Marmalade are a Hijo De La Luna - The GentsPeter Dijkstra - Follow That Star (SACD) pop rock band originating from the east end of Glasgoworiginally formed in as The Gaylordsand then later billed as Dean Ford and The Gaylordsrecording four singles for Columbia EMI. The original members began to drift away in the early s, resulting in the band departing Decca in In the first evolved line up of the band rejoined EMI Records and with their first record release became known simply as Marmalade.
The band still exists, with many additional further evolved lineups including vocalist Sandy Newman, a member sincetouring the nostalgia circuit. The Gaylords named after the notorious post war Chicago Gaylords street gang were originally formed by Pat Fairley and Billy Johnston in Bailliestona suburb east of Glasgow, in William Junior Campbell joined on his fourteenth birthday on Cannonball Adderley - Phenix Scirocco (Long Version) - Dave Dee & Marmalade* - Scirocco replacing McGovern, and Rodgers was then himself replaced, initially by two new lead vocalists, Billy Reid and Tommy Scott, although Reid soon departed leaving Scott as the sole frontman.
Bill Irving, from local Baillieston group the Cadillacs, then took over from Johnston on bass. Silmis Härmatis - Bestia - Ronkade Parved group began gathering notice and in Fairley and Campbell spotted Thomas McAleesesinger with local group the Monarchs, at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow, and it was not long before he replaced Scott as lead singer.
Raymond Duffy, from Glasgow group the Escorts, then came in on drums after Frew departed. Scirocco (Long Version) - Dave Dee & Marmalade* - Scirocco a few months, they had an organist, Davey Hunter. By earlyGraham Knight, from the local group the Vampires, had displaced Irving on bass. They went on to record four singlesincluding a cover of the Chubby Checker US hit "Twenty Miles", which was a big seller locally but failed to chart nationally.
Inthey played a long stint in Germany at the Storyville in Cologne and also in Duisburg. By this time The Gaylords had attained status as one of the top groups in Scotland, borne out in music poll results, but were ambitious, and so on their return from Germany to London in earlythey decided to try for success in the UK as a whole, and remained in Londonwhere they changed management and agency representation, as Billy Grainger wished to remain in Glasgow.
On the recommendation of the Tremeloeswho had played with them in Glasgow, the Gaylords were invited to join the London-based agency Starlite Artistes, owned and managed by Peter Walsh. They then began to build up a club reputation as a tight, close harmony band and infinding themselves in the middle of the s swinging London scene, they decided to update their image and instrumentation.
On the advice of their new manager, they changed 1029 Western Legionaire Races Through Warwick Station Fiften Minutes Late On September 10th With The band name Scirocco (Long Version) - Dave Dee & Marmalade* - Scirocco "The Marmalade".
Graham Nash of the Hollies contributed to the session, but it too flopped in the UK, although the track, with Sometime Sweet - Mama!Milk - Fragrance of Notes distinct s feel, has since attained a cult following and been resurrected recently by artists Fazi - The Fuzz (17) - Heart Of Desire as Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles and Matthew Sweet.
After that, they never supported anyone again at the Marquee and on 16 March they began a long residency which carried through to the autumn of the following year, building a reputation and following,  including touring with the WhoJoe CockerTrafficGene Pitney and the Tremeloes. CBS, concerned at Marmalade's lack of commercial success, threatened Scirocco (Long Version) - Dave Dee & Marmalade* - Scirocco drop them if they did not have a hit.
So after the failure of another self-penned single later that year, "Man in a Shop", they were urged to record more chart-orientated material. They rejected " Everlasting Love ", which became a No. It reached No. Marmalade's debut album, There's A Lot Of It Aboutfeatured a mix of some of their singles and cover versions of current popular tunes, and was released in Marmalade made a cameo appearance on the big screen in the film Subterfuge  that year.
Their US singles during this era likewise came out on London. But their manager, Walsh, turned down an offer to tour the US opening for Three Dog Nightthus blowing an opportunity for further exposure there. After Campbell, who co-wrote most of the group's original material with Ford, left the band in March for a solo career, and to study orchestration Scirocco (Long Version) - Dave Dee & Marmalade* - Scirocco composition at the Royal College of Music they began a series of line-up changes, including the loss of drummer Whitehead.
