A short history of the band
"In the early 1970s Lol Mason, Steve Broughton, Max
Thomas and Mike Slamer were playing folk music in the Birmingham
area. The toured the clubs of the English Midlands until, towards
the end of 1975, they decided to try it the professional way.
Their first album failed to impress the audience although some critics gave quite favorable reviews to "City Boy" (1975) and "Dinner At The Ritz" (1976). It was not until 1978 and their hit song "5-7-0-5" and the subsequent album "Book Early" that the public realised their potential. The single went right into the Top 10 of the British charts, and event the album scratched the Top 30 of the album charts. They were able to repeat their success with their 1979 album "The Day The Earth Caught Fire" and it's tilte song as a single release. After they had one more successful album with "Heads Are Rolling" in 1980, which many critics believe to be their best, before their recordinf contract expired.
Unable to secure a contratc with one of the major
companies, they released a single on their own City Boy label in
1982. After this failed completely to attract anyone's attention,
the group split."
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