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The Rubettes were a British glam rock teeny bopper pop group who in later years they played country music. Their first hit was their biggest immediately: "Sugar baby love", a number one hit in the summer of 1974. They performed in teddy pants, oversized jackets and caps, all in white and pastel colours.

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Group Composition[Edit]Edit

The Group was brought together in 1973 by the producer duo Bickerton-Waddington. This duo in the 1960s had already worked with ex-Beatle Pete Best and ran to peddling in 1973 with various Doo-Wop-compositions. Studio musicians who assisted Barry Blue turned out to be the best ones to perform the songs.

The members were:


The group existed until in 1979; Alan Williams then went solo on. The group came together In 1983 because the gouwe ouwecircuit demand for performances of the original Rubettes. After violent quarrels in 1998 a British judge had to decide who had the most right on the group name. There came a compromise on which the gamecocks on had to: presently there is a "The Rubettes feat. Alan Williams "and a" The Rubettes feat.Bill Hurd ".

Music[Edit]Edit

Of the first three lp's "Wear its ' at", "We can do it" and "Rubettes" cover versions of songs were hits for other artists from the Bickerton-Waddington-stable: "Way back in the fifties" for formerMovesinger Carl Waynein July 1975, "Don't do it baby" for Mac & Katie Kissoon in May 1975 and "I'm just dreaming" in February 1976 for the same duo.

Beginning in 1976, it was decided by sound to change after the disappointing success of "Little darling". "You're the reason why" and further singles and LPs were produced by Alan Blakely (ex-member of The Tremeloes).

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Wear its ' at 16-11-1974 42 3 The Rubettes
We can do it 24-5-1975 32 11 same
Rubettes 1976 same
Sign of the times 1976 same
Baby I know 1977 same
Sometime in Oldchurch same
Still unwinding same
Shangri-La same
I can do it same
20th Anniversary same
Making love in the rain same
Smile same
The very best of the Rubettes same
Over the Rainbow same

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Sugar baby love 15-6-1974 1 15 The Rubettes/# 1 on the National Charts
Your baby ain't your baby anymore 10-8-1974 4 11 Paul da Vinci; # 4 in the national hit parade
Tonight 24-8-1974 6 9 The Rubettes; # 4 in the national hit parade
If you get hurt 16-11-1974 26 3 Paul da Vinci
Juke box jive 14-12-1974 2 10 The Rubettes; # 2 in the national hit parade
I can do it 15-3-1975 5 7 the same; # 5 in the National hit parade
Foe dee oh dee 12-7-1975 8 7 the same; # 7 in the national hit parade
Little darling 29-11-1975 18 6 the same; # 19 in the National hit parade
It hurts to be in love 10-4-1976 tip Paul da Vinci
You're the reason why 1-5-1976 3 8 The Rubettes; # 7 in the national hit parade
Julia 1976 only in Belgium
Under one roof 4-9-1976 tip same
Baby I know 29-1-1977 tip same
Doing things with you 28-3-1981 tip Alan Williams

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
I can do it - 1771 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Juke box jive 1496 - - 1854 - - - - - - - - - - -
Sugar baby love 1321 1147 1039 1427 1468 1268 1338 1148 1441 1296 1516 1854 - - -
You're the reason why - 1875 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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