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The Tremeloes are an English group that had success in the 1960sespecially. They were originally the backing band of Brian Poole.


As Brian Poole & the Tremeloes scored in England from 1961 a series of hits, which Do you love me? in 1963 – the first place of the charts reached. After it no longer of tensions between the members of the band and their leader they went their separate ways in 1965 . Brian Poole soon disappeared in the anonymity. The Tremeloes (Alan Blakely, Len ' Chip ' Hawkes, Rick West and Dave Munden) were to be found regularly in the international charts.

The Tremeloes started in 1967 from half a decade of hits, starting with the written by Cat Stevens Here comes my baby. More successes followed, whose Silence is Golden(1967) and My little Lady (1968) were the largest. The Group was characterized mainly by unpretentious uptempo songs, as Even the bad times are good (1967), Helule helule (1968) and Once on a Sunday morning (1969). The song Yellow River became them offered by composer Jeff Christie, but they released is initially not yourself. The band Christie-around Jeff Christie and the brother of guitarist Alan Blakely-was specially formed to bring out the number, with the vocals of Jeff Christie was added to the already integrated guidance of The Tremeloes. It resulted in 1970 in a big hit. The Tremeloes also sang You and What Can I Do? by Raymond O'Sullivan (who later would be known as Gilbert O'Sullivan). In the early 1970s The Tremeloes tried a slightly ' rougher ' image to measure with rock-like singles as ' Blue Suede Tie '. The last hit is also from that time, but still more ' Layla ': ' I Like it That way ' (1972). Like many other bands from the 60 's and 70 's are also The Tremeloes ' revival ' appearances at times to find back in. Dave Munden has been the only constant factor in all these years, although nowadays also Rick West (who again Rick Westwood calls it) a part of the group. Chip Hawkes left the group a few times then has to return, but he makes the last years is part of the Class of ' 64 with ex-members of Smokie and The Rubettes.

Alan Blakely (54) passed away on June 10, 1996.

Original group members[Edit]Edit

  • Brian Poole — born on 3 november 1941, in Barking, Essex — vocalist (up to 1966).
  • Alan Blakely — born Alan David Blakely, 1 april 1942, in Bromley, Kent. Died on 10 June 1996 — rhythm guitarist/pianist/vocalist.
  • Ricky West-born Richard Charles Westwood, 7 May 1943, in Dagenham, Essex — lead guitarist/vocalist.
  • Alan Howard — born 17 October 1941, Dagenham, Essex — bassist/vocalist (up to 1966).
  • Chip Hawkes — born Leonard Donald Hawkes, 2 november 1945, Shepherd's Bush, West London — bassist/vocalist (from 1966).
  • Dave Munden — born David Charles Munden, 2 december 1943, in Dagenham, Essex — drummer/vocalist.

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number with listing (s)

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Even the bad times are good 1795 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Silence is golden 1179 1577 1640 1580 1567 1743 1619 1469 1415 1521 - - - - -

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