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Wayne Fontana (born under the name Glyn Geoffrey Ellis on 28 October 1945 in Manchester) is an English pop singer.

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[hide]*1 early life

Life Course[Edit]Edit

In 1961 joined Wayne Fontana to its first pop group, The Jets. In 1963 he formed together with Bob Lang, Ric Rothwell, and Eric Stewart the Group Wayne Fontana andThe Mindbenders. The plates of the Group were released on the label , Fontana Records. The stage name Wayne Fontana has nothing to do. He called himself to thedrummer D.J. FontanaElvis Presley's. Wayne Fontana was the lead singer of the Group and also played tambourine.

Of the first four plates that the released group were two small hits: Hello Josephine with a 46th and Stop Look and Listen with a 37th place in the UK Singles Chart. The fifth plate,try humming "-the ' song ' Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, released in October 1964, became the big break. It came down to the fifth place. A tour of England with Brenda Lee attracted a lot of public.

The next record, The Game of Love, released in January 1965, was the biggest success for the group. It reached number two in the UK Singles Chart, and even in the United States in april 1965 the first place in theBillboard Hot 100. The group toured the US; Although initially there were problems with obtaining the necessary visa, this tour was also a success.

The two following plates, it's Just a Little Bit Too Late and She Needs Love, had disappointing results. There were tensions in the Group and Wayne Fontana during a concert at the end of 1965 ran suddenly gone.Eric Stewart took over the vocals and the gig was still successful.

Fontana and The Mindbenders went their separate ways, although they both remained at Fontana Records. The Mindbenders had shortly after the break their biggest hit with A Groovy Kind of Love; the solo career of Wayne Fontana came more difficult. His biggest success was Pamela Pamela, that early 1967 in Britain reached the 11th place.

Fontana worked with a changing company musicians. Also changed the name of his backing group quite often: The Opposition, The Mindbenders (of course only after the original Mindbenders were disbanded) Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders, The New Band. Since the 1970s he limited the nostalgia circuit. A regular drive in which it occurs, the Solid Silver Sixties Show.

In the early years of the 21st century he came a few times negatively in the news. In 2005, its bankruptcy proceedings, but he knew it with successful challenge. In 2006, he refused to pay a parking fine and the conflict that ran so high that he fired a bailiff 's car. He appeared in court dressed as Lady Justice with a sword, scales, a Crown, a tunica and sunglasses (Justice is blind). In november 2007 he was sentenced to a prison sentence of 11 months, but he came right away free because he had already served that term, as psychiatric patient forced included.

After his release he settled in Spain.

Was Fontana In March 2011 at the point of action in his native city of Manchester when the police came to arrest him because he had not paid a speed penalty. This time he didn't have to pay the fine. He had the fine incurred during a previous visit to England and one had neglected the order for payment by sending it to Spain. Fontana knew not that he had to pay something.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Singles by Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders[Edit]Edit

Released Frontside/Backside Highest listing
July 1963 Hello Josephine /Road Runner 46 (GB)
October 1963 For You, for You/ Love Potion No. 9
February 1964 Little Darlin '/Come Dance with Me
May 1964 Stop Look and Listen/Duke of Earl 37 (GB)
October 1964 Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um/First Taste of Love 5 (GB)
February 1965 The Game of Love/Since you've Been Gone [1] 2 (GB), 1 (US)
June 1965 It's Just a Little Bit Too Late/Long Time Comin' 20 (GB), 45 (US)
september 1965 She Needs Love/Like I Did 32 (GB)
March 1969 Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um/The Game of Love

EPS by Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders[Edit]Edit

Released Name Numbers
1964 Road Runner Road Runner/Young Blood/Duke of Earl/Talkin' About You
1964 Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um/First Taste of Love/Stop Look and Listen/Too Much Monkey Business
1965 The Game of Love Since you've Been Gone/The Game of Love/she's Got the Power/One More Time
1965 Walking on Air Remind My Baby or Me/Walking on Air/She Needs Love/I'm Qualified

LPs by Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders[Edit]Edit

Released Name Numbers
1965 Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders She's Got the Power/You Don't Know Me/Git it! /Jaguar and Thunderbird/Certain Girl/One More Time/Where Have You Been? /Keep Your Hands off My Baby/Too Many Tears/The Girl Can't Help It/Cops and Robbers/I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday
1966 Eric, Rick, Wayne and Bob Some Other Guy/she's a Rebel/Like I Did/ Memphis, Tennessee /it's Just a Little Bit Too Late/The Shadow Knows/I Remember Love/Skinny Minnie/Honey and Wine/I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man/Please Stay/Long Time Comin'

Singles by Wayne Fontana[Edit]Edit

Released Frontside/Backside Highest listing
november 1965 It Was Easier to Hurt Her/You Made Me What I Am Today 36 (GB)
april 1966 Come on Home/My Eyes Break out in Tears 16 (GB)
August 1966 Goodbye Bluebird/The Sun's So Hot Today 49 (GB)
november 1966 Pamela Pamela/Something Keeps Calling Me Back 11 (GB)
april 1967 24 Sycamore/From a Boy to a Man [2]
september 1967 The Impossible Years/In My World [2]
november 1967 Gina/We All Love the Human Race
March 1968 Storybook Children/I Need to Love You
June 1968 The Words of Bartholomew/Mind Excursion
november 1968 Never an Everyday Thing/Waiting for a Break in the Clouds
March 1969 Dayton Ohio 1903/Say Goodbye to Yesterday
June 1969 Come on Home/Pamela Pamela
september 1969 We're building a Love/Charlie Cass
? 1969 Charlie Cass/Linda [3]
? 1973 Together/One Man Woman [2]
August 1976 The Last Bus Home/Give Me Just a Little Bit