Marmalade recruited guitarist Hugh Nicholson, an ex-member of the Poets to replace Campbell, and after the first post Campbell release, "Cousin Norman", it was Nicholson who insisted on them sacking Whitehead Scirocco (Long Version) - Dave Dee & Marmalade* - Scirocco recruiting his friend and colleague from the Poets, Dougie Henderson.
Marmalade released Songs in Novemberwith Nicholson taking over most song compositions, which met with limited success. However, Nicholson penned two of their last hits, "Cousin Norman" brass arranged by Campbell and "Radancer", as well as the lesser hit "Back on the Road", on which he sang lead vocal. Fairley quit the band circa to run the group's music publishing company, then Nicholson, who was discouraged over the failure of their Songs album, also left in to form Blue not to be confused with a later boy band of the same name.
Ford, Knight and Henderson carried on with Marmalade. Refusing to play most of the band's old hit records on stage, the group slowly came to a standstill. They were reunited with their old manager, Peter Walsh, to play all the hits on stage and had a full date sheet. Later inafter Ford and the remaining members called it quits, Knight and Whitehead took over the name Marmalade with the new line-up, fronted by Newman.
The song also reached the easy listening charts in the U. S charts. Newman ex-Chris McClure Section, — has continued to front Marmalade sincereleasing a further eleven singles in the UK excluding re-releasesseven of which were via Target Records, none of which have charted in the UK or US, and today they continue to tour the nostalgia circuit performing the band's full hit repertoire.
Whitehead left the band in to manage other pop groups and singers, which he has continued to do. Charlie Smith returned inas the band's drummer this time. Alan Holmes vocals, guitars, keyboardsa former member of the Bristol-based band Federation, succeeded Withington. Another unsuccessful album, Heartbreakercame out in the UK in on the Spectra label.
Graham Knight remained as the sole original band member touring the nostalgia circuit with Newman, Smith and Alan Holmes. InGlenn Taylor replaced Smith on drums, though Smith returned from to aroundbefore Taylor took over permanently. Dave Dee began appearing as guest singer for Marmalade in and recorded a single with the band, "Scirocco", in He continued to make live guest appearances with them until his death in In SeptemberGraham Knight, the last remaining member of the original band, departed.
Drummer Taylor also left to join the Fortunes. The new players were drummer Damon Sawyer and bassist Mike Steed. Inguitarist and vocalist John James Newman joined, making the band a quintet once again. Entitled Penultimate and released in CD and vinyl formats, it featured six new compositions, together with re-recordings of many Marmalade songs. The album was launched on 4 October to coincide with the start of a date UK tour. In Jan Robinson vocals, bass and Chris North drums, percussion were brought in as the new rhythm section, in place of Steed and Sawyer.
The complete catalogue was also made available via digital download. Ford was one of many lead vocalists contributing to the Alan Parsons Project. Although for some years he withdrew from the music industry and battled alcoholism, settling in Los Angeles after Scirocco (Long Version) - Dave Dee & Marmalade* - Scirocco brief spell in New Yorkhe became active in music again and released a single of his own composition "Glasgow Road" with Joe Tansin ex- Badfinger in Ford died on 31 December at the age of 72 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from Parkinson's disease.
His final album, a two-disc collection called This Scottish Heartwas released just weeks before his death. He retired from the music business many years ago and set up a bar and music venue called The Scotland Yard Pub, in Los Angeles in the early eighties. He sold the successful business in March and is now retired. Whitehead continues in artist management and can be seen reviewing the Onyx range of tuned sports cars on the Together TV programme Rock 'N' Roll Cars he also provides the voice-over for this show, which features pop acts such as Go West and Tony Hadley talking about their motoring history .
Campbell became a successful solo recording artist, songwriter, television and film composer, record producer and music arranger, and lives in Sussex. He continues to oversee all of the master rights to the original band recordings on behalf of the whole band, which they retain, and also their publishing rights. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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