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Middle of the Road

Middle of the Road

HistoryLead singer Sally Carr, drummer Ken Andrew, guitarist Ian McCredie and his bassist brother Eric McCredie, founded the band on 1 April 1970. They already played together under the name Part Four since 1967 and later in Latin American style under the name Los Caracas.Under the name Los Caracas they won the UK TV talent show Opportunity Knocks.They moved to Italy in 1970 because they had not found success in the United Kingdom. There they met the Italian music producer Giacomo Tosti, who gave the band their distinctive sound and gave them their international break.The band had their first and biggest hit record in the United Kingdom with debut UK single, "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" to reach #1 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1971 and keep it for four more weeks. In all, Middle of the Road had five hit singles in the UK during 1971-1972. The band had especially strong success in Germany, where they achieved eleven Top 40 hits in 1971-1974. As an example of this, Frank Valdor was fast to adapt Sacramento at his "party records". Songs like Chirpy Chirpy Chip Chip and Sacramento was played a lot in Scandinavian radio.In 1974 early Bay City Rollers member Neil Henderson joined the band on guitar. He wrote and co-wrote songs for Middle of the Road (including the singles "Rockin' Soul" and "Everybody Loves A Winner" and 1974 albums, You Pays Yer Money And You Takes Yer Chance and Postcard, all released in Germany via Ariola like their first German LP, Music Music), but their commercial success could not keep pace with that of earlier songs.

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Middle Of The Road - Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

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Middle Of The Road - Soley Soley

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Middle Of The Road - Sacramento

Sacramento

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Middle Of The Road - Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum

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Middle Of The Road - Bottom's Up

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Yellow Boomerang

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