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Marmalade

This was a hugely successful group that was in the charts in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. A group from Scotland and the song was written by guitarist Junior Campbell, and became a one million seller. Funny to think the original name of the group was “The Gaylords”, I wonder why they changed it?

They had a huge hit in the 1960s with a Beatle cover Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da which managed to get to the UK No.1 position. In 1970 they had a No3 hit with Rainbow, but the record that brought them to my attention was the No. 15 hit My Little One and the popular Cousin Norman both in 1971.

1972 and Radancer was a hit and I have no idea what it sounded like. That has been wiped from my memory, but the one I still sing along to is the beautiful “Falling Apart ¬†At The Seams” from 1976. This was their last UK single hit, and for me it was there best.

The group had so many members come and go during its lifetime, but perhaps the most well-known group member was Junior Campbell who had solo hits during the 1970s including Hallelujah Freedom.

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