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I didn't realise Englebert Humperdink was a band : )

http://www.britishpathe.com/gallery/bestselling-uk-musical-acts-of-all-time/0

http://www.britishpathe.com/gallery/all-galleries
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Biggest surprise for me on that list is Dave Clark 5. I didn't realise they were that successful

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most of the list is horse piss
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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!



Seems like yesterday
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Re: The Top Ten British Bands. In no particular order -
The Specials , Madness , The Clash , The Beat, The Police ,The Jam, Happy Mondays, Bad Manners , Oasis ,The Smiths.
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The Specials, The Clash, Madness,The Stones, The Beatles, The Jam,The Who, Joy Division, The Smiths and Pink Floyd. For today at least Smile
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ah! Liam and my faint heart/too right/I listed Bands I had the most albums of...... that is quantity not quality though.....

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"You'll have noticed a mild internet buzz these last few months about the re-emergence of a 1980s institution, the drip-feed renaissance of a Black Country visionary. That Wolverhampton wizard is Kevin Rowland, and if you're not old enough to say 'Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)' was the first single you bought (that's me), you might wonder why men and women of a certain age and certain penchant for a contrary yelping soulboy are getting so het up about live dates, a new album – 'One Day I'm Going To Soar', their first for 27 years – and two minutes of opening track 'Now' on YouTube. Well, here are five reasons"
"5 The Music
Of course, the music. From Northern Soul to Celtic Soul to the projected passion of a blend of the two, Dexys (Midnight Runners) were always mavericks, apart from the herd, but brilliant enough to bag two No.1 singles whatever the prevailing wind. No one's expecting them to enjoy the same chart impact now – but what a fresh breeze it would be. The new tracks beginning to surface show considerable promise. Two minutes of 'Now' on YouTube switch from reflective to propulsive and sneak previewed songs 'Lost' and 'Nowhere Is Home' showcase first confessional Kev and then Stax-groove-fuelled Kev. Each song sounds meaty and – as ever – like they mean it. One day they're going to soar? Maybe today"

The entire article here : ) not saying I agree with it all.....
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Pretty narrow; any others?
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I'm more than surprised that Right Said Fred aren't in there
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Bit of thread fail here, Mary. That list is all about best selling acts.....and we all know it aint really bout no sales......it's all about heart and soul and rock 'n' roll......

My fave uk acts (In no order)

The Beatles
The Stones
The Who
The Kinks
The Small Faces/Faces
The Specials
The Clash
The Sex Pistols
Madness
Dexys Midnight Runners

No 11 - Mott The Hoople
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french toast wrote:
I'm more than surprised that Right Said Fred aren't in there

Laughing Laughing :lol

I do love watching him on "Never mind The Buzzcocks though"and with Billy Bragg...

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Cool Nanker..... you go up to Eleven like Nigel?

I thought it was an odd and controversial list altogether....
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marigold wrote:
french toast wrote:
I'm more than surprised that Right Said Fred aren't in there

Laughing Laughing :lol

I do love watching him on "Never mind The Buzzcocks though"and with Billy Bragg...


Nice one Wink Laughing
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marigold wrote:
Cool Nanker..... you go up to Eleven like Nigel?

I thought it was an odd and controversial list altogether....


On a good day.....I go much higher, but we're all getting older!

This month's Time Tunnel resulted in 2 leg injuries and a severe cold.

We got a little over excited having a celeb in the house!



this was the end of the night. 3 forum members in the above pic!
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For me mostly it would be

Small Faces
Specials
Slade
The Beat
Madness
The Who
Stone Roses
Smiths
The Jam
Charlatans

But like the song says, Tomorrows just another day!

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The Damned
The Specials
The Prisoners
then it doesn't seem to matter loads of brilliant bands, favourites for me are a rare thing
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done donald wrote:
Biggest surprise for me on that list is Dave Clark 5. I didn't realise they were that successful

Jim


dave clark was a shit musician but astute financially, he neither wrote nor sang and yet it was his named band. in the 60s he was one of the few people who realised the value in posterity, so bought all the ready steady goes etcetc inserted the dave clark 5 into them and they get a share of everything sold to this day. it was as if i dunno eater or menace or someone appeared prominently and got paid every time there was a doc about the pistols or the clash.

that is why.
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In no particular order......

The Specials
The Clash
The Sex Pistols
Crass
The Wedding Present
Hot Club De Paris
The Buzzcocks
The Damned
The Cult
Leatherface
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Cool and interesting list! Tank Cool I will be playing some of these later/as I don't know that many....

The goofy list/from my sweet (but goofy) girlfriend Smile
Even after 28 years here.... 'British" is still quite a mystery for The U.S.
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Annie lennox,Beatles,monkeys,who,Bowie,joss stone ,cold play,sting ,fleet wood Mac,boy George,yes,petula Clark,muddy waters,animals,rolling stones,Herman's hermits, Emerson lake and Palmer,Duran Duran ,cat Stevens
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