Showaddywaddy

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

When two promising Leicestershire groups, the Choice and the Golden Hammers, fused their talents in 1973, the result was an octet comprising Dave Bartram (23 March 1952; vocals), Buddy Gask (vocals), Russ Field (guitar), Trevor Oakes (guitar), Al James (b. Geoffrey Betts; bass), Rod Deas (b. 13 February 1948, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England; bass), Malcolm Allured (b. 27 August 1945; drums) and Romeo Challenger (b. 19 May 1950, Antigua, West Indies; drums, ex-Black Widow). Showaddywaddy personified the easy-listening dilution of rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly and their visual appeal and showmanship won them talent contests and, more importantly, a contract with Bell Records. Initially penning their own hits, they charted steadily, but after reaching number 2 in 1975 with Eddie Cochran’s ‘Three Steps To Heaven’, the cover version game was begun in earnest. Fifteen of their singles reached the UK Top 20 during the next four years, including the...

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