Marmalade

1 Jan - 4 Nov

Before moving to London and changing their name to MARMALADE, the group was originally know as Dean Ford & The Gaylords. The Glasgow based quintet enjoyed considerable success on the Scottish club circuit between 1961 and 1967.

Described as being unpretentious and irresistibly commercial the group scored in the UK charts in May 1968 with Lovin' Things and later, number one with the Marmalade anthem, an opportunist cover of the Beatles' classic Ob La Di Ob La Da.

After several successes with CBS, Marmalade moved to Decca and became the first New Musical Express UK chart toppers of the seventies by replacing Rolf Harris' Two Little Boys with the unforgettable Reflections Of My Life.

In 1971 Junior Campbell left to be replaced by Hugh Nicholson who wrote several more hits including, Cousin Norman, Back On The Road and Radancer.

1973 saw Hugh leave, his replacement being Sandy Newman on lead guitar & vocal. It was three years later that Falling apart At The Seams charted at number six. Despite several line-up changes during the seventies and a saucy "sex on tour" story in the Sunday journals causing considerable embarrassment, Graham Knight, survivor of the original group and current line-up which has been together for some twenty five years, are now more in demand than ever before.

With their unique harmonies and dynamic live performances, they have delighted audiences and the record buying public from the mid-sixties through to the Millennium and have achieved multi-million selling No1 records - Ob La Di & Reflections, proving that Marmalade are not only a good time band but also a musical entity capable of transcending all types of music.

Since the heady days of the 60's, Marmalade although having gone through various incarnations, have always retained their Scottish roots and remain one of the world’s finest acts.

 

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