreams who represented the UK in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, vocalist Polly Brown was also a member of Pickettywitch and had a successful solo career
Polly Brown 18 Apr 1947 – Living
Ron Roker 23 Jan 1941 – Living
Tony Jackson 17 Mar 1944 – Living
20/07/1974 Honey, Honey #10 Cover of a single by ABBA
NB: Roker provided the male vocals on the single, but Jackson was used for live performances and promotional purposes

Sweet Sensation
Wiki UK soul group from Manchester, though most of the members were born in Jamaica, formed in 1971 and disbanded in 1978
Junior Daye 26 Jun 1950 – Living
Roy Flowers 04 Aug 1951 – Living
Vincent James 12 Feb 1950 – 09 May 2019 (69) Mention of death
Barry Johnson 20 Aug 1954 – Living
Marcel King 04 Jan 1957 – 05 Oct 1995 (38) FindAGrave memorial
St. Clair Palmer 04 Mar 1954 – Living
Gary Shaugnessy 25 Jul 1953 – Living
Leroy Smith 03 Sep 1952 – 15 Jan 2009 (56) Local obit
14/09/1974 Sad Sweet Dreamer #1
18/01/1975 Purely by Coincidence #11

Sylvester 06 Sep 1947 – 16 Dec 1988 (41) NY Times obit
Wiki American disco, soul, funk and Hi-NRG singer-songwriter from Watts, Los Angeles, California, full name Sylvester James Jr., known for his flamboyant appearance and falsetto voice, died from AIDS-related complications in December 1988, posthumously inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005
19/08/1978 You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) #8
18/11/1978 Dance (Disco Heat) #29
31/03/1979 I (Who Have Nothing) #46
07/07/1979 Stars #47

Sylvia 29 May 1935 – 29 Sep 2011 (76) Guardian obit
Wiki American singer, record producer and music executive, born in Harlem, New York City, New York and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, full birth name Sylvia Vanderpool (later Robinson), part of the duo Mickey & Sylvia during the 1950s/60s alongside Mickey Baker (1925–2012), dubbed "The Mother of Hip-Hop" for her notable productions in the genre
23/06/1973 Pillow Talk #14

Sylvia 22 Aug 1945 – Living
Wiki Swedish traditional pop and jazz singer from Uddevalla, full name Sylvia Vrethammer
10/08/1974 Y Viva Espana #4
26/04/1975 Hasta La Vista #38

Syreeta 03 Aug 1946 – 06 Jul 2004 (57) Guardian obit
Wiki American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Detroit, Michigan, full name Syretta Wright, known for her collaborations with Billy Preston and Stevie Wonder – the latter whom she was married to between 1970 and 1972
21/09/1974 Spinnin' and Spinnin' #49
01/02/1975 You Kiss is Sweet #12
12/07/1975 Harmour Love #32

15/12/1979 With You I'm Born Again #2 Released as Billy Preston & Syreeta

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13 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Supertramp
Wiki UK rock band from London, formed in 1969 and disbanded in 1988, with reunion in 1996–2002, 2010–2011 and 2015
Rick Davies 22 Jul 1944 – Living
John Helliwell 15 Feb 1945 – Living
Roger Hodgson 21 Mar 1950 – Living
Bob Siebenberg 31 Oct 1949 – Living
Dougie Thomson 24 Mar 1951 – Living
15/02/1975 Dreamer #13
25/06/1977 Give a Little Bit #29
31/03/1979 The Logical Song #7
30/06/1979 Breakfast in America #9
27/10/1979 Goodbye Stranger #57

For the record, every single one of you should pick Rick Davies next year. I mean, it worked well for me in 2017. :D 

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T-Connection
Wiki Bahamian funk and disco from Nassau, formed in 1975, percussionist Monks Flowers later joined the Baha Men

Monty Brown c. 1952 – 02 Nov 2019 (67) Mention of death
Kirkwood Coakley 15 Feb 1955 – Living
Theophilus Coakley 02 Nov 1947 – Living
Anthony "Monks" Flowers no info available
David Mackey 29 Jul 19?? – Living

