Goldie were a British pop/rock band. They are best known for the hit single "Making Up Again", which reached Number 7 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1978. The single was released on the Bronze label with catalogue reference BRO 50, and the track spent 11 weeks in the chart. Their lead vocalist was Peter 'Quackers' McDonald.
The band, Goldie, was actually named after a type of bird. It can be assumed that Dave Black, founder of the band, was following an inspiration similar to one of his earlier combos, Kestrel, also named after another winged species. Prior to forming Goldie in 1976, Black had been touring with David Bowie's Spiders from Mars band. That connection may have been enough reason to label any subsequent Black product as glitter. The glib cheer of that genre is challenged by the fact that the b-side to "Making Up Again" was actually entitled "Time to Kill," perhaps suggesting an alternative solution to the same problem. The Goldie band stayed together for four years, appearing on television programs such as Top of the Pops. When the group broke up in 1980, Black went on to form 747 and play with the Brendan Healy Band.
Geoff Robson, their bass guitarist, appeared on series 25 of Never Mind the Buzzcocks in September 2011.
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