S Club 7
This vocal group evoked mixed reactions when they burst onto the UK music scene in 1999. Highly popular with their teenage fanbase, but the nadir of pre-packaged pop for others, the group was conceived, created and ruthlessly marketed by pop mogul Simon Fuller as a multi-media entity. The highly photogenic mixed gender line-up featured Bradley McIntosh (8 August 1981), Hannah Spearritt (b. 1 April 1981), Jon Lee (b. 26 April 1982), Jo OMeara (b. 26 April 1979), Paul Cattermole (b. 7 March 1977), Rachel Stevens (b. 9 April 1978, London, England), and Tina Barrett (b. 16 September 1976). Polydor Records were no doubt highly satisfied when the troupes debut single, Bring It All Back, debuted at UK number 1 in June. S Club Party narrowly failed to repeat the debut singles success, stalling at number 2 in September. For anyone who had temporarily forgotten who the singers were, the single included a handy segment where each...