Middle of the Road
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||70s oldies pop middle of the road scottish|
|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
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Originally known as Los Caracas when they performed throughout Europe, this Scottish quartet featured singer Sally Carr, backed by Ian Lewis, Eric Lewis and Ken Andrew. An astute cover of a novelty Continental song Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep saw them outsell a rival version by Mac And Katie Kissoon and hog the UK number 1 spot for five weeks during the summer of 1971. The follow-up, Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum (a song about two feuding Scottish clans) had already reached the top in Sweden, Denmark and Norway prior to its UK release, where it climbed to number 2. Further lightweight hits in the early 70s included Soley Soley, Sacramento and Samson And Delilah, paving the way for many successful seasons in cabaret.