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The Babys were a British music group , which was active in the years 1974 to 1980. They had a number of hits in the UK, but also in the Netherlands. However, they were in the United States more successful.

The band was founded by Michael Corby (guitar and keyboards) and manager Adrian Miller in London . The name ranged from Cry Babies to Big Babies, but ultimately remained about The Babys. The band began touring and then came into contact with producer Bob Ezrin . The Babys were signed by Chrysalis Records . The music consists of solid rock and ballads . It was a rather unfortunate time for such music as the punk made ​​her appearance. Corby and Millar were not really happy with the first album, but the audience, especially in the United States , bought the album though. The single If you've got time sold well there.

The second album Broken heart contained the first hit of the band Is not it time . It was also the start of rumblings within the band. The first victim was the manager Millar;He had to resign from Chrysalis. The second victim was founder Corby, who at the time was more interested in the birth of his baby. He was also known as the sleeper in the band and the record label saw more in the easier-to-the-intercourse John Waite. Corby left the decision to the band and was voted down. The third album Head first hit followed by Everytime I think of you , later sung by Marco Borsato and Lucie Silvas .

Corby was replaced, eventually took the band Jonathan Cain and Ricky Phillips , the last came from Nasty Habbit. Waite had been promoted himself leader of the band.During a series of concerts come as a support act for The Babys Journey to stand. Cain would eventually change. The fourth album from the band included some spicy music, but would herald the demise of the band. Sales fell short of expectations.

During the tour associated with their latest album, Union Jacks Waite got injured because an overconfident fan jerks him off the stage during a concert in Cincinnati , Ohio .After a concert in Akron (Ohio) , the band says further tour dates. They were disillusioned because they do not breakthroughs. But may also be noted that there are also personal conflicts played a role. Hindsight Thoroughly disrupted the relationship between Corby and Waite.

After the breakup of The Babys founded John Waite, Jonathan Cain and Ricky Philips Bad English , but Cain got pretty soon about to Journey. Brock was playing with Rod Stewart , where Wally Stocker was entitled. The latter was also in Air Supply .

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Discography edit ]Edit

Albums edit ]Edit

Album (s) with any hit in 

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
The Babys 1976 -
Broken heart 1977 07-01-1978 9 18
Headfirst 1979 03-02-1979 5 13
Union Jacks 1980 26-01-1980 24 8
On the edge 1980 -
Live in America 2007 - Live Album

Singles edit ]Edit

Single (s) with any hit in 

the Dutch Top 40

Date of 

appearance

Date of 

entry

Highest 

position

Number of 

weeks

Comments
If you've got the time 1977 -
Is not it time 1977 10-12-1977 4 11 # 7 in the Top 100 Single / Alarm Disc
A piece of the action 1977 04-03-1978 17 7 # 12 in the Single Top 100
I'm falling 1978 24-06-1978 tip9 -
Silver dream 1978 -
Everytime I think of you 1978 27-01-1979 7 10 # 11 in the Single Top 100
Headfirst 1979 -
True love true confessions 1979 -
Back on my feet again 1979 -
Midnight rendezvous 1980 -
Turn and walk away 1980 -

Radio 2 Top 2000 edit ]Edit

Number (s) with markings 

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

'99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13
A piece of the action - - 793 931 1159 1198 1542 1444 1475 1356 1524 1616 1851 1566 1849
Everytime I think of you 311 172 186 175 304 234 336 232 324 249 546 399 490 608 755
Is not it time 690 540 385 501 646 682 749 707 765 666 891 1019 1093 816 1420

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