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Foundations, The

Often cited, alongside The Equals and Blue Mink, as British melting-pot pop, The Foundations consisted of three white Londoners, a Barbadian, a Jamaican, a Dominican and a Ceylonese.

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.

Colin Young
Vocals, guitar
Clem Curtis
Vocals, guitar
Alan Warner
Peter Macbeth

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Pat Burke
Eric Allendale
Tim Harris