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Real Thing, The

Soulful vocal group The Real Thing formed in Liverpool in 1970 and, although they performed on the TV talent show Opportunity Knocks, their big break came when they toured with David Essex.

They became the most successful black British group of the Seventies but although they prided themselves on writing their own material, group members Chris and Eddie Amoo decided they needed to be more commercial just to get radio play.

When songwriters Ken Gold and Michael Denne came up with the catchy pop/soul You To Me Are Everything in 1976, the group found themselves with a #1 record.

Ten years later they returned to the Top 5 with a remix by DJs Froggy, Simon Harris and KC.

Eddie Amoo died on 23 February 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Chris Amoo
Dave Smith
Kenny Davis
Ray Lake
Eddie Amoo
Vocals, guitar