THE LEGEND OF XANADU COVERS
The Lovers – The Legend Of Xanadu EP (Germany: Tempo 4319) 3/68 ?
Budget record produced in Germany.
Credited to “The Lovers”, a studio band.
Joe Loss & His Orchestra – LP World Championship Ballroom Dances (Columbia SCX 6229) 3/68 ? [Instrumental]
DON JUAN / MARGARETA LIDMAN
A-side: Don Juan(Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley)Released: 21-2-1969
Lyrics:I watched the burning sun climb in the morning skyAnd from all sides I hear excited voices cryToday Don Juan will fight the proudest bull of allAnd in the blood-red sand which one will fallHey! Don Juan!
I am the matador who’s won a thou [...]
SNAKE IN THE GRASS
As always in these BBC sessions, we get to enjoy a great alternative to the official Fontana release. These alternate versions, being recorded on stage at the BBC, retain more of a live feeling, but they are much better than real live versions, as they are consistently high quality studio products, without crowd in [...]
CHRONICLES: THE YEAR 1969
The Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, Tich and Co. Ltd. had only one semester to go.
Does it mean the end of one Pop group ?
Or the beginning of two new acts, with twice as many opportunities to discover new records, and Dave Dee moving into Cabaret, starting an acting role in the movies, and soon becoming host in [...]
A very popular German TV-show in the sixties was Beat Club. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich appeared many times on that show. A DVD-box is released (in the year 2000) in Germany with a selection of performances.On two of them we find DDDBM&T
Beat Club: The Best Of ’66Hold TightBend ItHideawayHard To Love You
Beat C [...]
MUSIK PARADE Nr. 19, 12. September 1966
Travelling in All Things Beat – A photo session at Victoria Station, London, England, July 1966
Click on the scans to see a full-page picture (and to read the German article):
The alarm clock roars through the room. Three silhouettes start moaning, moving in their pillows and curse a [...]
BELGIUM 7″ VINYL
1.a Bend It! (Howard/Blaikley)1.b She’s So Good (Harman/Wilson/Dymond/Davies/Amey)
Fontana 267625 TFReleasedatum: 1966
November 1966: nr. 20 (Little Man – Cher nr. 1)December 1966: nr. 15 (El Bandido/De Fanfare – Wil Tura nr. 1)
2.a Save Me (Howard/Blaikley)2.b Shame (Harman/Wilson/Dymond/Davies/A [...]
DANCING IN THE STREET
In Zabadak n°3, from December 1986, Mario Sienknecht wrote his comments on the available Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich “Live Tapes” :
This is Martha Reeves & the Vandellas’ classic done in much the same style than the original. Dave Dee’s lead vocals are accompanied by some [...]
CHRONICLES: THE YEAR 1966
1966 was Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich year. Practically unknown at Christmas 1965, they ended the year the biggest British record sellers, with 5 hit singles in a row, adding up to a total of 50 weeks in the Top 50. With “Bend It” deprived of the coveted Number One by that year’s biggest hit, a coun [...]
ALL WHAT I WANT COVERS
The Cars – Just Wait! / Your Mona Lisa Smile (Germany: GM 1005) 1967
The Cars – Your Mona Lisa Smile
I don’t want an angel in disguise
I don’t look at the world through half-closed eyes
But all I want is someone who’ll be nice to me
And show me just the way that love is meant to [...]
USA 7″ VINYL
You Make It Move (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley) 2:50No Time (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley) 2:10
Release date: January 1966 (Reviewed in Billboard, week ending 22 January 1966)
Hold Tight (Ken Howard/Alan Blaikley) 2:45You Know What I Want (Ken Howar [...]
RUN COLORADO COVERS
Bob Clarke – Haunted / Run Colorado (UK: CBS 7435) 1971