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Smokie

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Originally formed in Yorkshire, Britain, in 1966, Smokie hit the Uk pop charts many times during the later ’70s with updated psychedelic pop, influenced with the band’s stick to Mickie Most’s Rak Records along with the writers of all from the band’s hit material, Rak’s Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. Vocalist Chris Norman, bassist Terry Utley, guitarist Alan Silson, and drummer Ron Kelly acquired played within the Elizabethans, but produced the music group Kindness in 1970. The quartet documented many singles through the past due ’60s and early ’70s, but didn’t show any graph activity. By 1973, Kelly acquired left the music group and was changed by Pete Spencer. In 1975, the music group, agreed upon to Rak Information, and billed as Smokey, strike number three within the U.K. with “IF YOU BELIEVE YOU UNDERSTAND How to Like Me.” After another TOP strike, “Don’t Play Your Rock and roll ‘n’ Roll if you ask me,” Smokey became Smokie; during 1976, the group obtained with three Best 20 hits, like the quantity five “Living NEARBY to Alice.” Smokie strike quantity five both in 1977 (“It’s YOUR DAILY LIFE”) and 1978 (“Oh Carol”), however the band’s graph run finished by early 1980, and pursuing 1982’s Midnight Pleasure, they disbanded. Both Spencer and Norman continuing to just work at Rak through the ’80s, composing hits for a number of organizations; they re-formed Smokie in 1986, resurfacing using the LP My Center HOLDS TRUE. Two even more albums, All THRILLED and Greatest Strikes Live, followed, using the group staying active through the entire ’90s, issuing fresh material and a number of strikes collections.

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Full Name Smokie
Music Songs Needles And Pins, Living Next Door To Alice, Lay Back in the Arms of Someone, Mexican Girl, If You Think You Know How to Love Me, I'll Meet You at Midnight, Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll To Me, Wild Wild Angels, Oh Carol, Who the Fuck Is Alice, Something's Been Making Me Blue, Take Good Care of My Baby, What Can I Do, It's Your Life, For a Few Dollars More, Have You Ever Seen the Rain, Babe It's Up to You, Poor Lady, You Took Me By Surprise, Whiskey in the Jar, Run to Me, Think About the Night, Back To Bradford, Baby It's You, When My Back Was Against The Wall, Rose-a-lee, I Can't Stay Here, You're So Different Tonight, Be My Baby, Goin' Tomorrow, Derry Girl, I Won't Back Down
Albums Midnight Café, Bright Lights & Back Alleys, Changing All the Time, Solid Ground, The Montreux Album, The Other Side of the Road, Pass It Around, Take a Minute, Strangers in Paradise, All Fired Up!, Greatest Hits, The Best of Smokie, The Best of 20 Years, Uncovered Too, The World and Elsewhere, Whose Are These Boots?, Burnin' Ambition, Light a Candle, Wild Horses – The Nashville Album, On the Wire, Live in South Africa, Midnight Delight, Rock Away Your Teardrops, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Chasing Shadows, Wrong Side of the Tracks, On Tour, From the Heart, Uncovered, UNREAL, The Concert, Eclipse (acoustic), GOLD: Smokie Greatest Hits (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 1975-2015), The Greatest Hits of 40 Years, Steel Box Collection: Greatest Hits, It's Country Time, Forever, Hit Collection, Play Their Rock ’n’ Roll to You, Don't Play That Game with Me
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album, Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance/Song, BET Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Song, GMA Dove Award for Contemporary Gospel/Urban Recorded Song of the Year


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#Fact
1 British rock band founded in 1965. Members include Martin Bullard (keyboard), Mick McConnell (guitar), Mike Craft' (lead vocals), Steve Pinnell (drum), and Terry Uttley (bass guitar, and the last remaining founding member). Former members were Chris Norman, Alan Silson, Pete Spencer, Alan Barton and Ron Kelly.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Dog 2011 "Stumblin In"
Die kranken Schwestern 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stockinger 1996 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1976-1995 TV Series performer - 22 episodes
Book of Love 1990 performer: "What Can I Do"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roy Chubby Brown: Clitoris Allsorts - Live at Blackpool 1995 Video thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BingoLotto 1999-2016 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
Das ZDF-Sommerhitfestival 2002 TV Series Themselves
Top of the Pops 1975-1995 TV Series Themselves
Crackerjack! 1982 TV Series Themselves - Guests
Disco 1977-1980 TV Series Themselves
The Basil Brush Show 1976-1977 TV Series Themselves
Arrows 1976 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glam Rock: The DVD 2003 Video Themselves
Top of the Pops 1978 TV Series Themselves
Disco 1978 TV Series Themselves

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