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post Apr 25 2012, 09:34 AM
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The only other one I can think of at this moment were a soul outfit who had a tad of success in the seventies with what I term white soul music. The AVERAGE pale faced pop fan should be able to guess their name! rolleyes.gif
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post Apr 25 2012, 11:08 AM
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I've picked up the pieces of that clue to get the band you're on about...

Ach, there are hundreds of Scottish acts who've had hits over the years.

Even Cicero! Anyone remember him? Great song in 'Love is Everywhere' but appalling lyrics.
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post Apr 25 2012, 02:59 PM
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A few more

Simple Minds
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
The Bluebells
Annie Lennox
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post Apr 26 2012, 09:36 AM
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Yes, maybe I should have set the minimum requirement for Scottish acts at fifty, not ten! dance.gif

I can think of a few others myself, such as The Average White Band, Deacon Blue, Frankie Miller - all Scottish, I think that I am right in saying.

Don't forget records by various Scottish World Cup football squads over the years as well! laugh.gif

Plenty of talent from north of the Pennines over the years!

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post Apr 27 2012, 11:02 AM
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Talking about Scottish acts what was the first scottish act to top the singles chart? anybody know..

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post Apr 27 2012, 11:05 AM
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QUOTE(richie @ Apr 25 2012, 12:08 PM) *
I've picked up the pieces of that clue to get the band you're on about...

Ach, there are hundreds of Scottish acts who've had hits over the years.

Even Cicero! Anyone remember him? Great song in 'Love is Everywhere' but appalling lyrics.


Vaguely. I Think Cicero were produced by the Pet Shp Boys IIRC
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post Apr 27 2012, 03:14 PM
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QUOTE(fiesta @ Apr 27 2012, 12:05 PM) *
Vaguely. I Think Cicero were produced by the Pet Shp Boys IIRC


Yes, he was. He was also one of the first and only acts on their Spaghetti label.
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post Apr 27 2012, 08:34 PM
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QUOTE(fiesta @ Apr 27 2012, 12:02 PM) *
Talking about Scottish acts what was the first scottish act to top the singles chart? anybody know..
I think it was Marmalade with 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da', number 1 in January 1969.
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post Apr 29 2012, 12:00 AM
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QUOTE(Robbie @ Apr 27 2012, 08:34 PM) *
I think it was Marmalade with 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da', number 1 in January 1969.


Lonnie Donegan was definately born in Scotland, and certainly had at least one number one, which would have predated Marmalade by a good many years. However, there may have been earlier examples of Scottish number ones.

Pretty poor show this week, I liked records by the late Andrew Gold and Billy Ocean, but poor otherwise in my view. Fortunately appearances by punk acts were just around the corner on top of the pops 1977.

Trivia question for this week concerns Abba still being at number one, the superswedes. Can you name at least ten acts from Scandinavia to have hit the UK charts over the years? I am counting Scandinavia as Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and I will lump in Iceland as well.

Actuallly not that easy to think of that many acts off the top of my head, even when counting Abba. I am sure that you lot can do a lot better!

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post Apr 29 2012, 09:59 AM
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Technically Finland is not in Scandinavia.

Let's get the ball rolling,...

A-Ha
The Cardigans / Nina Persson (with the Manics)
Bjork / Sugarcubes
Basshunter
One member of Placebo
Lordi (if Finland counts)
Alexander Ribak
Ace Of Base
Roxette
Rednex

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post Apr 29 2012, 02:34 PM
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All good choices, suedehead, well done.

I believe that Europe - of final countdown fame - were from Sweden.

Should be noted that the two females who were in Abba also had solo Uk hits, if I remember correctly.
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post Apr 29 2012, 07:40 PM
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For some reason I thought Europe were German but, you're right, they're Swedish.
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post May 4 2012, 10:55 AM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Apr 29 2012, 10:59 AM) *
Technically Finland is not in Scandinavia.

Let's get the ball rolling,...

A-Ha
The Cardigans / Nina Persson (with the Manics)
Bjork / Sugarcubes
Basshunter
One member of Placebo
Lordi (if Finland counts)
Alexander Ribak
Ace Of Base
Roxette
Rednex


not forgetting whigfield!
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post May 4 2012, 08:52 PM
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QUOTE(fiesta @ May 4 2012, 11:55 AM) *
not forgetting whigfield!


Good one fiesta, and not forgetting Aqua, the Danish/Norwegian duo of "Barbie Girl" fame.
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post May 4 2012, 10:24 PM
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QUOTE(blackcat @ May 4 2012, 09:52 PM) *
Good one fiesta, and not forgetting Aqua, the Danish/Norwegian duo of "Barbie Girl" fame.

I think it would be better if we did forget.
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QUOTE(fiesta @ Apr 27 2012, 11:02 AM) *
Talking about Scottish acts what was the first scottish act to top the singles chart? anybody know..


I think it was Rod Stewart with Maggie May back in October 1971.
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post May 5 2012, 06:51 PM
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LOl Suedehead, nothing wrong with a bit of Aqua! yahoo.gif

This week's edition had some good soul in in, with studio appearances from OC Smith, Denise Williams, good number from Stevie Wonder. Eddie And The Hotrods started the show, I suppose about as near to Top Of The Pops could get to punky music before The Strangers, Pistols, etc.

Trivia question concerns Lynsey De Paul and Mike Moran singing Britain's Eurovision entry for 1977, Rock Bottom. Have many acts can one name from the British Isles that have won Eurovision over the years? (British Isles means British AND Irish acts).

Half a dozen at least should be achievable by most pop fans.

All the best. cool.gif
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post May 5 2012, 11:21 PM
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Johnny Logan
Katrina and the Waves
Dana
Brotherhood Of Man
Sandie Shaw
Johnny Logan again
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post May 5 2012, 11:22 PM
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TBH who cares. They all suck anyway.

Especially Bucks Fizz.
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post May 5 2012, 11:43 PM
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QUOTE(Grebo @ May 6 2012, 12:22 AM) *
TBH who cares. They all suck anyway.

Especially Bucks Fizz.


LOL!!! Not a big eurovision fan, then, Grebo! Yet there are people out there who love Eurovision................. w00t.gif

Suedehead, nice list. Probably one or two more to be added yet. I think Ireland have won it quite a few times, just can't recall all the acts off the top of my head.

I am in broad agreement with you, Grebo, I don't like eurovision either, the only thing I would say is that without it, maybe ABBA would never have made it big. And I do like some of their stuff, as most pop fans do.
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