This week we go way back to the 60s to a British pop group called Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich! Dave Dee was the main vocalist and their management named them this way as the others were the nicknames of the other band members and they wanted them to stand out! They certainly did that producing a string of hits with unusual rhythms, lyrics and instruments such as an electrified mandolin on “Bend It!”.
They had 13 top 40 hits, including 8 top tens and 1 number one which was “The Legend of Xanadu”. Here are two of their top five hits.
“Hold Tight!” reached number 4 in 1966
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“Zabadak!” reached number 3 in 1967
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