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(Vocal group, 1966–70)

This horn-laden outfit from south Wales had gained a formidable reputation for exacting musical standards and a natural vitality when they reached the UK Top 20 with 1967’s funereal-paced ‘Gin House Blues’. More nakedly commercial hits included a No. 1 with ‘(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice’ (which was covered by The Dave Clark Five for the US market). Following disbandment, Andy Fairweather-Low (vocals) had qualified success with, first, Fairweather and then as a solo attraction.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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