b. George Owen Smith, 3 Feb 1921, London, Britain, d. 23 Might 1978, Malaga, Spain. Owen was a UK dance music group head who reached the united states and UK graphs in 1959 along with his edition of the tune ‘Manhattan Religious’, compiled by Billy Maxted. The tune was released on the tiny Palette label in america and started its climb in Dec 1958, ultimately achieving amount 10 in Feb 1959. In the meantime, the record was released in the united kingdom on Pye International, where it reached amount 20. Owen positioned one other one on the united kingdom graph, ‘Obsession’, in 1960, and even though he continuing to record, there have been no further graph successes on either aspect from the Atlantic. non-e of his albums, including those documented for RCA Information ahead of ‘Manhattan Religious’s achievement, charted in either nation.