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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Abbey Road Studios. Tony Gomez, the keyboard player, was a former clerk, while Clem Curtis had been an interior decorator and professional boxer. There is some disagreement as to who was responsible for choosing the band's name, and various sources give slightly different accounts of their beginnings.

When Raymond was imprisoned for six months, a friend of the band suggested future Psychedelic shock rocker Arthur Brown. The Foundations came together in BayswaterLondon, in January They practised and played in a basement club called the Butterfly Club, which they ran. They would get to bed around 6 or 7 a. Sometimes they barely made enough money to pay the rent, let alone feed themselves.

At times, they lived off the leftovers and a couple of pounds of rice. The biography on AllMusic stated that Barry Class was the first to discover them, [1] although others claim it was Ron Fairway.

When they were at the top spot with "Baby, Now That I've Found You", Fairway commented to Melody Maker that most management would pull them out of the "bargain priced dates" that were booked for some time. He expressed gratitude to everyone for their support, and said that they would fulfill every engagement for which they had signed. Not long after "Baby, Now That I've Found You" became a hit, rock historian Roger Dopson describes what followed as a "behind the scenes struggle", [3] where Fairway was "pushed out" and his partner, Barry Class, remained as sole manager of the group.

Fairway later attempted to sue the band, alleging that he was wrongfully dismissed, though the band said that he had resigned of his own accord. The band was playing so loud he could not judge how good they were, but he decided to give them a chance.

He decided his hangover was to blame, and so he gave them the benefit of the doubt. At first, they found progress quite slow, and one of their sax players, Pat Burke, had to drop out of the band and take another job while they went through a rough patch.

He did rejoin them again later in Luckily the BBC 's newly founded BBC Radio 1 were looking to avoid any records being played by the pirate radio stations and they looked back at some recent releases that the pirate stations had missed. Also in January they were invited to put down some tracks for John Peel 's radio show. One of the tracks that they laid down was a cover of? He would not allow them to record any of their own songs. Curtis later recalled that Macaulay was a problem.

When we asked to record some of our own material — just as B sides, we weren't after the A side — he called us 'ungrateful' and stormed out of the studio. I couldn't stand them, and they hated me! But the body of work we recorded was excellent. Original vocalist Curtis left inbecause he felt that a couple of the band's members were taking it a bit too easy, thinking that because they had now had a hit, they did not have to put in as much effort as they had previously.

Curtis hung around and helped them audition a replacement singer. They auditioned singers. It was reported in a NME article in that Curtis while being interviewed at a festival had mentioned that they were trying out Warren Davis to replace him. He said he would not leave the band until they found a replacement. He had become friendly with Sammy Davis Jr. His successful replacement was Colin Young. At the height of their popularity, the Foundations Butterfly - Various - Parlophone Records - A Flavour Of The Label (CD) were in negotiations with a UK TV company for a television series that would star members of the band.

They had turned down a number of offers to appear in films because of script unsuitability. Bassist Peter Macbeth left the band into join the group Bubastis with Bernie Living, [21] [22] and was replaced by Steve Bingham.

After a successful run Butterfly - Various - Parlophone Records - A Flavour Of The Label (CD) hits, the Foundations broke off with their management and a Bill Graham -sponsored tour to support The Temptations at the newly opened Copacabana club.

This ended up in disaster and the band came back to the UK in low spirits. It had been previously reported in a publicity sheet around early December that the band had broken away from their manager Barry Class, during the week of their departure from Barry Class, another bass player Tony Collinge joined the band. Jim Dawson who was formerly their agent and Mike Dolan took over the group's affairs.

She was trudging along, carrying as best she could a boy younger, but it seemed almost as big as she herself, Butterfly - Various - Parlophone Records - A Flavour Of The Label (CD) one remarked to her how heavy he must be for her to carry, when instantly came the reply: 'He's na heavy.

He's mi brither. The first editor of Kiwanis magazine, Roe Fulkerson, published a column in September carrying the title "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", the first use of the phrase exactly as it is rendered in the song title. In the s, the words, adapted as "He ain't heavy, Father, he's my brother", were taken as a slogan for Boys Town children's home by founder Father Edward Flanagan.

Flanagan in by one of the residents while carrying another up a set of stairs. The boy being carried is said to have had polio and worn leg braces.

It reached No. It reached the No. The Neil Diamond version entered at No. The flip side was "Free Life". It was released as a single in the UK and peaked at No. InGotthard released their version of the song, which was more poppier compared to their other songs and the structure was retained as a ballad like the original. In Switzerland, the cover was just as successful as the original. The Asian version of the album G contains the cover.

Ina version of the song was recorded, and was released on 17 Decemberby musicians and celebrities going under the name the Justice Collectivefor various charities associated with the Hillsborough disaster. The song went on to take the coveted Christmas number one position for on the UK Singles Chart[37] beating The X Factor winner James Arthurwho was number one the previous week and returned to number one the next week.

Following this they formed the Justice Tonight Band and toured the United Kingdom and Europe for the next year in order to raise awareness of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign. Initially, the idea was to re-release the single " The Fields of Anfield Road " by the Liverpool Collective featuring the Kop Choir; however, this idea was rejected by Peter Hooton as only a relatively small number of people would buy it.

Inspired by Everton 's Hillsborough tribute on 17 Septemberthe song was played at Goodison Park prior to their match against Newcastle United. It was then decided that a re-recording of this song by various artists including the Justice Tonight Band would be released as the charity single. Keith Mullen of the Farm recruited Guy Chambers to produce the single and with Chambers offering free use of his Sleeper Studios to record Butterfly - Various - Parlophone Records - A Flavour Of The Label (CD) song.

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