Dave Berry

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": 60s pop oldies northern soul mod male vocalists british british invasion Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

David Holgate Grundy, 6 February 1941, Woodhouse, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. With his long-serving backing group, the Cruisers, Berry was signed to Danny Betesh’s Manchester-based Kennedy Street Enterprises, and, after signing to Decca Records, found success with a version of Chuck Berry’s ‘Memphis Tennessee’ in 1963. Cover versions of Arthur Crudup’s ‘My Baby Left Me’ and Burt Bacharach’s ‘Baby It’s You’ were also minor hits, but the band’s breakthrough came with Geoff Stephens’ ‘The Crying Game’, which reached the UK Top 5 in August 1964. Berry’s 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 Goldsboro’s chirpy ‘Little Things’ and Ray Davies’ ‘This Strange Effect’ - which became the Netherlands’...

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