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Streetband

This UK rock-band from the late 70s were notable mainly for the membership of Paul Young (b. 17 January 1956, Luton, Bedfordshire, Britain). Having performed in regional group, Kat Kool AS WELL AS THE Kool Kats, Youthful produced Streetband in 1977 with John Gifford (electric guitar/vocals), Mick Pearl (bass/vocals), Roger Kelly (electric guitar) and Vince Chaulk (drums, ex-Mr Big, whose biggest strike was ‘Romeo’ in 1977). The group’s R&B-tinged music brought a documenting contract with Logo design Information. The debut record was made by Chas Jankel, Ian Dury’s songwriting partner. The initial single, ‘Keep On’ acquired a novelty b-side, ‘Toast’ which obtained airplay and became a high 20 strike in 1978. Streetband came back with their hard-rocking strategy for afterwards singles another album including Jools Holland playing keyboards. Insufficient further commercial achievement precipitated the break-up of the group in 1979 when Youthful, Gifford and Pearl produced the spirit group Q-Tips.

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