In The 1970s Bernie Flint

ITV in the UK had a huge find a star show called Opportunity Knocks hosted by Hughie Green. The show spawned many top bands in the 1970s including Showaddywaddy. But they also found some great singer songwriter too. One of these was Bernie Flint from Lancashire who was born 1952.
Bernie was in the Navy and at the rime of the 1977 TV show as a window cleaner who was propelled to the charts by his twelve weeks of wining the viewers vote for the show. In those days people had to write in and vote.

Bernie only had one top twenty hit in the UK but was a regular gust singing many songs during 1977 and 1978. He also introduced a TV show called Pop Gospel and his albums went gold and silver.
I Don't Want To Put A Hold On You reached No. 3 in the UK in 1977.


His follow up hit Southern Comfort was a radio play single but never made the top thirty.