Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The Tremeloes - Discography - 320kbps

When UK chart-toppers Brian Poole And The Tremeloes parted company in 1966, few would have wagered that the backing group would outdo the lead singer. Remarkably, however, the relaunched Tremeloes went on to eclipse not only Poole, but the original hitmaking act. At the time of their reconvening in 1966, the lineup was comprised of Rick West (b. Richard Westwood, 7 May 1943, Dagenham, Essex, England; guitar), Alan Blakley (b. 1 April 1942, Dagenham, Essex, England, d. 1995; rhythm guitar), Dave Munden (b. 2 December 1943, Dagenham, Essex, England; drums) and Alan Howard (b. 17 October 1941, Dagenham, Essex, England; bass). In May of 1966 Howard was replaced by Mike Clark; however, a mere three months later his spot was taken by Len ‘Chip’ Hawkes (b. 2 November 1946, London, England), whose lead vocals and boyish looks gave the group a stronger visual identity. In order to keep up with the times, the group members abandoned their stage suits in favour of Carnaby Street garb and fashionably longer hair. Their second-generation debut for Decca Records was a cover of Paul Simon’s ‘Blessed’, which proved unsuccessful. Seeking more commercial material, they moved to CBS Records and covered ‘Good Day Sunshine’ from the Beatles’ Revolver. In spite of radio play, it too failed to chart, but their third release ‘Here Comes My Baby’ (a Cat Stevens composition) smashed into the Top 20 on both sides of the Atlantic.

A's & B's 1966 - 1974

Good Times : The Ultimate Collection

Here Comes My Baby : The Ultimate Collection

Silence Is Golden - The Very Best of The Tremeloes


Unknown said...

The upload of "Greatest Hits" is incorrect! It should contain the 12 songs of the 1981 vinyl release on Pickwick Records, but NO WAY!

Unknown said...

And now all comments have disappeared?

Ozzieguy said...

I am not sure what has happened sorry, but I do know that Google Blogger has been changing things and some things are not working correctly and that is very frustrating for me also.