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    The Breakaways

    https://blog.oup.com/2016/07/margo-q...ground-singer/

    Probably not too many remember The Breakaways. They recorded 2 of my all time favorite girl group songs...
    That's How It Goes and He Doesn't Love Me Anymore.
    They have that thundering Phil Spector sound.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnAXbmDb3PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seBUAJS4K1o
    Last edited by lakeside; 08-12-2017 at 08:12 PM.

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    Glad you brought them up. I just discovered who the Breakaways were this year doing research for my Petula Clark scrapbook. They were on her early Warner Bros. records and the sound was perfect for the era.

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    I love the Breakaways. They were just as important to the UK scene as the [[Proto-) Sweet Inspirations and the Blossoms were in the US.

    Their wailing banshee style wasn't for everyone but they were more versatile than some might think. My favourite of theirs may be a ballad penned by 50s rocker [[and father to Kim) Marty Wilde, "Your Kind of Love". Inexplicably, it was tucked away on the b-side to a version of "Danny Boy".

    Here's their version of "I Can Hear Music"

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    The Breakaways aided Burt Bacharach in his first hit as a recording artist. "Trains and Boats and Planes" charted high for him in the UK, with the Breakaways as the featured vocalists, though they were only credited as "Chorus".

    Here they are on television performing the follow up, pre-dating Dionne Warwick's version.

    Last edited by smallworld; 08-13-2017 at 12:58 PM.

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    They also backed Dionne on her version of "You Can Have Him"


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    Here they are flanking Cilla Black [[with four additional singers in the back row) on a version of "So Fine".


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    Here's an article that traces their career:

    http://spectropop.com/Breakaways/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallworld View Post
    Here's an article that traces their career:

    http://spectropop.com/Breakaways/index.htm
    Great information! Thanks, smallworld.

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    Thankyou Lakeside...I'm a big fan of girl/girl groups and I do like The Breakaways...Have you seen them perform ' That boy of mine'? clip is from Thank Your Lucky Stars

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulpassion View Post
    Thankyou Lakeside...I'm a big fan of girl/girl groups and I do like The Breakaways...Have you seen them perform ' That boy of mine'? clip is from Thank Your Lucky Stars
    Thank you for sharing that soulpassion.

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    I love the Breakaways so much,I just discovered who the Breakaways were this year doing research for my Petula Clark scrapbook. Records and the sound was perfect for the era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icustomboxes View Post
    I love the Breakaways so much,I just discovered who the Breakaways were this year doing research for my Petula Clark scrapbook. Records and the sound was perfect for the era.
    I posted this back on Aug. 13.

    >Glad you brought them up. I just discovered who the Breakaways were this year doing research for my Petula Clark scrapbook. They were on her early Warner Bros. records and the sound was perfect for the era.
    Last edited by nathanj06; 10-05-2017 at 11:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanj06 View Post
    I posted this back on Aug. 13.

    >Glad you brought them up. I just discovered who the Breakaways were this year doing research for my Petula Clark scrapbook. They were on her early Warner Bros. records and the sound was perfect for the era.
    <cue Twilight Zone music>

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    Quote Originally Posted by sansradio View Post
    <cue twilight zone music>
    lol!!!!!!!!!

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    ha!!! Good one.

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    I am so old that I remember when they first formed by "breaking away" from the Vernons Girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 144man View Post
    I am so old that I remember when they first formed by "breaking away" from the Vernons Girls.

    I had forgotten about the Vernons Girls, which
    spun out of a larger group of girl singers.
    http://www.history-of-rock.com/vernon_girls.htm
    Last edited by lakeside; 10-07-2017 at 07:00 PM.

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