Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Dave Bartram Interview Showaddywaddy…
Showaddywaddy are a pop/rock group from Leicester, England.
They specialise in revivals of hit songs from the 1950s and early 1960s as well as original material and dress as Teddy Boys.
Showaddywaddy spent a total of 209 weeks on the UK Singles Chart, and had 10 Top Ten singles, with one reaching number one.
DAVE Bartram was a founder member of the band Showaddywaddy, whose signature track is the 1976 chart-topper Under The Moon Of Love. In 2011 Dave, now 63, quit the band, but is still their manager.
In 2019 Showaddywaddy are back with a 3CD GOLD available below via Amazon. We spoke about Dave the history of the group.
Enjoy an exclusive interview with Alex & Dave via YouTube:
Showaddywaddy appeared on the ATV series New Faces, and won one programme in the series in November 1973, and were runners-up in the “All Winners Final”, which was broadcast on 28 December 1973.
Their first single, “Hey Rock and Roll” (written by the band), was released in April 1974. It reached number two in the UK Singles Chart. Showaddywaddy then went on to have a further 22 UK hits until late summer 1982.
They had most of their biggest hits with covers of songs from the 1950s and the early 1960s.
These cover versions included “Three Steps to Heaven” (originally by Eddie Cochran in 1960), “Heartbeat” (originally written and recorded by Buddy Holly), “Under the Moon of Love” (originally a US hit for Curtis Lee in 1961 and co-written by Tommy Boyce), “When” (originally by the Kalin Twins), “You Got What It Takes” (originally by Marv Johnson) and “Dancin’ Party” (originally by Chubby Checker). These six singles were all produced by Mike Hurst (a former member of the Springfields).
Interview by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 2nd April 2019.