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Encyclopedia > The Mindbenders
The Mindbenders
Origin Manchester, England
Genre(s) Beat, Pop
Years active 1962-1968
Associated acts Wayne Fontana
Members
Bob Lang
Eric Stewart
Ric Rothwell
Graham Gouldman
Grahame Foote

The Mindbenders (originally the backing group for Wayne Fontana) was a 1960s beat group from Manchester, England. They were part of the mid 1960s British Invasion with their chart-toppers "Game of Love" and "Groovy Kind of Love". Cyril Ronald Vosper (7 June 1935 – 4 May 2004) was a Scientologist and later a critic of Scientology. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Merseybeat be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... The Mindbenders (originally called Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders) was a 1960s British Invasion beat group, hailing from Manchester. ... Eric Stewart is a musician and songwriter most known for his tenure in 10CC in the 1970s. ... Graham Keith Gouldman (born on 10 May 1946, in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, in England) is an English songwriter and musician who was a long-time member of British band 10cc. ... The Mindbenders (originally called Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders) was a 1960s British Invasion beat group, hailing from Manchester. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... Beat Music, also known as Merseybeat (for bands from Liverpool), Brumbeat (for bands from Birmingham) etc. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see British Invasion (disambiguation). ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Game of Love is a song by Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders, that reached the Hot 100 No. ... Groovy Kind of Love is a pop single originally released in 1966 by The Mindbenders, as well as the title the original studio album for which it appeared. ...

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Career

Wayne Fontana founded the band in 1962 with Bob Lang, Ric Rothwell, and Eric Stewart in 1963. The group was later joined by Grahame Foote[1]. The name of the group was inspired by the title of a 1963 film, starring the British actor Sir Dirk Bogarde, called The Mind Benders. They released a few unsuccessful singles before recording "Um Um Um Um Um Um" in 1964, which was a major hit in Britain and led to a tour with Brenda Lee. They also had a number one hit in the United States with "Game of Love". The Mindbenders (originally called Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders) was a 1960s British Invasion beat group, hailing from Manchester. ... In music, a band is a group of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of a musical arrangement. ... Eric Stewart is a musician and songwriter most known for his tenure in 10CC in the 1970s. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde (28 March 1921 â€“ 8 May 1999), better known by his stage name Dirk Bogarde, was an actor and author. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... “Sound recorder” redirects here. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... A sound recording, usually in the form of a single or album, that sells a large number of copies or otherwise becomes broadly popular or well-known, through airplay, club play, or inclusion in a soundtrack. ... Brenda Lee (born December 11, 1944) is an American pop singer, who was immensely popular during the 1950s and 1960s. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Game of Love is a song by Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders, that reached the Hot 100 No. ...


After a tour of America and some more unsuccessful singles, Fontana abruptly left the band in the middle of a concert in 1965. Guitarist Eric Stewart suddenly became the lead singer of the band, which immediately dropped "Wayne Fontana" from its name. For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For other uses, see Concert (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ...


The Mindbenders' first single without Fontana was the hit "Groovy Kind of Love" (a Carole Bayer Sager / Toni Wine composition). The song reached number two in the U.S., and was successfully revived by Phil Collins in the 1980s. The album of the same name, however, was a failure, as were their other singles and later albums. They appeared in the Sidney Poitier movie To Sir, with Love and also appear on the soundtrack with the songs "Off and Running" and "It's Getting Harder All the Time". The band broke up in 1968. Groovy Kind of Love is a pop single originally released in 1966 by The Mindbenders, as well as the title the original studio album for which it appeared. ... Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist, songwriter and singer best-known for writing the lyrics to many popular songs performed on Broadway and in Hollywood films. ... Toni Wine is an American pop music songwriter, who wrote songs for such artists as The Archies (she also appeared as a vocalist on their recordings), Elvis Presley, and Checkmates Ltd. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... The 1980s is the decade, spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... Not to be confused with Sydney Tamiia Poitier. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... For other uses, see To Sir, with Love (disambiguation). ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ...


Eric Stewart went on to form Hotlegs and, much more significantly the band 10cc, with hit songwriter Graham Gouldman. Eric Stewart is a musician and songwriter most known for his tenure in 10CC in the 1970s. ... The Hotlegs were a short-lived British studio group best known for their one and only hit Neanderthal Man in 1970. ... 10cc was a British pop band which achieved its greatest commercial success during the 1970s. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Graham Keith Gouldman (born on 10 May 1946, in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, in England) is an English songwriter and musician who was a long-time member of British band 10cc. ...


Bob Lang later joined another rock music outfit, called Racing Cars. They had one hit single, "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" which reached Number 14 in the UK Singles Chart in 1977, before seemingly disappearing forever, thus condemning them to the unwanted one hit wonder tag. This article is about the genre. ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... A one-hit wonder is a Top 40 phenomenon, the combination of artist and song that scores big in the music industry with one smash hit, but is unable to repeat the achievement with another hit. ...


In the 70's, Grahame Foote joined the nostalgia group, "Herman's Hermits starring Barry Whitwam". Hermans Hermits were an English rock band in the 1960s, formed in Manchester in 1963. ...


Band Personnel

See also: Wayne Fontana Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Eric Stewart is a musician and songwriter most known for his tenure in 10CC in the 1970s. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Droylsden is a town within the Tameside borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stockport is a large town in the north west of England. ... Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Graham Keith Gouldman (born on 10 May 1946, in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, in England) is an English songwriter and musician who was a long-time member of British band 10cc. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mindbenders (originally called Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders) was a 1960s British Invasion beat group, hailing from Manchester. ...


Discography

Singles

  • "A Groovy Kind of Love" b/w "Love Is Good" - 1966 - UK #2, U.S. #2
  • "Can't Live With You (Can't Live Without You)" b/w "One Fine Day" - 1966 - UK #28
  • "Ashes to Ashes" b/w "You Don't Know About Love" - 1966 - UK #14, U.S. #44
  • "I Want Her, She Wants Me" b/w "The Morning After" - 1967
  • "It's Getting Harder All the Time" b/w "Off and Running" - 1967
  • "The Letter" b/w "My New Day and Age" - 1967 - UK #42
  • "School Girl" b/w "Round the Bend" - 1967
  • "We'll Talk About It Tomorrow" b/w "Far Across Town" - 1967
  • "To Sir, with Love" (Lulu) b/w "It's Getting Harder all the Time" - 1967
  • "Blessed Are The Lonely" b/w "Yellow Brick Road" - 1968
  • "Uncle Joe the Ice Cream Man" b/w "The Man Who Loved Trees" - 1968

See also: Wayne Fontana Groovy Kind of Love is a pop single originally released in 1966 by The Mindbenders, as well as the title of the original studio album for which it appeared. ... One Fine Day is a popular song, written in 1963 by songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin, which has been covered by numerous artists since it was originally a hit that year for black girl group The Chiffons. ... Cover of The Letter by The Box Tops. ... To Sir, with Love is the theme from the 1967 film To Sir, with Love. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... The road of yellow brick is an element in the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. ... The Mindbenders (originally called Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders) was a 1960s British Invasion beat group, hailing from Manchester. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1210668673256&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

The cover of the 1989 7th edition of the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles Guinness World Records - British Hit Singles & Albums is a music reference book, published in the United Kingdom, by Hit Entertainment, the company that owns such childrens entertainment brands as Bob the Builder and Thomas...

External links

The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ...

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