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    I've seen them on the Thursday evening 1970's editions of TOTPS quite a bit recently........I loved em in my younger days


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    One of my early childhood memories was standing as an infant in the school playground and thinking of a piece of music I must have heard on the radio at the time (mid-to-late '70s) whilst staring through the fence at the road and houses beyond. Throughout the years since then I never forgot the melody, but the lyrics were a little hazy, and I always hoped (for nostalgia's sake) that I would one day find out what the tune was. Anyway, a couple of years ago, I put the lyric I could just about remember into iTunes, and for the first time since then I heard it! - It turned out to be 'Oh Boy (The Mood I'm In)' by Brotherhood Of Man. Needless to say, I now have it.
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    i can remember watching them on the eurovision song contest in 1976 when i was 12

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    Must be honest I thought they were awful!

    The Figaro song was the only one I quite liked but otherwise I thought they were just a cheesy 10th rate version of Abba.

    They did do pretty well though in fairness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roz View Post
    Must be honest I thought they were awful!

    The Figaro song was the only one I quite liked but otherwise I thought they were just a cheesy 10th rate version of Abba.

    They did do pretty well though in fairness.
    Oh you're quite right Roz, they were a 'economy / value' version of Abba..........you didn't really think about things like that when you're young though do you! Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by themilkman View Post
    Oh you're quite right Roz, they were a 'economy / value' version of Abba..........you didn't really think about things like that when you're young though do you! Click image for larger version. 

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    In truth I was only very young when they were popular so didn't know a lot about them, I suppose it's having seen them on docs and TOTP from 77/78 like yourself that has made me realise that they weren't much good!


    Love watching those old TOTP eps as you can see how music changed so much. 1979-1981 was a real golden era I think, with bands that were a bit naff or past their sell by date losing popularity (not all of them but many of them) - Brotherhood of Man, Sweet, Mud, Showaddywaddy etc...some quite good in their day but looking out of place by that time.

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    The original BOM of the late 60's and early 70's were much better, a proper soul-pop band.

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    I got a brotherhood of man album for one christmas.I was very excited at the time because I had just obtained an old secondhand phillips portable player.But after one play it got shoved into the back of the cupboard and left there untill it got thrown away in the early part of the 80's.They were ok,but just too tongue in cheek happy for me.

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    Does anyone remember the song 'Papa Louis'? My dad bought a copy of it after hearing it on Radio 2 in 1978/79, but I don't know whether it ever charted or not.
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    It didn't chart in the UK. Middle of the night (1978) and then Lightning Flash (1982) were the last two singles to chart for BoM.

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