Their first hit, Baby Now That I’ve Found You, established the group in 1968. An unpretentious beat ‘n’ bubblegum group, they eschewed flower power stereotypes by sticking to a clap-happy variant on southern soul. Other hits included Build Me Up Buttercup and In The Bad Bad Old Days.
Singer Clem Curtis and his replacement Colin Young fronted a sound that swung through TV studios and wouldn’t sound out of place now as cruise ship entertainment.
Curtis passed away in March 2017, aged 76, after a battle with cancer.