Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Celeb backing singers

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NW england
    Posts
    1,035

    Default Celeb backing singers

    I first put this question in another DYR thread https://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/s...ng-vocals.html
    but the thread stayed on track so am putting my question on it's own to see if I get a response HERE WE GO....

    I remember watching TOTP in maybe late 70's and they had Judge Dredd on it with Big Six or Big Seven or whatever.
    Anyways for some reason ( or so DLT claimed ) his backing singers couldn't appear so a bit of improvisation took place.
    He stood there singing away with David Essex, Rod Stewart and Elton John all dancing round behind him and joining in on the chorus.

    I've spouted off about this in the past and nobody believes me or remembers it so does anyone in here ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ashford
    Posts
    283

    Default Re: Celeb backing singers

    Nope!! I'm gonna look on YT for it though!!
    "...And that's what I've done. Maintained it for 20 years. This old brooms had 17 new heads and 14 new handles in its time."

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Stockport
    Posts
    5,385

    Default Re: Celeb backing singers

    I remember seeing a clip in TOTP2 of McFadden & Whitehead performing Ain't Not Stopping Us Now live in the studio, backed by what seemed to be members the Shepard's Bush WI.

    I know the BBC & the Musician's Union had some friction between them around this time, so this might have been a compromise.
    The Trickster On The Roof

  4. #4

    Default Re: Celeb backing singers

    Dave Lee Travis did improvise as a type of backing singer or whatever sometimes.He did so when MUD played on Top of the Pops one Christmas.He seems to have a violin here.I dare say this was mimed as a lot on top of the pops was.

    YouTube - Mud-Tiger Feet


    Top of the Pops did do live shows,so maybe David Essex,Rod Stewart and Elton John did actually sing live?
    Here is a clip of the Rezilloes playing live.The clip says it is on top of the pops,but it does seem to be a bit too rough for top of the pops,so i assume it may be the programme Revolver.

    YouTube - THE REZILLOS - TOP OF THE POPS - LIVE 1978 (Revolver)

    Yes,i think it is Revolver,as i am sure i saw Peter Cook on the screen behind.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    7,889

    Default Re: Celeb backing singers

    Deffo Revolver. You can see Peter Cook on the screen at the start

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    7,889

    Default Re: Celeb backing singers

    Great minds!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Frame Towers...Cornwall
    Posts
    456

    Default Re: Celeb backing singers

    I remember Mick Jagger doing backing on Carly Simons Your So Vain.
    "poor is the man who's pleasures depend on the permission of another"

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Stockport
    Posts
    5,385

    Default Re: Celeb backing singers

    A few singers have done backing vocals before hitting the big time.

    Cher was a sessionist on a few early 1960s songs, & was often told off for singing too loud.

    Madonna was one of Yvonne Elliman's backing singers.

    Mariah Carey backed Michael Jackson on the Bad tour.
    The Trickster On The Roof

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    7,889

    Default Re: Celeb backing singers

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post

    Mariah Carey backed Michael Jackson on the Bad tour.
    Are you sure?

    Sheryl Crow surely?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    house
    Posts
    82

    Default Re: Celeb backing singers

    sam brown had a hit called stop and durga mcbroom {real name} had a hit with the band blue pearl {naked in the rain} well the two of them were backing singers for pink floyd in the late 80,s early 90,s

Similar Threads

  1. Female Singers
    By amethyst in forum Member's lounge
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 13-07-2011, 23:15
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20-02-2010, 11:25
  3. Best Backing Vocals?
    By chrisredditch in forum Songs
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 15-10-2009, 14:53
  4. whos going to win im a celeb?
    By xmark1234 in forum Member's lounge
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-12-2005, 13:07

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •