In The 1970s Showaddywaddy


Showaddywaddy formed from other groups in 1973 and took up the Teddy Boys persona with bright costumes.In 1973 they appeared on the ITV talent show New Faces and went right through to the final where they came second.

This launched their career and their first single was in 1974 and written by the band themselves called Hey Rock And Roll a No. 2 hit. Followed by Rock And Roll Lady getting to No. 15. The last hit of 1974 was Hey Mr Christmas.



1975 Sweet Music was a No. 15 chart but the biggest hit that year was the cover of  Eddie Cochran's 1960s hit Three Steps To Heaven which was followed by another Cochran classic called Heartbeat.

Dave Batram was the lead singer right through to 2011. Dave sang on the 1976 single called Under The Moon Of Love that reached No. 1 and was a cover of  a 1961 single by Curtis Lee.
1977 and the boys were still having hits. This time a cover of the 1958 song by The Kalin Twins called When. Another cover came next with the 1959 Marv Johnson single called You Got What It Takes. Finally that year we had Dancing Party. All 1976 singles getting in the top five.

1978 and the cover of Dion's I wonder Why reached No. 2.  The Jarmels 1950s hit A Little Bit Of Soap was another hit for Showaddywaddy getting to No. 5, and Pretty Little Angel Eyes got to No. 5 also.

1979 Remember Then a cover of the Earls song reached No. 17 and their very last hit of the 1970s was Sweet Little Rock N Roller a No. 15 UK hit.

Showaddywaddy 1970s TV Interviews

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