Berkley Van Byrd 06 Jan 1953 – 17 Oct 2012 (59) Obit
18/06/1977 Do What You Wanna do #11
14/01/1978 On Fire #16
10/06/1978 Let Yourself Go #52
24/02/1979 At Midnight #53
05/05/1979 Saturday Night #41

T. Rex
Wiki 
UK glam rock band, formed in 1967 as Tyrannosaurus Rex and originally produced psychedelic folk music, frontman Bolan died in a car crash in Barnes, London in September 1977, Took died in October 1980 from a drugs misadventure, though the story given at the time was that he had choked on a spoiled cherry, bass guitarist Currie also died in a car crash in Portugal in April 1981, drummer Finn died from alcohol-related liver failure in January 2003, keyboardist and vocalist Gloria Jones also had a successful solo career and was in a romantic relationship with frontman Bolan at the time of his death, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020
Miller Anderson 12 Apr 1945 – Living

Marc Bolan 30 Sep 1947 – 16 Sep 1977 (29) Guardian obit
Steve Currie 19 May 1947 – 28 Apr 1981 (33) FindAGrave memorial
Dino Dines 17 Dec 1944 – 28 Jan 2004 (59) Mention of death
Mickey Finn 03 Jun 1947 – 11 Jan 2003 (55) Guardian obit

Herbie Flowers 18 May 1938 – Living
Jack Green 12 Mar 1951 – Living
Gloria Jones 19 Oct 1945 – Living
Bill Legend 08 May 1944 – Living
Davy Lutton 1946 – Living
Tony Newman 17 Mar 1943 – Living

Steve Peregrin Took 28 Jul 1949 – 27 Oct 1980 (31) FindAGrave memorial
24/10/1970 Ride a White Swan #2
27/02/1971 Hot Love #1
10/07/1971 Get it on #1
13/11/1971 Jeepster #2
29/01/1972 Telegram Sam #1
01/04/1972 Debora (re-release) / One Inch Rock (re-release) #7 Released as 
Tyrannosaurus Rex
13/05/1972 Metal Guru #1
16/09/1972 Children of the Revolution #2
09/12/1972 Solid Gold Easy Action #2
10/03/1973 20th Century Boy #3
16/06/1973 The Groover #4
24/11/1973 Truck on (Tyke) #12
09/02/1974 Teenage Dream #13 Released as Marc Bolan and T. Rex
13/07/1974 Light of Love #22
16/11/1974 Zip Gun Boogie #41
12/07/1975 New York City #15
11/10/1975 Dreamy Lady #30 Released as T. Rex Disco Party
06/03/1976 London Boys #40
19/06/1976 I Love to Boogie #13
02/10/1976 Laser Love #41
02/04/1977 The Soul of My Suit #42


The Tams
Wiki American R&B and soul vocal group from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 1960, Albert Cottle replaced Floyd Ashton due the latter's alcoholism – presumably this contributed to Ashton's death in April 1979

Floyd Ashton 15 Aug 1933 – 10 Apr 1979 (45)
Albert Cottle 03 Jul 1941 – 11 Feb 1982 (40)
Horace "Sonny" Key 13 Apr 1934 – 20 Apr 1991 (57)
Charles Pope 07 Aug 1936 – 11 Jul 2013 (76) Obit
Joseph Pope 06 Nov 1933 – 16 Mar 1996 (62) Mention of death

Robert Lee Smith 18 Mar 1936 – Living
14/02/1970 Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy #32 Originally released in the States in 1968
31/07/1971 Hey Girl Don't Bother Me #1 Originally released in the States in 1964
NB: Wiki seems to think Smith was born in 1950! According to his own Facebook he was 78 in 2013 meaning he was born 1935/6 (records say 1936 to be precise). Obits for Charles Pope erroneously state that he was the last living original member. Smith outlived him and was still with us as of 2019.
NB2: 
Today the group is led by Albert Cottle Jr. (b. 1969) who is referred to in multiple sources as being Charles Pope's son. He is the biological child of Albert Cottle, but Pope became his stepfather in 1981 after marrying Judy Dianne Futcher (b. 1945), who was previously wed to Cottle Sr. The Collins Complete UK Hit Singles book and various sources online erroneously give Cottle's DOB as 02 Aug 1941.

