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20-11-2009, 19:27   #1
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One of the greatest groups of the seventies,
One minute they were everywhere and then they just seemed to disappear all together.
I remember going to the City Hall to see them in 1980 and they was fantastic
and then I dont think I have heard of them since.

Anyone know what happened to them?
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20-11-2009, 19:32   #2
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the lead singer was selling burgers on the sea front in skeggy the last I heard
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20-11-2009, 19:33   #3
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They were taken to the rear of the city hall and shot...thank God.
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20-11-2009, 19:35   #4
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the lead singer was selling burgers on the sea front in skeggy the last I heard
Your jokin, right ?
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20-11-2009, 19:36   #5
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They were taken to the rear of the city hall and shot...thank God.
I was waiting there for their autograph, the queue was massive so I left in the end
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20-11-2009, 19:39   #6
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What happened next, according to Wiki.

Fantastically cheesy 70s stuff .
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20-11-2009, 19:40   #7
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I was waiting there for their autograph, the queue was massive so I left in the end
Daft bugger..you were in the burger van queue. The Doolies queue only had three.
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20-11-2009, 19:44   #8
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Daft bugger..you were in the burger van queue. The Doolies queue only had three.
I will have you know the City Hall was packed that night, and we was all singing along, especially to this

Oh, the memory of that night.......



.....fantastic
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20-11-2009, 19:46   #9
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Thanks for the links Hecate

Boy! I cant believe that they NEVER had a number 1
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20-11-2009, 19:47   #10
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I will have you know the City Hall was packed that night, and we was all singing along, especially to this

Oh, the memory of that night.......



.....fantastic
Are we gonna sing that at the next forum meet ?
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20-11-2009, 19:55   #11
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Are we gonna sing that at the next forum meet ?
Ohhhh, we
weeeee are the chosen few......



What d'ya reckon Pattricia ?
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21-11-2009, 00:00   #12
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I remember them coming into Radio Hallam's reception for an interview, around 1979.
I was there with Jack, my little smooth-haired Jack Russell dog.

He jumped up at the women and muddied their fur coats.
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21-11-2009, 00:04   #13
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this is my all time fave song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EvEQ7kQ58Y

classic
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21-11-2009, 07:37   #14
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I've still got my autographed album from when they played the City Hall.Might put it on ebay,it'll probably fetch at least a quid.
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I've still got my autographed album from when they played the City Hall.Might put it on ebay,it'll probably fetch at least a quid.
i will give you 20p plus a autographed photo of jimmy tarbuck
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who can ever forget the djs in the 70s having to say and the next track is i got you by the dooleys
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21-11-2009, 10:57   #17
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this is my all time fave song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EvEQ7kQ58Y

classic

Love the stick-on chest bumfluff...

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21-11-2009, 11:01   #18
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Thought they were great and still do.

Love Of My Life and The Chosen Few are cracking records.

Well produced, wonderfully sung and in those days, it was a piece of 7" plastic that even looked good on a turntable.

You youngsters don't know what you missed!
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THE DOOLEYS were a brilliant pop group, saw them loads of times between 1978 and 1990. Jim (lead singer) started a business supplying mobile scooters etc in Berkshire, guitarists John and Frank stayed in Salford and run the northern office of the business. Drummer Alan Bogan is also working with them. Kathy moved down south and is married to a former actor from "The Bill" (Andrew Mackintosh - DS Greig).

When 3 members left in the early 80s (Anne and Helen Dooley and Anne's husband bass player Bob Walsh) the went to live in a nice little town a few miles from Cape Town. They still regularly work with a guitarist called Terry Weyers as Shiraz.
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Thanks for that info, I only saw them once, at the Club Fiesta, but my wife and I agreed it was one of the best shows we ever saw there, and we saw all the great and good over the lifetime of the club. Sad day when it closed.
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