Hailing from Yorkshire, Child was discovered in a village garage by businessman Michael Devere, who became the band’s manager.
The group enjoyed their first chart success after appearing on Top of the Pops with a cover version of The Searchers‘ hit When You Walk in the Room, which reached #38 in the UK.
Their biggest hit came with a cover of the Conway Twitty song It’s Only Make Believe, which gave them a top ten hit in 1978. The same year, Child was voted the second most popular UK band amongst teenage girls in a 1978 poll conducted by the magazine Fab 208.
When Dave Cooper left the band, Keith Atack switched to guitar, and Mike Mckenzie joined on bass.
In 1979, they scored their third chart hit with another cover, The Platters‘ Only You (And You Alone), which reached #33.
Their second album, Total Recall (1979), was not successful, and the group disbanded in 1980.
Child was reformed by Graham Bilbrough in 2021, with new members.