Woensdag, 26 april 2017
The only Rubettes
featuring Alan Williams,
Mick Clarke and
In the autumn of 1973, Wayne Bickerton then head of A & R at Polydor Records, gathered together several top session musicians and singers at Landsdown Studios in Holland Park, London to record four songs, three of which were later to become international ‘Hits’ for the then ‘unconceived’ and therefore then ‘unheard of’ Rubettes. Polydor, convinced of the potential of one of those songs, concluded that a certain ‘magic’ had been captured in the ‘demo’ and decided to release it there and then, but as an Artist or Group didn’t exist as such one had to be found to promote the record. It seemed obvious to Wayne Bickerton, who wrote the songs with co-writer Tony Waddington, that some of the guys who actually played and sung on the record should be approached first, and that to consolidate the image they should be given an American 50's type name that would convey their sound precisely. What better than the ‘Rubettes’. And so it was that John Richardson, Alan Williams & Pete Arnesen were asked to form a band. Some more musicians were needed to complete the line up so John contacted musician friends Mick Clarke, Bill Hurd & Tony Thorpe who were delighted with the opportunity and rightly so for it was but a few months later that the Rubettes achieved the coveted No.1 spot in the U.K. charts in May 1974 with their first single ‘Sugar Baby Love’.
Boulogne sur Mer
Rubettes in the 70's
Rubettes in the 80's
A Fan from long time ago
The photos from Duisburg ,Suffolk and Boulogne sur Mer are taken by me, back in the 80's when I met the Rubettes through Europe.
I took them from a website (from a former friend from Germany) because I myself have
no photos on the computer from the Rubettes...in the 80's no digi!
And no interest now to scan them in, out off my numerous of photo albums from back than.
I made this "Startbewijs" especially for my dearest friend Chris and for myself, so that we have the whole collection of video's together on one page!
Some of my other webs
startbewijs.nl 2002 - 2017
Door rubettes i.s.m startbewijs.nl