Babys, The

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The Babys signed a lucrative deal with Chrysalis Records in 1976 before even playing a single gig.

babys9Proclaimed within the business as the name to watch in '77, their first album failed to ignite the torches of the British rock public, so the band decided to head for the more sympathetic pastures of America rather than slog their way through clubs and colleges in the UK.

Having laid out what is rumoured to be half-a-million pounds in signing and marketing The Babys, Chrysalis not surprisingly wanted a return on their investment.

They twisted the band's British image of surrogate Bad Company into contemporary Bay City Rollers in the States by directing them towards the teenybop market.

When the second album, Broken Heart, came out the record company concocted a careful campaign to nationalise The Babys in America, including a tour which required a huge financial commitment.

The group had a hit single in the States with Isn't It Time?, and their third LP, Head First, finally established them.

The Babys disbanded in late 1981 with Brock and Stocker joining Rod Stewart on tour.

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John Waite 
Vocals, bass
Wally Stocker 

Guitar, vocals
Mike Corby 

Guitar, keyboards, vocals
Tony Brock
Drums
Jonathan Cain
Guitar, keyboards
Ricky Phillips
Bass