Hello (band)

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Hello
Origin England
Genres Glam rock
Years active 1971–1979
2002–present
Labels Bell Records
Website helloband.co.uk
Members Bob Bradbury
Simon Ellis
Corrie Shiells
Alex Budge
Past members Keith Marshall
Vic Faulkner
Jeff Allen

Hello is a Bell Records label, teen appeal glam rock band, based in England.

Career[edit]

The core of Hello was founded around 1969, originally being called The Age.[1] The band was started by Bob Bradbury, previously of The Flashback Berries, with Keith Marshall, Vic Faulkner, and Jeff Allen (brother of Chris Allen, alias Chris Cross of Ultravox).[2] For about a year, they backed singer Caroline Hall, before renaming themselves as Hello in 1971.[3]

The band's biggest success came in the UK and Germany in the mid 1970s. Their Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart were "Tell Him" (a cover of The Exciters 1963 hit) and "New York Groove", the latter of which was written by Argent band member Russ Ballard.[4] "New York Groove" was later covered to provide a solo Billboard Hot 100 chart hit in the U.S., for the rock guitarist Ace Frehley of the band Kiss.

Hello appeared in the Australian film Side by Side.[1] Their first album, titled Keeps Us Off the Streets, was soon released. Ballard's composition "Star Studded Sham" reached the Top 20 in Germany.[1]

However, by 1979, with no recording contract, the band split up. Former guitarist Keith Marshall subsequently released a solo effort two years later, titled "Only Crying". It found a place in record charts worldwide.[1]

On 22 October 1999, Bob Bradbury appeared on the Identity Parade on the BBC Television programme, Never Mind the Buzzcocks. According to the band's official website, in 2002, their original lead singer and rhythm guitarist Bradbury reformed the band with him as the sole remaining founding member.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title UK Singles Chart[4]
1972 "You Move Me"[5]
1972 C'mon"[6]
1973 "Another School Day"[7]
1974 "Tell Him"[8] 6
1975 "Game's Up"[9]
1975 "Bend Me Shape Me"[10]
1975 "New York Groove"[11] 9
1976 Star Studded Sham"[12]
1976 "Teenage Revolution"[13]
1976 "Love Stealer"[14]
1976 Seven Rainy Days"[15]
1977 "Let It Rock"[16]
1977 "Shine On Silver Light"[17]
1977 "Good Old USA"[18]
1977 "Heart Get Ready for Love"[19]
1977 "Slow Motion"[20]
1978 "Hi Ho Silver Lining"[21]
1979 "Feel This Thing"[22]

Albums[edit]

  • Keeps Us off the Streets - (1975)
  • Hello Again - (1978)
  • Glam Rockers - (1996)
  • New York Groove - (1999)
  • The Glam Singles Collection - (2001)

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Dave Thompson. "Hello | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  2. ^ "RetroUniverse: Don't Fret, Keith Marshall's Only Crying". Google.com. 2009-04-11. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Hello". Helloband.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  4. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 249. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ "Hello - You Move Me (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  6. ^ "Hello - C'mon (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 1972-10-27. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  7. ^ "Hello - Another School Day (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  8. ^ "Hello - Tell Him (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  9. ^ "Hello - Games Up (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  10. ^ "Hello - Bend Me Shape Me (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  11. ^ "Hello - New York Groove (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  12. ^ "Hello - Star Studded Sham (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  13. ^ "Hello - Teenage Revolution / Keeps Us Off The Street (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  14. ^ "Hello - Love Stealer (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  15. ^ "Hello - Seven Rainy Days (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  16. ^ "Hello - Let It Rock (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  17. ^ "Hello - Shine On Silver Light (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  18. ^ "Hello - Good Old USA (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  19. ^ "Hello - Heart Get Ready For Love (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  20. ^ "Hello - Slow Motion (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  21. ^ "Hello - Hi Ho Silver Lining (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  22. ^ "Hello - Feel This Thing (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 

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