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A lively East London combo, the Equals balanced optimum R&B with a lot of pop, and also a few nods to vocalist Eddy Grant’s Western Indian background. Offer, born in United kingdom Guyana, transferred to England along with his family members at age 12, and resolved within a council property called Hornsey Rise in northeast London. Four years afterwards, he produced the Equals with schoolmates Lincoln Gordon (electric guitar), his twin sibling Dervin Gordon (originally the vocalist), Pat Lloyd (electric guitar, after that bass), and drummer John Hall. The music group started gigging around London, amazing viewers with their evidently endless energy and a definite design fusing pop, blues, and R&B plus components of ska and bluebeat. By 1965, the Equals started doing schedules in Europe aswell, and released their initial single on Leader Information. Though “Keep Me Nearer” didn’t perform in the graphs, DJs started playing the turn part and by 1967 “Baby, KEEP COMING BACK” had strike the top from the graphs in Germany and holland. One year later on, the single strike number 1 in Britain aswell, and brushed the graphs in America. Following singles lacked the instant punch of “Baby, KEEP COMING BACK,” however, as well as the Equals got only two even more Top Ten strikes: “Viva Bobby Joe” and “Dark Pores and skin Blue Eyed Kids,” the second option an apt message monitor from one from the few racially combined bands from the period. Grant remaining the Equals for any solo profession in 1971, and even though the band by no means charted once again, they remained a favorite live act, specifically within the continent. Drummer Ronald Telemacque and guitarists Dave Martin and Frankie Hepburn had been later put into the lineup.

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Full Name The Equals
Music Songs Baby Come Back, Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys, Viva Bobby Joe, Police on My Back, I Get So Excited, Softly Softly, Michael and the Slipper Tree, Soul Brother Clifford, Rub a Dub Dub, I Won't Be There, Funky Like a Train, Hold Me Closer, I Can See, but You Don’t Know, My Life Ain't Easy, You Got Too Many Boyfriends, The Guy Who Made Her a Star, Another Sad and Lonely Night, Lonely Rita, Ain't Got Nothing to Give You, Help Me Simone, Honey Gum, Laurel and Hardy, Let's Go to the Moon, Georgetown Girl, Beautiful Clown, The Skies Above, Leaving You Is Hard to Do, Put Some Rock & Roll in Your Soul, You'd Better Tell Her, Hey Baby, It's Time You Got Going, Can't Find A Girl To Love Me, Diversion
Albums Strike Again, Equals at the Top, Rock Masters: Gimme Sex!, Just Me and You, Vol. 2, Tracts, Explosion, Sensational, The Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, Baby, Come Back, Unequalled Equals, Baby Come Back, Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys, A Best Of..., The Very Best of the Equals, All the Hits Plus More, First Among Equals: The Greatest Hits, Viva Equals!, Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys... The Anthology (disc 1), Their Greatest Hits, Baby Come Back -The Best, Old Habits - EP, Back to Back - The Vogues & The Equals, Love Potion, Vol. 4, Greatest Hits, Love Potion, Vol. 3, The Equals and Rock Sounds, Vol. 1, Love Potion, Vol. 1, The Equals and Rock Sounds, Vol. 3, Viva Bobby Joe, The Best Of, The Equals and Rock Sounds, Vol. 2, 20 Greatest Hits, The Equals - All the Hits Plus More, Black Is Black, The Equals, Happy Song, Vol. 2, The Equals, Happy Song, Vol. 1, The Magic Collection, The British 60s, The Equals and Rock Sounds, Vol. 4, Just Me and You, Vol. 1, The Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, Love Potion, Vol. 2

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