RARE BEAT - GARAGE ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIC
THE BACHELORS
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The founding members of the group were Conleth (Con) Cluskey, Declan (Dec) Cluskey, and John Stokes. In 1957 they formed their first band together: "The Harmonichords" , a classically styled instrumental harmonica-act. They changed their name to "The Bachelors" in 1960 at the suggestion of Dick Rowe, A&R at Decca Records, who reportedly recommended the name "because that’s the kind of boy a girl likes." During the 1960s, they had many successful songs in music charts in Europe Australia, South Africa, South America, parts of the USSR, and the United States. The Bachelors' version of "Charmaine", with its descending melody that had already made it an evergreen and "Diane"was their first Number 1 hit single. In 1965 they had the 'most played juke box track' with "The Stars Will Remember" from a film they made with then-current DJ Sam Costa. Their last big hit in the UK was a cover of the Paul Simon song "The Sound of Silence" which reached No. 3 in April 1966. Live work carried them into the 1970s with record breaking theatre season shows, but after a successful start to the decade with the album World of the Bachelors hitting the top 5, the band became less and less dominant in the changing music industry. Despite their last chart single being in 1967, they continued to play the cabaret circuit, still maintaining the original line-up until 1984, when there was "a messy split" between the Cluskey brothers and Stokes. The Cluskeys now perform as "Con & Dec, The Bachelors". In 2008, a compilation CD, I Believe - The Very Best of The Bachelors was released through Universal, reached #7 in the UK Radio One album chart. Con and Dec Cluskey appeared on TV and radio to promote the album.

MEMBERS:

Conleth Cluskey - Vocals, Guitar and Harmonica
Declan Cluskey - Vocals, Guitar and Harmonica
Sean (John) Stokes - Bass

BEST LINK:

The Con and Dec Bachelors official website



3 O'Clock Flamingo Street
Learn To Live Without You
Denmark
Decca F 22 689
Value: 15 €

Bachelors: Walk With Faith In Your Heart / Small Faces
Val Doonican / Ronnie Aldrich
UK
Decca DFE 8675
Value: 20 €
HITS VOL. 7

Bring Me Sunshine
I Believe
Czechoslavakia
Opus 90 43 0288
Value: 25 €

Bring Me Sunshine
I Believe
Czechoslavakia
Opus 90 43 0288
Value: 25 €
REISSUE

Cabaret
If Ever I Would Leave You
Belgium
Decca 26.152
Value: 15 €

Can I Trust You
Who Can I Turn To
Denmark
Decca F 12417
Value: 35 €

Can I Trust You
Who Can I Turn To
Germany
Decca DL 25 248
Value: 25 €

Can I Trust You / Walk With Faith in Your Heart
In the Chapel in the Moonlight / Marie
Australia
Decca DFEA 7531
Value: 25 €

Charmaine
Old Bill
Denmark
Decca F 11 559
Value: 30 €

Charmaine / Bashanova
I'll See You In My Dreams / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
UK
Decca DFE 8529
Value: 15 €

Charmaine / Diane
Whispering / I Believe
Australia
Decca DFEA 7517
Value: 35 €

Charmaine / I´ll See You In My Dreams
Bashanova / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
Spain
Decca SDGE 80659
Value: 35 €

Dear Father In Heaven
Suffer the Little Children
UK
Philips 6006 357
Value: 10 €

Diamonds Are Forever
Where There's A Heartache
Portugal
Decca P-F 13248
Value: 40 €

Diane
I Believe
Brazil
Odeon 7L-6005
Value: 20 €

Diane
The Stars Will Remember
Denmark
Decca F 11 799
Value: 15 €

Diane
I Believe
Italy
Decca F 11857
Value: 40 €

Diane
The Stars Will Remember
South Africa
Decca FM 7-7047
Value: 40 €

Diane / Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey
Moments To Remember / You'll Never Walk Alone
UK
Decca DFE 8564
Value: 10 €

Diane / The Stars Will Remember
Bashanova / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon
France
Decca 457 028
Value: 15 €

Engelbert Humperdinck / The Zombies / The Bachelors: No Arms Can Ever Hold You
Procol Harum / Whistling Jack Smith / Tornadoes
USA
Parrot SBG 58
Value: 20 €
JUKEBOX MINI LP - ENGLAND'S GREATEST HITS VOL. 2

Everybody's Talkin'
Blaydon Races
France
DiscAZ SG 116
Value: 10 €

Far Far Away
True Love For Ever More
Germany
Decca DL 25 178
Value: 35 €

Faraway Places / Is There A Chance
Ramona / I Wouldn't Trade You For The World
Australia
Decca DFEA 7520
Value: 20 €

He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / Melody Of Love / The Little White Cloud That Cried
Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey / Maybe / Moonlight And Roses
USA
London SBG-30
Value: 30 €
JUKEBOX MINI LP BACK AGAIN

I Believe
Happy Land
Denmark
Decca F 11857
Value: 15 €

I Believe
Diane
Holland
Decca AT 15 020
Value: 20 €
FAVORIETEN EXPRES

I Believe
Happy Land
Norway
Decca F 11857
Value: 25 €

I Believe
Happy Land
South Africa
Decca FM 7-7068
Value: 30 €

I Believe
Happy Land
Sweden
Decca F 11857
Value: 15 €

I Believe
Sweet Lullabies
USA
London 45-9672
Value: 15 €

I Believe / I'll Walk With God
It's No Secret / The Angel And The Stranger
UK
Decca DFE-R 8681
Value: 10 €

I Believe / Moonlight And Roses
Maybe / You´ll Never Walk Alone
Spain
Decca SDGE 80830
Value: 40 €

I Wouldn't Trade You For The World
Beneath The Willow Tree
Holland
Decca AT 15036
Value: 20 €
FAVORIETEN EXPRES

I Wouldn't Trade You For The World
Beneath The Willow Tree
South Africa
Decca FM 7-7099
Value: 40 €

I Wouldn't Trade You For The World
Beneath The Willow Tree
USA
London 45-9693
Value: 15 €

I Wouldn't Trade You For The World / Beneath The Willow Tree
Jailer Bring Me Water / Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey
France
Decca 457 048
Value: 15 €

I Wouldn't Trade You For The World / Whispering
Ramona / I Believe
UK
Decca DFE 8595
Value: 15 €
HITS

If Ever I Would Leave You
Cabaret
South Africa
Decca FM 7383
Value: 50 €

If Ever I Would Leave You / I'll Walk With God
Cabaret / The Unicorn
Australia
Decca DFEA 7543
Value: 25 €

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