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! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ5-FoiBuVc