Additional information about this, The Rubettes vinyl art.
The Rubettes – The Artists
The Rubettes were an English pop band put together of studio session musicians in 1973 by the songwriting team of Wayne Bickerton, then the head of A&R at Polydor Records, and his co-songwriter, Tony Waddington, after their doo-wop and 1950s American pop-influenced songs had been rejected by a number of existing acts. Waddington paired the group with manager John Morris, the husband of singer Clodagh Rodgers and under his guidance, the band duly emerged at the tail end of the glam rock movement, wearing trademark white suits and cloth caps on stage. Their first release, “Sugar Baby Love” was an instant hit and remains their best-known record. Subsequent hits followed and the band continued to tour well into the 2000s with two line-ups in existence.
Juke Box Jive – The Song
Juke Box Jive is a song by English band The Rubettes. It was the lead single from their second album ‘We Can Do It’. As with their two previous singles, it was written by the songwriting team of Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington and produced by Bickerton. The single reached number 3 in the UK charts. “Juke Box Jive” was one of the four demonstration recordings recorded by session musicians and singers in October 1973 which led to the formation of the Rubettes – the others being “Sugar Baby Love”, “Tonight” and “Sugar Candy Kisses” (which became a hit for Mac and Katie Kissoon).
The Vintage Juke Box – The Shape
Modelled into the shape of a vintage jukebox. A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that will play a patron’s selection from self-contained media. The classic jukebox has buttons with letters and numbers on them that, when entered in combination, are used to play a specific selection. Jukeboxes were most popular from the 1940s through the mid-1960s, particularly during the 1950s. By the middle of the 1940s, three-quarters of the records produced in America went into jukeboxes.
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Sharlene (verified owner) –
This was a present, as was ‘It Must Be Love’ by Madness. Great idea and very well received!