Pop band Showaddywaddy. (clockwise, standing) Malcolm 'The Duke' Allurd, Rod Deas, Romeo Challenger, Russ Fields, Dave Bartram, Al James, Trevor Oakes and Buddy Gask. Romeo was born at St John's, Antigua, West Indies, Dave at Santa Anna California and the others in Great Britain. It was a Leicester pub 'jam' in 1973 which led to the formation of the team. Touring as support for David Cassidy at the time of their first hit established them as the leading rock 'n' roll revival band ever to emerge in this country. 'Our appeal', says singer Dave Bartram 'is a mixture of nostalgia, new music and a fast-moving show'.
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British Pop Music - The 1970's - Beano - London - 1977
The Liverpool pop group 'Beano' in London today as they prepared for the BBC's "A Song for Europe" contest, taking place tomorrow to select the British entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.From left: John Birch, 29, bass; Ray Johnson, 27, drums; Freddie Phillips, 28, rhythm guitar and lead vocals; and Ken Smith, 29 lead guitar.
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Busker who "Popped-in" to the BBC
Don Partridge, 23, the man who gave up many jobs to become a London busker, seen entertaining outside the Paris Studio, Lower Regent Street, London. Afterwards he went into the studio-theatre to appear in the British Broadcasting Corporation's live radio show "Pop-in". He has made such a success of busking that he has already appeared on Independent Television with his one-man band, and has had recordings released. He is also making money, despite - as he himself says - having been "nicked" by the police about 20 or 30 times.
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