LPs by Wayne Fontana[Edit]Edit

Released Name Numbers
1966 Wayne One [4] Fascinating Rhythm/Please Stop the Wedding/My Friend and I/Star of Eastern Street/My Eyes Break out in Tears/Come on Home/(there 's) Always Something There to Remind Me/The Entertainer/Perfidia/It Was Easier to Hurt Her/You Made Me What I Am Today/Internal Circle
1967 Wayne Fontana [5] Pamela, Pamela/Please Stop the Wedding/My Friend and I/Star of Eastern Street/My Eyes Break out in Tears/(there 's) Always Something There to Remind Me/Something Keeps Calling Me Back/The Entertainer/Perfidia/It Was Easier to Hurt Her/You Made Me What I Am Today/Internal Circle

Compilation CDs (selection)[Edit]Edit

Released Name Numbers
1991 Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders-The Single Anthology Hello Josephine (WM)/ Stop Look and Listen (WM)/ Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um (WM)/ Game of Love (WM)/ Just a Little Bit Too Late (WM)/ She Needs Love (WM)/ It Was Easier to Hurt Her (W)/ A Groovy Kind of Love (M)/ Come on Home (W)/ Can't Live with You (Can't Live without You) (M)/ Goodbye Bluebird (W)/ Ashes to Ashes (M)/ Pamela Pamela (W)/ The Letter (M)/Too Much Monkey Business (WM)/ For You (WM)/ Little Darlin ' (WM)/ I Want Her, She Wants Me (M)/ we'll Talk About It Tomorrow (M)/ School girl (M)/ Blessed Are the Lonely (M)/ 24 Sycamore (W)/ The Morning After (M)
2008 It's Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders She's Got the Power/You Don't Know Me/Git It/Jaguar and Thunderbird/Certain Girl/One More Time/Where Have You Been/Keep Your Hands off My Baby/Too Many Tears/The Girl Can't Help It/Cops and Robbers/I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday/Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um/Some Other Guy/she's a Rebel/Like I Did/ Memphis, Tennessee /it's Just a Little Bit Too Late/The Shadow Knows/I Remember Love/Skinny Minnie/Honey and Wine/I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man/Please Stay/Long Time Comin'/Game of Love

(all WM)

2008 Wayne One [6] Fascinating Rhythm/Please Stop the Wedding/My Friend and I/Star of Eastern Street/My Eyes Break out in Tears/Come on Home/(there 's) Always Something There to Remind Me/The Entertainer/Perfidia/It Was Easier to Hurt Her/You Made Me What I Am Today/Internal Circle/Come on Home (single version)/Goodbye Bluebird/The Sun's So Hot Today/Pamela Pamela/Something Keeps Calling Me Back/24 Sycamore/From a Boy to a Man/The Impossible Years/In My World/Gina/We All Love the Human Race/Storybook Children/I Need to Love You/The World of Bartholomew/Mind Excursion/Never an Everyday Thing/Dayton Ohio 1903/we're building a Love/Charlie Cass/Give Me Just a Little More Time/I'm in Love

(all W)

2009 Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders The Very Best of The Game of Love (WM) Um Um Um Um Um Um /(WM)/ Pamela Pamela (W)/ A Groovy Kind of Love (M)/ Stop Look and Listen (WM)/ The Letter (M)/ Come on Home (W)/ It Was Easier to Hurt Her (W)/ Goodbye Bluebird (W)/ Storybook Children (W)/ Something Keeps Calling Me Back (W)/ The Words of Bartholomew (W)/ She Needs Love (WM)/ I Want Her, She Wants Me(M)/ Long Time Comin' (WM)/ Like I Did (WM)/ Where Have You Been? (WM)/ School girl (M)/ Ashes to Ashes (M)/ Uncle Joe the Ice Cream Man (M)

WM = Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders; W = Wayne Fontana; M = The Mindbenders.

Literature[Edit]Edit

  • Chris May and Tim Phillips, British Beat, Sociopack Publications, London, [1974], p. 1. 51/52.
  • Text in the booklet accompanying the cd Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders-The Single Anthology (Fontana 848 161-2), 1991.

Nuts[Edit]Edit

  1. Up In the US was at the back part of the Edition One More Time.
  2. ↑ Up to:(a) b c This song was a hit in Australia.
  3. Up This was a new pressing of the previous Board, which got a new content, but the same code (Fontana TF1054).
  4. Up Re-released In 2008 on cd with 21 bonus tracks; see the section called "compilation CDs (selection) '.
  5. Up Released in the us.
  6. Up This is the lp from 1966, reissued as cd, plus an extra cd with 21 bonus tracks.

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