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T.Rex - just looking at the CD sleeve notes for Dandy in the Underworld which says the band on Soul of my Suit is Bolan, Dines, Flowers and Newman

 

Unluckily for Bolan and luckily for this thread the final singles - Dandy in the Underworld and Celebrate Summer (no line up credited on the CD but fairly sure Miller Anderson is on it) - didn't chart

 

Oh aye, and fairly sure Paul Fenton's contributions to the band are limited to drums/additional percussion on album tracks only - he's credited on one song - Solid Baby - specifically on the sleeve notes for Bolan's Zip Gun (1975) but nowt about him being on the hit singles on that album

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4 hours ago, maryportfuncity said:

T.Rex - just looking at the CD sleeve notes for Dandy in the Underworld which says the band on Soul of my Suit is Bolan, Dines, Flowers and Newman

 

Unluckily for Bolan and luckily for this thread the final singles - Dandy in the Underworld and Celebrate Summer (no line up credited on the CD but fairly sure Miller Anderson is on it) - didn't chart

 

Oh aye, and fairly sure Paul Fenton's contributions to the band are limited to drums/additional percussion on album tracks only - he's credited on one song - Solid Baby - specifically on the sleeve notes for Bolan's Zip Gun (1975) but nowt about him being on the hit singles on that album


Thanks. Added Flowers and Newman, turning 83 and 78 next year!

With Fenton ruled out it just leaves Green and Anderson as possibilities. I'll revisit it in the future.

Edit: This tends to suggest that Green played on Truck on (Tyke) so I've added him.
2nd edit: Satisfied as per this that Miller did not play on I Love to Boogie or The Soul of My Suit. This says he appeared on Laser Love though, so added.

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Let's try again @Ulitzer95.

 

The Tams.

 

Right, established that Albert Cottle joined The Tams in Washington D.C. in 1964 (other sources indicate Floyd Ashton had recorded on Hey Girl) so whether he was on that single? As The Tams recorded exclusively out of Atlanta, likely he moved there. He married Dianne Fulcher in 1967 (she is sometimes referred to as Judy Dianne) and Little Redd (Albert Junior) was born in 1969 as a product of that union. Albert Junior's first appearance with the group was in 1976 at Myrtle Beach (books and radio interview confirm). Dianne Cottle married Charles Pope in 1981 after her divorce from Albert Senior, essentially C Pope was Albert Junior's stepdad. Charles Pope had previously been married before (as per his Legacy Obit).

 

Gotta get summat out of that Cottle-Fulcher marriage in 1967?

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Gonna watch that documentary about "Who Let the Dogs Out" this weekend, will report back if Monks Flowers is in it.

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2 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Thanks. Added Flowers and Newman, turning 83 and 78 next year!

With Fenton ruled out it just leaves Green and Anderson as possibilities. I'll revisit it in the future.

Edit: This tends to suggest that Green played on Truck on (Tyke) so I've added him.
2nd edit: Satisfied as per this that Miller did not play on I Love to Boogie or The Soul of My Suit. This says he appeared on Laser Love though, so added.

 

 

Awesome work and Flowers is obitable, apart from owt else that's his bassline on Walk on the Wild Side

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32 minutes ago, maryportfuncity said:

Awesome work and Flowers is obitable, apart from owt else that's his bassline on Walk on the Wild Side

 

You're telling me that's more noteworthy than his composition of Grandad, which must be some kind of DL Anthem given it's singer? ;):lol:

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36 minutes ago, RoverAndOut said:

 

You're telling me that's more noteworthy than his composition of Grandad, which must be some kind of DL Anthem given it's singer? ;):lol:

 

Probs get mentions for both and being in T.Rex at the end.

 

And...Kenny Pickett, who died in 1997, co-wrote Grandad (Pickett was summat of a proto guitar-god, likely the one who popularized violin bowing the guitar on stage before Jimmy Page took it on and also a mainstay of the band The Creation who were beloved of Alan McGee to the point he named a record label after them.)

 

 

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