Dubbed Showaddywaddy, the group entered and won television's New Faces talent show in They were rewarded with a support slot on David Cassidy's latest British tour and a recording contract with his then-label Bell. The Christmas hit "Hey Mr. Christmas" and the new year's "Sweet Music" then gave way to a succession of remarkably individual '50s covers -- Eddie Cochran's "Three Steps to Heaven," Buddy Holly's "Heartbeat," Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang" interspersed with Showaddywaddy's own note and stylistically perfect originals.
Their foolproof instincts were proven when they recorded "Under the Moon of Love," a song originally recorded by Mud, but passed over as a single. It gave Showaddywaddy their first British number one hit in December , at a time when virtually every other band in the glam pack was feeling fortunate if they scraped the Top Indeed, Showaddywaddy wouldn't simply outlive their original peers. The band's final hit, a version of "Who Put the Bomp," reached number 32 in August, Johnny Remember Me.
Under the Moon of Love. Hey Mr. Hey Rock'n'roll K. Rock'n'roll Lady K. Sweet Music Showaddywaddy. Chain Gang Sam Cooke. King of the Jive Showaddywaddy. Trocadero Showaddywaddy. Tracklist Sorted by: Running order Running order Most popular. Buy Loading. More Love this track. Play album Buy Loading. Scrobble Stats? What is scrobbling? Artist images 1 more. Showaddywaddy 64, listeners Related Tags 70s glam rock pop Showaddywaddy was a popular 19 70s pop group from Leicester, UK.
They specialised in cover versions of U. They sound similar to the American act Sha Na Na. The band was formed in by the amalgamation of two groups, Choise and The Golden Hammers. This led to an eight member band, with the unusual feature of having two vocalists, two drummers, two bassists and two guitarists.
Their first single, Hey Rock 'n' Roll written by the band , was released in April It reached number two in the UK singles chart. Showaddy… read more. Showaddywaddy was a popular 19 70s pop group from Leicester, UK. They sound similar to the Amer… read more. The band was formed in 19… read more. Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1. Features Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb am.
All Things Hyped: Last. Play track. Love this track. More Love this track Set track as current obsession Get track Loading. Saturday 8 February Sunday 9 February Tuesday 11 February Wednesday 12 February Thursday 13 February Friday 14 February Saturday 15 February Sunday 16 February Monday 17 February Tuesday 18 February Wednesday 19 February Thursday 20 February Friday 21 February Saturday 22 February Sunday 23 February Monday 24 February Tuesday 25 February Originally styled as a British answer to American retro-masters Sha Na Na, Showaddywaddy found themselves scooped up into the glam rock basket; indeed, at a time when rival giants Mud, Wizzard, and the Rubettes were also mining the '50s for inspiration, Showaddywaddy swept ahead with barely a glance over their shoulder.
The group's run of greatest hits sounds devastatingly pure, even authentic, while further evidence of their resilience can be garnered from the fact that Showaddywaddy are regularly gigging, a full 50 years after the bandmembers first heard the music which brought them such fame. Showaddywaddy formed in in Leicester, England, from the union of two local groups, the Choice and the Hammers. Both were regulars at the Fosse Way pub, frequently appearing on the same bill and often ending those evenings with a full-on jam session.
Such impromptu gatherings were immediately successful -- indeed, while both bands continued to gig in their own right, it swiftly became apparent that the real magic was made when they came together as one mighty octet.
Plus, at a time when Gary Glitter was making a virtue of having two drummers in his band, this new aggregation could also boast two bassists Al James and Rod Dees , two guitarists Russ Field and Trevor Oakes , and two singers Dave Bartram and Buddy Gask.
Drummers Malcolm Allured and former Black Widow percussionist Romeo Challenger completed the lineup; a full '50s-style wardrobe completed the experience. Dubbed Showaddywaddy, the group entered and won television's New Faces talent show in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. London: Guinness World Records Limited. Retrieved 9 October Retrieved 8 June Leicester Mercury. Archived from the original on 14 July Retrieved 5 July Retrieved 17 November Official Charts Company.Showaddywaddy had more UK hits in the s than any other act including Abba! From their winning appearance on an edition of ‘New Faces’, the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ of the day, to become runners-up in the series’ ‘All Winners Final’, it took just a matter of months until the band released and secured their debut hit, ‘Hey Rock And Roll’, which reached #2 in the UK 5/5(9).