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The Rubettes of the 70's were:

Alan Williams

John Richardson

Bill Hurd

Tony Thorpe

Mick Clarke

Peter Arnesen


The Rubettes of the 90's were:

Alan Williams

Mick Clarke

  Bill Hurd
Alex Bines - drums


 Alan Williams

John Richardson

Mick Clarke

Mark Haley

 


 

10TH FEBRUARY 2017

AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

I HAVE LEARNED RECENTLY THAT OUR DEAR JOHN IS UNWELL AFTER A MILD HEART ATTACK.

My thoughts and very best wishes are with John and his family at this time. 

GET WELL SOON !!!

तूर्णमारोग्यमस्तु (tūrnamārogyamastu)

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The Rubettes, were a product of a group of sessions singers that just happened to come together. The year was 1974 and glam rock had just started swinging. When someone mentions the 70's, what artists do they remember ??

Alvin Stardust, Bay City Rollers, Mud, Suzie Q, Slade and of course a string of soul groups. There won't be many who will mention the Rubettes in that breath.

From: 18 May 1974

SUGAR BABY LOVE / Rubettes

Until the 15 June 1974

 


So, what does that mean ??

"Well," I hear you say, "The Rubettes only had one hit, Sugar Baby Love. didn't they ??"
The answer to that is - wrong !! They did have one
NUMBER ONE HIT with Sugar Baby Love, but these guys went on to have a string of others too. The problem was, that this extremely talented bunch were buried by the opposition, and never achieved the high status they truly deserved. From December 1974 until October 1978, the Rubettes released 8 albums and from January 1974 until May 1979 released 22 singles. Not bad going really. They were an innovative group, wrote their own music and could really play their instruments. Manufactured they may have been at the beginning, but they soon showed that they could do it on their own.

Now we are in the 21st century and the Rubettes are still here. They play gigs in the UK, as well as France and Germany. The list of these gigs are pretty impressive too. It seems that with the 70's interest still going strong, the band have found their nirvana.

(This Rubette head is very happy indeed !!!)

What is so special about these guys is that they take the time to meet up with fans old and new and their gigs are aimed at everyone, from 8 to 80. More often than not, there is a chance to have a chat with them afterwards, or get autographs.

 

There are other web pages with the Rubettes theme around and there is one called

The Rubettes

featuring Bill Hurd

 So be sure to pay them a visit. The fact that you came here in the first place, says that you're interested. Please read on and you will get a better picture of this sadly, under-rated band. There are many of their staunch fans still around albeit, we are a lot older these days, who still love and admire them.

If you get the chance. get a CD.

GET LISTENING !!  I think you will be pleasantly surprised.