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David Holgate Grundy, 6 February 1941, Woodhouse, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. With his long-serving backing group, the Cruisers, Berry was signed to Danny Beteshs Manchester-based Kennedy Street Enterprises, and, after signing to Decca Records, found success with a version of Chuck Berrys Memphis Tennessee in 1963. Cover versions of Arthur Crudups My Baby Left Me and Burt Bacharachs Baby Its You were also minor hits, but the bands breakthrough came with Geoff Stephens The Crying Game, which reached the UK Top 5 in August 1964. Berrys stage act and image was strong for the period and featured the singer dressed in black, erotically contorting his body and playing with the microphone as though it were a writhing snake. Bobby Goldsboros chirpy Little Things and Ray Davies This Strange Effect - which became the Netherlands...