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THE LOVE AFFAIR
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Love Affair was a London based pop, soul, R&B group formed in 1966. Love Affair's first single, "She Smiled Sweetly", written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, released on Decca Records flopped, but the band reached the top of the UK Singles Chart in January 1968 with "Everlasting Love". By this time the group had relocated to CBS Records. After its success, Goodhand-Tait saw an opportunity and signed a contract with Love Affair's managers John Cockell and Sid Bacon. Goodhand-Tait would go on to write many more hits for Love Affair. Ellis had a similar vocal style to Steve Marriott of the Small Faces, and the production was similar to a Motown soul record. Controversy ensued when the group admitted they had not played on the record, but that all the work was done by session musicians, although such a practice had long since been common. Ironically their first recording of the song, produced by Muff Winwood, had featured them playing all the instruments. But the record label rejected this version in favour of one produced by Mike Smith and Ellis the only member of the group to be heard. The group became frustrated at being treated like teen idols, unable to hear themselves on stage because of the constant screaming and at being pigeonholed as a "pop group". As Ellis wrote in the booklet "In an attempt to break the mould we recorded a song far removed from the anthemic-like previous hits. The song was called "Baby I Know". Released at the end of 1969, competing with releases from other big names for a place in the charts over Christmas, it failed completely. Ellis felt the band had run its course and he left in December 1969 for a solo career. The rest of the band soldiered on without any further success, continuing briefly as Love Affair with new vocalist, August Eadon (aka Gus Yeadon). Further releases likewise never charted. The group has since been revived, though sometimes without any original members, for cabaret dates; and Ellis has also performed live with a reconstituted Steve Ellis's Love Affair.

MEMBERS:

Steve Ellis replaced by August Eadon - Vocals
Rex Brayley - Guitar
Lynton Guest replaced by Morgan Fisher - Keyboards
Maurice Bacon - Drums
Mick Jackson - Bass

BEST LINK:

Steve Ellis official homepage



A Day Without Love
I'm Happy
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CBS 3674
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A Day Without Love
I'm Happy
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CBS 3674
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A Day Without Love
I'm Happy
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CBS 3674
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A Day Without Love
I'm Happy
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CBS 3674
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A Day Without Love
I'm Happy
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CBS 3674
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A Day Without Love
I'm Happy
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CBS 3674
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Baby I Know
Accept Me For What I Am
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CBS 4631
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Baby I Know
Accept Me For What I Am
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CBS 4631
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Baby I Know
Accept Me For What I Am
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CBS 4631
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Baby I Know
Accept Me For What I Am
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Baby I Know
Accept Me For What I Am
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Baby I Know
Accept Me For What I Am
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Bring On Back The Good Times
Another Day
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Bring On Back The Good Times
Another Day
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Bring On Back The Good Times
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GREEN SLEEVE

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BLUE SLEEVE

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Another Day
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Another Day
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Bring On Back The Good Times / Everlasting Love
Baby I Know / Rainbow Valley
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Build On Love / Once Upon A Season
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Everlasting Love
Gone Are The Songs Of Yesterday
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Everlasting Love
Gone Are The Songs Of Yesterday
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Everlasting Love
Gone Are The Songs Of Yesterday
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Everlasting Love
Gone Are The Songs Of Yesterday
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Everlasting Love
Gone Are The Songs Of Yesterday
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Everlasting Love
Gone Are The Songs Of Yesterday
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Help
Long Way Home
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Let Me Dance
Love's Looking Out At You
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Lincoln County
Sea Of Tranquility
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Lincoln County
Sea Of Tranquility
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PROMO

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Sea Of Tranquility
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Lincoln County
Sea Of Tranquility
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One Road
Let Me Know
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CBS 3994
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One Road
Let Me Know
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CBS 3994
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One Road
Let Me Know
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One Road
Let Me Know
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CBS 3994
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