|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s oldies british invasion classic rock pop british merseybeat|
|Decades:||1960s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs lyrics lyrics other databases VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
Glyn Ellis, 28 October 1945, Manchester, England. After changing his name in honour of Elvis Presleys drummer D.J. Fontana, Wayne was signed to the appropriately named Fontana Records by A&R head Jack Baverstock. Waynes backing group, the Mindbenders from the horror film of the same name, were as accomplished as their leader and provided a gritty accompaniment. Their first minor hit was with the unremarkable Hello Josephine in 1963. Specializing in mild R&B covers, the group finally broke through with their fifth release, the Major Lance cover Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, which reached number 5 in the UK. The 1965 follow-up, The Game Of Love, hit number 2 and spearheaded a Kennedy Street Enterprises Manchester invasion of the USA which lifted the group to number 1. Thereafter, the group struggled, with Just A Little Bit Too Late and the below par She Needs Love being their only further hits. In...