Additional information about this, Showaddywaddy vinyl art.
Showaddywaddy – The Artists
Showaddywaddy are a pop/rock group from Leicester, England. They specialise in revivals of hit songs from the 1950s and early 1960s as well as original material. They appeared on the ATV series New Faces, and won one programme in the series in November 1973, and were runners-up in the “All Winners Final”, which was broadcast on 28 December 1973. Their first single, “Hey Rock and Roll” (written by the band), was released in 1974. It reached number two in the UK Singles Chart. Showaddywaddy then went on to have a further 22 UK hits until late summer 1982. They had most of their biggest hits with covers of songs from the 1950s and the early 1960s. These cover versions included “Three Steps to Heaven” (originally by Eddie Cochran in 1960), “Heartbeat” (originally written and recorded by Buddy Holly) and “Under the Moon of Love” (originally a US hit for Curtis Lee in 1961 and co-written by Tommy Boyce). In total they had ten Top Ten singles, a solitary number one (“Under the Moon of Love” in 1976), and spent 209 weeks in the UK Singles Chart. At the peak of their popularity, this tally included having seven successive Top Five entries. Their biggest-selling single was the aforementioned “Under the Moon of Love”, which sold 985,000 copies. Over the years they have had a few line up changes but the original band consisted of two vocalists and five musicians including: Malcolm “Duke” Allured — drums, Dave Bartram and Buddy Gask — vocals, Russ Field and Trevor Oakes — guitars , Al James — bass and Rod Deas — bass . The were instantly recognisable by their brightly coloured teddy boy suits that they wore for all their stage appearances.
Three Steps To Heaven – The Song
‘Three Steps To Heaven’ is a cover version by the English rock and roll band Showaddywaddy. The original song, released in 1960 was co-written and recorded by Eddie Cochran. This origial record became a posthumous UK number-one hit for Cochran following his death in a car accident in April 1960. Showaddywaddy’s 1975 cover version of this song was also a hit, reaching No. 1 in Ireland and No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart.David Bowie used the guitar chord riff in his 1971 song “Queen Bitch” on his album Hunky Dory. He later made reference to the song title in the lyrics of “It’s No Game” on 1979’s Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps).
Three Steps – The Shape
This vinyl record has been cut into blocks to show the three steps. A stairway, staircase, stairwell, flight of stairs, or simply stairs, is a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. Stairs may be straight, round, or may consist of two or more straight pieces connected at angles.
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