Save Your Kisses - Various - 14 No. 1 Hits
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Brotherhood of Man are a British pop group who achieved success in the s. Created in by songwriter and record producer Tony HillerBrotherhood of Man was initially an umbrella title for a frequently-changing line-up of session singers. Early on, they scored a worldwide hit with the song " United We Stand ". They achieved perhaps their biggest success in their native UK with three number one singles and four top twenty albums. The group under this line-up still continues, performing shows throughout Europe.
Altogether, they have released 16 studio albums, with worldwide sales topping 15 million records. Burrows was a well-known session singer, performing in various line-ups on hit singles such as the No. The group came together in and began recording some songs with Hiller. Their first single "Love To The Moon (Extended Mix) - Kayden - To The Moon Another" failed to chart, but the follow-up " United We Stand " released in January was a worldwide hit.
The song has since been used as the closing theme for television's Brady Bunch Hour and as an anthem for various causes. Over the next two years, the group Save Your Kisses - Various - 14 No.
1 Hits in varied line-ups. Goodison left the group at the beginning of and was replaced by American singer Hal Atkinson, Greenaway left soon after and was replaced by Russell Stone. They had one more minor hit in the US 's "Reach Out Your Hand"but experienced no further success in the UK and split after being dropped by their record company.
Keen to keep the established name alive, Hiller set about putting a new line up together. Sheriden was already known to Hiller as a songwriter and had a solo career. Lee had a solo single to his name and was a budding songwriter. Stevens had been classically trained, but had since adapted her vocals and was performing as a cabaret singer. The trio began recording together, but their first single, "Rock Me Baby", to be released at the end ofwas cancelled due to the release of the song by David Cassidy.
Neither single charted and soon after, another female vocalist was added to the line up, Sandra Stevens. Stevens no relation to Nicky had been performing as a big-band singer since a teenager in the late s. The album Good Things Happening was released later in the year along with two more singles, but none of these found success. Before the record label folded, Brotherhood of Man released one more single in the Summer of This was the upbeat Save Your Kisses - Various - 14 No.
1 Hits Me Kiss Your Baby" and although failed to make an impression in the UK, became a big hit in Europe, reaching Number one in Belgium and Number two in the Netherlands as well as top 10 placings in other countries. This year saw a change Save Your Kisses - Various - 14 No. 1 Hits the contest in that, sinceone specific artist had performed all the songs e. I firmly believe it opened the door for us a year later and helped us do well because they knew us — every weekend we'd travel to do TV spots in France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland".
The song became a major hit around the world and made No. The group had already recorded a second album and had been released in several countries a year previously. Entitled Love and Kissesthe album was a success in the UK, reaching the top twenty, as well as other countries, gaining a Number six position in Norway for instance.
Eager to cash in on their success, Pye decided against releasing anything from the album, as the earlier material had been more soul-based than the pop they were now successful with. The group instead released " My Sweet Rosalie " — The Rocking Surfer - The Beach Boys - Surfer Girl a carbon copy of the Save Your Kisses - Various - 14 No.
1 Hits hit, although the lyrical twist was that it was about a dog, rather than a child. The song failed to chart highly, only reaching Number thirty in the UK, but fared better in other countries, particularly Belgium where it made Number two. Concerned by the lack of success for the single, the record company did not release anything else in the UK for the rest ofdespite the fact that in Europe a Save Your Kisses - Various - 14 No. 1 Hits album of material was released along with singles in various countries: "I Give You My Love" in Germany, Spain and others and "New York City" in France.
The song was a change to their previous hits in that it was female-led and much more in a contemporary pop style. The song was a hit in the UK, reaching the top 10 and fared well in Europe also.
The album, now titled Oh Boy! By now the public were picking up on their similarity to ABBA who were currently dominating the charts around the world, this perception was cemented with the release of their next single, " Angelo ". Criticized by many [ who? The song rose to Number one in the UK Charts and became one of the biggest hits of the year as well as ending up among the 50 best selling singles of the decade.
It did however become a top 20 hit in both the Netherlands and Belgium. An accompanying album Imagessimilarly failed in the UK charts. The group battled on into with the release of " Figaro ", which brought them back into vogue and became their third UK Number one single. In May "Beautiful Lover" was released and another hit, reaching the UK top twenty, and spending three months in the charts. An album was released soon after, B for Brotherhood.
