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The Roulettes
THE ROULETTES were a British rock and roll group formed in London
London
in 1962. They were shortly recruited to play as the backing group to singer Adam Faith , in order for him to compete with the beat bands then emerging from Merseyside. With Faith, they subsequently enjoyed a run of chart hits in the 1960s, billed as Adam Faith with The Roulettes on the Parlophone
Parlophone
label. They backed Faith on the UK chart hits; 'The First Time', 'We Are in Love', 'I Love Being in Love With You', 'If He Tells You', and 'Someone's Taken Maria Away' (between 1964–65) In 1962, The Roulettes signed with Pye Records and began releasing their own material, in 1963 they switched to the same label as Adam Faith, (Parlophone) but none of their singles reached the charts. Their only album 'Stakes And Chips' was released in 1965 with similar success
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London
LONDON /ˈlʌndən/ ( listen ) is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom . Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain , London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans , who named it _ Londinium _. London's ancient core, the City of London
City of London
, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, "London" has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically split between Middlesex , Essex , Surrey , Kent , and Hertfordshire , which today largely makes up Greater London
Greater London
, a region governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly
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Rock Music
ROCK MUSIC is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll " in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the African-American genres of blues and rhythm and blues , and from country music . Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk , and incorporated influences from jazz , classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar , usually as part of a rock group with electric bass and drums and one or more singers . Typically, rock is song -based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form , but the genre has become extremely diverse
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Beat Music
BEAT MUSIC, BRITISH BEAT, or MERSEYBEAT (after bands from Liverpool and nearby areas beside the River Mersey ) is a pop and rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s. Beat music is a fusion of rock and roll (mainly Chuck Berry guitar style and the midtempo beat of artists like Buddy Holly ), doo-wop , skiffle and R&B . The genre provided many of the bands responsible for the British Invasion of the American pop charts starting in 1964, and provided the model for many important developments in pop and rock music, including the format of the rock group around lead , rhythm and bass guitars with drums
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Rock And Roll
ROCK AND ROLL (often written as ROCK "> Sign commemorating the role of Alan Freed and Cleveland , Ohio in the origins of rock and roll The term "rock and roll" now has at least two different meanings, both in common usage. The _ American Heritage Dictionary _ and the _ Merriam-Webster Dictionary _ both define rock and roll as synonymous with rock music . _ Encyclopædia Britannica _, on the other hand, regards it as the music that originated in the mid-1950s and later developed "into the more encompassing international style known as rock music". The phrase "rocking and rolling" originally described the movement of a ship on the ocean, but was used by the early twentieth century, both to describe the spiritual fervor of black church rituals and as a sexual analogy
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EMI
BROKEN UP: EMI Music Publishing
EMI Music Publishing
acquired by consortium led by: * Sony/ATV Music Publishing and comprising Sony Corporation of America * The Estate of M
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Adam Faith
TERENCE "TERRY" NELHAMS-WRIGHT (23 June 1940 – 8 March 2003), known as ADAM FAITH, was a British teen idol , singer, actor and financial journalist. He was one of the most charted acts of the 1960s. He became the first UK artist to lodge his initial seven hits in the Top 5 . He was also one of the first UK acts to record original songs regularly. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Music career * 3 Film and television career * 4 Later years and death * 5 Discography * 5.1 Singles * 5.2 Albums * 5.3 EPs * 5.4 Compilation albums * 5.5 US singles * 5.6 US albums * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONTerence Nelhams-Wright was born at 4 Churchfield Road , Acton , London , England. Known as Terry Nelhams, he was unaware his surname was Nelhams-Wright until he applied for a passport and obtained his birth certificate
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Unit 4 + 2
UNIT 4 + 2 were a British pop band , who had a number one hit in the UK Singles Chart in 1965 with the song " Concrete and Clay ". The track topped the UK chart for one week. CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Early days * 1.2 Success * 1.3 Later years * 1.4 Cover versions * 2 Band member details * 3 Discography * 3.1 Singles * 3.2 Albums * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Bibliography * 7 External links CAREEREARLY DAYSIn 1962, Brian Parker, then the guitar player and songwriter with The Hunters , decided to form his own vocal harmony group. He asked his friend David 'Buster' Meikle to join him. They asked singer Tommy Moeller and Peter Moules, who were at school together, to join their group which they called Unit 4. Unit 4 was later joined by Russ Ballard on guitar and Robert 'Bob' Henrit on drums (forming the + 2) for a six piece, four-part vocal harmony group
