Personalities | Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal group, 1963–68)

This Manchester group’s fifth single, ‘Um Um Um Um Um Um’, in the domestic Top 10 was harbinger of a US breakthrough with 1965’s million-selling ‘Game Of Love’. With the comparative failure of subsequent releases came a rancorous parting of singer and backing combo. The Mindbenders (with future 10cc mainstay Eric Stewart on lead vocal) made the most immediate impact with 1966’s ‘Groovy Kind Of Love’ while Fontana notched up his biggest solo hit with ‘Pamela Pamela’ that same year.

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


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