Thursday, January 6, 2011

"Yeh Yeh" by Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames.

OK, more 60's: Born Clive Powell, this British singer/keyboardist/guitarist started out with The Dominoes at age 15. He joined Billy Fury's backup band at 17 until Fury let them go to pursue a solo career. He then became the band's front man - at one point a young Cat Stevens sat in with them. In '65 they released a cover of a Grant/Patrick/Hendricks Latin soul number originally performed by Mongo Santamaria in '63. Their version topped the UK charts in '65 dethroning The Beatles, earning them a Gold Record and peaking at #21 in the U.S. Band? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "Yellow River" by Christie. Written by Jeff Christie, The Tremeloes rejected it in favor of another tune that barely charted - I bet they were thrilled!

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