Hailing from Kilmarnock in Scotland, the Dead End Kids formed in 1974 as a covers band (originally known as Vehicle) playing Status Quo, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Buddy Holly numbers in the local pubs, clubs and discos.
Their sound progressed into glam rock and in 1976 the band caught the attention of a record executive from CBS while opening for The Bay City Rollers.
The single reached #6 in the UK and #2 in Sweden and the group appeared on Top of the Pops, enjoying a brief moment in the teenybopper limelight.
At the peak of their success in 1977, they released their only full-length album, Breakout, which included the singles Glad All Over, Breakaway, All My Love Always and Heart Get Ready For Love.
Their final single was Heart Get Ready for Love (1978).
Colin ‘Junior’ Ivory