The Fortunes

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": 60s oldies pop british invasion greatest 60s-70s bands british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

Originally formed in March 1963 as a trio, this UK beat group comprised Glen Dale (Richard Garforth, 24 April 1943, Deal, Kent, England; guitar), Rod Allen (b. Rodney Bainbridge, 31 March 1944, Leicester, England, d. 10 January 2008, Coventry, West Midlands, England; bass/vocals) and Barry Pritchard (b. 3 April 1944, Birmingham, England, d. 11 January 1999, Swindon, Wiltshire, England; guitar). The group had come together at Clifton Hall, the pop academy in the Midlands masterminded by their manager Reg Calvert. After perfecting their harmonic blend, they recruited David Carr (b. 4 August 1943, Leyton, Essex, England; keyboards) and Andy Brown (b. Andrew Brown, 7 July 1946, Birmingham, England; drums) and toured consistently in the Midlands. Their debut single, ‘Summertime Summertime’ passed without notice, but the follow-up ‘Caroline’ was taken up as the theme song for the pirate radio station of the same name. By 1965 the group had broken into...

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