UPDATED FEB 2018 FROM skynews
The group The Real Thing featured four UK friends called Chris Amoo, Kenny Davis, Ray Lake (deceased) and Dave Smith who formed the group in 1970. However, they did not have any success until they appeared on the TV show New Faces just after Kenny left. They did well and were signed up to PYE.
The Real Thing - http://theofficialrealthing.com, a Liverpool based vocal group, had its origins in the Merseybeat boom of the 1960s. Lead
They were spotted by an ex-Radio Luxembourg DJ, Tony Hall, who played a significant part in their early career development. Even so, success was not immediate, and
This led to a big No.1 song in 1976 called You To Me Are Everything written by Michael
The follow up hit managed to get to No.2 in 1976 with I
Cant Get By Without You which came from their album The Real Thing and made a perfect summer hit in the 1970s.
At this point the group over peaked and in 1977 they had a No. 16
hit with You'll Never Know What You Are Missing. The next top twenty hit was in 1978 with Whenever You Want My Love from the album Step Into The World I Can Feel The Force.
It looked like the life of the group was coming to an end as a couple of minor hits followed. Then in 1979 they came back with a disco classic marching all the way to No.5 with Can You Feel The Force?
Can you feel the force? Can you feel the force? Can you feel the force?
Whoooo oo ooo Can you feel the force? Whoooo oo ooo Can you feel the force? There's a mood spreading round the world today Can you feel the force? It's with you in your work or at your play Can you feel the force? They're cleaning up the streets throughout the world Can you feel the force? Ghetto folk have had the final furl Can you feel the force?