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Russ Ballard
RUSSELL GLYN BALLARD (31 October 1945) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Originally coming to prominence as the lead singer and guitarist for the band Argent , Ballard became known by the late 1970s as a songwriter and producer. His compositions " New York Groove ", "You Can Do Magic ", " Since You Been Gone ", "Liar", "Winning ", "I Know There\'s Something Going On ", " So You Win Again " and "God Gave Rock and Roll to You " were hits for other artists during the 1970s and 1980s. He also scored several minor hits under his own name in the early and mid-1980s. CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Solo recordings * 2 Ballard and KISS * 3 Ballard songs covered by other acts * 4 Solo discography * 4.1 Studio albums * 4.2 Singles * 5 See also * 6 References CAREERBallard was born in Waltham Cross
Waltham Cross
, Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
, England
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Bob Henrit
ROBERT JOHN "BOB" HENRIT (born 2 May 1944, in Broxbourne , Hertfordshire, England) is an English drummer who has been a member of several musical groups , including Buster Meikle & The Daybreakers, Unit 4 + 2 , the Roulettes , Argent and the Kinks . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHY Bob Henrit was originally the drummer with Buster Meikle "> * ^ A B C D E F Eder, Bruce "Robert Henrit Biography", Allmusic , retrieved 2010-02-13 * ^ "A Rare Interview With Keith Moon". DRUM! Magazine. Retrieved 2014-06-12. * ^ Strong, Martin C. (2002) The Great Rock Discography, 6th edn., Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-312-1 , p
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland

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Band (music)
A MUSICAL ENSEMBLE, also known as a MUSIC GROUP or MUSICAL GROUP, is a group of people who perform instrumental and/or vocal music , with the ensemble typically known by a distinct name. Some music ensembles consist solely of instruments, such as the jazz quartet or the orchestra . Some music ensembles consist solely of singers, such as choirs and doo wop groups. In both popular music and classical music , there are ensembles in which both instrumentalists and singers perform, such as the rock band or the Baroque chamber group for basso continuo (harpsichord and cello ) and one or more singers. In classical music , TRIOS or QUARTETS either blend the sounds of musical instrument families (such as piano , strings , and wind instruments ) or group together instruments from the same instrument family, such as STRING ENSEMBLES (e.g., string quartet ) or WIND ENSEMBLES (e.g., wind quintet )
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Record Chart
A RECORD CHART also called a MUSIC CHART is a ranking of recorded music according to popularity during a given period of time. Examples of music charts are the Hit parade , the Billboard Hot 100 or Top 40 . Many different criteria are used in different charts, including sales of records , cassettes and compact discs , the amount of radio airplay, and since the introduction of digital technology, the number of downloads and the amount of streaming activity. Some charts are specific to a particular musical genre and most to a particular geographical location (although download charts are not easily pinned down in this way). The most common period of time covered by a chart is one week with the chart being printed or broadcast at the end of this time
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Hit Single
A HIT SINGLE is a recorded song or instrumental released as a single that has become very popular. Though it sometimes means any widely played or big-selling song, the term "hit" usually refers to a single that has appeared in an official music chart through repeated radio airplay or significant commercial sales. Historically, before the dominance of recorded music, commercial sheet music sales of individual songs were similarly promoted and tracked as singles and albums are now. For example, in 1894, Edward B. Marks and Joe Stern released The Little Lost Child , which sold more than a million copies nationwide, based mainly on its success as an illustrated song , analogous to today's music videos
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Parlophone
PARLOPHONE RECORDS LIMITED (also known as PARLOPHONE RECORDS) is a German-British record label founded in Germany
Germany
in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company as PARLOPHON. The British branch of the company was founded in 8 August 1923 as THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD., which developed a reputation in the 1920s as a leading jazz record label. On 5 October 1926, the Columbia Graphophone Company acquired Parlophone's business, name and release library, and later merged with the Gramophone Company on 31 March 1931 to become Electric & Musical Industries Limited (EMI ). George Martin
George Martin
joined EMI
EMI
in 1950 as assistant label manager, taking over as manager in 1955. Martin produced and released a mix of product including comedy recordings of the Goons , the pianist Mrs Mills , and teen idol Adam Faith
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Europe
EUROPE —a concept dating back to classical antiquity — is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia . Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The eastern boundary with Asia is an arbitrary historical and social construct , as there is no clear physical and geographical separation between them. The primarily physiographic term "continent" as applied to Europe also incorporates cultural and political elements whose discontinuities and lines of demarcation are not reflected by the continent's current overland boundaries with Asia
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