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Rubettes, The

Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington knew they had a hit when they wrote Sugar Baby Love.

Without an act to record it they did what many others were doing at the time and put together a group of session singers and went into the studio.

With Paul DaVinci on lead vocals, it became a bigger hit than they even imagined and a group was quickly put together – minus Paul, who had settled on a solo career – achieving just one Top 20 hit in the same year with (the very Rubettes-like) Your Baby Ain’t Your Baby Anymore.

Keyboard player Bill Hurd resurfaced in 1979 in Suzi Quatro‘s band, recording and touring alongside her into the early Eighties.


Alan Williams
Tony Thorpe
Guitar, vocals
Bill Hurd
Organ, piano
Pete Arnesen
Mick Clarke
Bass, vocals
John Richardson
Drums, vocals