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At the same time when punk rock and roll and new wave were sweeping the music graphs, Birmingham, England-based quintet, City Boy, produced melodic, hook-laden, progressive rock and roll tunes. Despite putting two music, “5–7–0–5,” and “YOUR DAY the Earth Captured Fireplace,” the name an eye on their 1979 record, in the British isles TOP, the music group didn’t capitalize on the commercial achievement and disbanded in 1981. Based on the Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Intensifying Rock, City Guy is remembered because of their “strong id with progressive rock and roll and funk-oriented monitors.” The motivation for Town Boy was sparked in the first ’60s when business lead vocalists Steve Broughton and Lol Mason fulfilled in prep college. In 1964, Mason befriended 12-string guitarist and bongo participant Max Thomas. 2 yrs afterwards, Broughton, Mason, and Thomas documented an acoustic record. left college and began composing songs jointly. When Thomas still left to wait Suffolk University quickly afterwards, he dropped contact with Broughton and Mason. By enough time they reestablished their romantic relationship, in 1969, Thomas acquired suffered several anxious breakdowns and was restricted to the psychiatric ward of the medical center. Broughton, Mason, and acoustic guitarist Chris would choose him up each night time to spend the night time jamming jointly. As an acoustic group, “Back-in-the-Band,” the music artists started playing semi-regularly within a folk membership, The Cherry Trees and shrubs. In 1973, the group, renamed Town Boy, was agreed upon with the Vertigo label using the stipulation they add a power guitarist (Mike Slamer) along with a drummer (Roger Kent). Their debut record, Mark I, premiered three years afterwards. Their first one, “Hap-Ki-Do,” reached amount 32 over the United kingdom graphs. Kent was changed by Roy Ward in 1978, quickly before the music group embarked on a four-month tour of america as opening action for Hall and Oates. Although they agreed upon with Atlantic for U.S. and Canada distribution, the times of City Guy were virtually over. Despite shifting to NY State, the music group started to splinter using the departure of Broughton and Chris. Soon after releasing an individual independently Town Boy label in 1982, the group disbanded.

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Full Name City Boy
Music Songs The Day The Earth Caught Fire, 5.7.0.5., Heads Are Rolling, The Hap-Ki-Do Kid, Surgery Hours, Dinner At The Ritz, What A Night, Summer in the School Yard, Haymaking Time, Shake My Head and Leave, I’ve Been Spun, Turn on to Jesus, She's Got Style, Interrupted Melody, It's Personal, Walk on the Water, You're Leaving Me, The Violin, It’s Only the End of the World, Need a Little Loving, 5000 Years/Don’t Know Can't Tell, Speechless, Cigarettes, Goodbye Blue Monday, Deadly Delicious, Life on the Balcony, Dear Jean, Young Men Gone West, The Man Who Ate His Car, Dangerous Ground, The World Loves a Dancer, Oddball Dance
Albums Young Men Gone West, City Boy, Heads Are Rolling, The Day the Earth Caught Fire, It's Personal, Book Early, Dinner at the Ritz, Ten Best, City Boy: Anthology, Anthology


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Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 6 episodes, 1976 - 1978 writer - 1 episode, 1976

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The Kenny Everett Video Show 1978 TV Series Themselves

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