The Foundations

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": oldies soul 60s motown pop classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Wikipedia

Biography

Formed in January 1967, the Foundations were discovered by London record dealer Barry Class as they rehearsed in the Butterfly, a club situated in a basement below his office. He introduced the group to songwriters Tony Macaulay and John Macleod, whose composition ‘Baby, Now That I’ve Found You’ became the group’s debut release. An engaging slice of commercial pop/soul, the single soared to the top of the UK charts and by February 1968 had reached number 9 in the USA, with global sales eventually exceeding three million. The group’s multiracial line-up included Clem Curtis (28 November 1940, Trinidad, West Indies; vocals), Alan Warner (b. 21 April 1947, London, England; guitar), Tony Gomez (b. 13 December 1948, Colombo, Sri Lanka; organ), Pat Burke (b. 9 October 1937, Jamaica, West Indies; tenor saxophone, flute), Mike Elliot (b. 6 August 1929, Jamaica, West Indies; tenor saxophone), Eric Allandale (b. 4 March 1936, Dominica, West Indies,...

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