The record company took no chances with this album, given the failure of their previous two, and so with a TV advertising campaign, the album entered the UK Charts, eventually peaking at Number eighteen — their most successful album so far. As the year drew to a close another single, "Middle of the Night" was released along with a greatest hits compilation, Twenty Greatest. Apart from featuring all their own hits and a smattering of album tracks and new songs, the group re-recorded both "United We Stand" and "Where are You Going to My Love" for the album.
Twenty Greatest became Brotherhood of Man's most successful album, reaching Theres Gonna Be Some Rockin - AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap six in the UK Charts and spending fifteen weeks in the top Three singles released in the first six months of the year all failed to make the charts as Introducing - The Human League - Reproduction their next album, Higher Than High.
This was despite regular TV appearances and radio play, although the group remained popular on the live circuit. The album Singing a Song was made up of unreleased songs mixed with new material, but no singles were released from the collection. Manager Tony Hiller set up his own record company inDazzle Records.
An album was recorded but went unreleased, except for in Australia. The album was a Save Your Kisses - Various - 14 No. 1 Hits , peaking at No. The City Sleeps - Various - Pussyfoot 011 album did not match the success of the first and missed the UK Charts. Tracks from these albums appear frequently on CD releases of the group, interspersed with their own hit singles.
In earlySheriden opted to leave the group to study for a degree in music. Hiller took on year-old Barry Uptonan up-and-coming songwriter. Within twelve months they had chalked up three number one singles and encouraged by their popularity, Hiller set about reviving Brotherhood of Man's fortunes. InBrotherhood of Man signed a deal with Воздух - Сурганова И Оркестр - #МируМир in the hope that the new pop revival would encompass them.
Armed with a new single "Lightning Flash", written by Hiller, Lee and Upton, the group were relaunched with a new contemporary image and sound. Their composition, "When the Kissing Stops" made it to the final eight, but although initially tempted, the group decided not to perform the number themselves "We all agreed it would be better to be remembered as winners, and we couldn't bear to lose!
Brotherhood of Man continued to perform in concert throughout the UK and Europe, but less than a year later, Upton elected to leave to work on other projects and the group decided to split.
This ended their twelve-year working relationship with Hiller. InBrotherhood of Man reunited for a one off TV appearance and they discussed getting back together.
Over the next year, and now back with Sheriden in place of Upton, the group decided to manage themselves and begin performing again. In latethe group were back on the live circuit, but decided against attempting a chart comeback. Just three months later, the show transferred to the larger Kings Theatre in Glasgow and ran for two weeks. The show transferred in late to London's West End. Brotherhood of Man recorded the songs themselves and the nineteen track collection, available on cassette only, was available to buy at the theatre.
The album was never commercially released, although some tracks did make it onto tie-in cassettes to go with the books a few years later. The Butterfly Childrenessentially a children's show, featured many differing styles of music from rap to rock and country and western to the more familiar pop the group were known for.
The show's run ended after a short season, and has not been performed since. Inthe Save Your Kisses - Various - 14 No. 1 Hits went back into the recording studio and made an album of re recorded hits and some new material with Dutch producer Eddy Ouwens. Not only was this their first recording for eight years, but it was their first without Hiller. The group continued to perform live throughout the nineties mainly on the cabaret circuit and Holiday Camps such as Butlins.
Inthey recorded another album, based on their live show. Again, the album contained re-recordings of their hits as well as cover versions that they perform in concert, such as " " by Prince and " Juke Box Hero " by Foreigner.
The album contained one new song, the title track " Greenhouse ", rescued from the sessions. Like the previous album, this was never commercially released and was only available to buy at their shows.
As the s dawned, the group went into semi-retirement and cut back on touring. However, inthey devised a new live show based on their roots in the s.
Entitled The Seventies Storythe show comprised a trip through the decade, with the group performing well known songs from each year along with a narration of contemporary events. Again, this album was not released in shops, but was available on CD at the show's venues. The tracks did get a general release later on however on various compilation albums.
To date, the group still do occasional shows with both The Seventies Story and with their own material. Brotherhood of Man still find themselves in demand on both the Nostalgia and gay circuit. This was the first Faye Goes Dreaming - Peter Daltrey - English Roses these albums were available on CD. Media related to Brotherhood of Man at Wikimedia Commons.
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